2021 Drive to Spring Fitness: Tuktoyaktuk

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Drive to Tuktoyaktuk Challenge

Tuktoyaktuk?! It’s the challenge for someone so tough, they go NORTH for winter. And so what if it’s on bumpy roads, through blizzards and dodging wandering polar bears. You'll road-trip all the way up (and back) to Tuktoyaktuk on Canada's lovely Arctic Ocean. Summon your inner caribou for a challenge that demands a total of 113 hours of activity. And, once you reach Tuk, take a moment to enjoy the northern lights, check for frostbite and then turn yourself around because this is a round trip.

Registration is $65 and includes a Storm Creek® ¼ zip, or upgrade your challenge for an additional $35 to receive an exclusive Storm Creek® wind jacket as well.

All Activity Counts

Run, walk, ski, spin … and don’t forget flexibility and strength. It all counts toward your goal and moves you down the road.

Your Tech Welcome

Most tracking technology automatically uploads to the Challenges’ FitRankings platform. There’s a manual entry option, too.

Scenic Byways with Prizes

Each month will venture off the beaten path for Scenic Byway mini-contests featuring drawings and prizes.

Leaderboards not Billboards

Track your progress against fellow Challenge participants with leaderboards for inspiration and motivation. First one to the beach will get the best spot.

Facebook Community & Campground

Feel the power of a virtual community of like-minded challengers on the exclusive MNy Challenge Facebook group. It’s like finding a campground full of fit adventurers.

Hitchhikers with Expert Advice

We’ll pick up the occasional hitchhiker to share pro tips and fitness hacks on training, sports medicine, nutrition and wellness.

Q1 MNy challenge Womens 1/4 zip

Storm Creek® 1/4 zip (Women's sizing)

The Storm Creek® 1/4 zip is made from the same fabric worn by Winter Olympians, so you can take your training (or errand running) to the next level. The inside is brushed for exceptional comfort, while the outside is smooth for easy layering. This flexible, fashionable foundation is made with seven percent Spandex so it’s always the right fit.
Q1 MNy challenge 1/4 zip mens

Storm Creek® 1/4 zip (Men's sizing)

The Storm Creek® 1/4 zip is made from the same fabric worn by Winter Olympians, so you can take your training (or errand running) to the next level. The inside is brushed for exceptional comfort, while the outside is smooth for easy layering. This flexible, fashionable foundation is made with seven percent Spandex so it’s always the right fit.
Q1 MNy challenge womens jacket

Storm Creek® wind jacket (Women's sizing)

The Storm Creek® Wind Jacket is windproof, water-resistant, and whisper-quiet; it’s a go-to piece for everything from jogging to window-shopping – and it packs away neatly when the weather changes its plans.
Q1 MNy challenge mens jacket

Storm Creek® wind jacket (Men's sizing)

The Storm Creek® Wind Jacket is windproof, water-resistant, and whisper-quiet; it’s a go-to piece for everything from jogging to window-shopping – and it packs away neatly when the weather changes its plans.
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Results

Find the final results of the challenge here.

Challenge Safety

Your training sessions during this challenge are different than running in a controlled race environment with closed roads and medical support. The Road Runners Club of America has some great general running safety tips to help keep you safe while participating in this MNy Challenge. Learn more here.

Additionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic, please follow all relevant orders and guidance, including but not limited to mask and social distance requirements, gathering size restrictions, and trail or facility closures.

Leaderboard

Once you have connected your device, the activities you complete with that device will automatically be synced to your account and the challenge too. There are additional tools available to you at FitRankings.com that will allow you to add, edit or delete your activities and devices.

Note: if you are using Apple Health you must manually sync your activities from the iOS app.

If you are going to go for a walk remember to click start on your workout app! Only walks as workouts will be included, passive steps will not be included in the challenges.

If you are in need of help you may consult the FAQ's here or reach out to support@fitrankings.com at any time.

 

Fit Rankings - How To's

Learn how to register for the challenge and sync with your device in this video.

Learn about the leaderboard and fun ways to engage in this video

Use #runMNy to share your journey!

Questions?

How much does it cost?

There are two purchase options:  

$65 for the Drive to Spring Fitness Challenge which includes a Storm Creek® ¼ zip.

$100 for a Premium Drive to Spring Fitness Challenge registration that comes with exclusive swag, including both the Storm Creek® ¼ zip AND Storm Creek® wind jacket.

Rewards In Motion members receive a $10 off promo code that may be used for the Premium Drive to Spring Fitness Challenge and $5 off The Drive to Spring Fitness Challenge (codes expires Jan 14th). If you are a Rewards In Motion member, look for your code via email the week of December 7, 2020. 

If you’re not a Rewards In Motion member learn more and sign up here. If you sign up for Rewards In Motion between December 7, 2020 and January 14, 2021, please reach out to info@tcmevents.org for your discount code. 

When will I receive my Drive to Spring Fitness gear?

If you register by 11:59 p.m. on December 29, your gear will ship the week of January 18.

If you register by 11:59 p.m. on January 28, your gear will ship the week of February 15.

Registration is now closed.

I'm not based in the United States. Can I register for the Drive to Spring Fitness MNy Challenge?

If you have a mailing address in the United States or Canada where we can ship your gear you may participate fully in the Drive to Spring Fitness. If you don’t have a US or Canada mailing address, you may register for the challenge but will not receive gear. 

Where do I complete the challenges?

We encourage all participants to complete their challenges from their home and to follow proper social distancing guidelines as outlined by the state you live in.

Do I have to run?

No, we encourage you to run, walk, bike, skip, MOVE! For the challenges we’ll be accepting any form of fitness because the challenge is measured in minutes—that means yoga, CrossFit, skiing, any type of fitness can count.

Don’t forget to start your fitness app for walking, as passive walking/steps don't count.

I don't see my last workout on the leaderboard, what do I do?

First try clicking the “sync” button on the bottom of the leaderboard. If your workout is still not showing up please email support@fitrankings.com  

Do I have to register for each month?

No, the challenges run from January 1 – March 31, 2021, so you will not need to re-register each month. 

Registration for this challenge closed 1/28/21.

How do I track my progress?

You can connect and sync any fitness app (i.e., MapMyFitness) or wearable (i.e., Garmin watch) to FitRankings. Or you can manually input your minutes by clicking "add activity" on the results leaderboard below, or by going to your FitRankings profile at FitRankings.com/me. 

 

What if I don't use a fitness app or wearable fitness tracker?

If you don’t use a fitness app or wearable and would like to upload a workout manually, you can input your fitness activities on FitRankings by logging into your account at. Manually adding an activity is not available through the iOS FitRankings app.

1. Go to your profile.

2. Under the Manually Add An Activity subhead section, click the grey Add button.

What does “Walking (Passive)” workouts mean when they show up in my profile?

Passive walking are steps taken around the house, like walking from your couch to your refrigerator. In the spirit of deliberate fitness, passive walking is not counted toward this challenge. If you have a device that tracks passive walking you will see this data on your Fit Rankings personal profile page so participants who have personal daily step goals can still see this data even though it’s not counted toward the leaderboard for this challenge.

Is there swag/prizes associated with this?

Yes! Anyone who signs up, receives a Storm Creek® ¼ zip.

Participants who register for the Premium Drive to Spring Fitness Challenge will receive the bonus gift of a Storm Creek® wind jacket. 

Fun prize contests and drawings will be happening on the TCM MNy Challenge Facebook group page. These will all be fun contests and drawings that are non-performance based.

How do I join the Facebook group?

Log on to Facebook (must have account). Search for TCM MNy Challenges group. Click “join group” and you’ll be prompted to answer questions to gain exclusive access to the group. Access will be granted within 2 business days. 

Can the leaderboard be sorted by age group/or gender?

The live leaderboard cannot, but at the end of the challenge we’ll email out sorted results in an Excel file.

Can I use any of my race credits from TCM on this registration?

At this time credits can’t be used for challenges. Race credits are issued through Race Roster and can only be used for registration completed through their technology platform. The Challenges are developed and delivered via an alternative technology partner, FitRankings.

Will I get Rewards In Motion credit for registering for these challenges?

At this time we don’t have the capability to give credits (towards tier status) or points for these challenges. We are working with our technology partners to solve this problem and will retroactively give credit for 2021 MNy Challenge participation if we can implement a solution.