Olympus Games DIYCathlon

JOURNEY BACK TO ANCIENT GREECE TO COMPETE IN THE OLYMPUS GAMES AND EARN YOUR MEDAL!

Your backyard is the arena and it’s time to get Greek, ancient Greek! Gather your family and friends or go solo and take part in the hottest new summer challenge: the DIYcathlon.

What is a DIYcathlon?

Inspired by the classic decathlon, during this challenge you will tackle 10 events where you’ll go forth and be bold by channeling every sliver of energy you’ve got to show off your brawn!

There are 50 tasks for you to choose from and there’s plenty of variety. Athletes of all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities will find something they can enjoy.


Show me the swag!

Every registration includes your choice of:

  • Official event medal
  • Event t-shirt
  • Lightweight neck gaiter
  • Waterproof keepsake bib

Additional swag items can be added to your registration!

Event Medal

t-shirt

neck gaiter

keepsake bib

Have a question? Let us help!

Click an item from the dropdown menu below for help. If you don’t see the answer to your question, click here to visit our help center and fill out a form to contact our support team.

what are the Registration & Swag Deadlines?

  • Register by July 26 and receive your shirt and/or bib by August 16
  • Register by September 24 and receive your shirt and/or bib by mid-October

How does Shipping Work?

During registration you will be given the option to do the event with reporting or without reporting. See below for shipping details for each. 

With Reporting

  • All swag ships separately. Shirts, medals and gaiters ship with a tracking email from support@virtualrunningclub.com. Bibs are sent first class with a stamp.
  • All items will ship according to the timelines listed in the FAQ item above. 
  • Medals will ship after being received from the manufacturer and after you’ve reported your time.
  • Note: If you register multiple people under a single email, the account owner will receive their swag as listed above and all other group members will receive their swag automatically in one shipment from the manufacturer. 


With NO Reporting

  • All swag will ship directly from the manufacturer when merchandise is received. 


how do i report my time?

When reporting opens on 7/23/2021, report your task completion using the Spark Challenges App (available in the App Store or Google Play). If you are competing as a group or family, register under one email and you will report a single challenge completion entry to earn your medal. You only need to mark 10 tasks complete to finish the challenge.

If you'd like, you can count activities you complete from the day you register toward the completion of the challenge, just report them on 7/23/2021. You will have until 9/24/2021 to finish the tasks and report them as completed. 

what are the event options?

Select 10 events from the list of 50 events to earn your medal and complete the DIYcathlon! 

Do I have to Run?

Nope. You select the events that best suit your needs!

where will i receive email updates from?

Our messages come from support@virtualrunningclub.com. Please add this address to your safe list so you're sure to get all updates.

Can I stack vrc challenges?

We find some of our participants like to do multiple Virtual Running Club events at once. If you want to stack events, apply your miles to multiple events – you have our full permission to do so. Choose whatever works best for you!

What are the event options?

Select 10 events from the list below to complete your DIYcathlon. All events are worth 10 points each. Pick the tasks that best suit your needs and have fun!

event

distance

duration

Skateboarding

N/A

60 Minutes

Rock Climbing / Bouldering

N/A

60 Minutes

Surfing

N/A

60 Minutes

Tennis

N/A

60 Minutes

Trampolining

N/A

60 Minutes

Triathlon

1K Swim, 10K Bike, 5K Run

N/A

Weightlifting

N/A

60 Minutes

Run - 100M 

100M

N/A

Run - 400M 

400M

N/A

Run - 800M 

800M

N/A

Run - 1500M 

1500M

N/A

Run - 5K

5K

N/A

Run - 10K

10K

N/A

Run - Marathon

26.2 Miles

N/A

Bike - Keirin Distance Race

1.5K

N/A

Bike - Omnium Scratch Race

10K

N/A

Bike - Omnium Points Race

25K

N/A

Swim - Backstroke

100M

N/A

Swim - Backstroke

200M

N/A

Swim - Breaststroke

100M

N/A

Swim - Breaststroke

200M

N/A

Swim - Butterfly

100M

N/A

Swim - Butterfly

200M

N/A

Swim - Freestyle 

50M

N/A

Swim - Freestyle 

100M

N/A

Swim - Freestyle 

200M

N/A

Swim - Freestyle 

400M

N/A

Swim - Freestyle 

800M

N/A

Swim - Freestyle 

1500M

N/A

Swim - Marathon 

10K

N/A

Swim - Medley

200M

N/A

Swim - Medley 

400M

N/A

Discus Throw (Frisbee)

N/A

60 Minutes

Table Tennis

N/A

60 Minutes

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