If you are participating in the November challenge, and if you had opted for December medal postage originally, please note that, with the conversion to the step-up system, your original goal will still be tracked in November, just a bit differently:
With our recent update, our monthly challenges will work as step up challenges rather than as fixed-goal ones.
We hope it will help us solve quite a bit of confusion which used to come from having to change distances at the last moment, not having a medal for the right distance, having to reschedule medal delivery for the next month, etc.
After all, it's going to be much more straightforward now:
The main disadvantage there is that you won't be able to order a medal till you've reached your target, but, with the step up goals, you'd have to wait and see what you can do. Once the challenge is over and you know your achieved target, you will be able to order a medal / other awards, and we'll dispatch that medal to you soon after (a wiki page is coming up soon to clarify the timelines)
For those of you who have already joined our November challenges:
PS. And what happens to the remaining October, and, perhaps, a few September medals? There are no changes there - they are going to be shipped in December (most likely not in the first days of December, but around the 5-10 of the month)
They are still monthly, too. But there is a difference (and we will also describe, shortly, what it means for those who have already signed up).
With the step up challenges, there is going to be no fixed goal for the month. Instead, you will see up to three goals on the challenge page once you have joined:
Each challenge would normally have up to 15-20 goals, starting with just a few kilometers/miles, and all the way up to 1000-2000 km/miles, so there is plenty of targets there. Here is an example:
You will be able to order medals/awards once you have achieved at least one of the challenge goals. You can order awards any time while the challenge is active OR up to a couple of months after it's been completed. There is "Awards" button at the top of the challenge page which gives you access to the available awards:
You can also order awards using the dropdown at the top right corner of the site:
With this change, here is what you need to keep in mind:
For all our current participants, we will post more details here shortly.