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Organiser's Description

Race The Machine Black Running Challenge 2024

🤖 Greetings humans! Welcome to the Black Running Challenge 2024.

Black Running Challenge Basics:

Distances: 1500 Metres, 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon.

Timeframe: January 1st to December 31st, 2024 (join at any time in 2024).

Challenge: Beat me (The Machine), earn points, and a black buff/snood (made from recycled bottles)!

What Makes This Challenge Special?

🎯 Personalised Targets: Always very achievable and based on your results. I evolve with you. It’s like having a personal running coach - minus the awkward small talk.

🔝 Inclusivity: Beginners and experienced runners compete on equal terms.

♻️  Sustainability: No cheap medals or fossil-fuelled travel. Just motivation and achievement.

Step 1 - Enter & Receive:

Provide some basic details at checkout: Fitness level? Check.

Receive your target time: 1500 Metres first.

Optional: Buy a quality technical running t-shirt on entry.

Step 2 - Race & Submit:

Choose your terrain: Local streets, treadmill, or another race.

✅ Beat The Machine: If you outpace me, you’ll earn a respectable 1 point.

🔥 Crush The Machine: 1.5 points (Fire emoji-worthy!)

🤖 Robot Shuffle: If you complete your distance but fail to beat me, you still get a consolation 0.5 points.

Submit your result. Then added to the detailed Race The Machine Times & Results Table

Step 3 - Repeat & Complete:

Next up: 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon races.

Black Buff Club: As soon as you complete all four races, you’re in! Wear that recycled-bottle snood with pride.

Join the challenge...

Click sign up to the Race The Machine Black Running Challenge 2024.


"What a great idea! Entirely flexible and therefore easy to stick with, but a great motivator across the year." Lynn Hill - Bedford

"It’s a great idea and far superior to other events out there." Maria Merridan - Corby Glen

“It’s thanks to Michael and this event that made me think I can run the biggest marathon in the world. Give this challenge a go, it is well worth it.” John Todd - Derby


08 Dec 2024 23:59£18.00

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Start: 01/01/2024 06:00:00

End: 31/12/2024 23:59:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 500


Michael Loudon