#RunAroundTheWorldWithKev

Distance

24,901 MILES

Time

50 HOURS

Terrain

UP TO YOU

Location

VIRTUAL

Entry

£5.00

Date

31 DEC 2020

What is #RunAroundTheWorldWithKev?

What: This New Year’s Eve, we are hosting our most ambitious community challenge ever. It’s so ambitious we have no idea if it’s possible and there is a strong possibility we could fail, but if we don’t try we’ll never know. 

Here goes: The circumference of the earth is 24,901 miles and we want to run around it with you, our community, in one day*. 

Why: Kevin Webber is a great friend of ours. Last October, he took on and smashed Ultra X Jordan. He is a wonderful man and a constant beacon of light. He is also a terminal prostate cancer patient. 

The challenge costs just £5 and all of the proceeds will go to the charity Prostate Cancer UK. If you’re keen to join us then we will need every ounce of your support to make this dream a reality. We don’t have a fighting chance of making this happen on our own so please get everyone you know involved. Mum, Dad, your sisters, brothers, aunties, uncles, daughters, sons, even stick a garmin on your dog, we will need everyone we know to make this happen.

When: *As this is a truly global challenge we want to ensure that as many people around the planet can take part. The challenge begins when the first place on earth starts New Year’s Eve (Samoa) and ends when the last place on earth hits the New Year (Baker Islands in the Pacific). In GMT, this is 10:00 on Wednesday 30th December until 12:00 on Friday 1st January. We have 50 hours to cover 24,901 miles!

How: If we can get 1,000 of you to enter then we will all have to run/walk on average 24.9 miles each – almost a marathon. If we can get 2,000 of you then the average distance per runner becomes a much more manageable 12.45 miles. You get the gist.

24 hours before the challenge begins we will email all of you who have registered letting you know how many people we have taking part and how many miles on average we should each aim for. That said, you can run/walk as little or as far as you like.

To join us and Kevin in the fight against Prostate Cancer, enter the challenge here. You’ll be asked to pay your £5 and to join Challenge Hound – this piece of software will tally up every single mile we cover. So, if you take on one or one hundred, they all count.

How do I take part?

To take part you must first register online.

The challenge costs just £5 and all of the proceeds will go to the charity Prostate Cancer UK. Anyone can enter. There are no other requirements to enter.

After registering, you will be asked to join Challenge Hound – this piece of software will tally up every single mile we cover. So, if you take on one or one hundred, they all count. You can link Challenge Hound to your Strava account (so that each activity automatically uploads) or you can upload each activity manually.

On the day

The challenge begins when the first place on earth starts New Year’s Eve (Samoa) and ends when the last place on earth hits the New Year (Baker Islands in the Pacific). In GMT, this is 10:00 on Wednesday 30th December until 12:00 on Friday 1st January. We have 50 hours to cover the 24,901 miles!

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.

You can run just once during the 50 hour time frame, or you can run multiple times.

Once you’ve completed your activity, simply upload it to Strava and your miles will automatically be added to our Challenge Hound tally, or you can upload your activity to Challenge Hound manually.

There is no limit to how many times/how far you can run/walk. So keep checking our Challenge Hound tally and if we’re close but not quite there, feel free to get outside/back on the treadmill for another run!

How far do I have to run?

The circumference of the earth is 24,901 miles and we want to run around it with you, our community, in one day.

If we can get 1,000 of you to enter then we will all have to run/walk on average 24.9 miles each – almost a marathon. If we can get 2,000 of you then the average distance per runner becomes a much more manageable 12.45 miles. You get this gist.

24 hours before the challenge begins we will email all of you who have registered letting you know how many people we have taking part and how many miles on average we should each aim for.

That said, you can run/walk as little or as far as you like.

How can I submit my miles?

You will be sent a link after registration and asked to join Challenge Hound – this piece of software will tally up every single mile we cover.

You can link Challenge Hound to your Strava account (so that each activity automatically uploads) or you can upload each activity manually.

How can I follow?

The challenge begins when the first place on earth starts New Year’s Eve (Samoa) and ends when the last place on earth hits the New Year (Baker Islands in the Pacific). In GMT, this is 10:00 on Wednesday 30th December until 12:00 on Friday 1st January.

After each activity has been uploaded to Challenge Hound, the total distance we have covered will automatically update. You will be able to check our total distance throughout on Challenge Hound.

Remember: there is no limit to how many times/how far you can run/walk. So keep checking our Challenge Hound tally and if we’re close but not quite there, feel free to get outside for another run!

How should I plan my route?

However you like! There is no limit to how many times/how far you can run/walk, so choose any running route you like. As this is a distance challenge, we recommend selecting as flat and fast a route as possible. You can also run indoors on a treadmill.

If you do have a target distance in mind, we suggest choosing one of three types of routes: out-and-back, lollipop, or loop.

Out and back: Run slightly more than half of your target distance, then follow the same route back to the start. For example, if you want to run 20km, you should run ‘out’ approximately 10km out and return ‘back’ on the same route, stopping at the same location you started.

Lollipop: You run out for a distance, then make a large loop, and return on the same route you ran while outbound. To ensure that you reach your target distance, you may need to make an adjustment with an out-and-back at the end of your course.

Loop: It’s just like it sounds! Run a loop on different roads ending where you started. Just like a lollipop course, you will need to be prepared to make an adjustment with an out-and-back at the end of your course to reach your target distance.

When does registration close?

24 hours before the challenge begins, we will email all of you who have registered letting you know how many people we have taking part and how many miles on average we should each aim for, to cover the 24,901 miles.

However, you can register right up until the challenge ends – at 12:00 GMT on Friday 1st January.

What does my entry fee cover?

Your £5 entry fee covers your participation on Challenge Hound (approximately £1 per person, depending on the total number of participants).

The remainder of your entry fee will go to the charity Prostate Cancer UK.

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.

Those that purchase a medal and/or merchandise at checkout will receive their goods in the new year. As the limited edition Ultra X #RunAroundTheWorldWithKev Technical T-Shirts are being specially produced for this event, please allow up to 8 weeks for delivery.

Note: The proceeds of the#RunAroundTheWorldWithKev medal and Ultra X merchandise will not go to charity.

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!