Event Information

When is the Virtual Event on?

The virtual event starts on Monday 1 June 2020 and finishes on Sunday 28 June 2020. All challenge activities will need to be logged during this time.


Why is the event on?

Covid-19 has had a detrimental effect on the ability for our Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service to raise critical funds. With the Service having to postpone fundraising events, creative new initiatives are crucial to ensuring the Rescue Helicopters continue to be there for the community during times of need.

The speed and efficiency of these AW139 Helicopters save lives every day - No matter the location or situation. This highly skilled team complete inter-hospital transfers, primary and search and rescue missions daily and are fast approaching 1,500 missions a year.

Whilst we are forced to forego opportunities to race and train together we can still make a difference to our own physical and mental heath and stay active. Let’s do that while raising funds. 74% of monies raised go back to the Service.

This time the sponsor is You - The Community – living in the conditions of Covid-19.

A little bit from a lot of people will go a long way to making sure the Service continues to be there for you, your family and the community in times of need.



Who can participate?

As the name infers, this event is open to anyone who is prepared to commit to helping the Service and improve their health and fitness. For the individual, it’s all about sweat and tears and the numbers 139 during the 1-28 June. No matter what your skill or fitness level, if you are a swimmer, cyclist (either road, mountain bike or cruiser bike) or run/walker, the tasks have been set for anyone who is prepared to push themselves that bit further. Both adults and children (of an appropriate age for the task) are welcome. For instance….could you run or walk 13.9km in a week? If so…you’re in! For those who already run regularly, could you extend your runs to 139km in 4 weeks? That is almost 5km per day or 35km in a week. It’s all about chipping away at your running, swimming or cycling, all at your own pace, in your local district. We do of course, please ask you to abide by the social distancing regulations.



How does it work?

    1.Just register via the Enter Now link and select your challenge.

    https://theautomatedclub.com/HEvents/Enter/AW139UFE

    2.There are easy rules to follow for each challenge.

    https://hevents.com.au/events/aw139ufe//rules/

    3.Once you have completed part of your challenge/distance during the month of June, begin to log your activities. Your confirmation email will contain a secure personalised link for you to log each activity as you progress towards your goal. (**do not share this link with anyone).

    4.Throughout the month, you will be able to see your progress as you reach your goals. You can also check out how others participants of the challenge are doing so you can keep your mates ‘honest’ via our social media challenges.

    5.You will be able to optionally able to upload your workouts and share photos of your challenge if you wish.

    6. Once you have completed the challenge a certificate will be available, and you will go into the draw to win a range of prizes donated by our industry supporters.



What Challenges are available and what does it cost?

(see Rules tab for full details)


1. Run / Walk139 $30

a. Short Option - Run or walk 13.9km every week throughout 1-28 June OR

b. Long Option - Run or walk 139km in total during 1-28 June


2. Cycle139 - $30

a. Short Option - Cycle 13.9km every week throughout 1-28 June OR

b. Long Option - Cycle 139km every week throughout 1-28 June


3.Swim139 - $30

a. Short Option - Swim 1.39km every week throughout 1-28 June OR

b. Long Option - Swim 13.9km in total during 1-28 June

Note: If access to a pool becomes too difficult during lock down, then you will be allowed to substitute 139 push ups, for each 1.39km swim.


4.Triathlon139 (139km in total) - $30

in total during 1-28 June

i. 2km swimming

ii. 110km riding

iii. 27km running

Note: If access to a pool becomes too difficult during lock down, then you will be allowed to substitute 139 push ups, for each 1.39km swim.


5. Ultra139 - $40

in total during 1-28 June

i. 4 X 1.39km swimming (5.56 in total)

ii. 4 X 139km riding (556km in total)

iii. 4 X 34.75km (139km in total)

Note: the Ultra Distances must not be done in any order or set distance in one go. The tasks can accumulate as you log them.

Note 2: If access to a pool becomes too difficult during lock down, then you will be allowed to substitute 139 push ups, for each 1.39km swim.



Important Points about virtual racing

Safety and Compliance

The virtual event offers a structured administration of your activity over the challenge, allowing presentation of your participation and completion. We cannot however be responsible for when, how or where you complete the activities of the challenge. During the entry process we will ask you to confirm that you are physically capable of completing the challenges. We will also ask you to confirm that you are entirely responsible for your wellbeing, health, and safety during the activity. Further during your activities, you will need to comply with:

    1.Your local community space, path, waterways and road rules, including using compliant and safe equipment. (this includes bikes, helmets, shoes, google etc)

    2.The current and revised National and State/Territory COVID19 rules on social gathering. We acknowledge, that many swim baths may not be available. If you choose to travel outside your local area to complete the challenge, please check current and revised travel rules before undertaking any unnecessary travel.

    Note: If access to a pool becomes too difficult during lock down, then you will be allowed to substitute 139 push ups, for each 1.39km swim.

Integrity

We will be relying on the integrity of every athlete to log the results correctly. This includes but is not limited to:

    1.Logging the correct time and distance for your activities. Ie. Using correctly calibrated distance measuring devices and recording the total time for an activity.

    2.Making sure the course is a fair reflection of the activity. Ie. you can’t run/ride downhill the whole way.

    3.Swimming should be completed without the assistance of swim aids, however wetsuits are allowable in water less than 24 Degrees Celsius.

    4.Making sure any uploaded photos, written posts and general comments are appropriate and respectful.

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