Grand Canyon Adventure FAQs
Thanks for your interest in Walk with a Doc’s Grand Canyon Adventure! Check out some of these frequently asked questions. If you have any questions that aren’t on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 614-714-0407.
When does registration close?
Registration closed when the event kicked off on February 13th. If you weren’t able to join us, stay tuned for future events. In the meantime, we still encourage you to spend these next two weeks moving, chatting with others in the Facebook group, and learning about heart-healthy nutrition.
Once I’m registered, how do I log in?
- Go to https://racery.com/r/grand-canyon
- In the upper right-hand corner there is an outline of a person. Click that and then select “login”.
- You will be prompted to validate your device by entering the email address you registered with
- Go to your email, and look out for an email that says “Hey YourName, validate this device in Walk with a Doc Grand Canyon Adventure!”. Open that email and select “confirm”. This will automatically log you into the platform. Check your spam folder if you don’t see the email in your inbox. Email email@example.com for help.
How do I delete an activity?
On a desktop computer…
Click your picture/initials in the top right corner.
Click my bio.
Find the activity you wish to delete.
Click the gear icon.
Then you can head back to the Log Activities section of the Grand Canyon page and log the activity again with the correct miles/minutes.
On the mobile app…
Click My Logs.
Click the log’s date.
How do I track my activity?
Once the adventure starts on February 13th, you’ll log your activity each day (or several times a day!) on the Racery website or download Racery’s iOS App or Android App. Click the Log Activities tab, fill in the information, then hit submit! Your activity will automatically be converted into “walking miles”
How do I find my team/teamates?
Once you’ve logged in, click on the Teams tab and your team should pop up. If you have any trouble finding it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you a link.
How are activities converted into walking miles?
Here’s a message from Racery: Because we’re trying to create a roughly even playing field, all activity conversions are based on a translation of activity time into steps into miles. Thus, an hour of moderate cycling will register as 4.83 miles on the route, while the same period of breaststroke will register as 5.14 miles. The conversions appear extremely precise but are in fact necessarily fuzzy — there is as yet no way to affordably and scientifically equate all these activities. Learn more here.
I’m not a fan of cold weather, any tips?
We hear you, and that’s partly why this Adventure is taking place in February – to motivate you to move even during the winter! Check out Dr. Sabgir’s recent newsletters with tips for indoor activities and outdoor activities in cold weather. The awesome thing about Racery is that any form of physical activity counts and will automatically convert to “walking miles”. You can walk, run, bike, do an indoor video workout, etc.
Can I connect my wearable device?
Feel free to use your wearable to help you keep track of your activity, but you’ll still have to manually input the information into Racery.
Head over to the Racery FAQ page for many more frequently asked questions!
I’m new to Walk with a Doc – can you tell me more about it?
As an international non-profit organization, Walk with a Doc is committed to inspiring communities through movement and conversation with FREE physician-led walking groups. While these walking groups typically meet in-person throughout the year in over 500 communities around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many of our chapters to press pause. This virtual event is an opportunity for us to continue to move, connect, and learn about health in a safe way! Learn more about Walk with a Doc here.
I’m ready! How do I register?
- Visit the Racery Page by clicking here
- Under the “About+Join” section click “Join Now”
- Click the dropdown menu and either choose a team or select “Create your own team” at the bottom of the screen. Even if you want to conquer all those miles on your own two feet, you’ll still create a team for yourself. More details on teams below
- Type your email address. If you participated in our Kilimanjaro Challenge, please use the same email address for this Adventure. You’ll be automatically logged in to Racery if you’re not already logged in.
- Type your mailing address
- Click “Join!” at the bottom
- Boom, you’re in! You should receive a welcome email from Racery. If you don’t, please email email@example.com
How do I register a 2nd person?
After registering yourself, click your profile picture in the top right corner of the Racery page. Click “logout”. You should now see the “Join Now” button again where you can register a 2nd person.
How does this “teams” thing work?
When registering, you’ll be asked to either create a team (at the bottom of the dropdown menu) or join an existing team. This route is 69.5 miles and you have 14 days to complete it. We did the math and you’ll need to walk (or the equivalent activity) about 5 miles every day for the duration of the adventure. For many of us, that is more than we can handle on our own, so we’ll be doing it in TEAMS of 1-5 people! Each team will commit to walking ~5 miles/day to complete the full route. The more people on your team, the fewer miles you each have to walk. Here’s a breakdown:
- Fly solo and walk ~5 miles/day. You’ll still need to create a team when you register.
- Grab a buddy/partner to form a team of 2 and each walk ~2.5 miles/day
- Invite friends, family, and coworkers to form a team of 5 and each walk ~1 mile/day. You get the picture.
- Want to join an existing team? Walk with a Doc has several “open” teams of varying levels! Look for WWADa, WWADb, WWADc, etc. when you register. The distance at the end of the team name is how far each team member is expected to walk each day, which is based on the team size. For example, if you join “WWADb 1.7mi/day” then each of the 3 team members will need to walk ~1.7 miles each day for the team to finish the 69.5 mile route in 14 days.
- Your team can set a goal to do the 69.5-mile route once, twice, or even three times!
- Once you create a team, be sure to send the link and the team name to your team members so they can join it when they register.
- If you have more than 5 people that want to participate, simply have them start a 2nd team!