virtual Swiss Alps FAQ

I registered for the challenge but realize that it's too much for me. Can I switch down to the next lower distance?
NO. We did this last year and it was confusing. So this year, you can only upgrade it.
Can I upgrade my distance once the virtual race started?
YES. You can always upgrade your distance during the virtual race for free by emailing us at
Do I have to run the average kilometer of my distance each day, or can I break it up and run more on the weekends?
You can run or walk as much or as little as you want on a given day.
Do I have to run the whole way?
No. You can run or walk.
How will I report my kilometer or miles?
Once this challenge starts you can click the link "Submit KM/Miles" above where you can submit your kilometers or mileages.
Are the shirts unisex or gender specific and what are the sizes?
It is a unisex shirt. The available sizes are XSmall, Small, Medium, and Large.
Do I need a GPS watch/tracker, or Strava? Will I need to show my watch or device for proof of running?
You do not have to show any proof of your running. We are using a honor system and there are no additional awards given for running faster or further.
If I ordered the medal will I get it for sure?
In order to earn your finisher's medal, you'll have to finish your total challenge distance on August 13, 2023. If you don't reach the total required distance you will not receive your medal. But if you ordered a shirt and/or running hat then you will get those.
When do I get the shirt, running hat or the finisher's medal?
We will mail out the items you've ordered after August 13th. If on August 13, 2023 you have not reached your distance, we will mail you your shirt and/or running hat if you ordered one. But you will not get the medal even if you ordered one.
If I register after the challenge started, can I add all of my distances to where the challenge started?
NO. If you register before the challenge started, your mileage begins on the start of the challenge. If you register after the challenge started, your mileage begins on the date you register.
Do treadmill miles count?
Yes. A mile is a mile.
Do elliptical miles count?
I live outside of Switzerland, can I still participate?
Absolutely! Everybody on the world is welcome to join me.
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