Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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1. What’s the duration of the 2017 edition of 100 Days of Running?
100 Days of Running will start on Sat, Apr 29th, 2017 and finish on Sun, Aug 6th, 2017.

2. How can I participate in the event?
To participate, please register yourself on the event Register Now page.

3. What is the last date to register for this event?
Last date to register for this event is Sun, Apr 23rd, 2017. No registrations will be allowed after that.

4. What is the entry fee for this event?
This is a FREE event. You are not required to pay anything. Just be part of this wonderful event with us, at no cost.

5. I registered on the website, but did not receive any confirmation email. What now?
Don’t worry. Confirmation emails will be sent every weekend to participants who registered before the weekend. All participants will receive an email with their login details before the event start.

6. Where do I need to run to take part in the event?
There is no restriction on where you can run. Indoor or outdoor, any place. On the road, on a treadmill, inside a park, as long as you run.

7. How much do I need to run daily as part of the event?
You are required to run at least 2 km everyday. You must pay close attention to your body and listen for any signs of problems, and stop if needed. There are no winners in this event for the maximum distance covered. Run a distance which you are comfortable with.

8. I am training for a marathon, should I do the 100 Days of Running event?
Short answer is, you can. If you are following a training plan, train as per that plan. On off days, or on days where you are advised to cross-train, just run the minimum 2km distance at a very easy pace. This would be like your recovery day.

9. What if I miss a day? Can I run twice the next day?
Missing a day would mean you miss that day, and it cannot be compensated by running twice the next day. Don’t stop your 100 days running streak if you do miss a day here or there due to an unavoidable situation, like injury, or travel. Of course, with injuries, you have to take precaution before restarting, and advice of doctor as necessary. At the end of the 100 days, we will provide you with an E-Certificate which will proudly display the number of days you ran!

10. Can I walk or cycle instead of running?
Short answer, no. This event is intended for runners, and though cycling and walking are both very healthy activities, those activities are not considered as part of this event.

11. How will my data be recorded?
You will be required to enter your daily data on this website (page under construction, will go live by event start date, Apr 29th). Your login details will be shared with you for entering the data. You will be required to submit your distance and time for the day’s run (and optionally, a link to the activity if recorded using an app or GPS device).

12. I use Strava/Endomondo/Runkeeper/etc apps or Garmin/TomTom. Can my data be automatically read?
No. We do not support the various apps that exist. Although a very good idea, but given that there is a very large variety of apps which people use, and a large set of runners who do not use any app or GPS device, we have decided not to support any apps.

13. How will you validate the data submitted by runners then?
Very good question, and the most asked one. We will not validate the manually submitted user data. The data entry system is based on trust. We trust the runners to truthfully enter the data in the system. There are no awards for running 100 days (at least till now, things may change if any sponsor jumps in, and then we would possibly be looking at validating the app based data for runners for any awards the sponsors decide to give). What people will achieve though is a tremendous sense of satisfaction of taking part in this challenge, and the health and lifestyle benefits which automatically come from their regular running.

14. When can I enter the data for a particular date. Same day? Next day, 10 days later?
Users must enter the run data for a specific day within a week of that date. This allowance is given to handle things like travel, etc, which might lead to delayed entry of data. No exceptions to this rule will be allowed. Obviously, participants will not be allowed to enter data for future dates đŸ™‚

15. How will I be able to see details of my recorded data?
The website will have a page set up where runners would be able to see the current status for all participants, like number of days run, total distance run, etc. Participants will also be able to view the event leaderboards displaying top runners as per number of days run and distance covered.

16. I entered a wrong data, how do I fix it?
You will be able to edit the data for the relevant date again, with the right information, within that 7 day window.