Welcome Racers without Races!
We get it. Your races have been cancelled and that sucks.
"Virtual races" are popping up but just going for a run sometime in the next month isn't a race even if you paid for a shirt.
The FrontDoor40 is different.
How can we all race together in this time of social distancing?
By starting at your front door!
What's in it for you?
Number one - You're helping a great organization that is doing amazing COVID-19 relief work. We're very proud to partner with Heart to Heart International.
Number two - You get to race! You'll be at a starting line with hundreds of other do-gooding runners just like you on May 2nd!
Three - Deals, shirts and free stuff!!! Every 40K finisher gets a t-shirt. 5K and 10K racers can opt in for a shirt. Will also have a couple great sponsors that are going to hook you up.
SpiBelt, the best running belt out there in my opinion is providing their classic SpiBelt for each of our winners, plus a discount code for everyone that signs up.
Athletic Brewing Company is also hooking you up. Every racer will get 30% off their amazing craft beer shipped right to your front door! If you haven't tried Athletic, now is the time. They make ridiculously good craft, non-alcoholic brews that fit perfectly into your healthy lifestyle! Winner's will also get a 12 pack!
The Starting Line...
A real race has to have a start and a finish and be done with a group of like minded maniacs.
This has become the main challenge this season because of social distancing. To us, the "replacements" for real races, these virtual races or challenges that start and end whenever you want, might get you off the couch but they don't really cut it as a race.
40K sounded good with "Front Door" so we went with it.
That said, we have distances for everyone, maybe our 5K or 10K options are more your speed. Please keep in mind that in order to keep pricing accessible in this crazy time, the 5K and 10K distances do not include the finishers t-shirt. You can add one to your registration if like me, you think a race doesn't really happen until you can proudly wear the shirt afterwards.
This isn't some running challenge to be done whenever you see fit.
This is a race.
It starts precisely at 9:40 am EST on Saturday May 2 2020. At 9:39, you should be geared up, toe on the doorsill, smartwatch on your wrist, ready to crush it.
Where you go once you cross the threshold is up to you. Maybe you'll run laps of your favorite loop. Maybe you'll head to a great trail near you. Maybe you'll just take random turns until your watch says 20K and then you'll turn around and retrace your steps to the finish line...the Front Door!
Where you choose to safely do your distance is up to you. Please be responsible and do not turn this into a group run. Please don't plan to meet up with other FrontDoor40iers. There will be plenty of ways to be connected to your fellow races online. The whole point of this race is to help fight COVID-19, not to be part of the problem. If you are somewhere that doesn't currently allow you to go outside, prepare to turn around at your front door and run laps indoors or head to the treadmill.
Logistics and Questions
This is weird but we're figuring it out.
Local time: 2:19 AM
We know that life is crazy right now. Training and racing keep us sane so we sought a solution. A race where everyone is running at the same time for the same cause.
The course and staying distant.
To ensure the safety of our racers and those we interact with, each racer will have a different start line. The front door of where ever you are quarantining. From there, it's up to you. It will be your responsibility to not turn this into a group run. Please don't plan to meet up with other FrontDoor40 racers. Run your 20K, turn around and head back the way you came. Or run strait for 40K and have someone you're quarantined with pick you up. Whatever you choose, just be on the starting line on time and then take care of your distance.
Tracking and submitting.
To be considered an official finisher of the FrontDoor40 you will need to have a smart watch or phone capable of tracking your run. Your results will then be submitted by you, via a google form. Race results will then be tallied and racers notified of their place. You must race with us on May 2nd 2020 starting at 9:40 am EST. If you're in a different timezone cool, do the math. Starting early will be grounds for disqualification and result in a DNF. Starting late is frowned upon and there will be cut offs. See your particular distance for cut off times.
Helping combat COVID-19.
While racing is something that we can do for ourselves, in this unprecedented time of need, we can turn our passion into something that benefits our heroes in need. A portion of the proceeds from the FrontDoor40 will be donated to Heart to Heart International. They have been doing unbelievable working to create a healthier world since 1992 and are a leading force in combating COVID-19.
First and foremost, your registration is helping those in need. Next it's helping you get out and do what you love. But ya, we all like t-shirts. It's okay. Included in your 40K registration is a tech tee so you can proudly let everyone in your Zoom meeting know that you crushed the FrontDoor40. If you're running the 5K or 10K and would like a shirt, please add one to your registration. Every finisher will receive a unique finishers metal custom made by Ragged Cuts! The finishers medal is also a magnet, your fridge will thank you.
Everything will be shipped out after the race is complete and we receive your race info. Shipping is included for US racers, international racers will pay additional shipping.
**Only racers who submit their race data will qualify for their finisher's shirt and medal.**