Update from the #5milesfromhome organisers – April 19th 2021
As we get closer to the first leg of the #5milesfromhome series it is not yet clear who will be able to actually row in crew boats. We would like to reassure anybody entering that if they are unable to row as a crew, the option to row singly, as pairs, with kayak/SUP or to do the Land Challenge is there and can be facilitated under the original entry with no change to fees or entry information. Subsequent legs can still be rowed as a crew, subject to your local Covid restrictions.
- Changing your entry: If you need to change your entry, there is no need to let us know. Each participant will be emailed a results link in the week of the first leg. This link is unique to your entry and will ask you to submit your time achieved, GPS app record, social media pics, and how you completed the distance (rowing, paddling, running, walking, wheeling). If you changed your entry category, entry class or number of participants, you make sure to submit the change at this stage.
- Timing the Land Challenge: For crews doing the Land Challenge, we ask that you submit the average time it took your crew to complete the distance. The emphasis in the Land Challenge is on participation and we encourage all crew members to complete the distance, although they do not necessarily have to complete it as a group at the same time. The crew submit the average time achieved between the crew, with evidence of one GPS app showing that exactly 5 miles (or 8047 meters) was covered.
- Series Prizes: Due to the circumstances it has been decided that the Series Prizes will be awarded based on the best two results from the series. This means that those who need to change their entry on the first leg to the Alternative or Land Challenge, will still be eligible for Series Prizes – as long as they complete the three legs either rowing, paddling, walking, running or wheeling.
We hope that this gives you all confidence to enter with the knowledge that, even if rowing the first leg as a full crew is not an option, your entry is still valid and workable.
This is turning into a truly international event with over 100 entries from Australia, USA, Spain, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. We encourage you to sign up and also to start thinking about your possible alternative row, paddle, walk, wheel (wheelchair) or run.
And who knows – there may be spot prizes for the best picture?!