Epic 444-Mile & 0.0 Couch Potato Challenge

Honor Our Fallen With Every Mile & Every Minute You Log!
FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS

 

Q: How much of my registration is being donated to the charity? 100% -- our events are produced by and a fundraiser for Memories of Honor. 

Q. What is a Virtual Race/Run/Challenge? How does it work? You pick the time, location, and mode of movement (walk, jog, run, ruck, treadmill, etc.). You go at your own pace whenever you like. Post your results, and we'll send your medal/race swag directly to your front door! 

Q. How long do I have to complete my miles? You have until May 2021 to complete your miles. 

Q: I'm running in another race during the same period as the challenge. Can I count those miles toward my total? Yup, they sure do! 

Q. How do I register for the event? Just click the signup link for the event you'd like to participate i

Q. Can kids participate? Absolutely! There is no age limit for any of our events. 

Q. Is there an app to track my results? If you like, you may use any GPS, Bluetooth, or running app to track your results; you can even take a photo of your treadmill results. 

Q. What is rucking & GORUCK?  RUCKING - Moving with weight on your back is the foundation of our military - and GORUCK Events. Rucking combines strength and cardio, is adaptable to anyone's goals based on the amount of weight carried, and is a popular, empowering activity for those who hate to run or find it boring. GO•RUCK [VERB GO + VERB RUCK] NOUN Ruck is short for rucksack (aka backpack), it's also a verb: to ruck is to move with a rucksack, and implies action, energy, and purpose.

Q. What is the 0.0 Couch Potato Challenge? It's a judgment-free zone... it's for anyone and everyone who isn't into doing things like the Epic 444 or 100. Your goal is to log up to 4,444 minutes of coach time. So fill up your frig, stretch out your remote-controlled thumbs, and get comfortable. So, go head put in those couch minutes... no one is judging...!!! 

 

SUBMITTING & TRACKING YOUR MILES

Q: How do I keep track of my miles?  You will log your miles on the Results tab on the challenge website. We'll keep track and show you your progress on your route as you make your way to your goal. You can even earn badges as you make your way through your challenge. If you have questions, Check the HOW TO TRACK YOUR PROGRESS PAGE.

Q: Can I log miles multiple times a day?  Sure! You can log miles once or as many times a day as you like. You can submit numerous mileage entries a day on our submission page.

Q: Which miles count? That depends on the challenge you have signed up to participate. If you are in the multi-sport, any miles accumulated walking, running, swimming, hiking, rowing, and cycling with the specific purpose of exercise and logging miles count towards your challenge total. 

Q: Do I need a GPS watch or smartphone app to track my mileage?  You can use whatever technology you would like to track your mileage, but you will still log your activity manually here on our website. Check the HOW TO TRACK YOUR PROGRESS PAGE.  

Q: Where should I complete my miles? That's the beauty of a virtual challenge; you can cover miles wherever and whenever you like! Your neighborhood, local parks, treadmill, trainer all are good options. The choice is yours! 

Q: What are the course and the milestones?  Your journey is along the historic Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee. You will be able to see your progress along the route as you enter your mileage!   Check out HOW IT WORKS to see visuals. 

🇺🇸  EPIC 444 Mile Markers 🇺🇸 

#10   = Emerald Mound (MS)
#40   = Port Gibson Historic District (MS) 
#90   = Jackson (MS)
#160 = Kosciusko (MS)
#230 = Houston (MS)
#281 = Tupelo (MS) 
#309 = MS/AL State Line
#330 = Rock Springs (AL)
#341 = AL/TN State Line
#390 = Phosphate Mine (TN)
#430 = Leiper’s Fork Historic District (TN)
#438 = Scenic Overlook Bridge – Franklin (TN) 
#444 = Finish – Nashville (TN)

Q. Do I need to show proof that I completed the challenge? We are strictly on the honor system here, but WE LOVE seeing your app results and photos. You can post your journey/race/event by tagging us @ MemoriesofHonor on Facebook & Instagram and by using the hashtags

  • #EveryDayIsMemorialDay
  • #MemoriesofHonor
  • #Epic444
  • #EPIC100 (for 100 milers)
  • #EPIC00 (for Epic Couch potatoes) 

 


RACE SWAG


Q. What does my EPIC444 registration include? 

  • SHIPPED TO YOUR DOOR
    • EPIC 444 belt buckle
    • 444 sticker 
  • DOWNLOADABLE
    • Digital Participants Bib
    • Digital Fallen Hero Memorial Bib
    • Digital Finisher's Certificate

Q. What does my EPIC 100 and 0.0 registration include? 

  • SHIPPED TO YOUR DOOR
    • EPIC 100 or 0.0 Sticker (depending on which you are registered)
    • Fallen Hero Memorial Bib
  • DOWNLOADABLE
    • Digital Participants Bib
      Digital Fallen Hero Memorial Bib
      Digital Finisher's Certificate


Q. How do I get my race swag?  We will send your package to you directly. You will receive a tracking number when your package is mailed. So please make sure to provide a full and accurate mailing address and email address. 

Q. When will my event swag be mailed? Upon completion of your challenge. Please note the USPS is still running a little slower than usual due to COVID-19; please allow up to 2-3 weeks for delivery. 

Q. Do you have other shirts and merchandise for sale? Yes, we have Memories of Honor shirts for sale on our online store MemorialDay365.com


BIBS


Q. Are the bibs being sent to me, or do I need to download them? You can have both! Everything will be mailed to you. However, you can also download printable pdf bibs until yours are delivered. Shipped bibs and digital bibs are not the same design and do not contain the same information. 

Q. Where do I find detailed instructions on downloading my virtual race bib? You can find detailed instructions here! 

Q. How do I download my Fallen Hero Memorial Bib? Click this link here. There are 50 bibs with photos; you may choose the one you'd like. #51 is a blank bib if you'd like to make your own.

 


EVENT REGISTRATION & MANAGEMENT

Q. How do I edit my registration? Please find detailed instructions via this link. 

 
REFERRALS


Q. How do I become a referrer? Where do I find my referral code? This link contains detailed instructions along with a step-by-step guided video tutorial. 

Q. How do I see if my referral code has been used? This link contains detailed instructions. 

Q. What are the referral rewards? When you register, your confirmation email will include a referral link. When you share that link with your friends and family and they signup, you can earn cashback on your registration AND some awesome SUPRISE swag. 

  • Refer 5 friends ⇒ receive $10 CASHBACK on your registration fees.
  • Refer 10 friends ⇒ receive another $10 CASHBACK on your registration fee.
  • Refer 15 friends⇒ receive another $10 CASHBACK on your registration fee, making your individual event registration FREE!
  • Refer 20 friends ⇒ receive an awesome SURPRISE GIFT FROM OUR PARTNERS! 
    • You can continue earning referrals event after you completed the race, just keep sharing your link until registration closes on December 1st and we'll send out your items with the next shipment. Refunds are credited automatically back to the credit card you used to register and will continue for every 5 people the register using your referral link until your registration is completely refunded.

 

TEAMS 


Q. We have a large group. Do you offer group/teams? Yes! Select start or join a team at the time of registration. The links below will provide you with detailed information and instructions. 

Q. Do you have a challenge for teams? Yes! We will be giving away prizes from our partners to the group (s) who has the most participants as the close of race registration. It will be up to the TEAM CAPTAIN how these prizes are distributed (if distributed) among the team. 

Q What is the TEAM/ Club Donation vs. Discounted Entry? There are two variations on each type of team available, donation or discounted entry. When setting up a team, team leaders/administrators must select which option they would like, and no changes are allowed after the initial setup. 

  • Discounted Entry - By selecting this team option, all participants will receive a 10% discount when registering (except during kickoff pricing). The discount will be automatically applied at checkout for the participants, and there is no need to use a code. To be eligible for discounts, team members must select your team when registering. 
  • Donation -  By selecting this team type, you are forgoing the individual discounted entries and opting to receive a donation for 10% of the registration fee from all participants who register for your team. We'll reach out soon after the event to get details about where to send the donations; please allow up to 4-6 weeks after the event to receive donation checks/payments. To be eligible for donations, team members must select your team when registering. 

Q. My work would like to use this event for team-building. Do you have a corporate/business team option? We sure do! Please use the links below for the detailed instructions below. 


Your company can choose from a wide range of options. 

  • Decide on how much of each participants entry fee they will cover (if any) up to !00%
  • Set a max number of participants per team
  • Set if the team is for employees only or if their families can join.
  • Payments can be made by credit card or by check. 

 

 

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