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Q: Why is the Buckeye State Challenge 1,118.87 miles?
A: Well, 1118.87 miles is the distance of the borders of Ohio as calculated by the Ohio Department of Transportation TIMS Data re-projected to the State Plane HARN Coordinate System. What does that mean? It means this distance is crazy accurate! (Note, islands in Lake Erie not included!)
Q: Why is the Mini Buckeye State Challenge 250 miles?
A: There you are, standing in downtown Cincinnati when you decide you want to go corner to corner and head to Cleveland! Well, from downtown Cincy to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland (with a pit stop at the state capitol in Columbus obviously) is 250 miles! Talk about a shortcut! While the 71 isn't always the most exciting freeway, it is direct and makes getting between the 3 C's super fast!
Q: Do I have to run 3.06 miles each day, or can I break it up and run more on the weekends?
A: We're not here to right your running (or walking) schedule. Run/walk the miles as you please, log them, and as long as you hit 1,118.87 miles in the end!
Q: Do I have to run the whole way?
A: No. You can run or walk.
Q: Can I bike?
A: Only participants who chose the cycling event may count cycling miles. And just as runners/walkers cannot count cycling, cyclists cannot count running or walking.
Q: Do I need a GPS watch/tracker, or Strava? Will I need to show my watch or device for proof of running?
A: You can use one if you wish but it's not required. Strava has a free app and you can join our club to join others to track the progress of everyone and keep everyone motivated.
Q: Do treadmill miles count? What about Trail miles?
A: Treadmiles or trails, roads or tracks, hilly or flat, rain or shine, miles are miles! All miles count!
Q: I'm running in another race during the same period as the Buckeye Challenge, can I count those miles towards the challenge?
A: We'll allow it.
Q: Can I backdate my mileage?
A: Yes you can! We recognize not everyone registered on January 1st and thus it is completely acceptable to backdate your mileage that you have done starting at January 1, 2022.
Q: Which miles/kilometers count?
A: So yea, we can't be watching over you every step of your day but here's how we feel about miles/KMs that count.
If you're going out to exercise, those count. If you go out to run, count'em. You hit the treadmill, count'em. You're at Hartfield-Jackson and have to get from Terminal A to Terminal E...don't count those and next time choose a flight with a less inconvenient layover in Atlanta. So maybe disregard the fitbit that takes count of every motion you make and just count what you're focused on doing when you go for a workout. One exception, you can count mowing the yard, some of y'all have big yards and pushing a mower is hard work, you're welcome.
Q: How will I report my miles?
A: Refer to the "Tracking Mileage" section for full details.