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What is the 10 Barrel Solo Series?
The Solo Series is a low-key high-fun factor is five unique low-key high-fun-factor dispersed race events held over 4 weeks in and around Bend, OR. It includes mountain biking, gravel riding, road & trail running, hiking, and road cycling time trial races. To learn more about the Solo Series, including how you can save almost 60% off registration fees, click here.
What is Hiking Solo?
The Hiking Solo Series is a low-key high-fun factor dispersed enhanced virtual event held over 4 weeks in and around Bend, OR. Running Solo enables you to race how you want, when you want, against real racers on real courses for position and awesome prizes and unlockable perks.
Between October 10th and November 6th, participants hike or run each route, on their own schedule, using a GPS-enabled activity tracker to submit their efforts. You can participate simply for the accomplishment or to be competitive.
The first time you've completed each course, you'll unlock awesome perks like a $5 pub coupon from 10 Barrel, a 12-oz drip from Thump Coffee, 2-for-1 go karting at K1 Speed, and other local sponsors.
But wait there's more, every time you complete a course, you add another entry into a weekly raffle with killer prizes K1 Speed, Banana Phone, and other awesome sponsors.
All you need is yourself, your shoes, a GPS device, and some speed!
How does it work?
- You can register for all of the routes or just one or even a couple or few.
- You’re competing against other hikers/runners, just not necessarily at the same time.
- You DON'T have to race it or time yourself. You can also unlock perks by posting selfies during your hikes.
- For each course, you’re welcome to do as many attempts as you'd like during the event window (Oct 10 - Nov 6).
- Load each course onto your device by downloading it from the event web page.
- The courses are loops. That means wherever you start on the course is your start/finish line. So you don’t need to start your activity tracker when you start your effort. Just roll on into the course. As soon as you are on-course, that’s your start line, and your finish line. Just make sure to run THROUGH where you started!
- Track your attempts using your GPS-enabled activity tracker or smartphone.
- Sync efforts either by exporting a GPX file from your activity tracker or smartphone. You can also automatically sync using your Strava account.
- You must register for the stage before hiking/running it to count for the standings (i.e. no doing it first and then registering).
- You must follow the published course closely. If you deviate from the course by 200 meters or more, your race attempt will be excluded from the rankings.
- Your fastest attempt counts during the time window.
- Efforts must be submitted within 24 hours from the time the attempt has started.
- Login and track your progress on the race leaderboards and activity feed.
- The race series calculates scores for all efforts during the 4-week series timeframe. Awards will be presented for top finishers in each Gender and Category.
- Post photos and videos to the socials using #10barrel #runningsolo #bendoregon #soloseries
How is this different from other “virtual” events these days?
Most virtual events require participants to walk/hike/run a specific distance but are allowed to walk/hike/run on their own chosen course. The biggest difference with Running Solo is that all you are competing on the exact same routes, roughly during the same time, but on your own schedule! In other words, you're running “with” or racing “against” other participants on the same course, just not necessarily at the same time.
- So. The first and BIGGEST difference. You're competing on the same course as everyone else. Only, you’re able to do it whenever and however many times you want. On your own! Each race takes place over the race window. Go as many times as you’d like to hit your best time.
- The second difference is the way the courses work. They’re loops. So wherever you first enter the course becomes your start finish line. That being said, our course maps start and end in a specific place. So you’ll need to edit them if you plan to start/finish somewhere else.
- The third difference is you gotta stay 6 ft apart from all other racers! PERIOD. We care about you and others' safety.
October 10 - November 06, 2021
Kids (under 18) are free. Use the code BENDKIDS!
(be sure to include the !)
- $50 for all 4 stages
- $15 for 1 week/stage
- Participants must complete the courses during the event time frames
- Any GPS device that can sync to Strava or export GPX files can be used to submit your times.
- Times must be submitted no more than 24 hours after that attempt has been started.
- Participants must follow the courses published (download the GPX to run it for turn-by-turn directions if your computer supports navigation directions)
- Participants must keep 6 feet distance from other participants as best they can. Passing and yielding is the only exception (aka NO DRAFTING).
- Participants MUST Follow all rules of the road/trail and etiquette
- Pack it in pack it out (aka Leave no Trace)
- Be a S.H.A.R.K (Safe, Honest, Accountable, Responsible, Kind)
Need help or want to contact us?
If you do need to contact us with any questions, thoughts, issues, or to share any epic photos/moments, please message us using the little help bubble in the lower right corner on each page of this site.