HELL 480 CHALLENGE 2023 : NOT A RACE
We are back with the 4th Edition of the Hell 480 Challenge - a Virtual Hell challenge where we ask you to run 480 KM in 30 days. Our experiences of watching you break and build yourself at The Hell Races had given us this idea of creating this virtual challenge in the garb of hosting a simulation of the Hell Ultra distance of the Great Himalayan Running Festival.
We took the distance of 480 KM and spread it over the month of June during the pandemic days - first to see how well the running communities across the world receive this idea. Over the years, this virtual event that we called HELL 480 CHALLENGE found its own global challengers who made it an epic manifestation of commitment, consistency, and self control. Some called it a transformative experience, some celebrated it as an expression of self love, a few took it as repentance, and some elites defined it as a challenge that purged them of their ailments.
In the first two editions during the pandemic, and an edition later, we have had some 900 challengers taking up the challenge from over 30 countries. While we watched the data on the screens, a few also fell into the trap of taking the Hell 480 Challenge as a race and aimed to rank on the leaderboards. We differed and guided along as the creators of this unique challenge. This year, in June, the only virtual challenge from The Hell Race invites you again to test yourselves so that you get to prove your mettle to none but yourself.
HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
How many challengers can join?
Only 480 challengers from across the world can join the Hell 480 Challenge.
What to do?
You have to run 480 km in 30 days (1 June - 30 June).
How can I participate in the Hell 480 Challenge?
Register for the challenge online and you will be eligible to take part in Hell 480 Challenge.
What is the minimum eligible distance for a single run?
Any single walk or run less than 4.8 km will not be qualified for your commutative distance.
How will your activity be tracked?
We will track the distance of every participant through Strava. So it's mandatory that you log in all the data of your runs on Strava. You have to log your cadence option all the time. Treadmill or indoor runs recorded using GPS watches using indoor or treadmill mode, and for which you have a public activity link that shows distance, time, pace, and splits will be acceptable for submission. It is mandatory to keep your Strava Profiles open for public during the period of challenge i.e. 1 June - 30 June, 2023.
What is the last date of registration?
31st May 2023 is the last date of registration.
Can my run be disqualified?
The Hell Race can reject any entry which has suspicious GPS data (straight line outside normal run route, unrealistic high pace like sub 3 min/km pace at any time during the run, etc) Submission of any ride or data using a vehicle will be invalid.
The Hell Race has the right to make any decisions for disqualifying a participant if the participant is considered to have taken any external help in running the distance (like using a cycle or any other vehicle) or cheated in any way.
Will the challengers get the finisher medals?
No. The finishers of Hell 480 Challenge 2023 will only get an e-certificate.
Can I submit data for past dates?
Team Hell Race willl be manually fetching data on Monday and Thursday for verification purposes. For that, we will be taking all the data till Sunday and Wednesday midnight. You have to submit the data before that. If any of your runs within this timeline goes missing, we are going to consider that run in the future.
How will the data be shared?
Team Hell Race will share the updated data of the challengers with the Hell 480 Challengers on the Hell Race website.
For more information, contact us.
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