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The Ranelagh Festive Challenge

Oh, deer! Christmas is almost here but before that here’s a new Strava challenge to add some myrrh-y-ment to the month. The elves at Rundown HQ have been busy tinkering and toiling away on a special i-deer and it is with great de-light that they present…. (drumroll please)..

❄️🎄 The Ranelagh Festive Challenge 🎄❄️

The goal here is to spell out a festive phrase of your choosing in kms or miles during the month of December. Your chosen phrase can be as long (Have A Merry Christmas) or as short (Joy) as you like, but be warned, the position of the letter in the alphabet is the distance you must run to ‘collect’ that letter, for example: a = 1 km/mile, b = 2 km/mile, c = 3 km/mile and so on 💥

It’s easy to get started, just decide on your phrase and start running or walking. Tag all your runs/walks on Strava with #RanFestive and keep going until you’ve run your festive greeting. Once complete, add your entry by 31st December @ ⭐️

The Rundown Elves will then calculate your score based on the distance covered (kms or miles) and a festive multiplier (1 – 5 🎅🏻’s). Bonus points will be given for themed Christmas-sy creativity including festive wear, cheesy ‘elfies and Christmas related road names, locations, routes & segments. The more festive your entry, the more Santas 🤶🏼 awarded and therefore the higher your score will be 💪

You can decide to do this in teams or on your own – it’s entirely up to you but we feel the more the merrier ☃️ You can also choose to run, walk or do a combination of both, just as long as your chosen phrase is spelt & collected in order.

If you’re doing this in teams, you can even split the total daily distance between your members – the most important thing is that everyone – friends and family – can join in the festivities and have fun! 💙

So come on, what are you waiting for? You can start by dachshund through the snow, or ho-ho-ho-hoping through the bracken, whatever you decide to do, we know you’ll sleigh it! Just don’t be like the snowman who had to give up running because he couldn’t warm-up! 🤣

The final day for submission is 31st December and the winning team/ individual will be announced on the 2nd of January.

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