the august #monthofmiles
We love community challenges.
We had over a thousand of you take on one or more of our virtual races in the spring.
It’s time to go bigger and bolder, and as such welcome to the August #monthofmiles
We are challenging you to cover 125km, 250km or 500km in the month of August! We think with those distances, there is something for EVERYONE.
What is the Ultra X August #MonthOfMiles?
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. As the world begins to open up we are preparing for a colossal 2021. As we prepare for racing to come back we are doing one last virtual challenge!
The Ultra X August month of miles is a virtual event which takes place over 31 days starting at 0000 on Saturday August the 1st 2020 and finishing at 2359 on Monday the 31st 2020.
Anyone can take part: young or old, wherever you are (providing you’re following the current Covid-19 guidance in your country).
You have a month to aim for the following targets — covering 125km (“The Half”), 250km (“The Full”) or 500km (“The Double”). And yes don’t worry we allow treadmill entries!
We will send all registered competitors a link where they will be able to submit their miles, before the 31st July.
The results will be set out by distance achieved, and by category. Categories include gender and age groups. However, the primary objective is to complete the challenge you set for yourself and to engage with your friends, family and the Ultra X community by sharing your journey along the way.
Social distancing does not mean you are alone and self-isolation does not mean that you cannot train. The month of miles allows runners from all over the world to come together and connect.
Beyond the results this is all about community engagement. We want you to share your runs/hikes and journeys to your own finish line via any and all channels. You can tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at @ultraxco.
Register online and tune in to our social feeds to follow.
How do I register?
To take part you must first register online.
Anyone who is above the age of 16 on the 1st of August 2020 can pay to enter
Entry is £15.
Upon registration you will have the option to purchase a medal, or donate to have a tree planted in your name.
Registrations are open until the 15th of August 2020.
When you sign up you will need to include a shipping address. We will then post out your medal to you within a fortnight of the end of the event.
Over the month
Virtual running works the same as any other type of running but the difference is that the distance can be run in any location, at any pace, inside or on a treadmill.
Once you have entered, the rest is up to you.
Join our Strava Club here.
When does the challenge take place?
The challenge takes place over the month of August. Competitors may start at 0000 BST on the 1st August and finish before 2359 on the 31st.
What do I get?
- Personal social media assets sent across before the beginning of the challenge
- A bespoke medal sent to you in the post once you complete your event — this will be a wooden medal and will come with a ribbon displaying your finish level.
- If you do not wish to have a medal posted, you have the option to plant a tree instead in Southern Carpathia, courtesy of our partners Mossy Earth. Each individual who chooses this option will receive the tree photos and GPS coordinates. See further information below within “Do I have to get a medal?” section.
Do I have to get a medal?
No. They are pretty awesome — expect Ultra X custom branding on the wooden medals. HOWEVER, for this event we have teamed up with Mossy Earth to offer you the chance to contribute to some of the amazing reforestation work that they are doing in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains.
Reforestation remains among the most effective strategies for climate change mitigation and as part of our sustainability policy we contribute to Mossy Earth to offset our companies emmissions. Find more about it here.
We plant Spruce (Picea abies), mountain elm (Ulmus glabra), maple (Acer sp.) and European beech (Fagus slyvatica).
When does registration close?
Registration closes on the 15th August (although we would recommend starting before).
How do I submit my result?
Once registered competitors will be sent details on how to record their miles before the 31st July 2020 via email.
All runners who reach their distance target within the 30 days will be sent a very special and unique medal along with some post run goodies from our event partners!
When will I receive my merchandise?
Great decision! You’ve chosen to grab some limited edition Month of Miles stash.
We will be sending this out at the end of the challenge (just like any other race). This will be the same for t-shirts and medals.