America Strong mileage challenge was created to inspire everyone to stay active, fit, strong, positive and motivated while we’re TOGETHER, but apart, during the COVID-19 crisis. This Challenge is a wonderful way for you to stay on track and excited for what will hopefully be a full Fall schedule of racing.
Planet Ultra has for over twenty years served the endurance cycling and running communities. We’ve committed ourselves to creating events for a very special and exclusive audience of committed athletes- YOU! We’ve been blessed to make a modest living doing what we love to do; and hopefully bring joy and a sense of personal accomplishment into your lives.
Sadly, we’ve not hosted an event since February. We’ve canceled six events, and postponed three others until Autumn. Our hands are tied, and our ability to cover operational and personal expenses, gone.
To keep our spirits up, to stay afloat until this shut down ends, and to provide YOU, our wonderful customers, some motivation and goals, we had to be creative. We hope you’ll join the Challenge.
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH ENTRY:
1. Participation in the America Strong Mileage Challenge from June 1-21. Your entry fee helps support Planet Ultra through the COVID-19 crisis, while motivating you to have a great time and stay fit strong and healthy.
2. America Strong medal; shaped like a face mask as a reminder that we love and take care of each other in times of great need. Medals will be ordered by June 12th and mailed via US Mail within 4 weeks.
3. Weekly mileage results posted on our website and social media (with photos).
4. Printable award certificate that will display your milestones (5K, 10K, Half) and total distance for the Challenge.
5. Everyone who runs at least 15 miles a week will be entered into a drawing for prizes including: FREE entry to any Planet Ultra 2021 single-day cycling or running event; FREE entry to Planet Ultra’s NEW EVENT on August 15th- Stay Away 50K. More prizes will be added during the Challenge!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1. “Register” for the America Strong Challenge online using the button below.
2. Request to join the America Strong Strava Club. For the duration of the Challenge, your privacy settings must be set to EVERYONE, so we can view individual activities, give kudos and celebrate together your accomplishments.
3. Upload your runs daily. Please include photos that we may share to Facebook to inspire our running community.
4. Planet Ultra will post weekly leaderboard results on our Facebook page and on this page.
5. If being on a Strava leaderboard isn’t your cup of tea, but you’d like to lend us a hand, you can also simply SEND US SOME LOVE.
Entry Fee: $35
Use the Join The Challenge button to register with RunSignUp and pay by credit card (includes a small service fee). To pay by Venmo or Zelle, download and email this form. The email addresses for Venmo and Zelle are at the bottom of the form.
Extra finisher medals available to purchase on RunSignUp or our online store. A GREAT gift for your mailman, grocery delivery person, costco cashier, doctor, nurse, or whomever you feel deserves a medal for contributing to the good cause of keeping everyone safe and healthy or is out there on the front lines making life better for others!