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What is the STRIVE Virtual Challenge?

STRIVE is back with a very Strive-y virtual challenge…

From October 10th - November 15th 2020, strivers will take on up to 5 stages of this multi-discipline virtual STRIVE adventure, raising money for 10 Big Change Project Partners through our Emergent Needs Fund.

Every pound raised will go directly towards supporting 10 pioneering projects, who are responding to the urgent needs of young people, parents and teachers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst also laying the foundations for long-term positive change for all young people.

Join our core team and take on all five STRIVE stages over five weeks, or select the stages that you think will push your comfort zone the furthest. You set the course, you set the location, you choose the challenge. While we may not be striving side-by-side, together we will STRIVE for Big Change.

How it works:

-Sign up to every stage you want to take part in below:

Hike 10 miles (raise £200)

Run 10km (raise £200)

Cycle 100km (raise £200)

Swim 1km (raise £200)

Triathlon - Swim 1km, Run 10km, Cycle 20km (raise £200)

Core Team - take on all five (raise £1,000)

(NB. Those who select the Core Team option will have to sign up to each stage individually before October 10th to be added to the leaderboards, but clicking this option will do for the time being!)

- When signing up, ignore the ‘Do it for charity’ and ’Training Kit’ sections - you’re already striving for Big Change, and we will be sending everyone some stash ;)

- Complete your stage(s) any time over the five weeks (Oct. 10th - Nov. 15th 2020) in your local area, while raising money for Big Change.

- Each stage should be completed in one go (e.g. you can’t stretch the 100km cycle ride out over 10 days.)

- You’ll need to track your distance with a smart watch, tracking device or App and when you finish take a screenshot of the activity.

- Upload your screenshots and selfies to the Let’s Do This leaderboard for your stage(s) to share when you’ve completed each stage and celebrate each other’s achievements.

Fundraising for / Donating to Big Change:

Each stage has a £200 fundraising target - the more stages you do, the more you can raise for Big Change! You can choose to raise these funds publicly, or donate them directly to Big Change.

Fundraisers:

- Visit our Virtual STRIVE Challenge Virgin Money Giving Event (click on the ‘Website’ link above) and click ‘Start Fundraising’ to set up your page.

- Download our Welcome Pack, Fundraising Toolkit and Social Media Assets for everything you need to smash your target (link here: http://bit.ly/VSC20Assets)

Donors:

- Visit the Virtual STRIVE Challenge donation form to make your donation. (link here: http://bit.ly/VSC20Donation)

- Feel free to share your STRIVE on your social channels by downloading our Welcome Pack and Social Media Assets (link here: http://bit.ly/VSC20Assets)

Exclusive Core Team Offer:

Everyone who completes all 5 stages will receive a Virtual Strive Core Team medal and be entered into a raffle to WIN a four night stay in a luxury Scottish Holiday cottage for up to six people.

** Whilst taking part in our virtual challenge, please ensure you continue to monitor and follow all government guidance regarding social distancing. More info can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus **

How to enter the The Virtual STRIVE Challenge

Once you book the event, you'll need to upload your result during the event time window.

  1. Core Team

    Triathlon: Swim N/a, Bike N/a, Run N/a
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  2. 10k Run

    Run 10km
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  3. 10 Mile Hike

    Run 10mi
    Free
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  4. 100K Cycle

    Bike 100km
    Free
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  5. Swim 1K

    Swim 1km
    Free
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  6. Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1km, Bike 20km, Run 10km
    Free
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Prizes up for grabs

Exclusive Core Team Offer:
Everyone who completes all 5 stages will receive a Virtual Strive Core Team medal and be entered into a raffle to WIN a four night stay in a luxury Scottish Holiday cottage for up to six people.

What's Included?

How to complete a Virtual Event

Participating in a virtual event means you can complete the distance at any time within the event timeframe in a location of your choice.
Here's what you need to do:

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Preparing your virtual event

  • Secure your virtual spot in the event by booking your ticket
  • Plan your ideal route
    Make sure the route is at least the event length and as traffic free as possible
  • Download a distance tracking app
  • Ensure your phone and/or GPS watch is fully charged
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During your event

  • Record your activity on a tracker and take a screenshot
    This can be either a phone or a GPS watch.
  • Complete your activity in the designated event completion timeframe
  • Make sure you go the event distance
    But don't worry if you go a bit further, we'll calculate your finish time.
  • Take a Finisher's Photo to share with your fellow finishers
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Submitting your result

  • Head back to this event page to submit your results
    Make sure to submit your results within the event completion timeframe
  • Upload a screenshot of your activity tracker or GPS watch to verify your results
    You can still participate and submit results without this, but we won't be able to verify your results.
  • Provide your finish time and overall distance
    If you go further than the race distance, we'll adjust your time down to the correct distance based on your pace.
  • Share your Finisher's Photo on the Finish Line gallery
    Get featured on our Finish Line where you can celebrate your achievement and inspire others to get active.

Frequently asked questions

How do I record my activity?
To record your activity, you will need to download an activity tracking app that is able to track your distance and time. Popular apps include Strava, Nike Run Club, MapMyRun, and RunKeeper, and are available in the app store for free on your phone. For more details on our favourite tracking apps check out our blog post.
Are there time cutoffs for Virtual Events?
Virtual Events are fantastic in that they can be completed at any pace and location. The only restriction on how long you take is the event submission window, which is generally 48 hours, giving you lots of time to complete your event.
Can I go further than the race distance?
Yes, you can complete a distance further than what the event requires. All you need to do is input distance travelled and time, and we will adjust it down to the time it took to complete the event distance.
Can I do my distance over a few days and break it up and add up my total time to submit?
Unfortunately, while you can complete the distance at any pace, it must be completed in one go. In order to make the virtual experience as close to a physical event as possible, please submit your total elapsed time that it took to complete your chosen distance rather than total moving time. This will take into account any breaks or stops taken during completion, and mimic the experience of a physical event.
If offered, when will the post-race goodies be mailed?
Any race goodies or merchandise will be posted by the Event Organiser as soon as possible after the event. Please contact the Event Organiser if you have further enquiries about race swag.
Can I take part at any time of day?
You will find the event start time on the event page. Once the event starts, you can complete the event any time within the submission window. Make sure to upload your result and picture within the submission window to verify your results!
Have a question about this event? Ask our team member below and we'll get back to you. In the meantime, visit our Help Center
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For more advice about virtual events, see our Virtual Event Handbook here.


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