For the time being, we are accepting evidence via the ‘Submit Evidence’ part of our website. All you need to do is upload the image of your evidence, type in the email address you used to enter and the name of the race you are submitting the evidence for. You can also type in the time and your name to appear on our leaderboard.
Soon we will enable you to login to your account and submit this way.
We’re also working on a phone app which will act just like your usual run tracker, with gps, statistics and records, with the ability to upload evidence, as well as enter races. We’ll keep you posted!
Evidence can include screenshots of photos of running tracker apps on your phone, your smart watch, a photo of a result from a leaderboard from another race you have done (with your name) a photo of you with your medal from the race or a parkrun time.
You can submit evidence in parts, for example for a 10 mile challenge, you could submit 3 images, one of 4 miles and two of 3 miles. Please make sure it adds up to the right distance, and use google if necessary to translate from kilometres to miles!
The aim of Rundraise, as the name suggests, is to raise money for charity. We will always aim to donate as much as we can. Unfortunately, there are of course costs that go into putting on our races, such as the design and manufacture costs of the medals, packaging and shipping , in addition to the general costs of running and maintaining the website. Rundraise is not our full time job, we run this in our spare time in evenings and weekends, but we still need to keep a small amount of proceeds to cover our time, particularly as there is risk for us in that our medals be ordered in minimum quantities of 100, so if we don’t sell these, we make a loss.
Our minimum donation is 20% of the entry fee to the chosen charity, based on 100 entries. If the demand is there and we can offer, 200, 300…500 medals, we benefit from a lower production cost per medal and therefore more profit per medal.
We will always pass on this additional profit to the charity. As we said, the primary aim of Rundraise is and always will be to make money for charity.
We have plenty of ideas for medals, from TV shows, movies, animals, you name it. The great thing about virtual running is that making themed medals is relatively easy, compared to holding a physical themed event.
However, we always welcome your ideas for new medal designs. Feel free to send us a medal design, if we use it (and haven’t already planned it), we will give you free entry to the race, credit you on the race page with a small bio section, and let you choose the charity.
First of all, if you have the time and the fitness to do it, do try it again if you can, after all, running is good for you… If it’s the last minute, just get in touch with us. We don’t want to take your money without giving you your medal, this doesn’t sit well with us. Can you think of any other way you can provide ‘evidence’? Maybe a photo of you on the day of the race, particularly if you have run an actual physical race, are there photos of you running or with your race medal that you can submit?
If you can’t think of any evidence, still get in touch. We may be able to extend the submission deadline, or give credit for another race if you picked up an injury at the time. For a short race, we’re likely to be more lenient with evidence, although you won’t make it onto our leaderboard. If the race is a long distance, i.e. a half marathon or further, with the distance specifically stated on the medal, we’re likely to be a bit more strict on the evidence, after all, we don’t want to give out medals for a marathon to someone who has only run 5k.
Well, first of all we should point out that this scheme is in development. Essentially, it will be your normal running app, with GPS tracker, statistics, most of the stuff that you would get from other widely used free running apps (and yes ours will be free too).
For every mile that you run using the tracker on the app, we will donate around 10p (TBD) per mile to our chosen charity, or if you have a Rundraiser (paid) account, a charity of your choosing.
How do we generate this money? We will have a few generous sponsors that will donate this money, in exchange for a couple of adverts within the app, that may appear at the top of the screen, or appear before and after you start tracking a run. They may also send you a couple of emails from time to time, and maybe even send some free samples or voucher codes by email, or in the post with any medals that we send to you.
Rundraise tracks all the miles that you’ve run, so we can track how you’re doing against other Rundraisers. Our plan is to offer prizes for runners with the furthest accumulated distances over a month or year, and maybe those with the highest average speed. Or, we may give prizes for personal milestones. For example, ran 100 miles this month? Get 20% off your next medal race. We’re working on ideas to keep our app simple, easy to use and beneficial to all parties.
Costume running is something close to our heart! Chris (the founder) ran the 2018 London Marathon as 7ft tall inflatable T-Rex for the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. He also spent a lot of time doing training running at parkruns and organised races in the costume, which was a great deal of fun. Beat the Costume is an excuse to justify him buying more silly costumes for him to go running in, let’s be honest… But it’s also an excuse to produce a cool medal theme based on the costume!
The premise is that Chris will set a par time for the race whilst running in the costume (yes that means he will have to go out an actually do it…)
Do you need to beat that time to get a medal? No. You’ll get a medal whatever time you complete the race in.
Will you get an additional prize if you do beat that time? Yes. Exactly what this is, we’re working on. Ideas include a medal with an area which a magnet / extension to the medal can fit on, a different ribbon saying (‘I beat the costume!’), or acknowledgement on the leaderboard and a small amount of money off your next race. Our issue is that medals and ribbons have to be made in bulk, so different medals depending on whether you beat Chris or not is tricky, as we have no way of telling how many of each medal we need to produce. But don’t worry, we’ll figure something out!
We aim to send out our medals within a couple of days of receiving evidence, within the challenge deadline. Royal mail should then delivery these in 2 – 5 days. Please be a little patient, we have full time jobs and inevitably there will be a few occasions where we will be away from home for a few days, though we will also look to alert customers that this is the case. If you still have not received your medal by the end of the challenge period and 7 days after submitting your evidence, please do get in touch.
Yes absolutely, and we are able to accept evidence as a group submission. If you would like individual times to show on our leaderboard, you should submit individual pieces of evidence and clearly define the names of the participiants.
Please note that on some medal challenges, we may limit the entry to one at a time. This might where the medals is an ‘addon’ or part of a set of other medals, therefore we may limit the purchase to only people who have already bought the other medals in the set to avoid disappointment. It really depends on the medal though, some will work great as standalone medals, some sets are vital to have the other parts.
We will try our best, but ultimately we could never 100% guarantee it. What we will do, is when any new medal within a set becomes available, we will email racers who have entered the other races in the set and give them a chance to pre-enter the race, or, we will reserve entry into the race for a set period of time (i.e. two weeks). Alternatively, on sets where we have all of the medal designs completed beforehand, we may offer the chance to reserve entry for the whole set, even prior to the release of the individual medals. With a Rundraiser (subscription) account, you will always be alerted to medal races prior to general sale.