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Welcome to the Virtual Run Across America (VRAA)<br><br>
The VRAA is a team-based game where participants earn points by reporting their daily workouts.<br><br>
Teams are selected by random drawing save for a select few high-volume participants, whom we ensure that each team has an equal number of each.<br><br>
The current game in progress from April 27 - May 31. Stay tuned for registration beginning April 20.<br><br>
See below for the rules for the most recent VRAA round.
 

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<span style="font-size:small;"><br><i><b>Special note: Two rule changes for this round. 1) Outdoor cycling increased from 1pt to 1.5pts per each road mile. 2) A point ceiling instituted for the Running/Walking category. Per week, all miles over 80 scored at 1/2 points.</b></i><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">VRAA scoring categories:</span><br><br><b>I. Running/Walking:</b> 4 pts for every mile (1 pt for every 1/4 mile) Note new rule for this category: all weekly miles in excess of 80 to be scored at one-half points (2 pts per mile.)<br><br><b>II. Swimming:</b> 1 pt for every 100 yards (indoor or outdoor)<br><br><b>III. Outdoor Cycling:</b> 1.5 pt for every mile<br><br><b>IV. General Cardio*:</b> 1 pt for every 3 minutes<br><br><b>V. Alternate workouts**:</b> 1 pt for every 5 minutes (maximum of 60 minutes, or 12 points, per day)<br><br><i>* General Cardio</i> includes: Stationary bike/Bike trainer/Eliptical/Stair- stepper/Rowing, etc. The basic requirement for this category is an activity that produces a sustained, elevated and/or aerobic heart rate.<br><br><i>** Alternate workouts:</i> This category is open to interpretation. To a point. Below are the suggested activities. The guidance with this category is to count time spent working and not rest time.<br><br>
- Yoga/Pilates<br>
- Weighlifting/Circuit training<br>
- Core/Abdominal work<br><br>
At some point, we must draw the line. I don't envision lifting and crunching my way across America. I do however, value these activities. Therefore there is a daily cap for category V points: 60 minutes, or 12 points maximum per day.<br><br></span>
 

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I'm not sure what your talking about <img alt="icon_bounce.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_bounce.gif"><br><br>
I think taking the top 6 from last game and put #1 and #6, #2 and #5 & #3 and #4 together - and apply what ever other intelligence to it as you do a good job.<br><br>
I won't run as many miles, but it will be biking season.
 

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Although our team did not win, I truly enjoyed participating.<br>
I'm looking forwad to the next round, let's bring it on! <img alt="boxing.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/boxing.gif">
 

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<span style="font-size:small;"><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Player instructions:</span><br><br>
Gameplay is simple.<br><br>
- Workout.<br><br>
- Post your points.<br><br>
There will be one thread for each day of the VRAA. If needed, you can edit your post. At tabulation time, the thread will be locked to serve as a record snapshot of the day's events.<br><br>
If travelling or busy, come here when available to catch-up your workouts.<br><br>
Like last round, I plan to tabulate each Monday and Thursday. Please have your workouts up-to-date at the end of each weekend.<br><br>
A leaderboard will be posted starting on Monday.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Team competition:</b></span> First team to the finish line in Bar Harbor, ME (XXXX points) wins. Winner of this game will be awarded title of VRAA Champion.<br><br>
In case no team reaches the finish line at the end of May 31, the team with the highest point total wins.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Tiebreakers:</span> To break a tie, team with highest number of total run/walk miles wins. Second tie-breaker, number of total team swim miles.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Team size descrepancy:</span> For any reason, if one team has less participants than another the following adjustment will be made. From the short-handed team, the team's average point total will be awarded in order to make up the scoring deficiency.<br><br></span>
 

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Why didn't you do this when I was in Wales? That'd have been 137 points <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
Quick question roots to avoid all confusion (not that it's going to affect me) when you say cap at 80 you mean 80 miles not 80 points right?
 

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For those walking/running over 80 miles per week, the ceiling will be counted Sunday through Saturday of each week. The count starts over each Sunday.<br><br>
Happy running.<br>
~roots
 
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