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Welcome to the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Virtual Marathon - a 42.2k virtual running challenge that you can run your own way for a chance to win entry to the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon.
The aim of the challenge is to complete the distance of a full Marathon before the 31st May in as many runs as you feel comfortable and in return you'll receive a 20% discount voucher for the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon. That's not all - everyone who completes the distance will also be entered into a draw to win free entry to the race.
We want you to stay safe, stay healthy and most importantly stay home so to complete this challenge we'll be adding up the total amount of kilometers run during the challenge period ending on the 31st May.
This is your challenge and you can choose to do it your way be it a kilometre a day, a series of 5km runs or even a full marathon, the choice is yours, all we ask is that you work your way towards the 42.2km goal before the 31st May.
How to Participate
1. Register for the event
2. Connect either your Strava Account or your Fitbit account to inphota at https://www.inphota.com/profile/social/
Please note that we also accept manual result submissions as long as they are accompanied by a screenshot from your activity tracker or a picture of your device to validate the entry.
3. Begin running
How to log a time
Once you've registered and connected your chosen device, every time you complete a run it will be added to the leaderboard, you don't need to submit results every time you run. Simply record your run as you normally would and it'll be shared with us once you save it.
This is a challenge that you can 'Run your own way' so runs can be completed either in your home, garden or on a treadmill or if the local laws allow in your neighborhood whilst maintaining social distance protocols. We recommend that if running indoors you check your device settings to run with GPS turned off or on an indoor running setting to record distance accurately.
The women's Virtual ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon
Prizes & rewards
By completing the event all participants will receive a 20% discount voucher on their registration fee for the next edition of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon and will be entered into the draw to win a free race entry.
To claim these rewards please register for the event and use the points you receive for completion to redeem the reward you'd like to receive.
Race Package Competition
To be eligible for rewards you must opt in at inphota.com/rewards before attempting the challenge.
Submission of manual activities
The inphota platform allows submission of activities through many different means - Strava, Garmin, Fitbit - but we understand that sometimes it is preferable to submit the data in another way. To facilitate this we have produced a manual submission form which you can enter details of the activities for the contests that you have registered for.
To access the manual submission form you must be logged into the inphota account that registered for the contest, and have the details to hand. If you registered for the event using guest checkout then it is not possible to use the manual submission form.
Take advantage of quick registration
Quick registration will automatically add an item to your basket with the details that are listed against your inphota profile. This means that to make the most of quick registration you need to ensure that your profile is complete and up-to-date.
Don't worry, you can stil register without completing your profile, in the same way as you would family and friends.
We will be introducing inspire rewards points for a complete profile soon, watch this space!
This contest is restricted by age, or gender
Unfortunately this contest is restricted by age or gender, and the details in your profile do not fit within the restrictions laid out by the organiser. For this reason quick registration is not available.
However, you can still register for this contest through the usual means, and by filling out the details of the person that you want to register!
What is quick registration?
inphota members get access to our quick registration system, which allows you to join an event at the click of a button!
How do I use quick registration?
To use quick registration you just need to register for an inphota account, and complete your profile. It's quick and easy, and allows you to enter an event with just the click of a button!
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What are time challenges?
Time challenges provide a way to register for and complete a real-world course at a convenient time. By pairing your Strava account you can record your time over the selected course using a mobile phone or connected wearable device. Once the activity has been completed you will be added to the leaderboard and will have the opportunity to attempt the course as many times as you like during the event dates to improve your position.
What are challenges?
Similar to time challenges, inphota challenges allow for completion of an activity without the need for a real-world course, or a pre-arranged gathering. By pairing your Fitbit account you can record your activity when convenient, and it will be counted towards the challenge that you register for. You have the opportunity to attempt the challenge as many times as you like during the challenge period to improve your position.
Prizes and rewards will be fulfilled upon completion of the challenge.
When will I appear?
Our leaderboards for this challenge show the best efforts by people who have registered for this contest, and completed a qualifying activity using their wearable device. For time challenges this must be a device which uploads to Strava, otherwise a Fitbit device.
To be considered for the leaderboard you have to follow several steps:
- Sign up for the contest that you're interested in
- Connect your Fitbit or Strava account to your inphota account so that we know when you attempt the challenge
- Complete a qualifying activity (as many time as you like!)
- Upload your workout
That's it! Just use your Fitbit or Strava account as you normally would, and we will automatically download the activity and put you on the leaderboard. Please note that this process can take up to an hour after you complete the upload.
If you're having problems, or you've done an effort that isn't appearing after this time, then please get in touch with our in-site chat system.