ROLL Recovery and Strava are challenging you to run 8k as fast as you can between August 1st and August 7th.
It's a chance to push yourself, and your pace, to see where you stack up against runners across the world. Just pick a safe stretch of road or trail, record an activity that is at least 8 kilometers long, and see how far you can climb the Leaderboard.
If you are looking for an extra bit of motivation or a chance to earn some bragging rights, try coordinating with some friends to take on this Challenge as a group.
How it Works:
Your position on the Leaderboard is based on the fastest average pace of any activities that meet the Challenge goal requirements. The average pace is taken based on elapsed time and includes the entire duration of the qualifying activity (not just the fastest 8k section of your activity).
We're sorting the Leaderboard based on the average pace of the qualifying activity. This means the faster you run during your activity, the higher you will show up on the Leaderboard.
You have to run at least 8 kilometers in a single run (just like you do in a race), and there is no time limit to complete the activity.
Athletes that complete this Challenge will receive a digital finishers badge for their efforts.
In addition to the Challenge, ROLL Recovery will also be hosting a photo contest in which they will give away five of their R8 massage rollers. You can learn more by visiting the ROLL Recovery Website.
You have to run 8 kilometers in a single run, just like you do in a race.
You will not show up on the Challenge Leaderboard unless you complete an activity over 8k.
To ensure you meet the Challenge goal, we recommend you run a small amount over 8 kilometers during your activity (about .5km / .3mi). This will give you a buffer in the event your activity distance is shortened after upload to Strava due to the cleanup of GPS irregularities. You can learn about how distance is calculated for our app by reading this Knowledge Base Article.
There is no time limit to complete the 8 kilometers.
The Challenge period starts and ends based on each runners local time zone.
Manual entries or treadmill runs will not count towards your Challenge effort.
All activities logged during the Challenge period must be uploaded to Strava no later than August 10th, 2013.
Have fun and be safe. Use common sense when it comes to traffic, weather, or other conditions while taking part in this Challenge.
Q: When do I have to complete the 8k?
A: You can run the 8 kilometers necessary to complete the Challenge in a single run any day between August 1st and August 7th.
Q: Can I run multiple times to add up to 8 kilometers?
A: No, you have to run 8 kilometers in a single run.
Q: Is there a time limit for the 8k?
A: No, there is no time limit to complete the 8k. That said, the Leaderboard is ranked by average pace of your activity. A faster run will be ranked higher on the Leaderboard.