5km for Time
Cover a distance of 5km (3.1 miles) in as fast as time as possible in a single activity. Walking is permitted but participants are encouraged to cover the distance in as fast as time possible. This run will test your aerobic capacity and your cardiovascular system's ability to continuously provide the muscle with adequate levels of oxygen to perform.
Finish your run in the same place your started
As this is a timed challenge, to stop people just running down a hill to get the best time possible, you are required to required to finish the run in roughly the same area in which you started. You can achieve that by either running a looped route, or, by running out halfway in one direction, then turning around and heading back to the start.
Set treadmill to 2.5% gradient
It is preferred that you tackle this challenge outside. However, if you are unable to do so, you may use a treadmill to complete the challenge. If you do decide to use a treadmill, you must set the treadmill gradient to 2.5%.
Plan your route before departure
We recommend planning your route beforehand on a route planner ,such as Map My Run, to avoid any road crossings, keep the gradient to a minimum and to take the guess work out when conducting the challenge.
Eg: Strava, Garmin, Fitbit...
Once you have completed the three runs, your times are then added together for a total time and then scored below.
1h 00m 00s
Before submitting, please make sure you have ready:
Found on your Challenge Entry purchase confirmation email.
It is highly recommended that you complete the challenge within 7-days of its issue, however, we will accept submissions right up until 7-days after the end of the series. We will not accept submissions after this time.
This is a brutal physical challenge for which you are responsible for your own health and safety. It is imperative that you read through, understand and follow our health and safety guidelines before you embark on your challenge attempt. This list is only a guide. It is your responsibility to take the appropriate health and safety measures during the attempt of a challenge.
Consult a physician
You should consult a physician before you begin any strenuous exercise program, such as the one described on this website, especially if you have or suspect that you may have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or any other adverse medical conditions. If you feel faint or dizzy at any time while performing any challenges or exercise, stop immediately and seek medical evaluation.
Plan your route
On running challenges, we strongly recommend planning your route with online running route planners. This leaves out the guesswork, allowing you to know the distance and elevation before you embark on the challenge.
Let others know
When performing any challenge, we strongly recommend you let a friend or family member know what you are doing and where and when you are doing it and what time you are expected to return incase you face any difficulty.
Carry a mobile phone
We strongly advice that you carry with you a fully charged mobile phone and back up battery if possible.
Keep an eye on the weather forecast and make take the necessary precautions.
Nutrition and hydration
You are responsible for your own nutrition and hydration as this is a self-disciplined event. Please ensure you have enough fluids and food or adequate access to these. Click here to read our guide on fuelling correctly for this challenge.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.