FAQ - Using The Tracker On The App

Phones that have tracking issues and we advise testing before your first full activity. Our app is a basic tracker and will use your phones own GPS to track your movement, so if there are known issues with your phones GPS or network this will affect the app. Please read the info to see make sure it is compatible with your phone....
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Hit My Target - September!

Well done to everyone who signed up for our September HIT MY TARGET challenge and completed their chosen miles! We hope you enjoyed this new type of challenge and love your engraved medal as much as Zoe in our office does! Zoe set herself the target of running 50 miles in the month of September and we are very pleased to say that she HIT her TARGET...
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Some Basic Running Tips to Get You Started

Getting started can be the first hurdle and where do you start? Running can be a great way to start your new fitness regime. You can start slow, walking, and build up. But here are some basic tips to get you started. Remember virtual running is only that name. Virtual running gives you the freedom to take part in challenges anywhere and anytime, bu...
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FAQ - How To Use The App To Upload Evidence

See the below guide on how to use the upload feature in the app. Should the app not upload or the connection stop please close the app and try again. This can happen during very busy time when lots of people are submitting evidence. So please check your internet connection and retry later. Please make sure when signing in you put in your full email...
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Lunge Your Way To Stronger Legs!

 The MedalMad Movement of the Month (MOM)This month we are focusing on Lunges.Regular strength training exercises can help with endurance, speed and injury prevention. Lunges help to strengthen key running muscles, the hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes, whilst stretching others such as hip flexors. This will help to lengthen your stride and im...
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Virtual Race or a Virtual Challenge?

We have made some changes to the website over the last few weeks. So we wanted to explain the difference between a virtual race and a virtual challenge. We now have over 50 races and challenges you can take part in on MedalMad. Some are in the various virtual anytime challenges dropdown sections and others are in the virtual rac...
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FAQ - When Will My Medal Arrive?

Corona Virus Update We have not been advised of any issues with any deliveries around the world. However we do ask that at this time people allow a few more days for their medal to arrive. This is normally down to local delivery issues.We are checking daily Royals Mails guidance on their delivery status for each country we ship too. If yo...
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Race Results for August's Virtual Challenges

Well done to everyone who took on a virtual race in August. We do hope you love your medal. Below you will find the results for the August racesIf you want to know where you finished please go to the app and click on Race Results. August challenge results will be available till the end of September on the app.The results be...
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12 Weeks till Christmas Challenge 2019

We are delighted to release our 2019 12 Weeks till Christmas challenge. Set yourself a target of how many miles you want to cover between the 30th of September and the 22nd of December, then use our free downloadable sheet to record your weekly miles. You can run, walk, cycle, swim, gym or a bit of everything. Just add your target in...
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Motivational Running Book Reads!

​September has arrived and the evenings are already getting darker. ( how did that happen? ) Motivation around this time of year - as the days start to get colder and darker - can be hard to keep.We have found an article on the top 10 motivational books to have a read of, we would like to think our challenges...
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Roald Dahl Day - The Fantasic 5k!

Roald Dahl was born in September, this year we celebrate all things Roald Dahl on the 13th September. If he were alive today, he'd be 102 years old!We have a number of book inspired virtual challenges to keep you active - but a couple inspired by the main man himself. The Fantastic 5K is one of them, and is now live for September - w...
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The Fastest And Furthest August!

 The Fastest and The Furthest!At the start of every month we will be showing you the Top 5 MedalMadder's who ran the fastest 5k challenge and the Top 5 who covered the furthest distance – Just for fun!!Data is collated for the previous month, for all challenges submitted through the app only. Here are the results for August! Were you The Faste...
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SEPTEMBER SPOTLIGHT: CHELLE CARROLL

 I was always the girl who hated to exercise, hated to walk never mind run! I had put on a lot of weight and was extremely unhappy with myself.I started a weight loss program in August 2018 and just focused on my food intake. I had secretly always wanted to be able to run long distances, come Christmas 2018 I'd lost 2stone in weight ...
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September Virtual Races Are Underway

That's right September is here already!!! So if you have signed up for one of the September virtual races it is time to start clocking up those miles. Do not forget that the races have till the end of the month to complete. But with all out virtual races you can do it anytime and anywhere in the month of the race. You can of course take o...
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The MedalMad Gold Star

Who remembers the feeling of getting a gold star at school?? Well we have the next best thing, a gold star for being an amazing virtual runner, virtual walker, swimmer, cyclist or a bit of everything. As our community has grown to over 17,000 members so have the number of amazing challengers who have achieved the Gold Star in the MedalMad...
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This Roarsome Looking Medal Is Now An Anytime Challenge!

The new version of The Lion King has become the tenth highest-grossing film of all time. Released a month ago, Disney's film is a remake of its own 1994 animated film. If you've been Lion around...and you missed our Roarsome 'Hakuna Matata' 5k challenge, have no fear this challenge is now available ...
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Do You Have A Favourite Running Place?

 Do you have a favourite running place?Earlier this week the MedalMad CEO Mike Squire posted a picture of himself after a run in Bergerac, France, and asked you all if you had a favourite place to run?Mike has been on a family holiday in Bergerac but couldn't resist lacing up his running shoes for an early morning run in the beautiful scenic l...
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AUGUST SPOTLIGHT : PETE TOTT

Hey there fellow runners! I'm Pete, I'm 36 and I've been running for 4 years now, ironically I became a runner through drinking our favourite beverage... alcohol haha!A half marathon was my first official race, I threw myself into the lions den, finished my first half with virtually zero training plus being a chunky monkey in 2hrs 45mins. Roll...
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Anytime Challenges Have Grown!

More Anytime challenge are now available on our website and app!!! Yey!Virtual Running and Fitness Challenges are about motivating people to be active and stay active – anywhere, anytime anyplace! We also wanted to offer you more variety and more exciting challenges than any other virtual running site. So we thought, why limit you lovely ...
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Runners World

Take a look at September's issue of Runners World! An interesting article about virtual running – quoting MedalMad's very own CEO Mike Squire! Nice to read the positive comments about MedalMad. We love what we do here and will keep inspiring and motivating you all to achieve you fitness goals by bringing you amazing bling and exciting challeng...
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The Fastest And Furthest July!

 Introducing The Fastest and The Furthest!At the start of every month we will be showing you the Top 5 MedalMadder's who ran the fastest 5k challenge and the Top 5 who covered the furthest distance – Just for fun!!Data is collated for the previous month, for all challenges submitted through the app only. Here are the results for July! Were you...
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Race Results for July's Virtual Challenges

Well done to everyone who took on a virtual challenge and race in July. We do hope you love your medal. Below you will find a the top 12 for all of July's races and times. If you want to know where you finished please go to the app and click on Race Results. July challenge results will be available till the end of August on the app.The re...
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Can You Believe It? It is the End of July Already!!

 Wow! can it really be the end of July already?!!? Well the end of the month means two things in the world of MedalMad. 1) Evidence deadline for July challenges. Do not be one of those who misses out. Submit your evidence to claim your medal. If you are using the app just log back in and upload your evidence. If you are using the website click...
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A Squat Could Be a Runners Best Friend!

Most runners know that an element of strength training in their training plan is important to help with endurance, speed and injury prevention. But how many of us actually know or practice strength training exercises on a regular basis? And what exercises should you be doing?One of the most important strength exercises a runner can do is The Squat....
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2019 Big Challenge Discounts

As we enter the second part of 2019 we are offering 33% off our big distance challenges to keep you going for the rest of the year. We are also offering 33% off our new Hit My Target September challenge, where you can choose your target for September. It is a new type of challenge for us and we hope you enjoy it.So for £8 you can find an extra...
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A Little August Treat!

 With July almost coming to an end we thought we would give all our August challengers a little added motivation to complete their challenges... If you have already signed up to an August challenge or are thinking about it - DO IT!We are sending out 20% discount codes in each medal package that is sent during August, if that isn't en...
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MedalKids Free Downloads and Things to Do This Summer

​As summer draws near we thought we would put together some activities that you can do with the kids. Some at home and other events that we have found going on this summer, that would be great for the family. We have included in this blog the Bug Hunt and the Scavenger Hunt download sheets.  Bug Hunt ​The Bug hunt is a family favourite an...
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JULY SPOTLIGHT: DANIEL MILLER

Daniel Miller Since joining MedalMad, 5 months ago, I have made a lot of progress. I wasn't very active and I tried visiting the gym but things always got in the way and I lost focus. After completing my first ever 5K, without training, I felt a great sense of achievement. The medals are there to see each and everyday,...
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2020 Virtual Races and Challenge Bundles

As we head into the second part of 2019 we are already planning 2020 virtual races and challenges. It is 6 months away, but we all know how time flies. We also want to offer some great deals on members who sign up to multiple virtual races and challenges with us. As such we wanted to get our bundle offers out there, so people do not ...
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MedalMad's New Leaderboard

Please update your app to the latest version in your app or play store. See what changes we have made below;1.NEW LEADERBOARD FEATUREWe are delighted to launch our new leaderboard for the MedalMad app. This leaderboard is based on points you earn for completing challenges.Points are also awarded based upon the type of activity you have chosen to co...
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The Run Wild 25 Mile Virtual Challenge

Have you seen this medal? It's just arrived in our office ready for the 35 mile virtual challenge in November. Run wild and free to earn this amazing medal, one that would look amazing amongst your collection. Of course you can also walk, cycle or even swim to earn this medal or a bit of everything.Many will of course will take on this challen...
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MedalKids Challenge Packs

The MedalKids challenge packs are back in stock. Make sure you buy yours if you are looking to keep the kids active. We have four packs at the moment and we will be releasing more very soon. Click on the images below to go to the packs in our new marketplace, if you have earned some reward points through your MedalMad chall...
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Contender Ready, Worth Running For, SkyRunner and Runners of the Lost Ark Virtual Races

These are 2020 challenges, which is some way off, but the designs are amazing so we wanted to share them with you. We have looked at creating a number of challenges which have a big target to reach. So of course like all our virtual races you can complete these in parts. Click on the images for more details about each of these challenges. We do hop...
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The X-Run 10KM Virtual Race

Welcome to our 10K X-Run Virtual Race! Show us your super power by completing this challenge and earning this amazing medal. You can run, walk, cycle or use the gym to complete this challenge. You can also break it down and do it in parts. Take on this virtual race as a personal challenge or a race and add your time to the challenge ...
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MedalKids - Kids Virtual Races and Challenges

Anytime Challenge Packs Upcoming Challenges LIVE FOR 2019  LIVE FOR 2019  STARTS JAN 2020  STARTS FEB 2020  STARTS MARCH 2020 STARTS MARCH 2020 STARTS JULY 2020  MORE COMING SOON In the MedalMad challenges section you will find MedalKids options on some of the challenges, just look for the MedalKids purple icon. W...
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Corporate Virtual Challenges

What You Get ​Bespoke corporate membershipAccess to events to arrange meet ups for employees to complete challengesPrivate group on MedalMad community to share progressOptional bespoke medal based on your brandingAll administration, logistics and evidence verification All you need to do is have an idea what you would like your compan...
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Group Virtual Challenges

​Number of Places ​Discount 10-15 ​10% 16-20​20%21-3025%31-5030%​51+​Please contact us
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Charity Virtual Runs

What You Get ​Dedicated account managerMedal design and productionPromotion on MedalMad website, social media and appGroup page on MedalMad websiteEvidence management and medal shippingCustomer serviceMonthly revenueAll you need to do is have an idea what you would like your charity medal to look like and what type of challenge. ...
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FAQ - The MedalMad App

1. Where can I get the app?You can get the app from the App store and Play Store.2. How do I log in?Please create an account on the website then use the same log in details for the app. Please only use your email when logging into the app, not your username. Please make sure your password only contains letters, number and [email protected]£3. How do I submit evid...
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Get Back to Running Gets a Part II Virtual Race

We are delighted to have released our new Back to Running medal from 2020. Following on from the success of one of our biggest virtual races, Get Back to Running, we have released the next in the series. This one also comes with a the optional Back to Running Tech T-shirt. Launched for January 2020 to help everyone get back to t...
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Win a Garmin Forerunner 235, £50 of SportsShoes.com Vouchers and More.....

It would not be a Medalmad birthday without a giveaway competition. You could be in with a chance of winning a bundle of goodies including a Garmin Forerunner 235, £50 Sportsshoes,com vouchers, £36 of MedalMad vouchers, MedalMad top and MedalMad medal hanger. With this bundle being a virtual runner, walker, swimmer or cyclist cannot be easier.All y...
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It's Our Birthday and We Will Run if We Want to!

Its our 3rd Birthday on the 10th of June, it is crazy we know. Since June 2016 MedalMad has grown to being one of the biggest online running and fitness communities. With members from over 20 countries and 25,000 current registered members in total we are so humbled by how quick we have grown.In 3 years we have had over 40,000 p...
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Two New Virtual Race Medals Have Arrived

We have had two new virtual medals arrive in the MedalMad HQ. The two medals look amazing but are quite different. One is a virtual 5k and one is a virtual half marathon. You can of course complete the virtual half marathon in parts. So is it the Fantastic 5k or the Wonder Half that will get you active? Which challenge will make you ...
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Virtual Runners, Walkers, Cyclists and Swimmers From All Around the World

 MedalMad has continued to grow in 2019 with 1000's of virtual runners, virtual walkers, virtual cyclists and virtual swimmers taking part in our challenges. We also have a number of members who take on challenges using gym equipment. The growth has been amazing and overwhelming. One thing that does excite us is to virtual runners taking part ...
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Scream If You Want to Run Faster 10KM Virtual Race

​It has been a long time coming but we have now finally launched our fist challenge with an optional finisher tech t-shirt. The Scream if You Want to Run Faster 10KM is the perfect challenge to launch this new option on. Maybe one more for the virtual runners out there but of course you can run, walk, cycle or swim this challenge. To add the t...
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The Dr MedalMad Virtual Race Medal is Here!!

 We are delighted to be able to show you our latest in our double sided book inspired medals. We love the quote on this medal and we hope you do to. This race is a 10K challenge. One you can do as a personal goal or race against others via the MedalMad app. You can of course complete this as a virtual runner, walker, cyclist or swimmer. Check ...
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June Challenges for 2019

So in June we have a whole range of virtual races for you with some amazing medals to make part of your virtual medal collection. Are you looking for a virtual 5K? Then why not try our Over the wall 5KM of You've Got a Friend 5KM virtual races. See images below of these amazing medals. So you can take on these virtual races as a personal goal ...
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MedalMad App Update 2.0

We are delighted to announce the release of this major update, version 2.0. The app has some major changes behind the scenes. We have made some great improvements to the tracker. After weeks of testing on hundreds of runs we are confident that this tracker is now as accurate as any major fitness or running app. Which is a major achievements&nb...
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The Gauntlet Medal is Here!!!!!

We have been so excited waiting for this medal to arrive. We are not disappointed as it is one of our biggest medals yet. A total of 60KM is needed to earn the complete medal. 10KM for the medal and then 10KM for each of the stones. To complete this virtual race you can run, walk, swim or cycle. You can also use the gym as well. We have had 15...
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April Virtual Races Evidence Deadline

Please do not forget if you are taking part in any April virtual race or virtual challenge you need to have submitted your evidence by midnight this Tuesday (30th of April. Late evidence may not be accepted.SUBMIT YOUR EVIDENCEOnce you have completed your evidence submissions it will be time to sign up to your next May or even J...
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