MNy Monthly Challenges: September Challenge

September: Back to S'cool

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Anywhere, these are virtual challenges. 

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The weather is mellowing and the kids are back to school (well, maybe), so challenge yourself to moving at least 26.2 minutes per day in September. Accumulate your 786 monthly minutes with perfect attendance or a little make-up work right before the homework’s due.

Challenge

Challenge yourself to moving at least 26.2 minutes per day in September. Accumulate your 786 monthly minutes with perfect attendance or a little make-up work right before the homework’s due. A single month challenge is $19 (plus processing fee).

Season Pass Swag

Those who register for the season pass for $105 (plus processing fee) will receive an exclusive swag kit that includes: socks, cold weather running headband, running gloves, sunglasses and sticker. Images of swag are below!

Results

We’ll be holding you accountable for each challenge by collecting live results, follow the leader board below. Workouts can be submitted manually or through syncing to any fitness app to the Fit Rankings app.​

Community

Join the Facebook group to join in the fun. The safe way to gather in the era of social distancing.

Badges

We’ve created virtual badges so you can display your accomplishments. Download on your own and email to friends, print off for your desk, or post to social media.​

Prizes

Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered to win a prize pack from PNC Bank including a high visibility running vest, running headlamp, and string backpack. You will also be entered to win an full head to toe outfitting from Brooks, including shoes. Summit will also be providing a prize pack that will be a surprise contest via the Facebook group.

MNy Monthly Socks

Socks

Crew style Fitsoks.
Sign up for all 4 months to receive this swag kit!
MNy Monthly Headband

Running Headband

BOCO cold weather running headband.
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MNy Monthly Gloves Top

Gloves (Top)

BOCO running gloves.
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MNY Monthly Gloves Inside

Gloves (Palm side)

BOCO running gloves.
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Knockaround sunglasses

Sunglasses

Knockaround sunglasses.
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Challenge

The weather is mellowing and the kids are back to school (well, maybe), so challenge yourself to moving at least 26.2 minutes per day in September. Accumulate your 786 monthly minutes with perfect attendance or a little make-up work right before the homework’s due.

Leader Board

This month submit the amount of time you worked out each day in minutes. 

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.

 

Badges

Click to download. Use for hanging up in your workspace, sending to friends, tape to your mirror at home, or share on social media.

Prizes

All registered participant will be entered to win a special prize from Brooks. Prizes will be announced later this month. The winner will be randomly drawn from all September participants at the end of the month.

For more fun prize contests join the Facebook group page. This month there will be prizes from Brooks, Summit and more!

Safety for Challenges

TOP COVID RELATED SAFETY TIPS  

  1. Don’t run if you feel sick    

  2. Follow all public health guidelines, including social distancing guidelines of staying 6ft from people not in your household  

  3. Don’t gather in large groups and avoid congregating in common areas    

  4. We discourage runners from unnecessary travel, especially those who are considered an at-risk group  

  5. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds   

  6. Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth  

  7. Wear a mask in public settings before and after your run   

  8. Prepare for limited access to public restrooms and water fountains  

  9. Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass   

  10. Alter your route or time of day you exercise if you find it too crowded to ensure appropriate social distancing  

TOP GENERAL SAFETY TIPS  

  1. Always follow all traffic and relevant instructions and ordinances for your method of movement —roads are NOT closed, so you must be responsible for your own safety and maintain situational awareness   

  2. If wearing headphones, keep volume down and only wear one ear bud.  Always stay alert and aware of what’s going on around you  

  3. Look and listen both ways before crossing   

  4. Write down or tell someone of your exercise route if you are leaving your home  

  5. Wear reflective material if you must work out before dawn or after dark   

  6. Carry identification or write your name, phone number, and blood type on the inside sole of your running shoe.  Include any medical information  

  7. Run against traffic, bike with traffic, and follow any other ordinances or instructions for your type of movement  

  8. Drink when you feel thirsty, bring plenty of fluids  

  9. Exercise before it gets too hot or on a less humid day   

  10. If you’re feeling hot, lightheaded, or dizzy during the workout slow your pace to prevent overheating  

Questions?

Where do I complete the challenges? 

We encourage all participants to complete their challenge via a route that starts from your home. We encourage all participants to follow proper social distancing guidelines as outlined by the state you live in. 

We discourage runners from unnecessary travel, especially those who are considered an at-risk group.  

How much does it cost?

There are two purchase options:  

$19 (plus processing fee) for an individual month (no swag included in this option)  

$105 (plus processing fee) for a 4-month season pass that comes with exclusive swag including a pair of specialty running sunglasses by Knockaround, a pair of BOCO running gloves with a matching cold weather running headband, crew style Fitsoks, and commemorative sticker. 

Rewards In Motion members receive a $10 off promo code that may be used for the season pass only (code expires Oct 1st). If you are a Rewards In Motion member, look for your code via email on August 17. 

If you’re not a Rewards In Motion member learn more and sign up here. If you sign up for Rewards In Motion after or on August 17 please reach out to info@tcmevents.org for your discount code. 

When will I get my swag?

Season pass participants (only) will receive their mailed swag at the end of October. Participants who sign up for the season pass in October will receive their mailed swag by the end of November. 

Do I have to run?

No, we encourage you to run, walk, bike, skip, MOVE! For the September and December challenge 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. For October and November the challenges will accept any type of fitness that moves across distance, like active walking, running, biking, Nordic skiing, or snow shoeing to name a few. 

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

I don't see my last work out on the leader board, what do I do?

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

Do I have to register for each month? 

Yes, each month is its own challenge. Alternatively, you may register for the full 2020 season (Sept-Dec) at once which includes exclusive swag for pass holders.  

Season pass holders only have to register once. Then at the start of each month, season pass holders will need to go to the TCM Oct – Dec month’s website and login on the leader board. Once logged into the challenge your work outs will be included toward that month’s challenge. 

 

How do I track my progress? 

You can either connect a wearable (i.e., Garmin) or free fitness app on your phone (i.e. MapMyFitness). Or you can manually input your mileage by clicking "add activity" on the results leader board 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 www.FitRankings.com. Manually adding an activity is not available through the iOS FitRankings app. 

1. Go to your profile. 

2. Select "manually add an activity" button. 

Is there swag/prizes associated with this?  And when will I get it? 

Participants who sign up for all 4 months in 2020 will receive a sticker, crew style Fitsoks, special running Knockaround sunglasses, and BOCO glove and cold weather running headband. There is no swag for those registering one month at a time. Season pass swag kits will be mailed out at the end of October if registered by October 1st. 

Fun prize contests will be happening on the Facebook group page. These will all be fun contests and drawings that are non-performance based and are available to individual month as well as season pass holders. 

How do I join the Facebook group? 

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

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.