Obatron Productions’ exercise arm, Obatron Fitness, is proud to introduce a new race option, Bookin’ It 1-Mile: Spring. Walker and mobility-impaired friendly. Diet sensitive. Virtual. Race indoors or out.
Where You Can Get Your Miles
Wherever you want! Hit the road, traverse a trail, step up to a treadmill, or make endless loops throughout your home. Just be sure to record each activity so you can submit the time for each one.
When to Race and Entering Results
You can race from 12 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, to 11:59 p.m. on the Saturday, May 15, 2021. This is the honor system. If you choose to race earlier for any reason, know that you will NOT be able to access any of the race materials or Earned Extras early.
Results must be submitted by 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Enter your ENTIRE time, including seconds. If you don’t enter your race time on time, you won’t be in the results for individual races. Simply go to the Results page and click on “Submit Virtual Results.”
What You Get
Commemorative Keepsake: “Dog tag” on a 30″ chain.
Snack Kit: Non-perishable race snack and drink mix.
Reading Kit: Bookmark, single-use hand lotion, screen wipe, and mini reading or flash light, plus a book of the RD’s choosing.
Earned Extras: Opportunities to earn points that get you more swag and chances to receive premier prizes from Obatron Fitness and any sponsors, predominantly through the Obatron Fitness Facebook Group (Obatron Fitness Conversation Space);
-image scavenger hunt
-multiple questions throughout the series
-pre- and post-race activities
Virtual bib for each race (ready the day before the race)
Digital finisher’s certificate for each race (ready the afternoon after the race)
$10 gift card for Road iD (offered at registration; be sure to opt-in)
RunGoo discount (See Sponsors from menu)
Facebook group to interact with fellow racers and their supporters as well as participate in challenges, ask questions, and get updates.
Discounted registration for groups of 4-7 members ($17) and further discounted registration for groups with 8+ members ($16). Scroll on to see how that works under “Discounts and Referrals” later in this page. Team pricing goes into effect at 12 a.m. on 4/29, after the early bird pricing expires; when you register for more than one race, you’re counted as a team member each time by the software, but discounts and and any prizes are based on the real number of individuals registered.
Small prize for team members with the most participation in Earned Extras Points Posts, if at least three teams are formed.
Prizes for Earned Extras Participants and Racer Raffle
Prizes may include skin care items, sweet treats, stress relief tokens, an entry into another Obatron Fitness race or training, RunGoo by Foot Kinetics, and other items to be determined. Items are sorted into tiers. The first five tiers guarantee you a specific prize. The final two are for chances to receive the premier prizes (race entry and training, for example).
Dog Tags: Dog tags are metal and come on a 30″ chain.
Snack Kit: At registration, you’ll have choices about dietary specifications. If you make no choices, we’ll default to a traditional, unrestricted diet. If you choose contradictory things (vegan and traditional, for example), we’ll default to traditional. You will get at least one munchie and one beverage packet. If items don’t suit you, consider donating it to a food pantry or blessing box.
Packet Pick-up/Delivery/Shipping: You have three options: pick-up in person, delivery, or shipping. If you do not choose an option from the store, we’ll assume you’re picking up.
FREE In-person Packet Pick-up: Racers can meet the race director on Sunday, June 6, at 8:45 a.m. or Wednesday, June 9, at 8:20 a.m. in the Millennium Lodge parking lot of Greece Canal Park at 241 Elmgrove Rd., Rochester, NY 14626. You can have someone else pick up your packet; just let the RD know that’s your plan after the race is complete and before that Sunday. A workout on a three-mile route follows at 9 a.m. for anyone who is interested. If you miss packet pick-up, you will need to make alternate arrangements for picking up your packet.
$2 Delivery: Available only to addresses within 30 minutes of Greece Canal Park (241 Elmgrove Rd., Rochester, NY 14626). Use Google Maps to determine if you’re within the delivery area as that’s what the RD will use for her mapping. Delivery will be at the RD’s convenience and done all at once on any single day from Monday, June7-Sunday, June 13. Use this option only if you are comfortable with a bag being left on your doorstep if you are not home.
$5 Shipping: For anyone beyond the delivery zone, uncomfortable with a drop-off without specific time/date, or unable/uninterested in coming to packet pick-up. Shipping is usually done via USPS Priority Mail.
Discount Offers & Referrals
Being Part of a Team
Teams with four or more members get discounted registration. The first three people pay the price in effect for the race (Ex. $200). When the fourth person registers, that person pays the team rate (Ex. $190) and the first three people get a partial refund (Ex. $10). The fifth, sixth, and seventh members pay the same team rate as the fourth person (Ex. $190). However, when an eighth person joins, that person pays a new, lower rate (Ex. $175), triggering a partial refund to the first seven members ($15). In that way, the entire team would have paid the same price per person after all team discounts have been triggered, excluding any coupons or other discounts individual registrants might have had (Ex. $175 instead of $200). There are no further discounts for additional members.
Being in a Club
If you are a member of any club with a presence on RunSignUp (ex. GRTC, Fleet Feet Race Team, Medved, or Obatron Fitness), you get a discount at checkout for that. If you join a team within this race at registration, you get partial refunds when you get to enough people (detailed earlier in this section).
You may earn back some of your registration by having other racers use your personal referral link, generated after you register. See the “Referrals” section for more information.
While club and team discounts, coupons, and referrals rebates may be combined, there is a discount floor to ensure we are fiscally responsible with our pricing. For example, if you could get a total of $11 off a race that only costs $16 to begin with, you would pay $10, not $5.
No formal placement awards are planned for winners, but there will be acknowledgements for Top and Tenacious finishes. However, you are encouraged to enter (down to the second) your time to establish a race history, be able to create a finisher’s certificate, and to embrace the fun of it. Besides, you never know what may happen as the event gets underway! (We’ve been known to surprise people.)
If there are three or more teams formed, there will be a small bonus prize for members of the most active group in the Earned Extras challenges. If there are five or more, there will be acknowledgement of the Top and Tenacious Team finishes. If only one or two teams are formed, there will be no planned prizes.