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CLIMBING CHALLENGE FOR COVID-19 RELIEF


TOGETHER WE CLIMBED OVER 10 MILLION FEET

AND RAISED OVER $130K FOR COVID-19 RELIEF! 

Giddy Up For Good

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Registration for the 2021 Giddy Up Challenge opens Feb 2nd! 

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Thanks to your amazing fundraising efforts,

we raised
$130,000+ 

for COVID Relief! 

PROCEEDS BENEFITTED:

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What a weekend! Congratulations to all our top finishers! 

You've been anxiously waiting for the leaderboard and we feel ya! The Giddy Up Challenge was the first of its kind and we learned a lot! Unfortunately, due to a privacy issue with Strava we are unable to share the full leaderboard results beyond the first 100 participants, so the leaderboard for our biking categories cannot be shared. We have explored every possible option but have come up against a wall. We are so sorry for this inconvenience and promise to do better next time. But...

 

Good news, runners - since there were less than 100 of you, you're leaderboard is here!

FUNDRAISING

LEADERBOARD

We did some pretty cool things together in the inaugural Rebecca's Giddy Up Challenge! Take a look through the 2020 Event Recap for details

PRIZES

Thanks to our amazing partners we've got some pretty sweet prizes lined up, not only for Top Male/Female Performers in each category but also Top Fundraisers and random drawings too!

 

EVENT RECAP

TRAINING RESOURCES

The Giddy Up Challenge may be over, but you can still access all the training resources! You know, in case you feel like Everesting all over again!

NEW TO EVERESTING?

Check out what our friends over at Red Bull have to say about the challenge in their

Beginner's Guide to Everesting

Phil Gaimon recently completed his own Everest attempt. Get some recommendations on 

How to Everest Like a Pro

We certainly can't call it The Queen's Everest without hearing from the Queen herself!

Reba weighs in on her approach in Enve's latest article:

The Giddy Up Challenge: Rebecca Rusch Outlines Her Plan for Everesting

In case you missed it...Here's How It Worked.

SEE YOU IN 2021!

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The challenge must be completed sometime between
12:01am MST on Friday, May 22nd and 11:59pm MST on Monday, May 25th.
Amazing prizes, Strava leaderboard, bragging rights and virtual hugs included.

1.

Choose Your Challenge

BIKE OR RUN ONE OF THESE FOUR ELEVATION CHALLENGES

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Mashed Potato

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Queen's Everest

8,848 m / 29,029 ft

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Twice Baked Potato

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Baked Potato

1,614 m / 5,295 ft

4,842 m / 15,885 ft

3,228 m / 10,590 ft

CHOOSE A SINGLE ACTIVITY AND COMPLETE IT IN ONE SHOT:

Ride/run must be completed in one attempt (i.e. no sleep!). Stopping for meals and breaks is fine, but remember that these breaks add to your overall time and add up quickly! You may complete this format over any terrain you want until you reach your vertical goal. 

 
CHOOSE A SINGLE CLIMB: 

In traditional "Everesting" format, choose one hill for this challenge and repeat as many times as necessary to meet the elevation requirement of your category. You cannot ride/run different routes on the same mountain. Your chosen climb can be of any length.

DOWNLOAD THE RULES AND ETHICS DOCUMENT AND REVIEW THE FAQ'S:

2.

Join The Strava Club

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Join the Strava Club for your category (see Strava Groups below). Record your race on a cycling/running computer, fitness watch, smartphone or any device that allows you to record/upload to Strava. We recommend that you pre-calculate the number of repetitions it will take to complete the necessary elevation. For example, take 29,029 feet and divide that by your elevation gain to calculate reps. If your hill is a 1,100 foot climb, you’ll need to repeat that hill 26.39 times (29,029 ft. ÷ 1,100 ft = 26.39 repetitions).

3.

Be a S.H.A.R.K.

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GIDDY UP ETHICS

S - Safe.

Abide by the rules of the road if you are completing the challenge outdoors. Share the road. Keep your speed in check. Your safety is YOUR responsibility. Do not take risks that would stress your local medical care facility. Abide by your local health and safety rules for social distancing.

H - Honest.

This is a fun event to challenge each other and do good. Just follow the rules and be honest as you execute your challenge.

 

A - Accountable.

Adhere to the rules and regulations in your area pertaining to social distancing, stay at home ordinances and travel policies.

 
R - Responsible.

This is a BIG challenge. Prepare accordingly. Carry ample food, water, and maintenance supplies and have an emergency plan in place.

 

K - Kind.

Respect all riders, race staff and public.  Ride/run as friends and part of the endurance sport community. #GiddyUpForGood

DON'T MISS A BEAT!

REVIEW THE GIDDY UP CHALLENGE NEWSLETTERS AND STAY UP-TO-DATE!

EVERESTING WITH REBECCA

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Rebecca will set out to ride multiple laps on the infamous RPI Trail Creek hill climb with the goal of climbing the equivalent elevation of Mount Everest (29,092’) in a single day. This type of challenge is called “Everesting” and it’s incredibly difficult.  Challenge yourself and #GiddyUpForGood wherever you are!  Choose your distance and your discipline and giddy up! Together we’ll motivate each other and pedal for purpose.

BE GOOD FOUNDATION

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The  Be Good™ Foundation enriches communities by using the bicycle as a catalyst for healing, empowerment and evolution. 

Your participation in The Giddy Up Challenge will support COVID-19 relief via the Be Good Foundation. In addition to your entry fee you can donate or fundraise even more money for the cause.

#GiddyUpForGood

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

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