Register to Compete in our 2020 Strava-Based Competitions!

Win Your Age Group, Win a Special Cancer Journeys Foundation Jersey!

KOM/QOM and SPRINT Competitions Coming to Your Neck of the Woods!

2019 marked the 9th edition of the King and Queen of the Mountain (KOM / QOM) cycling awards at Jeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

We love awarding these KOM and QOM jerseys because the winners demonstrate the #NeverGiveUp! spirit that cancer survivors need to have on their cancer journeys. The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo also is one of our best fundraising programs and generates several thousand dollars each year to support cancer survivors.

We know that not everyone can make it to Virginia, so we brainstormed how we could bring inspiration, camaraderie, and joy across the country – while raising money for cancer survivors and promoting the benefits of exercise. Being Strava enthusiasts ourselves, the idea for Strava.com-based competitions took off, and we are now prepped and ready to sponsor 12 Strava-based competitions across the country in 2020! 6 competitions will be Strava Climb segments (as part of our KOM/QOM Competition) and 6 competitions will be Strava Sprint segments (as part of our “SPRINT” Competition).

Register for the kom/qom competition

Pre-register to compete in one of our Climb Segments below, or Submit Your Own Segment to be considered for the 2020 Competition!

Climb Segment 1: Pillars to Rock Climb Pullout

Location: Golden, Colorado

View: https://www.strava.com/segments/9236171

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Climb Segment 2: Hawk Hill

Location: San Francisco, California

View: https://www.strava.com/segments/229781

Climb Segments 3, 4, 5, and 6 will be posted by January 3rd, 2020. The KOM/QOM Competition begins on January 10th, 2020!

Competition Overview: You will be able to attempt a segment as many times as you would like between January 10th, 2020 and December 31st, 2020, in order to achieve your best time. The top male and female overall winners, from each Strava age group, will be mailed a CJF KOM/QOM jersey! (FAQs can be found at the bottom of this page)

Register for the kom/qom competition
Register for the SPRINT competition

Pre-register to compete in one of our Sprint Segments below, or Submit Your Own Segment to be considered for the 2020 Competition!

Sprint Segment 1: Flying 500m

Location: Los Angeles, California

View: https://www.strava.com/segments/651605

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Sprint Segment 2: Three Sisters

Location: New York, New York

View: https://www.strava.com/segments/648048

Sprint Segments 3, 4, 5, and 6 will be posted by January 3rd, 2020. The Sprint Competition begins on January 10th, 2020!

Competition Overview: You will be able to attempt a segment as many times as you would like between January 10th, 2020 and December 31st, 2020, in order to achieve your best time. The top male and female winners, from each Strava age group, will be mailed a CJF Sprint Jersey! (FAQs can be found at the bottom of this page)

Register for the SPRINT competition

 

Submit a Climb Segment to be Considered for the 2020 Competition! (Copy+Paste the segment link in the message box)

 

Submit a Sprint Segment to be Considered for the 2020 Competition! (Copy+Paste the segment link in the message box)

Guidelines for Submitting a Sprint Segment

  1. You select a Strava.com sprint segment in your area that is 500-1,000 meters long [see the directions below on how to find one or create your own]
  2. Segments must have an incline of 0% or greater, no downhill segments will be implemented.
  3. “How to Create a Good Segment” in Strava.com https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216918227-Optimizing-Segment-Creation-how-to-create-good-segments

Guidelines for Submitting a Climb Segment

  1. You select a Strava.com climb segment in your area that is at least 1-3 miles long (but it can be longer)
  2. The climb segment’s gradient must be 5% or greater.
  3. “How to Create a Good Segment” in Strava.com https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216918227-Optimizing-Segment-Creation-how-to-create-good-segments

How to Search for a Climb/Sprint Segment in 3 Easy Steps

1. Log-in to your Strava account and click the box that says “Athletes” and change the search terms to “Segments”. Type in the name of your segment in the search box.

2. After searching for your Segment, choose your desired Segment from the search results.

3. After opening the Segment, highlight the URL/Website Address at the top and press Control+C (to Copy the address). Go back to the contact form near the top of the page, and paste the link (Control+V) into the message box.

Rules and FAQs

How many times can I attempt a segment?

You will be able to attempt the segment as many times as you like between January 10th and December 31st, 2020!

How do I create my own segment?

Follow the guidelines (above) for creating a segment and send the URL along to us using the contact form (above).

When is the deadline to submit a segment?

We will be taking segment submissions until December 31st, 2019. You may submit as many segments as you’d like!

When and where can I register?

The final 12 competition segments will be announced January 3rd, the competition will begin on January 10th. In the meantime, you may pre-register (using the registration links above or below) for a confirmed segment, or submit your own segment for consideration for the competitions. We will be finalizing the current “TBA” segments as we get closer to the New Year, and we will send out an email when all segments have been finalized. We will also be promoting the competition on our social media channels. Follow us @CancerJourneys on Twitter and Instagram!

What is the cost to participate?

The cost to participate in the digital competitions will be $10. This helps us cover the cost of the KOM/QOM jerseys and helps us raise money for our 2020 programs.

What will the winners receive?

Every male and female winner, from each Strava.com age group, will receive a special KOM/QOM or Sprint jersey* (depending on which competition was entered) and a hometown press release (with your approval)! Additionally, in the spirit of #NeverGiveUp!, we will also be sending out special Lantern Rouge awards!

*Note: There must be at least three competitors in an age group to qualify for a jersey.

Register for the kom/qom competition
Register for the SPRINT competition