To ensure that your adidas Runners event counts towards your adidas Runners Badge, you must either track the activity with the adidas Running app (or with devices that sync directly to your adidas account), or check in to the event manually. If you want to earn credit for your AR event by checking in to the event manually, please read the article here.
If you want to earn credit for your AR event by tracking the event, you must ensure that the following criteria are met:
Track your event activity with the adidas Running app or with devices that sync directly to your adidas account.
Join the adidas Runners event in the adidas Running app before it starts - Make sure you join the event no later than 60 minutes after the scheduled event start time.
Set your activity type according to the event in the adidas Running app - Only GPS-tracked running activities will be confirmed as AR Events. For help with this step, please see here if you are using an iPhone or here if you’re using an Android device. Make sure your phone is fully charged to ensure you can track the entire event.
Be ready at the event start location at the official start time and don’t forget to hit start on the adidas Running app when the event gets going! Your GPS location and the start time of your activity will confirm your participation in the event (Don’t worry if the event doesn’t start at the exact scheduled start time – we’ll take this into account and you won’t lose out!)
After the event is over, make sure you have an active internet connection - To enable us to confirm your participation, an internet connection is required.
As long as you carry out the above steps, your event participation will qualify as an AR Credit and count towards your all important adidas Runners Badges. See here to find out more about AR Credits and Badges.
Note: If you add an activity manually in the adidas Running app, this activity will not count towards your adidas Runners Badge. We can only confirm your participation in events where you’ve tracked your running activity live with a GPS signal or checked in manually to the AR event.