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Rice Run 5K: Virtual Run

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All registration proceeds will go towards supporting the work of Doctors Without Borders.

Run Details:

- Choose to participate in either the 5K run or Endurance challenge
- All participants will receive an exclusive Rice Run medal.
- Register by August 30 to receive your medal during the race! After this date, medals will be shipped after the race and may take up to four weeks to ship. Shipping only to the US and Canada.
- Registration ends September 27.
- First place male and female runners in the 5K and endurance challenge will receive AFIA’s Balikbayan Hoodie! Verified results only (5K: Fastest time wins, Endurance Challenge: First to 1000k or next wins!)
- You will have from October 4 to October 18, 2020 to complete your run.
- Submit your run results with proof and upload a post-race selfie to the leaderboards!
- Stay safe, and good luck!

How to enter the Rice Run 5K: Virtual Run

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

  1. Rice Run 5k

    Run 5km
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  2. Rice Run Two-week Endurance Challenge Run 1,000km (Periodically add distance over two weeks)

    Run 1,000km
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How to complete the total distance

Complete the total distance anywhere you like, in as many sections as you like.

Simply record your activities and submit your results as you go. Each time you submit a result, the distance you've done will be added to your overall total distance.


Preparing your virtual event

  • Secure your virtual spot in the event by booking your ticket
  • Download a distance tracking app
  • Before heading out for each activity, ensure your phone and/or GPS watch is fully charged, and make sure you have a safe route planned.

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
  • Take a photo to share with your fellow participants

Submitting your result

  • Head back to this event page to submit your results
  • 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 the distance and time you completed
    Every time you submit a result, the distance will get added to your total distance for the challenge.
  • Share your photo and celebrate your progress with the community

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.
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.
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

For more advice about virtual events, see our Virtual Event Handbook here.

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