April Online Marathon

“HOME MARATHON IN SUPPORT OF WHITE-BLOUSE ANGELS TO WIN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC”

To join "Home Marathon", click here.

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April Online Marathon

 

Introduction

The war against the COVID-19 pandemic is entering its toughest days, when doctors, medical staff have become patients and hospitals - points of outbreaks. That's what is happening with many front-line hospitals fighting the virus nationwide.

At the front-line hospitals, health workers have to wear a tight protective suit, which makes it difficult to go to the toilet or drink water. They are also mentally tired with long working shifts. At the same time, this "front" fighting the pandemic is lacking many equipment and personal items to ensure safety and health for medical staff and patients. Everybody is striving to race against the development of the pandemic.

On the other hand, in order to prevent the virus spread to the community, at this critical period of Vietnam's battle, the Prime Minister has declared the epidemic nationwide and asked people to refrain from moving around for at least 15 days to avoid infection.

In order to support and honor the doctors at more than 20 front-line hospitals fighting the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide, and to encourage the spirit of Vietnamese running lovers to strictly comply with the government's request, VPBank Hanoi Marathon ASEAN 2020 launches this race: “Home Marathon in Support of White-Blouse Angels to Win the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

The biggest challenge of this first ever online race is that each participant needs to complete the distance of his/her choice at home or near the house within the race's time limit, complying with the government's instruction on staying home.

The competition has three basic objectives:

  • Responding to the government's call on "staying at home and keeping social distancing" to prevent the epidemic from spreading;
  • Promote sports training at home to reduce boredom, strengthen physical strength and immunity while the pandemic is becoming increasingly complex.
  • Providing financial support, expressing respect and encouragement, and at the same time helping relieve the pressure so that doctors at front-line hospitals fighting the virus can gain confidence along with their patients to win the pandemic.

The Race Organizing Committee (ROC) pledges that all the proceeds from this event will be transferred to some of the front-line hospitals fighting the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide.

 

1. General provisions

The fee to join the online race is VND 500,000/person. Each participant will choose for themselves one of the four challenging distances: 5 km, 10 km, 21 km or 42 km.

Participants will have to complete the registered distance in just one run at home or in the area around the house, ensuring the compliance with the government's safety requirements for epidemic prevention.

Participants can run multiple times within the time limit of the race and pick the highest achievement for a prize contest.

Running speed (average pace): From 3:20 minutes/km to 12:00 minutes/km.

Running time: from April 8, 2020 to April 22, 2020.

Registration time: from April 2 to through April 20, 2020.

 

2. Participants' benefits

- Receiving via email a code free of charge to register for the VPBank Hanoi Marathon ASEAN 2020 which is due on October 18, 2020, for a distance of his/her choice.

- Receiving a certificate on completing the race distance and joining the “Home Marathon in Support of White-Blouse Angels to Win the COVID-19 Pandemic” challenge.

- Securing the opportunity to get awards of the race.

- Participants who complete the race and achieved a result have the opportunity to receive lucky gifts from the program sponsors such as: Synnex FPT Distribution Company Limited, An Tien Technology and Investment Company Limited and Xtep. The prizes include Garmin running watches Instinct Tactical, Forerunner 45, vivoactive 3 Music and vivoactive 3 Element; Xtep specialized running shoes and Xtep professional running outfits.

 

3. How to participate

3.1. Install and connect account: All participants must complete the Account Connection step before running. Please read carefully and follow the three following steps:

Step 1. Instructions on creating an account on Strava (if not available)

Step 2. Instructions on creating an account on 84RACE (mandatory):

There are three ways to create an account, using Facebook, Google (Gmail). Each method will create a separate account. Therefore, we need to pay attention to use one way to register and login 84RACE, with Gmail the most preferable. After watching this instruction, please access 84race.com to perform the move. 

After watching this instruction, please access the following link at 84race.com to complete the step.

Step 3. Instructions on connecting your Strava account with 84RACE:

The above installation needs to be done just once. Then, when you use Strava to record the activity, the 84RACE system automatically receives the track log from Strava. For this race, we encourage you to use the sports watches with motion sensors, such as Garmin, Polar, Suunto ... and connect with Strava.

3.2. Sign up for the challenge:

For a fee of just VND 500,000, you can participate in your own challenge and contribute directly to the program “Home Marathon in Support of White-Blouse Angels to Win the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

To join the April Online Marathon, click here.

 

4. Awards

4.1. Criteria for determining the awards:

- Track log must have information about heart rate, cadence (foot rate).

- Track log must ensure to meet the race's general rules.

- Ranking order: Track log with the fastest completion time and the smallest running radius.

4.2. Prize structure: ROC will award the First, the Second and the Third prize for both Men and Women at each distance.

4.3. Prize:

April Online Marathon

* 42-km distance:

First Prize: 1 Garmin watch and 1 set of training gear, including a pair of Xtep running shoes and 1 set of running outfit (shorts and shirt).

Second Prize: 1 set of Xtep running outfit (shorts and shirt).

Third Prize: 1 Xtep professional running shirt and a Xtep cap.

April Online Marathon

* 21-km distance:

First Prize: 1 Garmin watch and a pair of Xtep running shoes.

Second Prize: 1 set of Xtep running outfit.

Third Prize: 1 professional running shirt.

April Online Marathon

* 10-km distance:

First Prize: 1 set of Xtep training gear including a pair of running shoes and 1 professional running shirt.

Second Prize: a pair of Xtep running outfit.

Third Prize: 1 professional running shirt.

April Online Marathon

* 5-km distance:

First Prize: 1 Xtep running outfit.

Second Prize: a pair of Xtep running shorts and a Xtep cap.

Third Prize: 1 Xtep cap.

Note: Within seven days from the end of the race, participants joining to conquer the challenge should access the 84RACE account, go to the personal page/challenge management/challenge “Home Marathon in Support of White-Blouse Angels to Win the COVID-19 Pandemic” to conduct the lucky draw. The prizes will be awarded to the two luckiest participants, each to get a Garmin watch (excluding First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize winners). After this period the gifts will be annulled.  

To join the April Online Marathon, click here.

 

02.04.2020

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