The first test of fitness in your preparation for an upcoming marathon; this half marathon Challenge kicks off the 2nd round of the 2013 Marathon Training Series.
Strava is challenging you to run 13.1 miles in a single run, on any day between August 1st - 31st.
It's a chance to see how well you have built that fitness base. It's a chance to push the distance, as well as the intensity. It's a chance to prove you're on track for that Berlin, Chicago or New York PR.
About the Marathon Training Series:
Whether you're training for an upcoming race or looking to set a new running goal, Strava is here to support with our Marathon Training Series.
The Marathon Training Series consists of three individual Challenges, with distances and scheduling designed to align with your existing training calendar. The half marathon (13.1 miles), long run (20 miles), and marathon (26.2 miles) Challenges are spread across three months, giving you the tools and motivation you need to get to that finish line, set a PR, or run a marathon just for fun.
We're sorting the Leaderboard based on the average pace of the qualifying activity. This means the faster you run during your activity, the higher you will show up on the Leaderboard.
Athletes that complete this Challenge will receive a digital finishers badge for their efforts.
You have to run 13.1 miles in a single run, just like you do in a race.
You will not show up on the Challenge Leaderboard unless you complete a run over 13.1 miles.
There is no time limit to complete the 13.1 miles.
To ensure you meet the Challenge goal, we recommend you run a small amount over 13.1 miles during your activity (about .5km / .3mi). This will give you a buffer in the event your activity distance is shortened after upload to Strava due to the cleanup of GPS irregularities. You can learn about how distance is calculated for our app by reading this Knowledge Base Article.
The Challenge period starts and ends based on each runners local time zone.
Manual entries or treadmill runs will not count towards your Challenge effort.
All activities logged during the Challenge period must be uploaded to Strava no later than September 3rd, 2013.
Have fun and be safe. Use common sense when it comes to traffic, weather, or other conditions while taking part in this Challenge.
Q: When do I have to complete the 13.1 miles?
A: You can run the 13.1 miles necessary to complete the Challenge in a single run any day between August 1st and August 31st.
Q: Can I run multiple times to add up to 13.1 miles?
A: No, you have to run 13.1 miles in a single run.
Q: Is there a time limit for the 13.1 miles?
A: No, there is no time limit to complete the 13.1 miles. That said, the Leaderboard is ranked by average pace of your activity. A faster run will be ranked higher on the Leaderboard.