VIRTUAL RUN - MELISSA’S ROAD RACE
You’re invited to the Virtual Melissa’s Road Race taking place from September 1st to October 9th, 2023. Run by yourself or with friends and family - you can run whenever, wherever - run on a treadmill, around your neighborhood or any course of your choosing. This is your opportunity to have a run goal, stay healthy and receive all the amazing race day goodies. You will have your own finish line, but you won’t be alone! You will be connected together with the spirit of Melissa’s and Banff National Park.
WHAT YOU GET:
Famous Melissa’s Technical Long Sleeve Running Shirt (with artwork from renowned local artist)
Special Edition Finisher’s Medal
Virtual Beer Gardens!
Motivation to stay on track, stay healthy and complete your goal
Personalized Souvenir Race Bib!
Personalized Finisher’s Certificate
Chance to win great Draw Prizes
Social Media Contests and Photo Ops
Event Updates with Training Tips, Articles and more
Choose from the 3 Distances that the event offers (5K, 10K, or Half Marathon)
HOW IT WORKS:
Register for the Melissa’s Road Race Virtual Run - HERE
Train for your goal distance!
Complete your run between the virtual event window of September1st and October 9th, 2023. Your distance can be completed at any time during this period. You can run on a course of your choice whether it is on the road, trails, track, treadmill, or wherever you want (please abide by local health authority and traffic guidelines).
SOCIAL MEDIA / PHOTO CONTEST:
Take pictures of your experience! Coordinate with friends and family to take some great pics of you in action! Submit these pictures to win some amazing prizes! Each Virtual Participant can submit up to 3 pictures (each picture will be entered in the draw).
We love seeing pictures of you and where you are completing your Virtual Event – local landmarks, signs, beautiful backdrops, you getting ready for your race, you in action, family and friends cheering, you crossing the Finish Line! This is where you can submit your photos:
and/or tag Facebook: @melissasroadrace
Not on Social Media? E-mail up to 3 pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUVENIR RACE BIB:
We have created an Official Souvenir Race Bib for your Virtual Event! It is optional for you to wear the bib but it is a lot fun and great for the pictures (those wearing bibs will get extra chances to win prizes!). We recommend you download the bib and place it in a waterproof sleeve. The downloadable race bib is available HERE.
RECORDING YOUR VIRTUAL RUN
To record your Virtual Run, it is best to have a GPS watch/tracking device (i.e. Garmin, FitBit, Apple Watch, smart phone, etc.), to record and save your result. Uploading your results is very simple – you will manually enter your finish time and also include a picture/screenshot or image of the result from your device/software. Directions on this can be found in the “HOW TO SUBMIT A VIRTUAL RESULT” section below. Don’t forget to charge your device before you start!
If you do not have a GPS device or would like to try out the free app, you can record your virtual run on your phone through ASICS Runkeeper™. Follow these easy steps for your choice of how to record your virtual run or walk:
ASICS RUNKEEPER TRACKING STEPS (OPTIONAL)
1. Download the ASICS Runkeeper™ app to your phone and create an account or scroll down to log into an existing account
2. You will be sent a specific link, then click "Start Virtual Run" button to add the 2023 Melissa's Road Race Virtual Event to your in-app virtual events
3. To record your run, simply click the flag icon in your app, select the 2023 Melissa's Road Race Virtual Event and follow prompts to start recording. Once you have completed your virtual run in the app, save your workout and it will automatically post to the Race Roster results. (This step must be followed from your mobile device)
More detailed end-to-end instructions (with images) for using the ASICS Runkeeper™ app to track your virtual event are linked HERE
Steps to connect your FitBit, Garmin, or Apple Watch to the Runkeeper™ app are linked HERE
UPLOAD YOUR RESULTS!
When you complete your event, you will manually upload your results through Race Roster in your distance/event - please see the “HOW TO SUBMIT A VIRTUAL RESULT” section below. It is a very easy process but remember, you will need a photo verification of your GPS device/watch showing your final time. You will upload this photo when you enter your final time for your Virtual Event (please note that this is not a photo for the social media/photo contest). Results must be submitted by October 10th, 2023 to the Results Page.
Once you have entered your results and verification photo, you can view your results at any time on the Results Page. Results can be viewed throughout the virtual event period but will not be Official until after October 11th.
Your Finisher’s Certificate will be available for download after the Official Results become available (October 11th) by clicking on your name on the Results Page.
Once you have completed your Virtual Event, we will send you instructions on how you will receive your official race swag including the Official Race Running Tech Shirt, Finisher’s Medal and other event merchandise you have purchased.
In addition to the Social Media / Photo Contest, we will have some fun contests that all Virtual Participants will be eligible for. Keep a watch out on the social media pages and athlete update newsletters. All Prize Winners will be announced after the completion of the Virtual Event Window (the week of October 18th).
HOW TO SUBMIT A VIRTUAL RESULT
Step 1: Go to the Results Page
Step 2: From the results page, click the “Submit a virtual result” button.
Step 3: Sign In to your Race Roster account.
Confirm registration by entering your Confirmation number (found in your Event Confirmation e-mail that you received upon registration) and Last name.
Step 4: Add your results
Select the race that you have completed from the drop down bar
Enter your “Overall Finish Time” in the box provided
Step 5: Screenshot / Picture
After you have entered your times, please upload an image of your GPS device/watch/treadmill, etc with your final time (Screenshot: Accepted file types are .jpg, .png, .gif. Max file size 32MB).
Step 6: Submit results
Click “Submit Results” button
Step 7: Results
You will be taken to the Results Page where you can now see your results for your race event
Click on your name for results detail or to edit or delete your results
This is where you can also download your Finisher’s Certificate once the Virtual Event Window closes (after October 10th)
You are all set! Your results are now recorded
Questions? Any issues or questions regarding your TIMES or RESULTS?
Please email: email@example.com