Rec Cat Race Club

Join the Virtual 5K, August 10—16

Rec Cat Race Club 7-Day Virtual 5K 

New Date! August 10-16, 2020

This club event race is one that you can run (or walk) from any location, including on a road, trail, gym track or treadmill.  Run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.  Use the FREE Strava app (see below) to track your progress. You will have 7 days to complete the 5K, beginning Monday, August 10 at 5a and ending on Sunday, August 16 at midnight.

Weekly content such as mobility videos and workouts will be posted on this webpage as well as on the Strava app leading up to the event.  Train in 4 weeks for the Virtual 5K using one of the running plans (Beginner or Intermediate) listed below.

Leaderboard Tracking:

  • Best Run Time
  • Best Walk Time
  • Most Stylish Runner (Strava photo posting)
  • Best Scenic Route (Strava photo posting)
  • Top Running Duo (human or animal, Strava photo posting

How to Join the Club and Get the Strava App

Strava is a mobile app that uses GPS data from an Apple Watch or like device to record your running/walking workouts. With the app you can join the Rec Cat Race Club to track your distance in the June Challenge!

Download the free Strava version from the Apple App Store or Google Android Play Store.

After downloading the free Strava app, create a personal account, either by connecting to your existing Facebook, Google, or Apple account, or by signing up with your email and a password.

Sign up for the Rec Cat Race Club on Strava to keep track of your distance in the June Challenge and connect with other University of Arizona community runners and walkers. 

To join the Rec Cat Race Club on a desktop computer:

  1. Visit https://www.strava.com/clubs/669319
  2. Click “Join Club”

To join the Rec Cat Club on the Strava app:

  1. Open and log in to your Strava mobile app
  2. Click “Explore” on the bottom menu bar
  3. Click “Clubs” near the top of the screen
  4. Type “UAZ Rec Cat Race Club” in the search bar
  5. Click on the “UAZ Rec Cat Race Club"
  6. Click “Join”

Record every Run/Walk in the month of June:

  1. Open your Strava app and click “Record” on the bottom menu bar
  2. Choose the appropriate sport (Run, Walk)
  3. Click “Start” to begin recording your workout.
  4. At the end of your run, click the stop button, then click “Finish” and “Save Activity”.  Option to add other details about your workout if you would like as well.
  5. Workouts will automatically be recorded in the Club leaderboard and count towards University of Arizona’s Rec Cat Race club total mileage in the June Walking/Running Challenge!

No phone with you for a workout, or forget to hit the start button?  No problem.  Manually input your workouts to keep an accurate record of your distance:

  1. Open your Strava app and click the plus sign with a circle in the top left corner
  2. Click “Manual Activity”
  3. Fill out the details of your workout
  4. Click “Save Activity”

 

June 2020 Challenge

During the month of June, members of the Rec Cat Race Club tracked how far they ran (or walked) using the FREE Strava app and saw how they stacked up against other runners/walkers from the University of Arizona community.

    WEEK 4
    Highest Weekly Mileage:

    1. Dean DeBonis  37.8 mi
    2. Zach Hammer  30.2 mi
    3. Thomas Glazier  26.8 mi

    Most Runs/Walks Per Week: 

    1. Dean DeBonis  7 runs/week
    2. Nikolas Glazier  6 runs/week
    3. Hayden C.  6 runs/week
    4. Zach Hammer  5 runs/week

    Highest Accumulated Miles:  Dean DeBonis  138.2

    WEEK 3
    Highest Weekly Mileage:

    1. Dean DeBonis  35.2 mi
    2. Lydia Jennings  29.2 mi
    3. Zach Hammer  24.7 mi

    Most Runs/Walks Per Week:  

    1. Dean DeBonis  7 runs/week
    2. Nikolas Glazier  6 runs/week
    3. Adam Santovac  6 runs/week
    4. Brian Toner  6 runs/week

    Highest Accumulated Miles:  Dean DeBonis  100.4

    WEEK 2
    Highest Weekly Mileage:

    1. Dean DeBonis  35.8 mi
    2. Nikolas Glazier  24.7 mi
    3. David Conger  18.0 mi

    Most Runs/Walks Per Week:  

    1. Nikolas Glazier  8 runs/week
    2. Dean DeBonis  7 runs/week
    3. Brian Toner  5 runs/week

    Highest Accumulated Miles:  Dean DeBonis  65.2

    WEEK 1
    Highest Weekly Mileage:

    1. Dean DeBonis  29.4 mi
    2. Zach Hammer  25.0 mi
    3. Brian Toner  17.4 mi

     Most Runs/Walks Per Week: 

    1. Dean DeBonis  7 runs/week
    2. Alice Fanari  6 runs/week
    3. Michele Walsh  5 runs/week
    4. Brian Toner  5 runs/week