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Pace & Pedal Perimeter Challenge

Every Day April 22, 2021 to December 31, 2021
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The Pace & Pedal Perimeter Challenge is a 36+ week virtual challenge in the state of Illinois that runs from Earth Day, April 22, to December 31, 2021. SOLO entrants or TEAMS of up to 10 virtually run and walk or bike the full perimeter of the state of Illinois (1268 miles), the half perimeter (634 miles), or the quarter perimeter (317 miles). SOLO entrants and TEAM captains post their runs/walks or bike rides on the interactive virtual challenge results platform, where they can see their progress/team’s progress on the Leaderboard. The maps are Google-enabled.

This new challenge is a 100% eco-friendly event, as we “Take Big Steps Toward a Smaller Footprint.”

THE COURSES

Virtually run/walk or bike around the perimeter of the state of Illinois:

Full perimeter (1268 miles)

Half Perimeter (634 miles)

Quarter Perimeter (317 miles)

VIEW FULL PERIMETER MAP

VIEW HALF PERIMETER MAP

VIEW QUARTER PERIMETER MAP

ENTRY FEE

Registration opens on April 22 and will close on December 1.

 

SUB-EVENT NAME PRICE
Run/Walk Full Perimeter (1268 miles) SOLO entrant or per person on TEAMS $75
Bike Full Perimeter (1268 miles) SOLO entrant or per person on TEAMS $75
Run/Walk Half Perimeter (634 miles) SOLO entrant or per person on TEAMS $65
Bike Half Perimeter (634 miles) SOLO entrants only $65
Run/Walk Quarter Perimeter (317 miles) SOLO entrant or per person on TEAMS $55
Bike Quarter Perimeter (317 miles) SOLO entrants only $55
Solo Bike Perimeter Upgrade $25
Solo Run/Walk Perimeter Upgrade $25

 

REGISTER TODAY

HOW TEAMS WORK

A Perimeter Challenge team can have up to 10 members for any of the Run/Walk distances—full perimeter (1268 miles), half perimeter (634 miles), or quarter perimeter (317 miles). For the Bike option, the team option is available for the full perimeter (1268 miles) only (up to 10 members).

The TEAM captain registers him/herself first and pays for the number of members that will be on the team, and creates a password for the team. The individual team members then register themselves, using the team name and password to complete their registration. No additional money is collected. The TEAM captain posts the runs/walks or bike rides on the virtual challenge results platform, but every team member has access to the results so they can see how the team is doing.

DO I TRAVEL TO THE ROUTE TO COMPLETE MY DISTANCE?

Nope. You do all your running/walking or biking WHEREVER you live, then those outings are posted on the virtual challenge results platform (by you if you’re a SOLO entrant or by your captain if you’re on a team). You can see your progress along the route (the route is like a board game, and you/your team like a game “piece” that moves along the route as you complete and post all your activities).

WEBINARS

To enhance your experience in the Pace & Pedal Perimeter Challenge, we will offer several webinars featuring guests who are leaders in sustainability within the running industry as well as the state of Illinois. The webinars are sponsored by Human Kinetics and hosted by race director Jan Seeley. We’ll post a link to each recording (available on the Illinois Marathon YouTube channel) after each webinar.

Webinar #1: May 12. If Our Race Swag Coult Talk, What Would It Tell Us?

Special guests: Bill Johnston, co-founder and president of Recover Brands; Brian Goodell, co-founder of BibBoards; and Craig McSaveney, co-founder and inventor of the HydraPouch and UltraSpout. Learn how these running industry leaders created mission-driven apparel and products that help us lead more environmentally-friendly and socially responsible lives. The swag for the Perimeter Challenge comes from these companies.

RACE SWAG

The Perimeter Challenge is a 100% eco-friendly event, so all the race swag is sustainable. We are partnering with Recoverbrands.com for the race shirts; you’ll also receive a HydraPouch, and a pair of BibBoards . You’ll have the choice of receiving a Keychain Medal or having us DONATE the cost of your medal to Prairie Rivers Network, whose mission is to “protect water, heal land, and inspire change.”

The first round of swag will be available for pick up at Body n’ Sole Sports in Savoy (or we will shipped it to you) sometime in July or August. After the first round of swag distribution, additional swag will be available for pick up and shipment every two months until the end of the challenge.

SHIRTS AND OTHER SWAG

All of our Recoverbrands race shirts are made from 100% recycled content. Plastic bottles. Really, no kidding! Full perimeter entrants receive a grass color unisex pullover hoodie. Sizes offered are XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL. Half perimeter entrants will choose between two shirts: either a unisex heather blue sport sun hoodie or a unisex grass color classic long-sleeve shirt. Sizes offered are XS (grass long-sleeve only), S, M, L, XL, XXL. Quarter perimeter entrants receive a gender-specific grass color short sleeve shirt. Crew neck for the men’s version and modified v-neck cut for the women’s version. Sizes offered are XS (women style only), S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL (men’s style only)

VIRTUAL RESULTS PLATFORM

  1. Login into your Race Roster dashboard as a participant.
  2. On your Participant Dashboard, go to your dashboard for the Virtual Challenge that you’ve registered for and click + Add activity (by which, we mean, the run or walk you want to post).
  3. You will then be directed to the activity submission page where you will enter the date you completed your run/walk or bike, the distance/unit of your outing, and the time you took to complete it.
  4. Once you have submitted an activity, you will be taken to your challenge dashboard where you can see your completed activities, statistics, and where you currently are on the route. Your name will be listed on the Leaderboard under the Name heading. Clicking on your name will also bring you to your results dashboard. On the course map, your location will be identified by your initials. If you are the captain of a Team, you’ll see your team name under the Team heading and your first/last name under the Name heading.
  5. You can also post an activity (run/walk or bike ride) by going to the appropriate leaderboard:

 

SOLO Run/Walk Perimeter (1268 miles) leaderboard

SOLO Run/Walk Half Perimeter (634 miles) leaderboard

SOLO Run/Walk Quarter Perimeter (317 miles) leaderboard

TEAM Run/Walk Perimeter (1268 miles) leaderboard

TEAM Run/Walk Half Perimeter (634 miles) leaderboard

TEAM Run/Walk Quarter Perimeter (317 miles) leaderboard

SOLO Bike Perimeter (1268 miles) leaderboard

SOLO Bike Half Perimeter (634 miles) leaderboard

SOLO Bike Quarter Perimeter (317 miles) leaderboard

TEAM Bike Perimeter (1268 miles) leaderboard

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