Give your legs, and ears, the ultimate workout by joining BBC 6 Music’s Running Challenge.
The challenge is simple: Run 6km with 6 Music between the 5th and the 19th of August. They’ll provide the tunes, if you clock up the kilometres. Athletes who run 6km during the Challenge period will receive a BBC 6 Music Challenge badge in their Trophy Case.
From seasoned sprinters seeking a PB, to armchair athletes who’ve not run in a while, get motivated and get running with BBC 6 Music.
All participants who complete the challenge will receive an exclusive BBC Radio 6 digital finishers badge in their Trophy Case and a congratulatory email.
You have to run 6 km in a single run.
Your position on the Leaderboard is based on the fastest average pace of any activities that meets (or exceeds) the Challenge goal requirement. The average pace is taken based on elapsed time and includes the entire duration of the qualifying activity (not just the fastest 6 km section of your activity).
You will not show up on the Challenge Leaderboard unless you complete an activity over 6 km.
To ensure you meet the Challenge goal, we recommend you run a small amount over 6 km 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.
There is no time limit to complete the 6 km.
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 three days after the Challenge ends.
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 6 km challenge?
A: You can run the 6 km necessary to complete the Challenge in a single run any day within the challenge period
Q: Can I run multiple times to add up to 6 km?
A: No, you have to run 6 km in a single run.
Q: Is there a time limit for the 6 km?
A: No, there is no time limit to complete the 6 km run.
Q: Can I crop my run if the activity is longer than 6 km
A: Yes, if your activity happens to be longer than the 6 km necessary to complete the Challenge you can crop your activity to remove the sections that you do not want to count towards the Challenge.