VIRTUAL MAC 'N CHEESE GAUNTLET
Run the Gauntlet: The Mac 'N Cheese Gauntlet is a month-long virtual competition aimed at motivating you to get out and run. Each week you will receive a different challenge to accrue points towards overall standing. There will be individual weekly winners and an overall male and female champion, but EVERY registered runner will receive a digital coupon for a FREE classic mac 'n cheese from our title sponsor, Mac 'N Noodles!
The first challenge is a virtual 5K on a route of your choosing. Tracks and downhill courses are allowed (treadmill times will not be accepted). The details of the subsequent challenges will be sent out every Sunday. Prepare to push yourself both physically and mentally. Not all challenges are based on how fast you can run. Metrics like distance, elevation, and improvement may all come into play. This competition is designed for runners of all levels, and ALL participants have the opportunity to compete and win prizes.
Giving Back: We are proud to support our local community, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ten percent of all registration fees will be donated to our charity partner, Foster Source, which works to inspire lasting healing in vulnerable children through confident, trauma-informed foster parents.
Submitting Times: All submitted runs and times must be supported by GPS data synced via Strava or Garmin. All challenges requiring a race time will be based on elapsed time, not moving time (i.e., if you are forced to stop your watch for any reason, the "race" time does not stop). All times and running data must be emailed to email@example.com by 4 p.m. MST each Sunday.
Rules of the Road: Runners are expected to follow all traffic laws and obey appropriate social distancing requirements during their runs.
Social Media: Above all, this competition is about getting outside and having some fun together! Join our Strava group (Mac 'N Cheese Races) and share any photos or videos taken during your runs. Tag us on Instagram at @macncheese5k.
This event is $25/person.