February 1st - 29th: VERTuary

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*STRAVA VIRTUAL CHALLENGE*

29 DAYS. HOW HIGH CAN YOU CLIMB?

In January, we showed you a few of our favorite vert-grabbing routes. Now, for the month of February, it's up to you to see how high you can go. 

We will be tracking total elevation gain through the month of February to see who can climb the highest, AND we'll have one bonus Strava segment, just for fun.

Awards for the top 5 highest climbers, plus folks who reach certain heights. More details below.

Join our Strava club to participate - https://www.strava.com/clubs/798967

Rules:

  • Participants must be members of the Mountain Running Company Strava club.
  • Only activities completed between February 1st and February 29th, 2024 will be considered.
  • All activities must be done on foot (run/hike/walk).
  • Only activities recorded on Strava will be considered. Activities must be posted within 24 hours of completion.
  • Elevation gain for the week will be recorded each Sunday evening based on weekly totals in the MRC Strava club.
    • Note, for February 1st-4th and February 26th-29th, we will track only those days and not the full weeks.
  • IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PRIZES/AWARDS AT THE END OF FEBRUARY, YOU MUST SEND AN EMAIL TO contact@mountainrunningcompany.com THAT INCLUDES:
    • Strava Name (if different from your name)
    • Total vertical feet climbed February 1-29th (broken down by week)
    • MRC location where you'd like to pick up your prizes

BONUS Strava Segment:

*This is not required (but it's a great way to grab 3K of gain)*

  • Curtis Creek Campground to Green Knob Summit
  • RULES:
    • The Bonus Segment is NOT required for participation in VERTuary, however, in order to be considered for prizes:
      • Activity MUST be posted within 24 hours of completion.
      • Title of activity MUST include "MRC CFC".
      • Participants MUST include a picture of themselves at the top of the segment and include it with their activity.

Awards:

  • TOP 5 HIGHEST CLIMBERS
    • 1st Place - Black Diamond Carbon FLZ Poles
    • 2nd Place - Black Diamond Distance LT 1500 Headlamp
    • 3rd Place - 90 Minute PT Session with Jeff Meadows of Antifragile Physical Therapy (in Asheville, NC)
    • 4th Place - Ultimate Direction Hydration Vest
    • 5th Place - MRC Branded Smartwool T-Shirt
  • 60,000 FEET CLUB
    • All participants who climb at least 60,000 feet over the course of the challenge.
  • EVEREST CLUB
    • All participants who climb at least the height of Mt. Everest (29,035 ft) over the course of the challenge.
    • Antifragile Physical Therapy will award 90 minute PT sessions to two randomly drawn participants who achieve Everest Club status. 
  • BONUS STRAVA SEGMENT AWARDS
    • KOM
    • QOM
    • Local Legends - Male and Female

 

Disclaimer: This is a virtual challenge designed as a fun opportunity to get out and get active, with some friendly competition built in. In choosing to join, participants assume all risk associated with this challenge, including but not limited to: injuries, falls, extreme weather, and fluctuating trail conditions. Mountain Running Company is not liable for any injuries or otherwise resulting from participation in this challenge. 

 

A HUGE Thank You to our VERT-uary Sponsors:

 

 

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