Last week we shared with you the inspirational initiative led by RunKeeper created to celebrate and support the 118th anniversary of the Boston Marathon. The campaign challenges runners around the world to collectively log 118 million miles of activity (walking, running, cycling, hiking, etc.) using the RunKeeper activity-tracking app in order to raise money for those effected by the tragic events at last year’s Boston Marathon and to honor the race’s spirited history.
Runners and exercisers across the globe have logged nearly 26 million miles so far. (The campaign will run through April 21, 2014, the date of this year’s Boston Marathon.) But to help encourage even more runners and athletes of all types to rack up even more miles, RunKeeper has launched a contest of sorts, creating an opportunity for users of the app to win exciting prizes.
The 10 users who tag the most number of friends in an activity logged on Sunday March 23, 2014 will each be awarded with a special prize. The contest has officially been dubbed “Sunday RunDay” but as mentioned above, participants can track any type of distance-based activity with their friends (it just has to last 20 minutes or more) in order to be eligible.
Here’s how to participate: Register as a group leader before March 23. Invite your friends to join you for a fun outdoor activity. Have your entire group (including you!) track your outdoor adventure using the RunKeeper app. When you’re activity is over and you hit the “save activity” screen, tag all of your friends. Take a photo with your group and include it when saving your activity in RunKeeper. (This part is important because according to the contest’s official rules, pics or it didn’t happen.) Finally, save your activity and then wait for the winners to be announced on Wednesday, March 27.
Boston locals can join RunKeeper in real life on March 23 for a Sunday RunDay meet up, which has also been organized to rally more runners to log more #118Boston miles and participate in the Sunday RunDay giveaway. (For more details and information about where to meet and how to spread the word, click here.)