The second test of fitness in your preparation for an upcoming marathon; this long run Challenge is part of the 2nd round of the 2013 Marathon Training Series.
Strava is challenging you to run 20 miles in a single run, on any day between September 1st - 30th.
Put those miles in as you work towards that big 26.2 mile goal later this year. Get over that next major hurdle in your training to prove you are on track and heading towards a marathon 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 approximately 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 the 20 miles in a single run, just like you would in training.
You will not show up on the Challenge Leaderboard unless you complete a run over 20 miles.
There is no time limit to complete the 20 miles.
To ensure you meet the Challenge goal, we recommend you run a small amount over 20 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 October 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 20 miles?
A: You can run the 20 miles necessary to complete the Challenge in a single run, any day between September 1st and September 30th.
Q: Can I run multiple times to add up to 20 miles?
A: No, you have to run 20 miles in a single run.
Q: Is there a time limit for the 20 miles?
A: No, there is no time limit to complete the 20 miles. That said, the Leaderboard is ranked by average pace of your activity. A faster run will be ranked higher on the Leaderboard.