Can I run the race distance multiple times?
Participants are free to attempt the registered race distance multiple times during the event duration. The best recorded time will be considered for final results.
Do I need to run the exact race distance?
Participants must ensure that they run the minimum distance for the registered event distance. For example, for running 5 km, participants must have at least 5 km recorded as part of their activity link.
It is advisable to run/ride a little extra (approx 5% extra distance) to ensure that the distance your app or device saves is at least equal to event distance (apps occasionally reduce distance when saving, or when exporting data from one app to another, example from Garmin Connect app to Strava).
For all participants, we will extrapolate the recorded distance to the actual race distance (reduce/increase the finish time proportionally to make it equivalent to the event distance). So if you run more, we will adjust your finish time accordingly.
Any runs reported of distance less than the registered distance will not be considered. Event organizers will not be responsible for any GPS app or device issues for the participants device.
All runs are to be done as per a person’s own capability without the use of any other vehicle or aid which may help with their finish times, just like in any physical event.
All rides are to be done as per a person’s own capability on a bicycle without the use of any other powered vehicle.
When will my Strava run data be imported?
Your run/ride will be available on our website within an hour of your activity data submission or post availability in your Strava account if you have connected your HDOR account to Strava.
If your activity data is not available in your account within one hour, please submit the activity link and run data manually via app or website.
How do I qualify as a finisher?
To qualify as a finisher, you are required to submit your run/ride data on our website in the form of a public GPS activity link (as per your race distance) from apps like Strava, Garmin Connect, Runkeeper, Endomondo, etc, or public link to your finish timing at any organized marathon race.
It is not necessary for you to take part in an organized race to submit your run data. A self-supported run which meets the above data submission criteria is enough.
Can my run/ride be disqualified?
Event organizers can reject any entry which has suspect GPS data (straight line outside normal run route, unrealistic high pace like sub 3 min/km pace at any time during run, etc). Similar rules apply for rides.
Event organizers have the right to take any decisions for disqualifying a participant if the participant is considered to have taken any external help in running the distance (like using a cycle or any other vehicle) or cheated in any way. Similar rules apply for rides.
Should I submit elapsed or moving time?
When submitting run/ride data for a virtual series event manually on our website or via the mobile app, you must submit the elapsed time data for your activity. Moving time will not be considered.
When we import data from other apps like Strava, we similarly consider elapsed time for a participant’s finish time.