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WOMXN RUN THE VOTE RELAY FAQ

EVENT INFORMATION

What is the date of the relay?
The relay takes place September 21st - September 27th, 2020

What is the cost?
For the first 2250 registrants, the cost is $35 and includes an exclusive gaiter. Once the gaiters are sold out, the cost will drop to $30.

How many participants can be on a team?
Since the Relay covers a virtual course of 680 miles, we suggest creating a team of 15-20 participants.

Looking for a team to join?
If you search #WomxnRunTheVote on Instagram or Twitter, you will see info about teams with open spots. Current teams made up entirely of unaffiliated runners (welcome all-comers!) are Team Iron, Team Cobalt, and Team Mercury. If you have more questions about which teams are looking for runners, please email in to volee@oiselle.com!

What is included in registration?
Registration includes a virtual race experience where teams of 15-20 will cover the 680-mile journey, learn about Civil Rights historic sites and people, and raise money for Black Voters Matter. The first 2250 people who purchase a race package will also receive an exclusive Womxn Run the Vote neck gaiter.

How much of my registration cost will go directly to Black Voters Matter?
Each $30 race registration contributes $23 directly to Black Voters Matter. We urge you to learn more about Black Voters Matter and donate directly to their powerful organization. The donation through your relay registration will be to Black Voters Matter's unrestricted 501c4 fund. If you are looking for a 501c3 tax receipt and corporate matching form for your donation, please donate directly on their website.

Can I make an additional donation to Black Voters Matter?
Yes, Black Voters Matter is an organization dedicated to increasing power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. They would appreciate any and all donations. For more information check out https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/

How do I claim my race swag - gaiter?
Within 3 business days after registering, all relay participants will receive an email from hello@oiselle.com with instructions on how to redeem your gaiter order. Please note, Womxn Run the Vote gaiters will ship out starting the first week of September.

I see this is a team event, can I just run by myself?
Since the relay covers 680 miles in 7 days, it will require a team effort. If you do not have a team to run with, when you register you will be able to choose a team with vacancies to join!

What happens if my team doesn't "finish" the relay (doesn't cover all 680 miles during the allotted time)?
No adverse consequences! You'll receive emails along the route triggered by mileposts you pass, so if you don't finish the route you won't receive those emails or the "you finished!" email. But there will be no penalty - this is a relay to increase knowledge and raise money for Black Voters Matter.

How do I share Womxn Run the Vote on social media?
After registration and during the relay, you will receive emails with shareable images and information. Feel free to post those on social media using the hashtag #WomxnRunTheVote

What activities can be converted into miles for this event?

Aerobic fitness
Backpacking
Badminton
Ballet dancing
Baseball
Bicycling
Bowling
Boxing
Canoeing
Cheerleading
Circuit training
Cooking
Croquet
Dancing
Elliptical trainer
Fishing
Football
Frisbee

Golf
Gymnastics
Hand cycling
Handball
Hockey
Horseback riding
Horseshoes
Household work
Ice skating
In-line skating
Judo & Karate
Jumping rope
Kayaking
Kickball
Kickboxing
Lacrosse
Pilates
Push rim wheelchair

Racquetball
Rock climbing
Rollerblading
Rowing
Rugby
Running
Sailing, boat and board
Scuba Diving
Shopping
Skateboarding
Skiing
Sledding
Snowboarding
Snowmobiling
Snowshoeing
Soccer
Softball
Spinning

Stair climbing
Stretching
Surfing
Swimming
Table tennis
Tae Kwon Do
Tai Chi
Tennis
Trampoline
Volleyball
Walking
Water aerobics
Water polo
Water skiing
Weight lifting
Wrestling
Yard Work
Yoga

RACERY SITE

How can I create a Racery account and nickname?
You create your personal Racery account and nickname at the moment you sign up for your first virtual race. (Not before!) This will happen on a URL created by the company, charity or club that’s sponsoring your event. You can later edit your nickname in your bio settings, assuming the new name you want is available!

How do I create or join a group?
Racery’s “groups” let racers collaborate informally with friends or colleagues. (For example, #doctors in a race can compete with #nurses, both for total miles and average miles per racer.) To join a group, go to the top of the Runners/Athletes tab on the race page. You’ll see a list of existing groups. Click the group you’d like to join, then click the ADD ME TO THIS GROUP” button.
To create a new group, go to your Bio page -- click on your avatar on the top right of the race page -- and select “my bio” from the list. Go to Edit My Bio and add your group(s).
Once the race begins, groups with more than 2 racers will appear on the main Group List!

Do you have an app?
Yes, we have an app for both iPhone and Android!!

Why add hashtags when I log activities?
Adding a hashtag or two to your activity log (#AMrun or #rumba or #nopain) makes it easy for you to compare workouts notes with others AND lets you view all related logs in your personal activity log (racery.com/r/nickname).

This virtual race lets racers convert activity-minutes to miles. What’s the math behind conversions like "20 minutes of dancing equals 1 mile of running?"
We’ve compiled various academic resources that convert activities into steps, and used them to convert activities into miles on our routes.

Can I add photos to my exercise log in the virtual race?
YES! Click the camera icon on the LOG tab and upload. Formats are jpeg, gif, png or bmp. Size is limited to 10 MB for pictures, so make sure to edit your photo before uploading.

How can I sync my FitBit, Garmin or iWatch with this virtual race?
Because many people do not use a tracking gadget and different brands have different exercise sensitivities, Racery has decided not to synch with these devices. We DO have a 'steps' option in some races so racers can manually log intentional steps. (This feature is at the sponsor’s discretion and is not available in all races!) Fringe benefits to this old school approach: a) studies show that logging fitness activities manually boosts motivation and habit formation, b) logging via the site gives people an opportunity to view or comment on other people's activities and the virtual race’s leaderboards.

How can I opt out of Racery emails?
While some people get ultra-motivated by Racery’s various healthy-nudge emails, you may not! Check out the bottom of any Racery email for opt-out options to make your life (and inbox!) less cluttered. There are 3 types of emails: likes and notifications (may be a lot!), race update information emails, and specially curated content emails that contain images for sharing and key historical facts. If you opt out of all emails, you will miss part of the experience.

My child wants to race too. Can minors participate in virtual races?
Yes! Minors can participate in races provided that they have their parent’s permission and their own individual email address. (Every racer needs a separate email address.) A unique email and nickname is required for each racer so that Racery may identify them and log their activities in unique accounts.

For more FAQ’s on the race platform check out https://racery.com/faq/

If you have further event questions email volee@oiselle.com
For questions about your racery account please contact team@racery.com