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HDOR Freedom Run 20192019-08-16T13:50:20+05:30

About the Event

India's First Virtual Race

Aug 10th to Aug 15th

Take part in this very unique concept event where participants will race against each other on a virtual platform. Select the distance you want to race at this event. Pick a place or route where you want to run. And finally, decide your run start time. This event is your true freedom run!

You can choose the day you want to do the race attempt, starting from Sat Aug 10th to Thu Aug 15th. You can also attempt the selected distance more than once to try to improve on your performance if you are not satisfied with your earlier attempts.

Event Concept

Race Categories

Race against competitors from across the country in this exciting new format. Starting from the 5 km race, all the way up to the 73 km Freedom Ultra. Prizes for top 3 finishers of each distance and age category.

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5 KM RUN

Race against other 5 KM participants from across India

You can also register for multiple distance races and run anytime between Aug 10th and Aug 16th

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10 KM RUN

Race against other 10 KM participants from across India

You can also register for multiple distance races and run anytime between Aug 10th and Aug 16th

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HALF MARATHON

Race against other Half Marathon participants from across India

You can also register for multiple distance races and run anytime between Aug 10th and Aug 16th

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MARATHON

Race against other Marathon participants from across India

You can also register for multiple distance races and run anytime between Aug 10th and Aug 16th

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73 KM FREEDOM ULTRA

Race against other Freedom Ultra participants from across India

You can also register for multiple distance races and run anytime between Aug 10th and Aug 16th

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Prizes & Awards

Race Age Category**Prize*
5K Run10 - 17 yearsRs 2000 reimbursement for top 3 finishers each (men/women)
18 - 29 years- do -
30 - 39 years- do -
40 - 49 years- do -
50 - 59 years- do -
60 years & above- do -
10K Run13 - 17 yearsRs 2000 reimbursement for top 3 finishers each (men/women)
18 - 29 years- do -
30 - 39 years- do -
40 - 49 years- do -
50 - 59 years- do -
60 years & above- do -
Half Marathon18 - 29 yearsRs 2000 reimbursement for top 3 finishers each (men/women)
30 - 39 years- do -
40 - 49 years- do -
50 - 59 years- do -
60 years & above- do -
Marathon18 - 29 yearsRs 2000 reimbursement for top 3 finishers each (men/women)
30 - 39 years- do -
40 - 49 years- do -
50 - 59 years- do -
60 years & above- do -
73 km Freedom Run18 - 29 yearsRs 2000 reimbursement for top 3 finishers each (men/women)
30 - 39 years- do -
40 - 49 years- do -
50 - 59 years- do -
60 years & above- do -

* Winners will be reimbursed entry fees to any running event of their choice. The event for which a winner can request reimbursement of registration fees must be a running event only. Reimbursement is subject to a maximum of Rs 2000/- on sharing invoice/receipt confirming the payment for the registered event. Participant must register for the event for which reimbursement is being requested and apply for the reimbursement latest by Aug 15th, 2020.

** Age as on Aug 15th, 2019.

Only Indian residents are eligible for the the above listed awards on sharing a valid residence proof and identification documents as per this list, and proof of age.

Finisher Medal

All participants who finish the race as per the event timelines and rules will receive a beautiful medal designed specially for this special occasion and for this very special race, India’s first virtual race. Make this very memorable medal yours and cherish forever. This is going to be historic, really!

Event Rules

  1. Event registrations will start on Fri Jul 4th and end on Wed Aug 14th, 2019 at 5:00 pm.
  2. Participants may register for a single distance event or multiple events. For example a participant may register for 5 km and half marathon races.
  3. The HDOR Freedom Run event starts on Sat Aug 10th, 2019 and ends on Thu Aug 15th, 2019. Participants may complete runs for their registered distance between the event duration.
  4. Participants must run using a supported GPS running app (refer to supported apps article for details), or a GPS watch.
  5. Participants need to login to the HDOR website with their login details (no new accounts will be created for pre-existing HDOR participants registering for Freedom Run, they can use their existing HDOR accounts for data submission if they registered for the Freedom Run with the same email credentials as their HDOR account).
  6. Participants must submit their run details either manually by providing their public GPS activity link details for the run, or connect their HDOR account with Strava if their run details are available on their Strava account. No data will be accepted without activity link.
  7. All submitted runs must be a single recorded GPS activity. Multiple activities are not allowed to be combined into one activity.
  8. Run data must be submitted using a running app activity link which meets the submission requirements. See list of supported apps under the “Apps” section.
  9. Participants are free to attempt the same distance multiple times between the event duration. The best recorded time will be considered.
  10. Participants must ensure that they run the minimum distance for the registered event distance. For example, for running 5km, participants must have at least 5 km recorded as part of their activity link. It is advisable to run a little extra (0.5 km for 5 km run to up to a km for 73 km Freedom Ultra) to ensure that the distance your app or device saves is the minimum required for event completion (apps occasionally reduce distance when saving, or when exporting data from one app to another, example from Garmin Connect app to Strava). Your final recorded distance as per GPS data must be between the limits mentioned in the below table to be accepted.
    EventMinimum DistanceMaximum DistanceExtrapolated Distance
    5K Run4.9 km5.5 km5 km
    10K Run9.9 km10.5 km10 km
    Half Marathon20.75 km22 km21.097 km
    Marathon41.5 km43 km42.195 km
    73K Freedom Ultra72 kmNo limit73 km
    For all participants, we will extrapolate the recorded distance to the actual race distance (reduce/increase the finish time proportionally to make it equivalent to the event distance).
  11. Your race results will be available on our website within 24 hours of your run data submission or post availability in your Strava account if you have connected your HDOR account to Strava.
  12. Any runs reported of distance less that the registered distance will not be considered. Event organizers will not be responsible for any GPS app or device issues for the participants device.
  13. All runs are to be done as per a person’s own capability without the use of any other vehicle or aid which may help with their finish times, just like in any physical event.
  14. Participants will be completely responsible for their well being and safety during the run. They must make sure they are running in a safe environment and take all precautions to avoid and risk to self on roads/parks or other premises where they plan to run, and will need to arrange their own hydration/nutrition on route.
  15. All winners will be required to provide their original GPS activity link if not run using a phone app. Example, a top-3 finisher running using a Garmin watch would be required to submit Garmin GPS activity link with the organizing team for proof also. The team may reject the entries if they notice any inconsistencies between the submitted link and the original GPS link.
  16. Event organizers can reject any entry which has suspect GPS data (straight line outside normal run route, unrealistic high pace like sub 3 min/km pace at any time during run, etc)
  17. Event organizers have the right to take any decisions for disqualifying a participant if the participant is considered to have taken any external help in running the distance (like using a cycle or any other vehicle) or cheated in any way.

Registration Charges

You can register for any race category, or even multiple race categories which you can run on same or different days during the event duration starting Aug 10th and ending Aug 15th, 2019.

Individual Registration

INR149/349*
  • * Finisher medal at INR 349

Group Registration

INR149/349*
  • * Finisher medal at INR 349

Domestic Applicants (applicants residing in India)

Applicable dates Fee (no finisher medal)* Fee (with finisher medal)*
Early bird (till Jul 21st, 2019) INR 99 INR 299
Regular price (Jul 22nd, 2019 onwards) INR 149 INR 349

* Exclusive of all applicable taxes and processing charges

# GST No. 07AADCG9813F1ZM and CIN No U72200DL2010PTC207844

Any cancellations and refunds can be requested latest by Aug 10th, 2019. No cancellation/refund request will be accepted post Aug 10th.

Supported Apps

Below are the supported running apps which may be used by participants to record data for HDOR Freedom Run. Race data can only be submitted and will be accepted if it meets the requirements mentioned below.

App Notes
Strava Has elapsed time and moving time. Only elapsed time submission will be accepted. Auto-import will import data as per elapsed time.
Runkeeper Accepted only if no pause/resume is used throughout the run (activity link shows details of pause if it was used)
Garmin Connect Has elapsed time and moving time. Only elapsed time submission will be accepted.
TomTom My Sports Submit only active time data

Example of Strava activity details showing moving and elapsed time

To summarize, you may submit your race data using any of the above apps, but use of “Pause” would not be acceptable during the run when the app does now show moving time and elapsed time separately. If “Pause” is used (participant stopped the app from data recording while resting), the entry will be rejected.

Endomondo app data is not acceptable since it does not have display details for moving and elapsed time or activity pause.

Runtastic app data is not acceptable since Runtastic has recently disabled sharing activity links.

Any other app data will also be considered ONLY IF it clearly has both elapsed and moving time in the run data details and participant submits elapsed time data.

Data Submission

You can submit data for HDOR Freedom Run via any of the below methods:

  1. Using HDOR website on a computer
  2. Using HDOR website on mobile
  3. Using HDOR app (android only)
  4. Connect HDOR account to Strava for automatic run data import

Data submission using HDOR website on a computer

Go to website and click on the Sign In link in the menu and enter your login details to login to the HDOR website.

Once logged it, you will see your dashboard which shows your “Last 10 Days Runs” section with a “+ Run” button. Click on it to open a form to submit run details.

Enter all details and click Submit button to submit your run.

Data submission using HDOR website on mobile

The process is very similar to the process listed above, except that you are doing it on a mobile. The menu on the mobile looks different than on a computer and is accessed by clicking on the small icon on top right showing three horizontal lines. You will see the link for Sign In in the menu and then able to submit your run similarly.

Data submission using HDOR mobile app

Download the HDOR android mobile app from the Play Store and install it.

Open the app and login using your provided credentials. Click on the “+” button at the bottom to submit data.

Automatic data import from Strava using App Connect

This is one of the simplest ways to ensure that the HDOR platform automatically imports your run data if its there on your Strava account. Just follow the process mention in the Connect to Strava article and runs will start getting imported soon.

Important Note

Even if your run is submitted and visible in your HDOR dashboard, it may not be visible on the HDOR Freedom Run Reports and Leaderboards in case you ran the distance which does not meet the distance rules. For example, for the 5K event, you need to run between 4.9km and 5.5 km. If you ran less or more, our system will not display such run data in reports since they do not meet the distance rules. If you ran more distance that the recommended distance, on Strava you can crop the same to make sure its within the distance limits and submit that manually by deleting your older submitted/imported entry from the HDOR data and resubmitting the modified run link.

Important Dates

Activity Date
Event run window Aug 10th – Aug 15th
Registrations close Aug 14th, 9 pm
Last run data submission Aug 16th
Final results published Aug 22nd
Online certificate available for download Aug 27th
Finisher medal dispatched Sep 5th