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Free Virtual Chaski Challenge 5K to 50K, Live Webcast and Pro WR Treadmill Races

‘Chaski Challenge’ Offers Running Fans Opportunities for Free Virtual Race,

Professional Athlete Broadcast, and Fundraising for Covid-19 Relief

Super-stars Sara Hall , Michael Wardian Headline Professional “Festival of Records” Race

USATF 20K Championship – Sara Hall
New Haven Road Race, New Haven, CT; Sept. 2. Photo by Mike Scott 2019.

 

 

Boston, MA – Get ready for the Chaski Challenge – a mass-participation virtual road race welcoming

participants from around the globe, from the weekend warrior to the elite runner! The free event

featuring five- and 50-kilometer distances as well as a team relay will culminate in a live,

professionally broadcast “Festival of Records” race where elite runners will attempt to topple not

one, but FOUR world records. All while raising money for Feeding America’s COVID relief program.

So, how will this work?

 

 

 

Michael Wardian at the 2017 Boston Marathon. Photo by Scott Mason

 

 

1) First, runners will register on the Chaski Challenge website , with a 100% direct, optional donation

to Feeding America for COVID-19 Relief.

 

 

 

2) The Open Race will begin at 4 p.m. EDT on June 5; runners will have 24 hours to run either five- or ,

50-kilometer races, or both, as well as the option to compete as part of a scored five-person team.

Runners can participate outdoors (where permitted), inside their residences, or on treadmills.

Participants will submit their results on the Chaski Challenge website . The fastest male and

female runners at each race distance along with the fastest relay teams will win prizes from race

sponsors and be featured on the professional broadcast.

 

 

 

3) The Professional “Festival of Records” Race will begin once the Open race has finished, allowing

all participants and their families and friends to watch these world-class runners on a free, live

webcast. The race will feature nine professional runners competing on treadmills for cash prizes,

while they chase world records for the half marathon (men and women), and full marathon and

50-kilometers (men). The webcast will include live video of the competitors along with

compelling commentary and live race visualizations and tracking.

 

 

 

Event Date: Open Race: June 5-6, 2020; Festival of Records broadcast: June 6, 2020 at 6 p.m. EDT

Event Location: World-wide; free professional live-streaming via www.Chaski.run

Anticipated Field: Reach 500K-600K; Open Race: 1,000 to 10,000; Broadcast; 10,000-100,000 viewers

Benefit: “Pay what you can” model with direct donation to Feeding America for COVID relief.

Prizes: $2500+ in cash and merchandise prizes for both open and professional races

 

 

 

Partners: Squirrel’s Nut Butter, Nuun Hydration, Ghost.Express; more spaces open.

About Chaski Endurance Collective – Chaski is reinventing online coaching, with a community

model designed to empower athletes of all levels through human-to-human, personalized, and

adaptive training and innovative events and content. For more information visit www.chaski.run or

follow @chaski.endurance .

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Race Website: www.Chaski.run/challenge

It’s Going Down (4x): The Chaski Challenge Festival of Records

Sara Hall , Michael Wardian, John Raneri, and Tyler Andrews lead star-studded field

Never before has a race been able to guarantee a slew of world records by world-class

athletes. With so many races cancelled this spring and summer, Chaski has created an

event to offer elite athletes a space to highlight their fitness, blow the current treadmill

world records out of the water, and provide a compelling, fun, and conversation-provoking

event for the running world. These records will go down, 100%. The only question is how far.

Women’s Professional Half Marathon

Current World Record

1:20:43 – Jenna Wrieden (USA) – 2014

Sara Hall

1:08:58 PB – 10x US national champion, multi-time US World Championship Team Member,

fastest American marathoner of 2019 )

Dani Moreno

1:17:19 PB – 3x U.S. National Championship team member, 50km Trail National Champion

Regina Lopez

1:14:33 PB- Spartan trail national champion, US Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier

Men’s Professional Half Marathon

Current World Record

1:03:37 – Tyler Andrews (USA) – 2015

John Raneri (61:51 PB, Olympic Trials qualifier) Full Field TBA

Men’s Marathon/50km

Current World Records

2:20:45 – Paul Zwama (NED) – 2018 | 2:56:35 – Matthias Kyburz (SUI) – 2020

Michael Wardian

2:54/2:17 PBs, multi-time national champion & Team USA, WR holder, Olympic Trials qualifier

Tyler Andrews

2:46/2:15 PBs, #2 all-time US for 50km, 3x Team USA, 50-mile national champion

Mario Mendoza

2:49 PB – Former 50K Treadmill WR holder, 6x Team USA, 5x national champion

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Race Website: www.Chaski.run/challenge

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