Virtual Boston Marathon 2020

If you were registered and accepted to run in the 2020 Boston Marathon, you can request to run the Virtual Boston Marathon between September 7 and 14, and still receive a finisher medal.

We just received our Boston Marathon box of goodies in the mail. We opened it up right away to see what is inside and also do a walk through of using the Virtual Boston Marathon in app experience.

Some FAQ from the Boston Marathon Website

(Q) I was entered in the 2020 Boston Marathon. How do I get my refund?
(A) All Boston Marathon entrants will be offered a full refund of their entry fee. Information on how to receive your refund will be communicated by e-mail in the coming weeks. Due to the volume of refunds being processed, the length of time before receiving your refund may be multiple weeks or months. We appreciate your patience, and assure you we will process all requests as quickly as possible.

(Q) If I purchased tickets to race week events (such as the Unicorn Club, Pre-Race Dinner or Post-Race Party), will I receive a refund?
(A) Yes. Information on how to receive your refund for purchases such as the Unicorn Club and Pre-Race Dinner or Post-Race Party tickets will be communicated by e-mail in the coming weeks. Due to the volume of refunds being processed, the length of time before receiving your refund may be multiple weeks or months. We appreciate your patience, and assure you we will process all requests as quickly as possible. Refunds do not include merchandise.

(Q) How do I enter the virtual Boston Marathon?
(A) Information on how to enter the virtual Boston Marathon will be communicated to all Boston Marathon entrants in the coming weeks. All participants who were originally entered in the Boston Marathon for April 20, 2020 are eligible to participate in the virtual Boston Marathon. This includes entrants who had previously opted for a race refund prior to the May 28 announcement.

(Q) What will I receive if I enter the virtual Boston Marathon?
(A) Surrounding September’s virtual Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. will offer a series of virtual events and activities throughout September’s Marathon Week (September 7-14) in an effort to bring the Boston Marathon experience to you.

Virtual offerings for participants during that week will include exclusive panel discussions, champions interviews, and a downloadable Boston Marathon toolkit that includes signature race elements such as a printable finish line, winner’s breaktape, and more. Further details and a complete list of entrant amenities will be sent to all participants in the near future.

(Q) What will I receive if I finish the virtual Boston Marathon?
(A) Participants in the virtual 2020 Boston Marathon will be required to complete the 26.2 mile distance within a six hour time period and provide proof of timing to the B.A.A. All athletes who complete the virtual race will receive an official Boston Marathon program, participant t-shirt, medal, and runner’s bib. Further details will be sent to all entrants in the near future.

(Q) What are the rules for the virtual Boston Marathon? How can I submit my time?
(A) Rules and guidelines surrounding the virtual Boston Marathon will be communicated by email and via www.baa.org in the near future. Participants in the virtual Boston Marathon will be required to complete the 26.2 mile distance within a six hour time period and provide proof of timing to the B.A.A.

(Q) Can I complete the 26.2 miles over multiple days?
(A) Participants are expected to complete the 26.2 marathon distance continuously, on the same day, and not broken up over several days.

(Q) Is there a fee to enter or participate in the virtual Boston Marathon?
(A) Registration details, including fees for participation and/or shipping costs, will be communicated to all Boston Marathon entrants in the near future.

(Q) Can I use my 2020 Boston Marathon qualifying time for the 2021 Boston Marathon?
(A) Yes. The B.A.A. is reviewing all specifics involved in the registration procedure for the 2021 Boston Marathon, and additional details related to both the qualifying window and registration dates for the 2021 Boston Marathon will be announced and posted in the coming weeks.

(Q) When will registration for the 2021 Boston Marathon open?
(A) Registration for the 2021 Boston Marathon will open towards the end of September 2020. The beginning of the qualifying window to be used for application and entry into the 2021 Boston Marathon has been established to be September 15, 2018, which means that we will accept qualifying performances posted for the 2020 event into the 2021 race, as well. Achieving and submitting a qualifying time during Boston Marathon registration does not guarantee acceptance into the Boston Marathon.

(Q) Can I use my virtual Boston Marathon time as a qualifying time for the 2021 Boston Marathon?
(A) Virtual race times that are submitted to confirm participation in the 124th virtual Boston Marathon in 2020 will not count towards qualification for the 2021 Boston Marathon.

(Q) Are deadlines still in place for participants running for a charity team?
(A) Specific questions about fundraising deadlines and timelines should be directed to the manager of the charity team with which you are affiliated.

(Q) Why can’t I defer my entry?
(A) We appreciate and understand the desire by many to experience the Boston Marathon, and know how hard many participants worked to earn their spot on the starting line. However, we are unable to offer the option to defer entry to the 31,500 athletes who were expected to participate in the 124th Boston Marathon. The field size for the April 2021 race has not yet been set, and it will need to take into account guidelines and regulations for large scale events that have yet to be established.

In recognition of this unique circumstance, all participants who were originally registered for the April 20, 2020 event will be offered a full refund of their entry fee associated with the race and will also have the opportunity to participate in the virtual alternative to the 124th Boston Marathon held in September. Entrants who were accepted into the 2020 Boston Marathon by way of a qualifying time may use their 2020 Boston Marathon qualifying time to apply for entry into the 2021 event. The beginning of the qualifying window for the 2021 Boston Marathon has been established as September 15, 2018, which means that we will accept qualifying performances posted for the 2020 event into the 2021 race, as well.

 

Sparta Greece 2020 TriFecta Weekend Update

Sparta Greece 2020

Source – Spartan ZenDesk.

If you are registered for any 2020 Spartan Race in any of the following countries listed below (which Spartan Race calls WEU), you can now transfer to the event in Sparta Greece, on November 6-8, 2020:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland

If you are registered for a Sprint, you can transfer to a Sprint. If you are registered for a Super, you can transfer to a Super or a Sprint.

If you are registered for a Beast, you can transfer to the Sprint, Super, or Beast. However, since its a special Trifecta weekend, you cannot sign up only for the Beast without also racing the Sprint and Super.

Also, you still need to be qualified, if you want to do the entire Trifecta Weekend.  To be eligible you would have had to have completed a Trifecta in 2019 OR from Sparta to Sparta (November 5th 2019 – November 8th 2020).

Check out specific details on how to transfer here.

Sparta Greece Trifecta Weekend

If you are UNABLE to travel to Greece because of travel restrictions, Spartan will not refund you, but will offer you a Voucher valid for Sparta Trifecta World Championships 2021.

Please visit the IATA website, which lists current travel restrictions around the world.

Register for 2021 Spartan Races here.

Hunter McIntyre Virtual Race Partners With OCRWC

 

Hunter McIntyre Virtual Race

Hunter McIntyre is putting on OCR based virtual race with the largest pay out we have seen to date. He has promised a minimum of $31,000 in payouts, with additional cash if the registration numbers get high enough.

The competition called OCR Star will begin on November 2nd and run for 4 weeks. There will be 2 running based workouts and 2 gym based workouts.

Competitors will have from Monday to Friday at midnight to complete the workout of the week. Saturday and Sunday, Hunter’s team will review submission videos and determine the winners and standings. They will post the leaderboard and award the winning man and woman $1,000 each week.

 

Hunter-McIntyre Murph Attempt

When the 4 weeks are over, there will be a men’s and women’s overall podium winner that will get $5,000 each. 2nd place will receive $3,000, 3rd gets $2,000, 4th $1,000, and 5th will receive $500.

Age group winners will not get cash prizes, but Hunter told us he is working with sponsors to get prizes for the AG categories. Additionally, there will be 440 spots awarded for the 2021 OCR World Championships in Vermont.

You can find out more and register at OCRStars.com

Video interview is below

2021 Spartan Season Pass Info Released

2021 Spartan Season Pass

Spartan Race released information 2021 Season Passes earlier today.

This year, Spartan is including even more with their Season Pass, and for the first time in forever, NO PRICE INCREASE.

2021

Spartan Open Season Pass                              $799

Spartan Age Group Season Pass                    $999

Spartan Elite Season Pass                              $1199

*Spartan Trifecta Season Pass                          $349

*Any 3 races, any wave for Stadion or Sprint, Super, and Beast.

Season Pass Holders Receive:

Access to unlimited US obstacle course race events (including 4 hr Hurricane Heat events but excluding Ultra events) from August 17, 2020 through December 31, 2021

Receive 50% off of entry to all Ultra, 12 Hr HH, and Agoge events

Get the exclusive Season ‘21 Spartan Pass Athlete merchandise kit which includes: one Spartan Pass Athlete t-shirt, one Spartan Pass Athlete hoodie, and one Spartan Pass Athlete velcro patch (can be swapped out on hoodie)

Get a free, one-year subscription to SpartanFIT — our exclusive training app.

$150 merchandise credit, plus 20% off additional Spartan merchandise purchases. Click the store photo link below.

Spartan 2021 Pass Gear

Receive one free festival pass for every event you race.

Receive free Spectator pass for every event you race.

Multi-lap Discount.

Get VIP notifications for new race openings.

For Elite Season Pass – Competitors will still have to qualify AND apply to run as Elite. The Season Pass will be fully gated, meaning you will not be able to sign up before submitting qualifying information. Click here to learn more.

How to Sign Up For Spartan Race Season Passes: Click this link.

Questions:

What if I already signed up for a 2020 Season Pass and then didn’t race, because of COVID 19?

Then you have nothing to do, your 2020 code will work for all of 2021.

Will I get the 2021 Gear Kit if I purchased a 2020 Season Pass?

Not automatically, but you can upgrade for another $100

2021 Season Pass Merchandise

Can I use my 2021 pass for Spartan Trail Races? 

No, 2021 Season Pass purchases are valid for 2021 OCR related events only. For Trail Series events, please review the Spartan Trail Season Pass!

 

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Eco Challenge Worlds Toughest Race Fiji – Results And Breakdown

Eco Challenge Fiji – The World’s Toughest Race is now streaming on Amazon.

671 K/417 miles of mountains, jungles, rivers, ocean, and swamp. 5 legs. 31 Checkpoints.

Spoilers Ahead Including Order Of Finish

TC – Team Captain. TAC – Team Assistance Crew. * Featured on television show episodes

Teams That Did Not Finish

*Able Abels (USA)
Dan Abel (TC), Ashley Abel, Lauren Abel, Fletcher Hammel, Allison Abel (TAC)

Ireland AR (Ireland)
Rob Heffernan (TC), Jason Black, Mark Lattanzi, Rachel Nolan, Ivan Park (TAC)

Israel (Israel)
Elad Benjamin (TC), Daniel Keren, Ben Enosh, Linur Krigel Tsarfati, Amit Weiner (TAC)

Freemind Italia (Italy)
Marco Ponteri (TC), Clelia Ponteri, Beppe Scotti, Telemaco Murgia, Tiziano Murgia (TAC)

*East Wind (Japan)
Masato Tanaka (TC), Machiko Nishii, Koki Yasuda, Akira Yonemoto, Masayuki Takahata (TAC)

Tollocan Mexico (Mexico)
Alejandro Carretero (TC), Yara Borbon, Fernando Villicana, Jorge Pavon, Adolfo Vela (TAC)

*Atenah Brasil (Brazil)
Shubi-Silvia Guimares (TC), Karina Bacha Lefevre, Nora Audre, Jose Caputo, Jose Pupo (TAC)

Outlab Argentina (Argentina)
Alejandro Eugenio Kuryluk (TC), Ignacio Raigoso, Silvina Bedecarras, Leonardo Yozzi, Fabian Cordiviola (TAC)

*Curl (USA)
Jennifer Walker Hemmen (TC), Justin Smith, Brett Gravlin, Steven Lenhart, Jeff Failers (TAC)

Team Curl

* Endure (USA)
Travis Macy (TC), Mark Macy, Danelle Ballengee, Shane Sigle, Andrew Speers (TAC)

* Team Flying J (USA)
Dianette Wells (TC), Guy LaRocque, Harald Zundel, Blain Reeves, Brian Johnson (TAC)

Team Nika (USA)
Jeffery Bates (TC), Kara Haun, Ashley Andrews, John Bender, Keira Galan (TAC)

*Onyx (USA)
Clifton Lyles (TC), Corree Aussem-Woltering, Samantha Scipio, Chirss Smith, Mikayla Lyless (TAC)
Team Onyx Eco Challenge

Eco DXB (Dubai)
Emma Taylor (TC), Khalifa Algharfi, Ali Monguno, Ivana Kolaric, Peter Langley (TAC)

Ecuador (Ecuador)
Amber Laree de Freire (TC), Oswaldo (Ossy) Freire, Diana Artete, Pablo Sandoval, Paul Guerra (TAC)

Team Science Winning (Russia)
Eduard Khalilov (TC), Evgeniya Khalilov, Viktor Sherstiuk, Valeriy Cherkasov, Vyacheslav Obrazstov (TAC)

Team Turk (Turkey)
KIlic (TC), Kenan Saran, Mike Saran, Eliska Hudcova, Andac Guven (TAC)

Chips Adventure (Uruguay)
Nicolas Davyt (TC), Luis Enrique Gomez, David Vega, Alejandra Isabella, Ernesto Parra (TAC)

*Peak Traverse (USA)
Ryan Opray (TC), Tim Cannard, Mikayla Wingle, Daniel Bussius, Stephen Morrow (TAC)

*Stray Dogs (USA)
Marshall Ulrich (TC), Adrian Crane, Bob Haugh, Nancy Bristow, Heather Ulrich (TAC)

Team Strong Machine (USA)
Cliff White (TC), Kate White, Starker White, Micheal Garrison, John McInnes (TAC)

*Team Unbroken (USA)
Hal Riley (TC), Gretchen Evans, Dr. Anne Bailey, Keith Mitchell Knoop, Cale Yarborough (TAC)

Teams That Finished

44. Canyoneros (USA)
Hien Nguyen (TC), Greg Watson, Nathan Whitaker, Lena Mcknight, Steven Geer (TAC)

43. Eagle Scouts (USA)
Eric Lillistorm (TC), Matthew Moniz, Katie Hancock, Corey Mullins, Charley Walton (TAC)

42 . *Tabu Soro (Fiji)
Uri Kurop (TC), Adam Wade, William Simpson, Anna Cowley, Semiti Tuitoga (TAC)

41. *Team Namako (Fiji)
Alivate Logavatu (TC), Petero Manoa, Eroni Takape, Kim Beckinsale, Courtney Nicole Kruse (TAC)

40. True North (Canada)
Alex Man (TC), Rebecca Man, Philip Roadley, Logan Roadley, Jayson Gillespie (TAC)

39. Team Regulators (USA)
Steven Bell (TC), Joshua Watkins, Heather Gustafson, Crista Jorgensen, Jason Hull (TAC)

38. *Team Mad Mayrs (Australia)
Tyson Mayr (TC), Elijah Mayr, Nick Mayr, Courtney Home, Chris Dixon (TAC)

37. Super Fighters
Heather Flebb (TC), Cary Flebbe, Sean Martin, Micheal Nicolaides, Danny Trudeau (TAC)

36. *Khukuri Warriors (India)
Tashi Malik (TC), Nungshi Malik, Brandon Fisher, Praveen Singh Rangar, Col VS Malik (TAC)

Khukuri Warriors

35.  Checkpoint Hunters (Netherlands)
Tom Oude Nijhuis (TC), Nienke Veenman, Wouter Neven, Rene Wolkorte, Tim Teutelink (TAC)

34. *Iron Cowboy (USA) 
Sonja Wieck (TC), James Lawrence, Shaun Christian, Aaron Hopkinson, Joe Morton (TAC)

33. Sundance Kids (USA)
Chase McMillian (TC), Scott Ward, Sylvia Greer, Aaron Smith, Jason Serman (TAC)

32. Peak Pursuit (Canada)
Benjamin Kwiatkowski (TC), Thomas Hardy, Elora Van Jarrett, Jasper Edge, Laura Lejune (TAC)

31. To-Get-Ther (Belgium)
Ludo Kaethoven (TC), Debby Urkens, Katrien Aerts, Jurgen Frtizz De Grauwe, Roger Urkens (TAC)

30. *AR Georgia (USA)
Thomas Ambrose (TC), Katie Ferrington, Jeff Leininger, Hunter Leininger, Jeni McNeal (TAC)

Podcast and Video with Hunter and Jeff Here.

Eco Challenge Fiji Team AR Georgia

29. US Military (USA)
Joshua Forester (TC), Caitlin Thorn, Jesse Tubb, Jesse Sprangler, Kevin Howser (TAC)

28. Tierra Viva (Argentina)
Guri Aznarez (TC), Veronica Astete, Juan Diego Lotz, Soledad Ermosilla, Dr. Marcelo Parada (TAC)

27. Meridianoraid Spain (Spain)
Antonio de la Rosa Suarez (TC), Jesus Bermejo, Pablo Samper, Lucia Funes Mendez, Luis Cabrera (TAC)

26. Aussie Rescue (Australia)
Samantha Gash (TC), Morgan Coull, Mark Wales, Jarrod Mitchell, Joshua Lynott (TAC)

25. Hombres D’Maiz (Guatemala)
Netzer Quan (TC), Andres Duante, Gabriela Molina, Sebastian Lancho, Leopoldo Bolanes (TAC)

24. Teenek Mexico (Mexico)
Jorge Mendiola (TC), Ulises Gonzalez, Tomas Perez, Kathryn Morland, Fransico Mendiola (TAC)

23. Scouts Australia (Australia)
Myall Quint (TC), Marni Williams, Bernard Cronan, Benjamin (Ben) Warner, Brett Johnson (TAC)

22. UK Adventurers (United Kingdom)
Kevin Stephens (TC), Joseph Selby, Nathalie Long, Tim Stephens, Gill Watson (TAC)

21. Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
Eduardo Baldioceda (TC), Sergio Sanchez, Gerhard Linner, Veronica Bravo, Eric Cano (TAC)

20. Checkpoint Zero (USA)
Shane Hagerman (TC), Christopher Von Ins, Peter Jolles, Michele Hobson, Micheal Seroczynski (TAC)

19. Colombia (Colombia)
Jorge Deigo Llano (TC), Jenny Sanin, Felix Vargas, Xavi Rodriguez Verdes, Jaroslav Najman (TAC)

18. 2nd Chance (Australia)
Deanna Blegg (TC), Maria Plyashechko, Sergey Kurvo, Darren Clarke, Gavin Allen (TAC)

Podcast Interview w/ Deanna and Gavin

17. Out There (USA)
Mike Kloser (TC), Josiah Middaugh, Gretchen Reeves, Gordon Townsend, Neil Jones (TAC)

16. Uruguay Natural (Uruguay)
Ruben Mandure (TC), Fredrica Frontini, Gonzalo Smaldone, Thiago Bonini, Laura Moratorio (TAC)

15. Bones Adventure (USA)
Roy Malone (TC), Mari Chandlar, Charles Triponez, Jen Segger, David Egbert (TAC)

14. *Bend Racing (USA):
Jason Magness (TC), Melissa Coombes, Stephen Thomas, Daniel Staudigel, Darren Steinbach (TAC)

Podcast with Jason and Dan.

 

13. Atlas (Canada)         
Alexandre Provost (TC), Karine Corbell, Lars Bukkehave, Mark Sky, Tessa Jennison (TAC)

12. Cyanosis (South Africa)
Clinton Mackintosh (TC), Nicholas Mulder, Sarah Fairmaid Clarke, Darren Barry, Steven Burnett (TAC)

11. *Estonian ACE (Estonia)
Silver Eensaar (TC), Timmo Tammemae, Reeda Tuula-Fjodorov, Rain Eensaar, Arthur Raichmann (TAC)

10. *Summit (Spain)
Emma Roca (TC), Jukka Pinola, Fran Lopez Costoya, Albert Roca Velazquez, David Rovira Roqueta (TAC)

Team Summit

9. Czech (Czech Republic)
Jan Cisar (TC), Pavel Paloncy, Tereza Rudolfova, Jan Obuskevic, Libor Kriz (TAC)

8. Swedeforce (Sweden)
John Karlsson (TC) , Malin Hjalmarsson, Emil Dahlqvist, Staffan Björklund, Johan Lilja (TAC)

7. Thunderbolt AR (Australia)
Dave Schloss (TC), Bernadette Dornom, Elizabeth Dornom, Leo Theoharis, Jan Leverton (TAC)

6. France Expenature (France)
Romy “Romulad” Viale (TC), Daphne Derouch, Calais Jean Baptiste, Benjamin Midena, Philippe Marchegay (TAC)

5. Vidaraid Adventure (Brazil)
Marco Amselem Rossini (TC), Urtiz Iglesias, Guilherme Pahl, Camila Nicolau, Artiz Bilbao Guerrero (TAC)

4. *Tiki Tour (New Zealand)
Tom Lucas (TC), Micheal Kelly, Joanna Williams, George Lucas, Jeremy Warnock (TAC)

3. *Gippsland Adventure (Australia) $25,000 prize winners
Rob Preston (TC), Kathryn Preston, Tim Boote, Aaron Prince, Patrick Howlett (TAC)

2. *Canada Adventure (Canada) $50,000 prize winners
Bob Miller (TC), Ryan Atkins, Scott Ford, Rea Kolbl, Wayne Leek (TAC)

Podcast interview with Ryan and Rea.Eco Challenge World's Toughest Race

1. *New Zealand (New Zealand) $100,000 prize winners
Nathan Fa’avee (TC), Sophie Hart, Stuart Lynch, Chris Forne, Mark Rayward (TAC)

Podcast with Nathan.

Team New Zealand Eco Challenge

Watch the series here.

Eco Challenge Patagonia 2021 Registration

Deeper times and stats and other data here.

All screenshots of the show are copyright, Amazon.

 

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Spartan Race

Markus Frison and Ehea Schuerch Win The HYROX Virtual Championships of Fitness

The HYROX Virtual Championships of Fitness consisted of five workouts over a three week period. The top eight competitors in the equipment competition moved on to a live finale on Sunday August 2nd where Markus Frison and Ehea Schuerch took home the top prize of $3,000.

The Final Workout

For Time
5k Row
150 Wallballs (20lb/14lb)
30 Dumbell Burpee Over the RowErg (35lb/20lb)
Partitioned however.

The Final 8 Athletes

Men
Lukas Storath (2nd all-time HYROX World Record)
Women
Lauren Weeks (HYROX Home Series Champion)
Sarah Kholti (HYROX World Record Holder)

Strategy: Partitioned However

Possibly one of the best parts of this workout, especially watching live, was how each athlete decided to attack the workout. While most athletes chose to break up the workout into smaller rounds (ex: 1000m row, 30 wallballs, 10 burpee), Lauren Weeks chose to row 4,000m before starting on her wallballs and burpees. Chris Woolley opted to finish all the wallballs and burpees before rowing a single meter.
It’s difficult to say how much strategy impacted the athletes, and if they would have done it differently if given a chance. However, it is worth noting that the athletes that broke up the workouts into smaller sets ended up finishing 1st and 2nd in both the male and female division.

Final Results

Male
  1. Markus Frison (28:04 unofficial)
  2. Lukas Storath (28:11 unofficial)
  3. Chris Woolley (31:08 unofficial)
  4. Norbert Vanscodi
Female
  1. Ehea Schuerch (29:21 unofficial)
  2. Sarah  Kholti (30:35 unofficial)
  3. Lauren Weeks (31:03 unofficial)
  4. Morgan Schulz

You can stream the entire finals on YouTube by clicking here.