One of Canada’s best known trail runners has started his own virtual running series called the CMTR Scavenger Hunt. Gary Robbins‘s scavenger hunt is open for registration and runners can continue to sign up until August 10, 2020. The event consists of 30 challenges that runners can complete over the course of 100 days. Completion of all 30 challenges means you will receive a finishers medal in the mail with 30 buttons for each challenge you accomplished throughout the hunt.
Each challenge—which Robbins calls a celebration of movement, training and running—is associated with a minimum run (or walk or hike) time, ranging from 35 to 65 minutes. Maximum time is up to the participant. When runners complete the challenge, they unlock the badge in their online trophy case. While the complete list of challenges has yet to be released, the buttons reveal a lot of information. For example, runners will certainly have to run in the rain, climb 2,000 stairs, see the sunrise, try Strava Art and run without their phones at least once. This isn’t a race, but instead it’s a way to encourage enthusiasm for running and challenge runners to do something they’ve never done before with the matter of racing on the back burner.
Runners can sign up here for only $75, and $10 of each entry goes toward local trail maintenance organizations in B.C.