The artwork challenge will ask each running club to submit one running route that expresses artistic design or drawing (with your feet).

The rules are important if you want to get credit!

Submission Requirements:

  • Club captains will be sent a Google Form to use to submit your final designs.
    • If you have more than one captain, you must agree on who is submitting the final design - only one will count for your team!
    • The final submission must be a PDF, JPEG, or PNG under 100 MB.
  • Runners who run all or part of the course are required to show verification that they actually ran (versus designed a course). There are two ways to do that:
    • Join the Philly Mayor's Cup Strava Club (with a name identifiable to your registered name), track your run with Strava (watch or phone) and make sure that specific run is publicly viewable. We will verify there.
    • Fill out this form with a link to a publicly viewable track of your course from any tracking system (Garmin, Strava, Runkeeper, etc.): https://forms.gle/Tpg856PoBJBBvjz76
  • Both the final artwork and the runner tracks must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday, July 31st for credit. 


Route Creation Requirements

  • All of the route must take place within the Philadelphia City Limits.
  • The route may be run by a single runner or multiple runners from the club
    • Using multiple runners for the challenge allows the total distance run to be longer.
    • If using this option, each runner should run a different section of the artwork, not run together.
  • Each section can be (digitally) put together to create one piece of artwork. 
  • The entirety of the route must be run during week 3, between Saturday, July 25, 2020 and Friday, July 31, 2020.
  • You can be as creative as you want with how you assign and put together the route. You'll be the final judges!

How to Create a Multi-Section Submission

If you are creating artwork from multiple runs, you will need to piece them into a single image. You can do this however you want (paper and scissors?), but our recommended methods would be:

  • Have every runner send you a screenshot (or the original link to their run) of their route.
  • Use photoshop, or - if you aren't talented with photoshop, Canva is a good free tool - to put the different tracks together into a single image and download that.


How The Winner(s) are determined

Submissions will close on Friday at 11:59pm. On Sunday, August 2, we will send Captains a gallery with all of the photos and a form to rank their top choices. Each club gets ONE vote (their own cannot be included in the top choices), so the team should work together to select the final choice(s).

Voting will include ranking your top 10 choices, with points assigned based on Borda Count (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranked_voting). The design with the most points wins. 

Voting will close on Tuesday, August 5th at 11:59pm.


Artwork Challenge  FAQ


Can we run more than one route as a team?

You can run as many routes as you want! Only one can be submitted for results, but you are encouraged to share other creative routes via Facebook.

I don't live in Philadelphia. Since the rules require the route take place in Philadelphia, can I not participate this week?

You can't physically run the route if you aren't in Philadelphia, but you are encouraged to participate by helping your club create a route to run - and inspire them by running your own route in your town and sharing it on social media. And don't worrry: this is the only challenge with a city-limits requirement.


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