Freedom Run & Ride 2020

HDOR Freedom Run & Ride (2nd ed.)

August 15th is the day when India became a free nation, and we are back with the 2nd edition of the Freedom Run& Ride, a race which has the honor of being India's first virtual race, to celebrate this special occasion.

Take part in this very unique concept event where participants will race against each other on a virtual platform. Select the distance you want to race at this event. Pick a place or route. And finally, decide your start time. This event is your true freedom race!

You can choose the day you want to do the race attempt, starting from Monday, Aug 10th to Sunday, Aug 16th. You can also attempt the selected distance more than once to try to improve on your performance if you are not satisfied with your earlier attempts.

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Your Questions Answered

My name is not visible on the event leaderboard/reports, why?

So you completed your run or ride and submitted the activity details on website or app, but it is still not visible on the event reports page. This can happen when you did not complete your registration after making the payment. See this article to understand how to do that.

I have registered for the 5 Km Run, do I need to run 5 Km daily?

No, for any of your registered distances (which include 5 runs and 5 ride events), you are required to do that distance at least once. However, if you are feeling fit and want to attempt the same distance more times to improve your finish time, you are free to do that.

I have registered for an event, what distance do I need to run to qualify as finisher?

Suppose you have registered for the 10 Km ride, you are required to ride a minimum distance of 10 Km (ride a little extra to ensure any data issues). For a 10 Km ride, any distance between 10 Km and less than 25 Km will be counted. Here is the complete list:

Registered for 3k run: 3+ km to less than 5 km
Registered for 5k run: 5+ km to less than 10 km
Registered for 10k run: 10+ km to less than 21 km
Registered for Half Marathon : 21+ km to less than 42 km
Registered for Marathon: 42+ km
Registered for 1okm ride: 10 km to less than 25 km
Registered for 25km ride: 25 km to less than 50 km
Registered for 50km ride: 50 km to less than 75 km
Registered for 75km ride: 75 km to less than 100 km
Registered for 100km ride: 100 km or more

What happens if I run some extra distance over my registered event distance?

Suppose you registered for a 5 Km run and you actually ran 8 Km and submitted that activity link with 8 Km distance and corresponding time (either directly or via your activity import from Strava), the system will convert that 8 Km to 5 Km by reducing recorded distance and time by the same measure. System will not automatically detect what time you crossed the 5 Km line for such imported entries.

What app should I use to record my ride or run?

You can use any of the apps from our supported apps list.

Should I submit the recorded moving time or elapsed time from my app?

Only elapsed time must be submitted and is acceptable. Moving time is not acceptable.

Will my submitted run or ride data without any activity link be considered?

No, to qualify as an event finisher, it is mandatory to submit your run or ride activity details via an activity link from a supported fitness app. The activity link must have details of your distance, time, and km/mile splits, which are essential to validate if the activity data was genuine or not.

How Do I Participate?

Choose your distance

Runs: 3 km, 5 km, 10 km, half marathon, or the marathon. Rides: 10 km, 25 km, 50 km, 75 km, or 100 km.

Race dates Aug 10th-16th

You can run/ride your selected distance anytime between Aug 10th to Aug 16th. You can even do it multiple times to improve your timings.

Run/Ride anywhere, anytime

Being a virtual event, you are free to run/ride where you want, when you want without being bound by any time restrictions.

Submit your race data

Submit your race data on event website or app, compare your results with other participants. We can import your race data automatically!

Event Highlights

Register for HDOR Freedom Run & Ride and get the following benefits.

  • Automatic activity data import using Strava and other apps
  • Freedom to choose your race place and time
  • Leaderboard which shows your rank in your group, city, organization, country
  • Mobile app access for event info and reports
  • Podium trophies for age group toppers
  • Digital Finisher Certificate showcasing your achievement
  • Beautiful Participant T-shirt (optional)

Sign Up

240 Age-Category Podium Trophies

To be awarded to age category top-3 podium winners (men and women) for all 5 run and all 5 ride events

* image above for representational purpose only

60 Overall Podium Awards

To be awarded to overall top-3 podium winners (men and women) for all 5 run and all 5 ride events

* cost of above pack is approximately Rs. 800/-

Participant T-Shirt

We will have a beautiful participant t-shirt (optional) for this event as well. Make it yours, now!

Leaderboard & Reports

Once you have registered for the event, you will be able to download the official HDOR app from the Google Play Store and view your event stats for your submitted activities.

Check your rank against other participants as well as check out the podium place finishers in each event category.

You will also be able to view all the reports and leaderboards using your HDOR login account on your laptop or computer.

Use Your Favorite Apps

Being a virtual event, participants need to submit their activity details online using any of the multiple apps we support.

You can record and submit your activity using Strava, Endomondo, MapMyRun, Runkeeper, Garmin Connect, TomTom Sports, Fitbit or Apple Watch, in fact any other mobile app which supports sharing your activity data as a public GPS activity link.

We also support automatic data import from Strava. If you use any other mobile app or device which can export app data to your Strava account, manual data submit is not required.

Freedom Run & Ride Events

Choose from below runs

3K Run

Train easy, run fast! Best for beginners or for those with need for speed.

5K Run

Most popular race distance in the world! Great distance to race any given day.

10K Run

Requires both speed and endurance! Needs good training base to do well.

Half Marathon

A real test of your endurance! Follow proper training plan for your best.


Gets all the glory, and it should! A distance which draws awe and respect.

Choose from below rides

10 Km Ride

Race a pacy 10K this Independence day.

25 Km Ride

Do a quarter-century ride this Independence day.

50 Km Ride

Ride away to a 50 Km milestone. A nice endurance challenge.

75 Km Ride

Step out of your comfort zone with this 75 Km ride.

100 Km Ride

A real test of your endurance with a 100 Km ride.

Register for Freedom Run & Ride 2020

Celebrate India's Independence Day with HDOR Freedom Run & Ride 2020. Sign Up now!

Special offer #1: Register for 5 or more events (any combination of runs or rides) and be a SUPER SLAMMER. Earn special laminated achievement certificate and a beautiful cap from our event partner Fast&Up, on successful completion of events.

Special offer #2: Register for multiple run/ride events and get discounts - 2 tickets Rs 20/- off on each, 3 tickets Rs 30/- off on each, 4 tickets Rs 40/- off on each, 5 tickets Rs 50/- off on each.


Rs 149 /
  • Entry into the event

  • Website and mobile app tracking

  • Access to leaderboard and reports

  • Automatic data import from Strava

  • Personalized finisher certificate

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Entry + T-Shirt

Rs 449 /
  • Entry into the event

  • Website and mobile app tracking

  • Access to leaderboard and reports

  • Automatic data import from Strava

  • Personalized finisher certificate

  • Special participant t-shirt with name

  • Free India-wide shipping for t-shirt

Important Timelines

Participant t-shirt dispatch complete (for those registering by Aug 1st)Aug 10th
Event windowAug 10th – Aug 16th
Registrations closeAug 15th, 5 pm
Last activity data submissionAug 17th
Final results publishedAug 20th
Finisher certificate available for downloadAug 24th
Podium trophy dispatchSep 7th

Rules & FAQs

Have any questions in mind about this event? Check out our Rules and FAQ below.

When do registrations end?

Event registrations end on Aug 14th, 2020 at 5:00 pm IST.

Can I register for multiple distances?

Yes, participants may register for a single distance event or multiple events. For example a participant may register for 5 km and half marathon races.

How do I login to my account?

Participants need to login to the HDOR website using their communicated login credentials.

No new accounts will be created for pre-existing HDOR participants, they can use their existing HDOR accounts for data submission if they registered for the using the same email credentials as their HDOR account.

When can I run or ride for the event?

The event starts on Aug 10th and ends on Aug 16th, 2020. Participants must complete the races for their registered distance between these dates.

How do I record and submit my activity data?

Data submission: You can submit your activity data directly on our website or HDOR app after logging in to your account with your credentials. You will need to submit your activity distance, time as well as an activity link.

Activity Link: Activity link is a URL or website link which has details of your recorded run activity, including date, time, distance, splits, pace, etc (see this for details). You can find and share or copy activity links from your run or ride mobile app or from the website for the app or GPS watch. You should ensure that all your activity links are public so that other event participants and event admin can view your activity data.

Mobile apps to use: For any data submission participants must run using a supported GPS running app (refer to supported apps article for details), or a GPS watch. Not all apps provide a public activity link and hence may not be used if that is the case.

Automatic activity data import: We support automatic import of your mobile app data if you have connected your HDOR account with your Strava account from the Connected Apps section on website. If you do not use Strava app, many apps, GPS watches and websites allow exporting recorded activity to Strava, something you can explore and consider if you do not want to manually submit each activity data.

Multiple activities in day: Are allowed, and each have to be submitted separately.

Combining GPS activities using tools: All submitted runs must be a single recorded GPS activity. Multiple activities are not allowed to be combined into one activity using online tools and then submitted.

Public race data submission: You can also submit link to your finish timing from any public organized races (like Mumbai Marathon, etc) which use timing chip and have your event results online on a unique page with a unique URL or link. You can submit this using the manual entry data submission process.

Two activities for one event: For a run to be considered towards 5 km, 10 km, half marathon and marathon etc events, it should be done in one go and recorded as a single activity. Example recording 7 km and 3 km as two different runs in the day will not count towards a 10 km run as part of the 10 km race.

Treadmill runs: Treadmill runs recorded using GPS watches or apps in indoor mode and for which you have a public activity link which shows distance, time, pace, and splits will be acceptable for submission.

What distance do I need to run/ride?

Registered for 3k run: 3+ km to less than 5 km

Registered for 5k run: 5+ km to less than 10 km

Registered for 10k run: 10+ km to less than 21 km

Registered for Half Marathon : 21+ km to less than 42 km

Registered for Marathon: 42+ km

Registered for 1okm ride: 10 km to less than 25 km

Registered for 25km ride: 25 km to less than 50 km

Registered for 50km ride: 50 km to less than 75 km

Registered for 75km ride: 75 km to less than 100 km

Registered for 100km ride: 100 km or more

Age categories for podium trophies?

The podium trophies for the event will be awarded to top 3 age category winners, men and women. The age categories are as follows:

up to 29 years, 30-44 years, 45-59 years, 60+ years

Age category as per age as on event start date.

Can I run/ride the race distance multiple times?

Participants are free to attempt the registered run/ride distance multiple times during the event duration. The best recorded time will be considered for final results.

Do I need to run/ride 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 a little extra (0.5 km for 5 km run to up to a km for Marathon) 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 that 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 to be done in non-powered bi-cycles only without any external aid.

When will my Strava activity data be imported?

Your activity 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 run data is not available in your account within one hour, please submit the activity link and data manually via app or website.

How do I qualify as a finisher?

To qualify as a finisher, you are required to submit your activity 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/ride 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)

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), using a powered vehicle for rides or any external aid, or cheated in any way.

Should I submit elapsed or moving time?

When submitting activity data for the event manually on our website or via the mobile app, you must submit the elapsed time data for your run. Moving time will not be considered.

When we import data from other apps like Strava, we similarly consider elapsed time for a participants finish time.

Cancellation and refunds information?

No refunds or cancellations are allowed for this event.

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