December Run Challenge
The 2016 December Challenge
The December Challenge invites
participants to run every day in December. The objectives of the 31-day challenge
are, first, to establish a base fitness for the winter training cycle that
starts in January; second, to offset the excesses of the holiday season; and, third,
to provide space for privacy or escape at a crazy and stressful time of the
day of December, no exceptions.
that allow the participant to run indoors (e.g., on a treadmill in one’s
basement or the gym) 5 times, and only 5 times during the month. This
provision accounts for the possibility of inclement weather or travel. A
wildcard can only be used to relocate a run from outside to inside, and the
inside run must be at least 3 kms.
Fredericton Police Department deems road conditions “unsafe” because of
freezing rain or a similar weather calamity (note the word, “calamity” – a
normal blizzard is not a calamity), one
of the wildcards may be used to avoid a run entirely. This provision is
included to keep participants safe. Missing a run because of a non-severe weather
event, however, disqualifies the participant.
competition there are no winners and losers. Instead, participants earn
bragging rights – and, for those who complete the challenge, a breakfast paid
for (in part or full) by the others. All who wish to participate will pay a Toonie
on December 1st. The proceeds will subsidize the breakfast of those
runners who meet the 31-day challenge.
There will be no random lactic acid or lie detection tests, but, instead,
participants will abide by the honour system. Integrity, as always, is the