ASICS Beat the Sun Challenge and a chance to win a trip to Mont Blanc France #BeatTheSun

Monday, March 21, 2016
My friends at ASICS have an epic event taking place on June 21st, the longest day of the year - Beat the Sun Challenge. There are two parts to this day, a live event which will offer a select lucky group of runners the opportunity to take part in a relay race around Mont Blanc and a virtual global challenge. Beat the Sun Challenge is a global day of running, conquering our running goals as one team - together we run.
Join the world-wide community with a common mindset: train to achieve a new goal that culminates at sunset on the longest day of the year. Here’s what you can expect from the Beat the Sun program:
An exclusive training program starting late February, developed by elite coaches Andrew Kastor, Benoit Nave and Rosario Rios.
The relay race taking place in Mont Blanc Chamonix, France is a once in a lifetime opportunity. There will be over 50,000 applicants, which only 48 will be selected to make up 8 teams. Americas (2x), Europe (3x), Africa (1x) and Asia-Pacific (2x). These teams are made up of six runners, 3 of these are experts, and 3 of these are amateurs. Click here to enter for your chance to win.

Virtual Option
For those who aren't in Mont Blanc, ASICS is hosting a virtual challenge as well! Be sure to engage with ASICS and the virtual participants by using the hashtag #BeatTheSun on Instagram or Twitter since there will also be Monthly giveaways to random participants who share their goal.

ASICS Beat the Sun page has training tips, guides, videos, and nutrition tips and recipes on their Beat the Sun training page. Click here to access ASICS YouTube page

Weeks one and two training plan - Building a Foundation

Training Log

Click here to download ASICS beat the sun weeks one and two training log

  • Lengthen your torso as if pulling up on an imaginary cord through the top of your head
  • Pump arms as you run and keep shoulders relaxed
  • Keep head stacked on top of your shoulders to improve your center of gravity
Keeping your nutrition in check is such an important part of training. Check out this super easy breakfast fit for a runner (scroll past the video for the recipes)

Buckwheat Porridge with Fruit
1 Banana, sliced
127g (1 cup)of buckwheat flakes
240g (1 cup)almond milk

Combine buckwheat flakes and almond milk on stovetop.
Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
Add sliced banana to top of buckwheat porridge.

How to Soft-Boil an Egg
Add egg to boiling water.
Boil for 4 minutes, then run under cold water.
Peel and enjoy.

The Prizes!

ASICS will award after the Second Selection Round each of the 24 selected Amateur Participants with an offer to join the team of the continent where his/her current passport is issued as indicated on the online entry form. All 24 Amateur Participants selected in the Second Selection Round will each receive the following prizes (click here to be  taken to the registration page):

Invitation to participate as an official member of their relevant continent team during the Challenge Flight for each participant selected
All included activities during Challenge for the Amateur Participants
1 x pair of ASICS trail running shoes
1 x pair of ASICS road running shoes
1 x ASICS running t-shirt
1 x base layer (winter training)
1 x packable trail jacket
1 x tights
1 x 2 in 1 short / or similar for female
2 x pair of socks
The maximum total value of all prizes together is 75,000 Euro (Seventy-five Thousand Euro).

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