Rise Up Ultras
6hr, 12hr, 100k, 100mile, 200mile
Join us from anywhere on the globe!
This event ended June 30, 2020
Your races may be cancelled, but racing doesn't have to be! Rise Up Virtual Ultras is an opportunity to run a race and have an epic adventure on the date of your choosing between April 30 and July 30 in any location and take as long as you want -- but you must complete it within the April 30-June 30 dates. You can upload your time via ultrasignup for an official Rise Up Ultra time! This is a great way to stay motivated and have an adventure during the coronavirus pandemic, even if it's loops around your living room, neighborhood or on a treadmill. Please follow all local, state and social distancing guidelines to be safe and prevent the spread of the virus.
Feeding America is our charity of choice! 10% of your registration fee will go directly to Feeding America. We also have an add on donation option to our registration if you would like to donate more. During one of the most difficult economic times in history, we feel that Feeding America is a wonderful charity to give back to. Learn more here.
What do I get with my entry fee?
All distances are $45. All participants get a medal shipped to them, results on ultrasignup
(must submit time/verification, see below), and a donation to Feeding America. The $45 fee
also goes toward our employee costs here: paying employee salaries since we have had to
cancel so many races this spring, creating the challenge/website work/logo fees/verification
of times and results for the event. Shirts and buckles are an "add on" cost and can be
purchased when you register, or up until June 30, use this link for add ons: Online Store
You may change distances - just login to your ultrasignup account and go to
"Registration History" and "edit" for "Rise Up Ultras". To change your address or email you
will also need to login to your account. If you need your buckle changed, please contact us:
What is a Virtual Race?
It is a race you do on your own but in conjunction with other runners all over the world! It's the perfect way to safely race during the coronavirus pandemic. Choosing an official virtual race like Rise Up Ultras allows you to challenge yourself and get an official finish time and finisher awards. Sometimes we need a little extra motivation to push ourselves and Rise Up Ultras is here to help you! Run virtually with people from all over the world between April 30 - June 30!
Can You Break the Distance Up Over Weeks/Months?(Does not apply to 6hr or 12hr): YES! Read next question for more details.
HOW DO YOU KEEP TRACK OF LONGER MULTI-DAY/WEEKS EFFORT: Lots of questions on this one! Many of you want to know how you track your 100km, 100mile or 200mile if you're doing it over the course of WEEKS not days. You do not need to keep a clock (watch, etc) running the entire time. Just write down the day and time you start and when you finish the day and time. Then do the math to determine total days, hours, minutes and seconds. For example: Let's say you decide to break the 200 miler up over the month of May. You start on May 1 at 9am and end on May 30 at 7pm. That would be a total of 29 days, 10 hours, 0 min, 0 seconds. You can use this handy date to time converter for yours: Days between two dates converter. For verifying these longer efforts just take two pictures: one for the day you start and one for the day you finish. This can be a strava/garmin/suunto/etc screenshot, treadmill photo, watch photo, or the like. We will not ask for verification of every single day you run when it's over multi days unless you are top 3 male/female.
How Does it Work?
1. Register on ultrasignup and choose a distance or time: 6hr, 12hr, 100km, 100 miles or 200 miles
2. Pick a date and decide where you will be safely running / walking: You don't need to choose a date to run before you register. You will just need to run between April 30 and June 30. You can run indoors, outdoors, on road, trail, it's up to you! Please follow all CDC and local COVID19 guidelines). Dates must be within April 30, 2020 - June 30, 2020 and for an official time you need to submit your time by the end of the day on June 30. To submit a time scroll down to "HOW TO SUBMIT A TIME"
3. Run or walk your virtual "race" and record the time (for 100k, 100mi, 200 mi) or mileage (6hr, 12hr):
With 6hr and 12hr runs you complete as many miles as you want or can within your 6 or 12 hr range. No spreading out between days for 6 and 12 hr. For 6hr and 12hr races you will submit a final mileage - rather than a time. The mileage is the amount you ran during the 6 or 12 hr period.
4. Submit your time and provide one of two verifications: You will submit your final time, distance and verification for your run via ultrasignup.
Verification is one of three things: (choose #1 or #2 or #3)
1. Photo of you and your treadmill or watch with the time and distance showing
2. A public link to your Strava results or other run record site like Garmin, Coros, Suunto, etc.
3. If you're running over multiple days/weeks/month please take a photo or screenshot as described above (or links to Strava/Garmin/other recording app) of the start day and the final day, you do NOT need to take photos of every single run. Please email with additional questions: Racedirector@destinationtrailrun.com
Note for top males/females: If you think you may be in contention for top 3 male/female spot we do ask that you document the entire run or each run although we won't ask for that verification unless it is needed when the event closes.
We recommend recording on more than one device in case one fails, as they do sometimes!
HOW TO SUBMIT A TIME / VERIFICATION for official results
It's really easy! See #4 above for what to use for verification.
You have 2 options for how to submit your verification.
OPTION #1 for uploading your time: If you registered as a guest this is the only option that will work for uploading your time. Please make sure you match your name with the name you registered with.
1. Go to the registration pageand use the "Record Results" orange button next to the green "register" button. That will allow you to record your results easily and quickly. The link to the page is here: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=77213
OPTION #2 for uploading your time (only works if you logged into your account / didn't register as a guest)
Verification for runs done on multiple days (with longer breaks):
You don't need to keep a watch going over multiple days, but you do need to keep track of the day and time you started and the day and time you finish.
We know this is a bit complicated so please send any questions or if you have trouble uploading please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MERCHANDISE, MEDALS, BUCKLES OH MY!!
We have taken special care to source the coolest shirts, medals and buckles while supporting USA workers
and artists! The medals and shirts are made in the USA by a company that hires 75% workers who are disabled.
The buckles are handmade by Kali, a Utah artist who makes our 200 mile buckles. All buckles are unique and
made by capturing plant material in a resin in the form of our logo with your distance of choice on them. All
participants will receive a medal. If you'd like a t-shirt (all distances) or buckle (100k, 100mi, 200 mi only) they
are extra (add ons) when registering. You can also order after the fact if you want to wait or decide you need
INTERNATIONAL RUNNERS: Anyone anywhere on the globe may participate! We will ship internationally, but you need to choose the additional shipping option ($10 more) for international shipping when registering!
Feeding America Charity: We've already earned over $7,000 for Feeding America!
Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. When you register you can add a donation for Feeding America, or click on link here. Thanks to donations and support from businesses, government organizations and individuals like you, the Feeding America network of food banks, pantries and meal programs serve virtually every community in the United States — 40 million people, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. Choose our "donation" option to donate to Feed America when registering to lessen the economic effects of coronavirus on families in need.
Questions? Please feel free to email us at Racedirector@destinationtrailrun.com
Men's Shirt, front and back
Women's Shirt, front and back