In this time of uncertainty, Skinny Raven is creating a weekly XC Course of the Week on Strava for high school runners like you, so that you can challenge yourself despite the lack of formal meets.
Here are the basics to get you started:
Runners will need to be registered on Strava: https://www.strava.com/register/free?cta=sign-up&element=button&source=website_show Runners do not need to do paid Strava to participate, but will not be able to access complete leader boards or friends, etc w/o Premium subscription ($5 per month).
Here’s a Runners World link with details how to register on Strava. All info, including privacy, is listed with link:
Runners need to have a GPS devise in order to record their efforts. Devices like Garmin/Apple watch are easiest, but phones w/ GPS or GPS bike computers work as well.
We will start with 4 weeks and 4 different courses rotating around Anchorage. We can extend series for as long as needed. Here is the Course of the Week schedule: Kincaid 8/10; Hillside 8/17; Chugiak 8/24; Bartlett 8/31. Distances will vary with goal to increase as series progresses.
Point Standings: Bonus points for Top 10 - 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. All participants get 5 points. So top 10 will get 5 pts + whatever bonus points from place i.e. 1st place gets 15 pts, 10th place gets 6 pts. We are currently working with vendors to get prizes for drawings and overall places.
Runners have entire week to do the course. They can do multiple times as only their best time will show on the leader board. Skinny Raven will donate 10 weekly $10 gift certificates randomly selected to 5 Girls/Boys to complete course each week.
Runners need to set their Profile names to actual Name (First/Last), School & year of graduation. So Alice Jones – Service/21 or Steven Hill – West/23. Athletes without school/graduation year will not be scored or receive any prize. Junior High runners can participate, but will not be eligible for scoring or prizes this year.
Skinny Raven XC 2020 Club link runners times to be recorded: https://www.strava.com/clubs/SRSXC
Here is the first course of the Skinny Raven XC 2020 Club - SRS XC #1 (1st 1/2 Mize) https://www.strava.com/segments/25222122?filter=overall
If you have any questions, please reach out to JC@skinnyraven.com or Tanner@skinnyraven.com