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Atlanta BeltLine Active Lifestyle Challenge

Get Active. Get Healthy. Get Rewarded!

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is getting Atlantans moving with its 2013 Active Lifestyle Challenge! We are creating, connecting and rewarding activity through this fun, inspiring challenge to engage the community in fitness activities along the Atlanta BeltLine and beyond.

Here’s how it works

The Atlanta BeltLine Active Lifestyle Challenge is an individual challenge that tracks and rewards your accomplishments over the course of the year via a point based system. Simply create a profile on the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series Community to track your accomplishments and redeem your points for a variety of exciting rewards. By accepting this challenge, you are pre-registering at a discounted rate for all four Atlanta BeltLine Running Series Races. Registration for this challenge will open in early January and will close February 28th – or until we reach our first 200 participants, whichever comes first. This challenge is perfect for both walkers and runners as the point system levels the playing field!

To earn points

Enter all four Atlanta BeltLine Running Series Races. Registration opens in January!

  • April 27th – Atlanta BeltLine Northside 5K
  • July 13th – Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K
  • September 29th – Atlanta BeltLine Southeast 8K
  • December 7th – Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K

Points Are Awarded:

  1. Based upon reduction in your body composition (BMI). For example, 50 points will be awarded for every % reduction.
  2. For each partner race you enter from the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series Community – but you must register for them via the Community. No other registration will count!
  3. By winning your individual challenge at each Atlanta BeltLine race and any partner races you enter.
  4. For participation in Atlanta BeltLine Run Clubs
    • You must register for the Run Clubs via the Community
    • The Run Club leader will check you in at each Run Club to award your points
  5. By becoming faster over the course of the year.
    • For every one minute reduction in your finishing time, 50 points will be awarded.
      For example:

      • If you finish the first race, which is a 5K, in 22:10, this will be equivalent to finishing the 10K in 44:20
      • You then finish the last race, which is a 10K, in 42:20; you will be awarded 100 points.
      • Your In-store, Active.com and race-day registration will not count, so be sure to register through the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series Community!

How will I be awarded?

  1. All participants will receive a unique Atlanta BeltLine Running Series apparel item
  2. All participants will be recognized at each Atlanta BeltLine Running Series event
  3. One grand prize winner will earn:
    • $500 in cash
    • Recognition as ‘The Atlanta BeltLine’s Most Active’ for 2013
    • Numerous gift cards to various establishments around Atlanta
    • Media announcement
    • Year-end party recognition

Rules:

  1. Anyone can enter, no age limits!
  2. Participant with the highest number of points earned wins
  3. In case of a tie, names will be entered into a drawing
  4. Must schedule body composition test with Dunk Truck prior to the April 27thrace
  5. Running Coaches can be identified if participants need help to improve speed, but that fee will be paid separately by participants
  6. Registration will open January 2013 and close on February 28, 2013
  7. Participants will be required to register for all four events up front. This is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  8. Final test must be scheduled either the day of the last race or within a week after the last race
  9. Final race is held on December 7, 2013

FAQs:

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[wptabtitle] How do I earn points?[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]You earn points by entering and completing events. Participation in a 10K (400 points) will carry a higher point value than a 5K (250 points).

  • You also earn points if you win your challenge. For example if you register for a 5K and set a goal of 23:30 you will be given a time range, such as 22:30-24:30, within which you must finish that race to earn the points
  • These points also vary depending upon the distance of the race
  • You earn points by participating in Atlanta BeltLine Run Clubs
  • You will also earn points based upon how much you reduce your body composition
  • You will earn points by becoming faster over the course of the year[/wptabcontent]

[wptabtitle] How can I view the point values associated with each event? [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]When you register for each event, you will see a point value associated with that event.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle] Where can I view my points?[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]Within your profile you can view points by clicking the “points” link.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle] How do I create my profile? [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]Simply go to the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series Community and select “Register,” if you don’t already have a profile. From there you can view upcoming events, and check your points.

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[wptabtitle] How do I challenge myself? [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]Upon registering for races you will have the ability to create a challenge by estimating a finishing time for yourself. You will notice a time range appear as this is the time that you must complete the race in order to win the challenge. If you win the challenge, you earn additional points.

 

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[wptabtitle] How do I know if I won my challenge? [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]After the race is completed your results will get loaded into your profile. You will need to log back into the community and select points. You will see that race listed along with a point value. Click on the point value and you will see if you won or lost your challenge.

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[wptabtitle] How do I know if I reduced my finishing time? [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]The first race you will enter is a 5K and your finishing time is 22:10. The last race in the year is a 10K. So using your first race finishing time of 22:10, we will multiply it by 2 for the equivalent of a 10K result, giving you an estimated finishing time of 44:20. If you finish the 10K in 41:10 you will have reduced your time by 3 minutes and 10 seconds which equals 150 points. The points are based upon every 1 minute reduction. [/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle] How do I get credit for attending Atlanta BeltLine Run Clubs? [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]You must register for each Atlanta BeltLine Run Club via the Community. You must check in with the Run Club leader to get credit for attendance and you must run. Just showing up does not count towards credit.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle] How can I engage a coach to help me improve my speed?[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]You can contact Sherry with Divas Run at sher@divasrun.com. [/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle] How does the winner get picked? [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]The winner is based upon the highest point total. In case of a tie a drawing will be held.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle] What are the point values?[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]

  • 5K = 250
  • 10K = 400
  • 5K challenge = 50 points
  • 10K challenge = 100 points
  • Body Composition Reduction = 50 points for every percent reduction
  • Reduction in race time = 50 points for every minute
  • Atlanta BeltLine Run Club Attendance = 50 points per Run Club.

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[wptabtitle]How do I go about setting up my Body Composition test and getting credit? [/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] TBD.[/wptabcontent]

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Questions:

If you have additional questions, please contact Atlanta BeltLine Running Series Race Director Dan Popovic at popovic@mindspring.com.