FAQ

HOW CAN I JOIN THE VIRTUAL RUN?

You should register through our online registration system to participate in the race. Since the race results will be measured with the Strava application, you must specify your Strava username during registration, and make sure that your profile is seen by public. You can find detailed information about the application here.

DOES ANY REGISTRATION FEE EXIST?

Run For Life has been carried out with the support of Medicana health institution to explain the importance of organ donation for five years. As in the previous years, participation in the race is free this year.

ON WHAT DATES I CAN RACE?

Online registrations will be open between the dates of 19-30 October.

ON WHAT DATES I CAN RACE?

Run For Life event will be held between 30 October 00:00 and 1 November 23:59.

WHERE WILL THE COMPETITION BE HELD?

Run For Life will be held virtually all over the world this year. You can join the race by creating your own track from wherever you want.

HOW WILL MY RESULT BE MEASURED?

Race results will be measured through the Strava application. Before registering, download the app and create your account. Your username will be required for registration. Remember that your profile must be seen by public. You can also participate in the race with GPS-enabled smart watches that are integrated with Strava.

HOW TO MEASURE TIME?

While measuring time, the difference between start and end time of the run is counted (Elapsed Time). Your break time or any other loss of time during the run will be counted within the race time.

ON WHAT TRACKS I CAN RUN?

The race consists of running a distance of 5 km in a virtual environment. There is no fixed track and time. All competitors create their own tracks. In order for the race track to be considered valid, the average slope must be zero or more, negative slope, i.e distance, the athletes competing on the tracks, most of which are run downhill, will not be included in the classification. While making this calculation, the difference in altitude between the start and end point will be taken into account. Apart from this, there may be ups and downs on the track so that the starting point will not be higher than the end point, or the track may be straight.

WHAT ARE THE AWARDS?

An online participation certificate and digital medal will be given to all who complete the race. Athletes who rank in the general classification will win the Medicana Check-Up package. The winners of the age groups and paralympic category will be given a cup/plaque.

WHICH CATEGORIES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE RACE?

There are female (general), male (general), female (paralympic), male (paralympic) and age categories in the race. Age categories are given in the table below.

Date Description
30 October               00:00 (12 AM) Race Starts
1 November             23:59 (11:59PM) Race Ends
2 November             17:00 (5 PM) Announcement of Provisional Results
3 November             17:00 (5 PM) Evaluation of Results
4 November             17:00 (5PM) Announcement of Final Results
5 November             12:30 (12:30 PM) Online Award Ceremony
WHICH RUNNING APPLICATION SHOULD I USE?

Strava application will be used during competition. You can find detailed information about the application here.

CAN I RUN WITH SMART WATCHES WITH GPS FEATURE?

Yes, you can race with GPS-enabled smart watches that have an integration with Strava. Do not forget to synchronize your Strava account with your watch after completing the race.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER I FINISH THE RACE?

In your Strava account, you should create the activity with “Run For Life” heading. Make sure that you have an active Internet connection on your phone. If you ran with GPS watches, you should synchronize your Strava account with your watch.

You can find detailed information about the use of Strava here (on the application user guide).

HOW AND WHERE WILL THE RESULTS BE ANNOUNCED?

Results of the race will be generated from the Strava profile you provided during registration. Make sure your profile is public. Results will be announced periodically on the results page of our website.

HOW CAN I GET THE RACE KIT?

Run For Life is taking place this year with the virtual run, but our kits are real. The first 1000 registered athletes can buy the race kit from the location they choose.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM INJURED BEFORE OR DURING THE RACE?

Health comes first! If you encounter such a situation, our recommendation for you would be to quit the race. If the problem continues, you can consult your doctor.

WILL I HAVE A PHOTO IN THE RACE?

Photos are our biggest motivation. If you send your photos about the race to medya@runforlife.com.tr, we will be proud to display them in our running gallery.

Also, if you want to have a professional running photo, you should contact to Cenk Ordu. Stay tuned to find out where professional running photographer Cenk Ordu will shoot.

CAN I JOIN THE RACE BY WALK?

It is possible to participate in the competition on foot as long as you complete the 5 km distance during the race.

HOW SHOULD I FEED BEFORE RUN?

During run, our body spends more energy than normal. Therefore, it is important that our energy stores are full first. At least two hours before the activity, you should stop carb-loading. You can meet your fluid needs until you start running.

CAN ANYONE ELSE RUN ON MY BEHALF?

No, the Run For Life is a personal race, it is not possible for someone else to run on your behalf.

HOW WILL THE CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS BE SENT?

Race certificates will be submitted online. If you rank in the race, the awards will be sent to your addresses through courier.

CAN I JOIN THE RACE BY BIKE OR SKATE?

Run For Life is a race designed specifically for running. It is not possible to participate in the competition with any external tool/method.

HOW CAN I ACCESS THE RACING RULES AND USER AGREEMENT?

You can access the racing rules from here and the user agreement here.

HOW CAN I CHECK MY REGISTRATION FOR THE RACE?

You will receive an e-mail when you register for the race. You can also check your registration by entering your e-mail address on the registration query page.

SHOULD I LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE I AM RUNNING?

Of course, music motivates many runners. You can find the music lists we have prepared for you here.

CAN I RUN ON THE TREADMILL?

No, Run For Life is an outdoor race. It is not possible to measure the distance with GPS when you run on the treadmill.