One NY Safe Virtual Challenge

2021 One NY Challenge NY State, NY 13202 US

Q. What is One NY Safe?
One NY Safe is a virtual run/walk/bike challenge of 31 miles - 2021 miles in the year 2021

Q. What does this benefit?
A. See the list of beneficiaries here

Q. What percentage of funds goes to charity?
A. 100% of all donations go to each respective charity. $10 from each entrant on a non-profit* team will go towards that respective charity.

Q. Can I combine running/walking miles with bike/wheel miles?
A. No, the One NY Safe Challenge will allow you to log your activity by whether you submit miles that are on foot - running/walking- or on wheels -biking/wheelchair.  You are given the choice to register for run/walking divisions or biking. 

You may log different activities in the same day, and you will be listed on each leaderboard based on the activity you declared.  Running/walking miles are only shown on the Running/Walking Leaderboard for each distance.  Bike/Wheeled miles are only displayed on the Biking/Wheeling Leaderboard for each distance.  Running and biking miles are not allowed to be combined together to complete a distance. 

Q. How can I switch distances?
If you're looking to change your event distance or goal to a lateral event (within the same group of distances), you can do so by logging into your leaderboard account and clicking "options" in the top right corner.

Event groups are:

1.) 31 mile, 100 mile (run/bike)

2.) 150, 300, 450, 600 mile (run/bike)

3.) 1010, 2021 (run/bike)

If you want to change an entire group, please email us at and we can manually switch this for you. *Please note that you will be responsible for the price difference*

Q. When can I register?
Registration opens December 23rd!

Q. How do I get my SWAG?
A. Our packet pick-up will be held at Fleet Feet Syracuse (5800 Bridge St, East Syracuse, NY 13057) on several dates during 2021. Dates will be emailed when available.

Any packets not picked up in person will be shipped to participants.

Q. What is the Streaker event?
A. Add on a One NY Streaker's challenge medal to your event! For $19.99, you'll be added to our custom Streaker's Leaderboard and receive a medal later in 2021. Each streaker must enter their result EACH day at a minimum of 1 mile (run/walk).

Q. When does the One NY Safe Challenge take place?
A. January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021. Each challenge 

Q. How do I get on the leaderboard?
A. We will email you a link to the leaderboard and instructions to log-in prior to the challenge beginning.

Q. Am I required to join a team?
A. No, many people will participate as an individual.

Q. Can I use an indoor bike or treadmill?
A. Yes you can!

Q. When am I finished?
A. Miles will be timestamped when they are entered into the system. Finished miles can NOT be edited.

Q. I have made a change to my team, distance or other information, when will it appear on the leaderboard?
A. Please allow 24 hours for us to update these types of requests. We typically update the leaderboard several times a day but will be switching to once per day on March 1st. Note that updates to mileage are instant, just refresh your browser.

Change your distance here

Q. How do I download my bib number to share on social media?
A. Click here:

Q. Do I have to run every mile?
A. No! Many of our participants are walkers. Run, walk or crawl, just do those miles with the purpose of exercise and they count! 

Q. Can I bike or cycle?
A. Yes, there is a separate bike/cycle registration, submission and map 

Q. What does One NY Safe cost?
A. $29.99 - $89.99, plus processing fees if we are shipping within NORTH AMERICA

Q. Can I compete Internationally?
A. Yes! We just ask for a nominal $14.99 for additional shipping charges if outside North America

Q. Do we get any SWAG?
A. YES! Click here for your SWAG options

Q. Are there shipping charges?
A. Not in North America - shipping is included! International shipping is $14.99 extra.

Q. How do I get on the leaderboard?
A. Runners will be emailed a link prior to the challenge starting (9/8). 

Q. When will I receive my SWAG?
A. We plan on sending items out within 2 weeks of each challenge ending.

Q. Is Strava the official leaderboad?
A. No, Strava will be used to discuss the challenge, share photos and war stories. There will only be one official leaderboard!

Q. Do I need a GPS watch/tracker, or Strava? Will I need to show my watch or device for proof of running?
A: You can use one if you wish but we are on the honor system here. There are no additional awards given for running faster; just finish!

Q. Do you have to be fast?
A: No! My mom is literally walking this challenge!

Q. Can I edit my SWAG?
A. Yes,  if your desired size is still available! To edit your size, log into your runsignup account and click Profile, and then My Registered Races. Find the One NY Safe Virtual Challenge and click Manage Registration. Select the Quarter Zip Size Edit tab on the left-hand side of the screen, and update your size from the drop-down menu.

Q. What timezone are we using?
A.We will be utilizing the UTC-5 (New York - Eastern) timezone for consistent leaderboard reporting and updates. Let's keep this simple; if it's January 8th  where you are, you just report it as that on the leaderboard.

Q. Do I have to complete all of the mileage I signed up for or can teammates help?
A. You are expected to complete your own mileage and it will be added to your team for an overall total.


Team Questions

Q. I'm already registered but want to join a team, can I?

A. Yes! Follow these instructions:

- Log into your Runsignup profile,  Go to my Profile >My Registered Races > One NY Safe > Manage Registration, then click Group/Team at the bottom of page and Join Existing Group/Team, find the group you want to join on the list and save.  

Q. If I have a non-profit, can we partner up?
A. Yes! 501C-3's are encouraged to reach out to

Q. Is this a relay? 
A. No, each member will be expected to complete their distance individually. 

Q. Do I have to complete all of the mileage I signed up for or can teammates help?
A. You are expected to complete your own mileage and it will be added to your team for an overall total.

Q. How far do teams run/walk?
A. Teams of 10 will run a total of 3,000 miles.

Q. Do you NEED 10 on a team?
A. No, team totals will begin with any number of participants. The max that can score for rank is 10.

Q. If I'm not top 10 on my team, do I count for anything on the leaderboard?
A. Yes! You will still count in your team's overall total miles; just not scored towards the leaderboard.

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