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Yes! There is no cutoff date for when someone can join your team to help log miles toward the 900 mile goal during the month. You can share your team page with them at any point.
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Virtual! No need to travel to get to the event, you can participate from anywhere in the state or indeed the world.
Yes! You can register multiple people in one transaction on the Blue Devil Dashers team page.
We have created a calendar with suggestions for activities that you can do on your own time. We are also hosting weekly meetups at the Randolph Intergenerational Community Center for those who want to meet new people or simply have group motivation. Please feel free to use the hashtag #BDDmeetup if you are organizing your own meetups so that other team members in the area can join you.
The RICC is offering temporary free membership for Randolph residents. We are also issuing a free wristband for all registered team members. Please bring your wristband on meetup days so that we can recognize that you are with us.
There are two ways you can do it. Remember, you need to be registered for the Blue Devil Dashers team on RunSignUp in order to submit your miles.
Scroll down to the event for Beat the Bay State, click “Submit Virtual Results.” You will be able to submit miles you’ve covered by walking or running on the next screen. Please note that the form fields will not appear until November 1st, since miles must be done between Nov 1st and Nov 30th. The submission form will remain open until December 1st at 12PM Eastern so you can log your final totals for the month of November.
You can log your miles daily, every few days, weekly – it is up to you. Remember, as each member of your team logs miles, your team will move along a mapped route. We’ll also be sending weekly reminders via email and daily reminders to the Facebook group (see below) to have people log their activity. You do not need to have MapMyRun, Strava, or a GPS watch.
Yes! Click on Groups/Teams at the top of the RunSignUp page, which will give a list of all the teams and total team members. You can click on the team name itself to see the team and also to share the team link directly.
If you have smart phone, you can download MapMyRun (App Store and Google Play), MapMyWalk (App Store and Google Play), or Strava (App Store and Google Play). You can also use your GPS watch if you have one. These include the Apple Watch, Fitbit, and Samsung Galaxy Watch.
Since each person’s stride is different, we’re using miles to have a way to compare teams. Your fitness tracker may also estimate the number of miles that you’ve logged. If you want to convert from steps to miles, you can use this calculator: https://www.thecalculatorsite.com/health/steps-miles.php
All team results / progress will be on the Results page. From there, you can click to your own Team Page, where you can see how you and your teammates are doing as individuals. You’ll also receive badges through RunSignUp and emails along the way as your team hits milestones on your 900 mile journey. (You can also access your team at the bottom of your Profile).
We’ll also send a weekly email to all participants giving everyone an overall event update and reminding people to submit their miles so their team total is accurate.
Something to consider: our executive director created a team for her friends & family to join last year, and her children each signed up as team members since they each wanted to know how many miles they contributed to the team during the month. The rule of thumb we’re using: if you’re old enough to sign yourself up, you should be your own team member on the team. (It is your call, though – if you want to have your son signed up as a user, that’s great! But if you find it easier to combine those miles with yours, go for it.)
There are prizes for the team that finishes the 900 miles first, biggest team (most participants), and the most money raised (both individual and team). These links will provide rankings: Team rankings | Team participants | Top Individual Fundraisers | Top Team Fundraisers
There may be weekly events within the Facebook group which will allow for additional individual prize opportunities, so we’d encourage you to join the Beat the Bay State Facebook Group.
Prizes are issued by WalkBoston and are not affiliated with the Community Wellness Project, Town of Randolph, or Randolph Mass in Motion.
Yes! While your team marker won’t move around the map again, you’re able to keep adding to your total team miles tracked for the month. Last year, a few of the biggest teams were able to do it multiple times, competing with each other to see who could go further! See the 2021 team results.
Contact team leaders Hoai Tran (email@example.com) or Christine Tangishaka (email here) and we’ll be happy to answer your question!