Our One Slam virtual event is back for the fourth time in 2024, this time encompassing Christmas week to give everyone a running head start into the new year.
The event takes place over a 10 week/ 70 day period: 25th December 2023 - 3rd March 2024. Runners have a choice of distances that they can aim to complete within that time. The option to step up to the next level, or down if it becomes too much - is there at any time, just keep going! The event is for everybody, anywhere in the world. The targets are as follows:
50 Miles (5 miles per week)
100 Miles (10 miles per week)
200 Miles (20 miles per week/ The equivalent of the 50 Mile Grand Slam)
300 Miles (30 miles per week)
400 Miles (40 miles per week/ The equivalent of our 100 Mile Grand Slam)
500 Miles (50 miles per week)
600 Miles (60 miles per week/ The equivalent of our Double Slam)
1000 Miles (100 miles per week)
Part of the One Slam focus is helping our Centurion runners start the year on the front foot, but not just by encouraging consistent training, but also good opportunities to learn as well. As part of your One Slam entry you will have access to fortnightly webinars from our coaching team, on subjects such as training, nutrition, kit, racing and more. As well as open time for questions after each. These were popular in 2023 and will return in 2024.
The challenges are once again based around our traditional Grand Slams - spanning a time frame of 70 Days. Runners will have between December 25th 2023 and March 3rd 2024 to take on their chosen distance. Kids can enter and compete on bike or scooter if they want.
You can also register for the canicross event - Simply select 'yes' during registration to 'running with a dog?' and you will appear in your age group but also the canicross category (medals are not provided for our canine friends but you can give them your one!).
All you have to do is run whenever and wherever you like, then submit your distance to the database. You can do this automatically, by syncing your entry with strava or by just manually entering how far you ran, each time you do so. The system will then calculate your total distance and update both the results table and your position on our virtual map. It will add together your cumulative run distance only.
The results for each event will show in order of cumulative distance only. Remember this is not a race, the primary objective is to complete the challenge you set for yourself and to engage with your friends, family and the Centurion Community by sharing your journey.
Beyond the results/ leaderboard this is about community engagement. We want you to share the journey to your own finish line via any and all social media channels. You can tag us on facebook, twitter or instagram under the hashtag #centurioncommunity. Photos are strongly encouraged! We will share what we can and award spot prizes to the best uploads and engagements over the course of the event.
We also want this to give you all the best possible start to your 2024 season, to learn about your training and improve your running in the process. To compliment this, we will be holding fornightly coaching webinars on Zoom - open to all entrants. These will be led by Robbie Britton our Head of Endurance at Centurion and each one will also feature at least one other member of our coaching team. The first one will take place on 20th December and will be open to everyone including non-Slam runners. After that, links to the webinars will only be shared with entrants to the event. Topics covered will include:
20th December: One Slam Success: Reaching your goals with lessons from last year.
9th January: "Training Wisdom: Crafting your own ultra-training plan"
22nd January: Mental Grit: Sports Psychology skills for ultra-marathon resilience.
5th February No such thing as bad weather: Choosing the right kit for your adventures
19th February Fuelling Excellence: Nutrition strategies for ultra-runners in training and racing.
4th March "Race-Day Mastery: Strategies for ultra success on the big day"
All of the sessions will be conducted via zoom and take place on the above dates at 1930. Links and meeting details will be shared in the pre-race mail outs and in the lead up to each one.
What You Get
You can register by clicking on the button linked at the top of this page. Registrations are open until the final minutes of the event, so you can join in at any time and count any mileage you have already accumulated after the start of the event.
During registration you are able to register for just you, or an extended group of family or friends as you wish.
The event is open to everybody no matter your age or location. We hope to see many international runners taking part.
You can also register for the canicross event - Simply select 'yes' during registration to 'running with a dog?' and you will appear in your age group but also the canicross category.
When you sign up you will need to include a shipping address. We will then post out your medal or buckle to you when the event finishes