Frequently Asked Questions

What is a virtual race?

A Virtual Challenge is an athletic event you can complete anytime, anywhere. As a multi-month event, you’ll need to do multiple workouts which can be done at a schedule most convenient for you. A challenge can only be accomplished by accumulating the distance of the chosen event within the race duration.

What are included in the race?

Event Shirt

Keychain

Finisher medals

When can I register for the Challenge?

Registration starts online on November 30 at 9:00 AM and ends December 7 at 11:59 PM, Philippine Time. Please check https://www.worldtimebuddy.com for world time conversion

How long is the race duration?

You can start doing your workouts at 12:01 am on Dec 8, 2020, Philippine Time. You can do your last workout on March 8, 2021 but it must be uploaded before 11:59 PM of March 8, 2021

From which countries do you accept entries?

We warmly welcome entries from all over the world. However, we will follow the Philippine Time for all schedules. We will ship the finisher’s shirts and medals to participants from overseas for a fee. Shipment fee will be courtesy of the participant. Average fee for this is USD30.00.

What types of workout are counted?

Various types of workouts will be counted so that participants with different experience levels can join. You can log distance based workouts such as running, cycling, swimming, walking, and rowing.

We’ll also be counting non-distance based workouts such as yoga, golf, CrossFit, dancing, and more. In order for you to log these types of exercises, we have a conversion chart that converts time doing these activities into specific distance equivalents that you can use.

Workout Conversion Rate
Yoga 20 minutes = 1 kilometer
Golf 20 minutes = 1 kilometer
Weightlifting, Pilates, HIIT 15 minutes = 1 kilometer
Dancing (all types including Zumba) 10 minutes = 1 kilometer
Rock Climbing 10 minutes = 1 kilometer
Jump Rope 8 minutes = 1 kilometer
Diving 1 Dive = 5 kilometers

What devices can I use to track my workouts?

You may use your favorite workout-tracking applications (ex. Strava, Runkeeper), smartwatch (ex. Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin, Polar, Timex), and Health Apps from your smartphones as long as they can accurately track your time and distance.

How do I upload my workouts on the website?

You can upload your workouts on the website at www.atletaakochallenge.com/submissions. Enter your email address, last 4 digits of your phone number, your calculated distance, and your time. In 1 to 3 working days, a person from our team will verify your submission and you will receive an email once your submission has been accepted.

For those who registered after December 8, 2020, only workouts done from your registration dates are counted in this Virtual Challenge

How many events/distances are there?

The distances are as follows:

Atleta Sweat

Participants must complete the distance through non-machine workouts such as running, swimming, walking, practicing yoga, playing golf, jumping rope, dancing, diving, rock climbing, weightlifting, CrossFit or Pilates. Cycling and rowing will not be counted in this event. The distance should be completed by March 8, 2021. Data must be uploaded by March 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Distances: 50km, 100km

Atleta Steel

Participants must complete the distance by doing at least 2 or more events from the following - running, cycling (indoor or outdoor), swimming, walking, rowing, practicing yoga, playing golf, jumping rope, dancing, diving, rock climbing, weightlifting, CrossFit or Pilates. The distance should be completed by March 8, 2021. Data must be uploaded by March 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Distances: 150km, 200km

Atleta Fire

Participants must complete the distance by doing at least 3 or more events from the following - running, cycling (indoor or outdoor), swimming, walking, rowing, practicing yoga, playing golf, jumping rope, dancing, rock climbing, weightlifting, CrossFit or Pilates. The distance should be completed by March 8, 2021. Data must be uploaded by March 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Distances: 1000km or more

How do I access my standing and distance logged?

You can access your standing by going to the checking the leaderboards page at www.atletaakochallenge.com/leaderboards. In addition, you could access the participants page by either clicking on the leaderboards table or by entering www.atletaakochallenge.com/participants/[participant Bib Number] in the address bar of your browser.

What’s stopping someone from cheating?

We have our ways of detecting cheaters but we are aware that people will still find a way to cheat if they choose to do so (ex. having their faster friends or dogs wear their smart watches). We’d like to remind you all though that if you cheat, you are just cheating yourselves, and wasting the opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle.

How much are the race fees?

Atleta Sweat

  • 50 kilometers - Php 1,300

  • 100 kilometers - Php 1,500

Atleta Steel

  • 150 kilometers - Php 1,300

  • 300 kilometers - Php 1,500

Atleta Fire

  • 1000+ kilometers - Php 1,500

Can I upgrade to a farther distance?

Yes, you may. Please email us at team@atletaakochallenge.com so we can share the instructions with you. Last chane to change your registered distance is on January 10, 2021.