Having managed to make it through the worst of the COVID pandemic, you’re beginning to think about the new normal as restrictions associated with the virus are slowly lifted.
You’re not being selfish by admitting that getting back to running is high on your priority list and Spacebib, the folks you count on for keeping you in the loop about all aspects of the Singapore running scene, has kicked off a new virtual season of innovations with the introduction of the 7 Summits Online Challenge.
What are 7 Summits?
We promise not to tell your geography teacher that you didn’t come up with those locations in a flash, but for purposes of this long-awaited event, the 7 Summit Run pays tribute to Mt. Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Vinson Massif and Puncak Jaya. That stated, this event, a Spacebib innovation, really pays tribute to your spirit of tenacity and passion for running.
Representing each continent on the globe, participants aim for distances matching individual summits, each offering you the chance to set a new personal best. Qualifying for a slot is as easy as visiting the event page, choosing your event(s) and starting the challenge.
How the 7 Summit Challenge Works
You decide how you will accumulate your totals. Run, walk, hike, climb stairs or hit the treadmill to amass distances. Take your challenge on the road if you travel, since it doesn’t matter where you log those kilometers as long as you have a way to track and submit them electronically.
Reliable running apps, pedometers, fitness devices, smartwatches and indoor treadmills can all be used to accumulate data that is transmitted to your Spacebib account.
Things could come to a swift end if all of the slots are grabbed, so you owe it to yourself to register now.
The official race period of collection runs between Wednesday, 1 July 2020 and Thursday, 31 December 2020, so challenge yourself to tackle these summits, because you’ve got lots of time to accrue each distance.
Awards you’ll earn will inspire you!
When Richard Bass became the very first person on the planet to climb all 7 of these summits as of 30 April 1985, his heroism and focus became the stuff of legends. You’ve got everything it takes to set your own records and you’ll have proof of your stellar achievements to show the world that you can accomplish your personal goals, too.
The world’s first collectible 7 Summits finisher medals, each engraved with art representing the summit you “conquer” and made of gold-covered yet eco-friendly recycled metal, will be on their way to your address just as soon as you complete the challenge.
You also receive e-badges, certs and bibs as souvenirs of your accomplishments.
A symbol of your dedication and survival
It’s no secret that 2020 has been tough on everyone, and this is especially true for runners who have had to do more than just shelter in place.
In some cases, being confided has severely limited the amount of exercise one got, though runners are known to be inventive when it comes to creative substitutions for street runs and marathon participation.
The 7 Summit is, in many ways, a celebration of life—an opportunity to once again feel connected to fellow runners and return to normalcy.
Your participation in this premier event says plenty about your character and your hunger to return to the sport you love. It’s a symbol of a return to life as you knew it, and those gorgeous medals deserve a place of honour in your home as you collect them.
Even the fee to enter the landmark event is so affordable to welcome you back to the sport you love, which is why registering now, before slots are filled is so important!
What creative ways have you devised to stay fit? We’d love to hear what you’ve been up to!