12 Races is a Virtual Running Challenge to complete 12 Running Races between July 1st and June 30th (2024).
You may register to compete in the 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon, or Full-Marthon Challenge (or multiple if you really want to!!).
So, here are the RULES, since it's a virtual challenge and all...
You may enter actual live event(s) to count toward any of your 12 Races.
You may design your own personally designed course(s) and run it on your own time to count toward any of your 12 Races. This could potentially be a good opportunity to do a workout with your training partners or running club.
Submit times within 72 hours of your race. This is so all the "Type A" people know what they are competing against and know what they might need to do to land on the podium. In a non-virtual race you can physically see your competitors. In a virtual race series, the best we can do is have results posted timely.
If results are not posted within 72 hours, we reserve the right to not include it in your 12 Races. Not saying we will for sure, but let's create a leaderboard and make it interesting. We will allow postings that occurred prior to registering, so long as it occured between July 1st, 2023 and June 30th, 2024.
You must record your races with a GPS device. Winners' (Yes, there will be winners, age group and overall - with prizes too - see below) times will be validated by a review of races via Strava, Garmin Connect or some form of GPS recording technology.
If you do MORE than 12, we will use your top 12 fastest times. To keep your fastest times, you must edit the times you'd like to remove with your faster time. To edit times, go to https://www.12races.com and click on "Results" > "Submit Virtual Results" then click on the times you'd like to edit.
Note: you will be entering a time for each event. Please do this as you complete them. As mentioned above, we wnat them posted timely to keep a current leaderboard.
Distance categories you may enter are: 5K (3.1 Mlies), 10K (6.2 miles), Half-Marathon (13.1 Miles), and Full-Marathon (26.2 Miles).
If distances are short due to a live event, we may allow you to extrapolate your pace and add time to the shortened distance of the live event. If it is grossly short from the standard distances (i.e. 5K, 10K, Half, Full, etc), we will not accept it.
We will not accepts times from personally designed courses that are short. You know your distances, design accordingly.
The top 1% of finishers in an age group will receive a 12 Races "Top Gun" Jacket or Hoody. This represents the best of the best.
The top 5% of finishers in an age group (after the top 1%) will receive a 12 Races "Crusher" Jacket or Hoody. This represent those who really are the creme de la creme.
12 Races "Bravo Zulu" ("Well Done") Medals and apparel will be available to all participants.
Awards and apparel will be shipped at the completion of each event.