DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A WARRIOR?
We are excited to announce the 6th edition of the Winter Warrior Challenge put on by Marathon Sports and sponsored by our good friends at Brooks Running. For Winter Warrior, we challenge you to run or walk OUTSIDE every day for 31 days in January.
Over the past five years we have had thousands of walkers and runners take on the Winter Warrior Challenge to kick start a great year of a great new you.
Track your mileage every day using our online platform powered by RaceWire and see how you stack up against the rest of the state. Living in Western Mass and trying to compete with your family in Boston? No problem, all the mileage is inputted remotely by you and can be completed anywhere outdoors.
Don't forget to input your mileage EVERY DAY; one day without mileage logged and YOU ARE OUT!
Different Category Levels to Challenge Yourself!
At the end of the month, we tally up the results for those still in The Challenge (logged at least one mile every day of the month) and award a title of Gold, Silver or Bronze based on your daily mileage. See below for grouping requirements:
Bronze = Run/Walk 1 mile each day*
Silver = Run/Walk 3 miles each day*
Gold = Run/Walk 5 miles each day*
Convenient leaderboards are updated daily for Gold, Silver and Bronze categories so you can see how you stack up against your peers!
* These mileage targets are NOT averages. You must complete at least 1,3 or 5 miles each and every day of the competition to be placed in the various categories. You also do not need to enter which level you are going for in the registration as in previous years because the groupings are tallied by what you actually run.
Get your friends involved and see if you can stack up to be the Winter Warrior Team Champions! Teams must include at least 5 people to be eligible for prizes. Join or Create a Team when starting your registration.
Team wasn't set up when you registered but is now? Easy, just log into your account on RaceWire and click the edit button in the Team section. You may join a team at any time. If you need to change teams, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make the switch for you.
There will be two Team Champion categories this year:
Highest average mileage per team member
Most miles run by a team
Whether you have 200 people on your team, or 5, everyone has a chance. How does your team stack up?
Log Your Daily Runs
Log into your RaceWire account at racewire.com. You will be directed to your own personal homepage. SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM and you will see a section labeled ‘My Events.’ Click on the Winter Warrior header and it will bring you to your Winter Warrior homepage. You’ll see a header labeled ‘Log or Edit Mileage.’
* Please Note that these options will not be available until January 1st. We can't have people getting a head start ;)
VERY IMPORTANT ON LOGGING MILEAGE
You only have 4 days to log a run in the system. For example, you will only be able to log your January 1st run through the end of day on January 4th. This prevents someone from logging all their miles on the last day of the competition. The leaderboards will accurately depict who has done what within the competition.
If that 4th day passes and you have still not logged a run, you are out of the competition. There are no exceptions to this rule! The competition requires both running of the miles and accurately reporting the miles within the timeframe.
Winter Warrior Gear
Winter Warrior Gear is back this year with some brand new options:
Commemorative Long Sleeve Tech Shirt - $15
Back is the commemorative Winter Warrior Challenge long sleeve tech running shirt that will have the name of each person who completes The Challenge on the back under the Tiered Level (Gold, Silver or Bronze) that they earn. You can preorder these shirts during registration or purchase them through the following link (::insert link here after test period::) until January 1st for $15 each. Get yours now, as they are only available until registration ends on January 1st. No shirts will be sold after registration ends.
*Winter Warrior Hats* - New This Year - $15
Winter Warrior commemorative winter hats are new this year and are going to disappear FAST. You know, the extremely comfy knit hats with a little pompom on top? Those ones.
There are only 300 of these available, so get one while supplies last. All hats are One Size Fits Most.
When/How will I receive the gear I ordered?
Gear will arrive in stores for pick up around mid-February, as the commemorative shirts cannot be printed until after the competition is over. If you order an item, you will be notified via email upon arrival to the store. Your gear will be sent to the Marathon Sports store you selected as your home store at the beginning of the registration process.
You may also select the shipping option during registration for a small fee of $8. This option is only available for shipping addresses within the continental United States (sorry, no exceptions). All items will be shipped in mid-February.
Don't Go It Alone
Join in on the MANY Winter Warrior Events that take place all throughout the state at the various Marathon Sports locations. Events include:
Brooks Running Gear Up Events
...and many more
Check out the full list of events near you at http://www.marathonsports.com/pages/winter-warrior-events
Events are being added each week right up until the challenge begins, so check back each week!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Click through the following link to see the answers to many Frequently Asked Questions:
Some of these include:
What if I forgot to log a run?
What if I miss a day?
Where do I get the gear I ordered?
Troubleshooting logging mileage
How do I add myself to a team?
Can I have multiple people under my account?
Is there an app?
What if I log the wrong mileage?
...and many more