In 2020, the Aravaipa Strong Virtual Race served as a way for the Aravaipa Community around the world to come together as one during trying times. Along with the amazing stories and experiences we were able to share, this amazing community was able to raise nearly $17,000 for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 Aravaipa Strong Virtual Race showcased how amazing and far-reaching the Aravaipa Community is. This community showcased that even in the most desperate times of need, together we are STRONG.
The 2021 Aravaipa Strong Virtual Race serves as a way to bring the community together once again, this time to give back to the environment we all love to explore. In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, Aravaipa will be donating 10% of all race entries to the National Forest Foundation to help maintain and protect our lands.
In addition, Aravaipa will be donating $10 for every “Stronger Together” shirt purchased from the Strong Store during the event. If participants want to donate directly, you can visit the National Forest Foundation website here or donate through the Run Signup Event page.
Let’s come together this year and show the world that we are Stronger Together.
Choose Your Place
Ever wonder if your go-to training grounds would make a good race? Or maybe you want to explore a new trail? Show us! This is where you get to be creative. Design a loop course around your neighborhood or crush miles of mountain repeats! Run from road to trail, or power up that poor man's treadmill (trash bag and soap)! Wherever and however you want to run the distance, be creative and have fun!
Choose Your Race
Just like registering for a traditional race, you choose the distance that best suits you. Aiming for that first 5K or looking to take the next step to to ultra? Choose your preferred distance below!
Choose Your Pace
You can walk, run, skip, hike, shuffle, or sprint your distance; whatever is comfortable for you. As long as it's by foot, you can travel your course at your pace. Take pictures along the way!
FAQ: "Can I take more than one day to complete my distance?"
You can! Example: if you want to sign up for a 100 Mile distance and break it down to 10 miles a day, you can do that! However, the clock starts when you start running the first day and ends upon completion of the distance. So if you run 50 miles in five days--your results reflects total time rather than 'total moving time.'
Social networking FTW! When you complete your run, be sure to post your results on the Run Signup Event Page. We'll be checking the leaderboard throughout the event, giving shout outs, virtual hugs, high-fives and kudos that go along with crossing that finish line!
Plus share your run adventure with us on social media by tagging us @AravaipaRunning #AravaipaStrong and through joining our Aravaipa Community Discord Channel!
Runners will have until April 18th to submit their results on Run Signup.
Uploading Your Results- Best Practices
Entering your results into the Run Signup dashboard is a very user friendly process. The easiest way is to manually enter your results. To ensure fairness and fun-ness please do your best to follow the best practices listed below.
- If you run your event distance over multiple runs or days, please be sure to upload one run with your total elapsed time for your event time. For example, if you are doing the 100M challenge and run 10 miles a day for 10 days, you will enter your 10 day time of ~240 hours).
- Podium Awards will only be for those who complete the activity in 1 single effort. We will only consider those who completed their distance in 1 single activity for our podium awards (unique virtual badge and social shout out).
- Keep evidence of your activity. If you want to be considered for any podium awards (unique virtual badge + social shout out), you must have proof of your activity. This can be as simple as having your Strava profile as public so that we can verify the run, or keeping a photo of your treadmill showcasing time, distance, feet gained (when applicable).