Frequently Asked Questions
+How much does it cost to enter?
€5 for under '18s and €10 for any over '18s
+How much of my registration fee will go to charity?
Registration fees will be apportioned as follows:
85% to the selected national charities, namely
Irish Cancer Society
Jack and Jill Foundation
Feed the Heroes
10% to St. Senans AC, Athletic Club based in Kilmacow, Co Kilkenny, as club fundraiser for running costs of club facilities and hosting/attending athletic events
5% to MyRunResults who have been selected to coordinate and manage registrations/results
At the time of registration, every participant will have the option of which of the 5 national charities they would like to fundraise for.
In the event that entries exceed 10,000 participants (€100,000), 95% of registration fees thereafter will be contributed to charity and 5% to MyRunResults.
+What prize will the winner receive?
The winner will receive a commemorative trophy of Irelands Fittest Person 2020. Commemorative t-shirts and medals can be ordered from MyRunResults at an additional cost if desired. There will be no monetary prize.
+Is there a deadline for entering the challenge?
You can register at any time during the initial 4 week County Round stage up until 31st May 2020If you don't get to enter before Week 1 commences on Monday 4th May, don't worry. You can enter at any stage throughout the 4 week league round period. The entry fee will remain unchanged throughout this time and only one bleep test result can be submitted weekly per person.
+How long does challenge run for?
The challenge will run over 4 consecutive weeks.
Event Schedule - County League Rounds
Week 1 - Monday, 4th May - Sunday, 10th May
Week 2 - Monday, 11th-May - Sunday, 17th May
Week 3 - Monday, 18th May - Sunday, 24th May
Week 4 - Monday, 25th May - Sunday, 31-May
Provincial Rounds will commence on Monday, 1st June. Details regarding provincial and national knock-out rounds will be published by Sunday, 17th May.
+What is the beep test?
The Beep Test, also known as the PACERtest or PACER (Progressive Aerobic muscular Run), the 20 m Shuttle Run Test (20 m SRT), or the multi-stage fitness test, is a running test used to estimate an athlete's aerobic capacity (VO2 max). In the test, athletes must run from one line to another (20m apart) before a timed beep. Athletes must continue running back and forth, each time reaching the line before the next beep. Once one can no longer run, the test is over and the number of laps is recorded. As the test continues, the time between beeps gets shorter. Further detail here
+Is there a deadline for submitting weekly Bleep Test results?
The challenge will run over 4 consecutive weeks. Results must be submitted to MyRunResults at any stage each week but the final deadline each week is every Sunday at 9pm. In order to allow challenge organisers to compile results each week, results received after 9pm every Sunday will not be considered.
+What will I need to participate?
A 20 metre running strip. For example a 20 metre grass section in your back garden
A measuring tape to mark out the 20 metre running section.
A helper to record you doing the Bleep Test.