Distance

as far as you can

Discipline

RUN/WALK OR BIKE

Time

12 HOURS

Location

VIRTUAL

Entry

£21.50

Date

13 MARCH 2021

What is #Dawn2Dusk

What:

This is a team event. A team consists of three people only. You must enter your team into one of two disciplines. These are;

– On Foot (running/walking)
– Cycling

Your team cannot mix disciplines (ie if you enter your team ‘On Foot’, none of your team can cycle and vice versa).

You and your team must then see how many kilometers you can clock up between dawn and dusk. For the purposes of making this inclusive to all those around the world, the start and finish times are set at 06:00 (6am) and 18:00 (6pm), wherever you are taking on the challenge. You have 12 hours to go as far as you can. Your total distance will be the sum of the distance covered by all three of your team members.

Example:

Stefan, Mary and Jan cover 22km, 45km and 92km on foot. Their total distance and the one submitted to Ultra X will be 159km.

When: 

 #Dawn2Dusk will take place on Saturday 13th March 2021.

As this is a truly global challenge we want to ensure that as many people around the planet can take part. The challenge is from dawn to dusk! You have 12 hours commencing at 06:00 and finishing at 18:00, wherever you are in the world.

Price: 

The cost for entering this challenge is £21.50 per person (£64.50 per team).

For this you will receive:

  • An exclusive #Dawn2Dusk medal
  • A branded wristband (colour dependant on distance covered – see below)
  • Individual and team rankings
  • Prizes for the winner of each category
  • Spot prizes for best posts/photos/interactions via social media/email and a random team grand prize!
  • £1 per person will also go to a charity of your choosing (Mind 219830, Sporting Equals 1119365 or NHS Charities Together 1186569)

Finishers can select whether they would like one of our beautiful natural wooden eco medals made from sustainable wood stocks and of course designed with the Ultra X logo in the centre, or to make a donation to our sustainability partners Mossy Earth, who will plant a tree in your name in the Southern Carpathians.

Team categories:

There will be three team categories and you must enter your team into one of the below.

  • Female teams (all members female)
  • Male teams (all members male)
  • Mixed teams (a combination of genders in any split)

All competitors will be contacted via email in the week before the challenge with details on exactly how you can upload results. A leaderboard will be published on 15th March.

Targets:

In order to give you and your team something to aim for we have released the below targets. Depending on which figure your team passes, you will be sent a different colour wristband along with your medal. There will also be some big prizes for the teams that podium in each category, those that cover the furthest individually and spot prizes prizes for best posts/photos/interactions via social media/email.

On foot: (as a team in km) 

  • Less than 50km – white wristband  
  • 50km – blue wristband 
  • 125km – purple wristband
  • 250km – black wristband (this band is known affectionately within the Ultra X community as the Black Mamba!)

Cycling: (as a team in km) 

  • Less than 150km – white wristband 
  • 150km – blue wristband 
  • 250km – purple wristband
  • 500km – black wristband (this band is known affectionately within the Ultra X community as the Black Mamba!)

Now, there will probably be stronger and weaker people in your team but that’s part of the fun, you’ll have to cover, or be covered by your team mate(s).

How do I take part?

To take part you must first register online.

The challenge costs just £21.50 (£64.50 for a team). Anyone can enter but you must be part of a team of three.

On the day:

The challenge at 06:00 and finishes at 18:00 wherever you are in the world.

You will receive detailed instructions of how you can upload your results via email the week before the event.

All you have to do is run/walk as little or as far as you like. You can run outside and record your activity with a GPS watch/smartphone or you can run inside on a treadmill. Likewise you can cycle on a static bike or outside. We encourage you to get out though!

There is no limit to how many times/how far you can run/walk. So keep going until the time is up! 

You do not have to be running or cycling with your team mates. They can be anywhere in the world!

How do I register?

You can register by clicking on the ‘Enter Challenge’ button at the top of this page. Registrations are open until 20:00 UK time on Friday 12th March.

The event is open to everybody no matter your location. We hope to see many international runners taking part.

When you sign up you will need to include a shipping address. We will then post out your medal to you when you submit your result.

If you are the first person in your team to register you will be asked to “Create a team”. Once created, competitors can “Join your team” by selecting the correct team name and inputting the password (which you will create).

You can register as an individual and organise your team later or you can register for your entire team in one go.

Is this a cycling or running event?

Both! Yes, we know – we thought we would shake it up a bit.

A team can only be cycling or running. Teams cannot have a combination of the two disciplines.

When does registration close?

Registration will close at 20:00 UK time on Friday 12th March.

What does my entry fee cover?

The cost for entering this challenge is £64.50 per team (£21.50 per person). For this you will receive:

  • An exclusive #Dawn2Dusk medal
  • A branded wristband (colour dependant on distance covered)
  • Individual and team rankings
  • Prizes for the winner of each category
  • Spot prizes for best posts/photos/interactions via social media/email and a random team grand prize!
  • £1 per person will also go to a charity of your choosing
How can I submit my miles?

In the week commencing the 8th of March all registered competitors will be sent detailed instructions on how teams can upload their results. 

This is an honour based system. If you have a GPX file, link to strava or other training platform then we will ask you to enter that alongside your manual time entry. To be eligible for awards (winners of each distance and each category) you need to upload files as proof of your run(s) or cycle(s).

However if you don’t have access to a watch, phone or other recording device or prefer not to use them – no proof is required to be eligible as a finisher, just enter your times manually.

What can I win?

A number of prizes will be on offer;

  • The coveted #Dawn2Dusk Trophy will be awarded to 1st place teams in each competition category. There are 6 (see below), along with a #Dawn2Dusk medal, goodie bag bundle and wrist band. 
  • Each team ranked 2nd & 3rd place (there will be 12 – see below), will receive a medal, goodie bag bundle and wristband. 
  • Everyone else will receive a wristband and a #dawn2dusk medal.
  • Each winning team will win a free running technique analysis from GRACE-full Running (worth £80pp)

The participant (male and female) who logs the highest number of kilometres (on foot and on bike) will be awarded the “Trophy of champions”

Trophy winners (teams and individuals) will have either their personal name or team name engraved on the trophy and it will be theirs to keep for the year until the 2022 #Dawn2Dusk

Podium categories 

  1. Cycling male team 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
  2. Cycling female team 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
  3. Cycling mixed team 1st, 2nd and 3rd 

 

  1. On foot male team 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
  2. On foot female team 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
  3. On foot mixed team 1st, 2nd and 3rd

When you register for the challenge you will be asked to submit the distance your team are aiming to cover. We will publish these distances online as a pre-event leaderboard. It’s our way of building anticipation for the competitive ones among you. If you wish to keep your distance secret, you will have an option to do so.

Lucky Roll Prize

One team will be selected completely at random to win some amazing prizes worth over XXX in value.

When will I receive my medal and merchandise?

Just like a real race you will receive the goodies after the event has finished. These will be posted to your home address after the event.

Do I need to be in a team?

YES! This is a team event. You can register as an individual and find your team mates later but you will need to do this before March 13th!

Can my team have a mix of runners and cyclists?

No, sorry! You must decide to create a cycling or running team and all three members must do the same discipline.

How do teams work?

A team consists of three people only. You must enter your team into one of two disciplines. These are;

– On Foot (running/walking)
– Cycling

Your team cannot mix disciplines (ie if you enter your team ‘On Foot’, none of your team can cycle and vice versa).

Teams can be single sex or mixed, and mixed teams can be made up of any combination of genders.

Is this event Covid-secure?

Yes, this is a virtual event. We encourage all participants to follow the current advice of their local government with regards to taking part in physical activity.

How do I contact the Ultra X team?

That’s easy! We keep an eye on our inboxes at all times and guarantee to respond to queries within 24 hours. Please get in touch or email contact@ultra-x.co.

We love hearing from you, but please do make sure you’ve read this page thoroughly before getting in touch!