On the inside of our medal you may have noticed 12 little space icons. Each of these icons relates to a “title” in our Space Race challenge that you can earn.
If you haven’t already signed up to our Space Race challenge you can sign up here.
Carefully read the description of each icon and go and complete the assigned run. Once you have completed the run the title is yours. Some are accumulative over the month and others are one off runs. We encourage you to make each title a separate run.
- The Telescopic Run (Telescope) – scientists using telescopes have to overcome the problem of light pollution. The lack of environmental light in a less-inhabited area makes it possible to see vastly more heavenly objects in the night sky. This is partly why most observatories with optical telescopes are located out in the country, usually on top of a mountain. That way, even the lights that might happen to be around will be below the observatory, where they won’t interfere. In order to earn this title you should complete a run either in an uninhabited area with less light pollution or up a mountain.
- The Space Robot (Robot) – over the years many robots have been used in space however there are currently only 2 deployed on missions. To earn this title we want you to draw us some Strava art of your impression of a space robot.
- The Lunar Roving Vehicle (Vehicle) – it’s time to hop into your LRV, go exploring and gather some samples to send back to Mum Runner ground control. To earn this title head further from home and complete a trail run.
- Into Orbit – (Orbit Icon) it’s time to go into orbit. Complete a minimum of a 5km run of laps.
- The Astronaut (Space Suit)- every AstRUNaut needs their space suit. In order to earn this title complete a run in our space race event singlet or a space costume. Fortunately these don’t come with the US$12,000,000 price tag of a flight-rated NASA space suit!!
- Saturn (Planet) – the second largest planet and the sixth from the sun. It is also known as the ringed planet. In order to earn this title you should complete a long run and with the number 6 in the distance (can be in the decimals) Eg 16km, 15.6km etc. The run should also contain 1 loop in it which should be visible on your map.
- The Satellite Dish (Satellite Dish) – link up with a friend and complete a run. This could be in person or virtually by running at the same time.
- The Extraterrestrial (Alien) – you’re not from around here… run somewhere you have never run before.
- The UFO – is it a bird? is it a plane? Is it a UFO? Complete a run after the sun has gone down and see if you can spot any UFO’s in the sky.
- Satellite Space – complete a run with a minimum of 300m elevation in it and take a photo from the highest vantage point and send back to Mum Runner ground control.
- The Rocket – (Rocket) Get ready to blast off. For this you are going to need some thrust and speed. Complete a speed training session such as intervals or fartlek.
- Out of this World (World) – A common definition of space is known as the Kármán Line, an imaginary boundary 100 kilometers (62 miles) above mean sea level. In theory, once this 100 km line is crossed, the atmosphere becomes too thin to provide enough lift for conventional aircraft to maintain flight and you are leaving earth and entering space. To earn this title we want you to leave “earth” and enter space by completing 100km over the month.
Master of the Universe: The male and female that run/walk the most kilometres during our Space Race challenge.
Lunar Month title: A Lunar Month is the average time between successive new or full moons. A lunar month is equal to 29 days 12 hours 44 minutes. To earn this title you must run or walk for at least 30 days out of the 31 days in March
Space Explorer title: They are earnt at the following kilometre breaks: Mercury: 5.79km, Venus: 10.82km, Earth: 14.96km, Mars: 22.79km, Jupiter 77.83km, Saturn 142.7km, Uranus 287.1km, Neptune 449.1km, Pluto (dwarf planet) 591.3km
Full Moon: Complete a run on the 18th of March which is the full moon in March.