From the 20th of May till the 31st, we’re launching a special Treadmill Challenge, encouraging runners to try out Racemate’s newest indoor running feature! The Treadmill Challenge is inspired by the world record for the greatest distance covered on a treadmill over a 12-hour period, which is held by Australian Matthew Eckford. Instead of 12 hours though, we’re giving you 12 days, in which you can run as many kilometers as you can, in the hope of reaching (and surpassing) his record of 147.3K.
If you think that’s a lot to aim for, don’t worry! You just have to run 12K (representing the number of consecutive hours Eckford ran) to earn your medal and have it sent directly to your home address, wherever you might be in the world.
Once you purchase the ticket from the Racemate app, you can press “Run” from inside the challenge and choose Indoor. Your distance will automatically get recorded and added to your total distance for the challenge. You must run with your mobile phone while using the Racemate app to record your distance.
For a track to be valid you must:
– Select the indoor running feature.
– Complete a minimum distance of 500 meters in a single run.
– Have the phone in your pocket, armband, hand or waist bag.
– Receive any phone calls via headphones or earbuds.
– Have a minimum pace of 12min/km.
– Make sure you stop the recording after finishing your run
* If any of these conditions are not met, your track will be invalid!
A Virtual Challenge is a running event that can be completed by participants from any location, without the need for a physical presence at a specific location or time. It allows you to run the challenge at your convenience during the specified period of time.
Once you complete a valid run, view your progress and the leaderboard within your personal virtual challenge. A result screen and preliminary leaderboard will be available for participants to view. The final leaderboard will be available at the end of the challenge.
Please ensure that you fill in your contact information and address accurately when purchasing the ticket. Kindly note that the ticket price includes the shipment cost of the medal inside Egypt. For international participants, if you would like to receive your medal without incurring international shipping fees, please provide an Egyptian shipping address. Your medal will be delivered within 10-14 days after the challenge ends.