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RFH Race to Bagram Airfield

The Racing for Heroes - Race to Bagram Airforce Base is our community goal to cover the 7,092.82 miles from our headquarters to the Operation Enduring Freedom HQ in Bagram Air Force Base

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257.97 miles raised of 7093.00 miles target

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257.97

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The Racing for Heroes - Race to Bagram


Racing for Heroes is committed to enhancing the lives of veterans and military members through racing. We decided that this year we would engage everyone in racing in a personal way, through sweat and exertion. We are hoping for the community to work individually to run their personal race but also build upon each other to make our community goal of 7,092.82 miles. If everyone works together we will make it together. 

Register and receive some of our amazing merchandize:

Click on the "Signup Now" button above to register your ticket by making a donation to Racing for Heroes. You will receive a link by email to redeem your registration and to create your atlasGO account.


Download the atlasGO app on your mobile device either from the App Store, Google Play or by  visiting atlasgo.org/download. Login with the same credentials you used when you created your account and you are in the challenge!

If you need help to get into your Challenge, reach out to support@atlasgo.org.

Racing for Heroes provides the Veteran community new mission with a purpose and place to belong. There are too many heroes who need a shoulder to cry on, a patient ear to listen and a hug to let them know they are not alone in their daily battle.  We provide that space and we know the challenges, because many of us face them too.  Through our participation in research studies, the scientific community is proving that the excitement and adrenaline of racing, also helps Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) by improving neurological and emotional connections damaged by trauma.  Our health and wellness programs support Veterans ready to find alternatives to addictive drugs and self medications in order to better handle the challenges they face in civilian life.



ULTIMATELY, WE EXIST TO PREVENT VETERAN SUICIDE 

We are an approved 501(c)3 Veteran Service Organization who asks for your support!

Who can participate?

Everyone is invited to join the challenge. The more the merrier. Please share with your friends, family and colleagues.



How can I post a photo on the feed?

After submitting your activity on the GO screen, click on the share button. You will be able to either take a picture or choose one from your library. You can also add a comment if you like and share your picture on other social media channels outside of atlasGO. As soon as you have shared your photo it will appear on the feed.



Why does the app not allow me to import my steps from Fitbit or another app? 

We don't allow importing steps as the challenge promotes conscious workouts such as runs. Importing daily steps that also include all the steps you take at home is therefore not enabled.



Why does the app tell me that I can't add more miles?

For all activities, the application puts an upper cap to make sure our users don't put an unrealistic number by mistake, as an example 200 miles biked instead of 20 miles biked. The cap is set for a period of 24 hours and if you think you weren't able to add all your activities because of a cap, you can always reach out to support@atlasgo.org and ask them to add your additional activity.

 

How can I talk to my teammates?

Click on the bottom navigation bar on the ‘team’ button. It is the icon that looks like a heart. That’s your team chat. You can write in there to communicate with your teammates. If you would like to disable notifications for the team chat you can edit by clicking on the three little dots next to the team icon.



How can I find and follow a friend? The easiest way to find and follow a friend is to use the search function on top of the feed. You can also click on their profile on the feed above each post or while visiting the leaderboard to give your friend a follow. On the leaderboards, check out the “Following” leaderboard to see how you are doing compared to your peers.

 

How can I see my activities and previous shares?

On the bottom of the navigation bar, click on your profile (button on the right). To make any edits to your profile name or add a photo click on the three little dots at the top right of your screen. You will also find your stats, activities and shares on the profile page.



atlasGO has an option to track distance based activities by GPS tracking but it does not seem to work properly. What is wrong?

Depending on many external factors, tracking can be inaccurate sometimes. Here are a couple of ways you can improve accuracy:

Make sure you are outside. We can not track your activity indoors. It is difficult to catch the right satellite signal indoors. For the optimal accuracy please add your activity manually if you are running on a treadmill or if you are walking in a building. You can do this by clicking on the “+” sign on the GO screen. Make sure you activated localization. We can not track your activity if tracking is not activated. Please allow tracking by going to your settings. Fully charge your battery. When your phone is on low battery or if you use the battery saving option tracking services will be less accurate. Please update the app. We continuously work on improving accuracy. You might be on an old app version. A full refresh is the best way to avoid issues. Delete atlasGO and download again.

For best results with GPS tracking iOS:

  1. 1. Be sure you have installed the latest version of the atlasGO App.
  2. 2. Toggle Location Services “On” for atlasGO in iPhone settings (Settings->Privacy->Location Services) and make sure location services are turned on specifically for atlasGO. 3. Turn Airplane mode ‘Off’ and WiFi ‘On’ in iPhone settings 4. Open the app, making sure you have a direct line to the sky. Then click ‘go’ and watch the miles increase as you’re enjoying your activity.
  3. 5. If it is cloudy, or there are trees or tall buildings around, you may experience GPS disruptions. Many GPS issues occur in certain locations that may not have a strong signal.
  4. 6. If you continue to have issues with GPS tracking please contact support@atlasgo.org so we can help you.

For best results with GPS tracking Android:

1. Be sure you have installed the latest version of the atlasGO App. 2. Reset network and location warnings in settings, and reboot device. 3. Make sure your phone’s battery saving mode is turned off as that can affect GPS.

4. If none of the above work, please delete & re-install the app to see if this helps.

5. If you continue to have issues with GPS tracking please contact support@atlasgo.org so we can help you.



IF ALL OF THESE TIPPS AND TRICKS DON’T HELP YOU HAVE THE POSSIBILITY TO LOG YOUR ACTIVITIES AND DISTANCE MANUALLY



What will happen when the challenge is over?

We invite you to continue using the atlasGO app. We have a variety of Virtual Races that you can check out on virtualrace.org or you can plant trees with the atlasGO free Community Challenge



Can I use the App abroad?

Yes you can but please be aware that our GPS tracking requires you to have an internet connection at the end of a fitness session so consider potential roaming costs whilst tracking your activity.

Which software does the app require?

Please update the app to the latest iOS or Android version to make sure it runs smoothly.



Use of data

The atlasGO app is compliant with data protection law established between the United States and the EU/Switzerland (Privacy Shield) as well as GDPR. No data will be used for advertisement. Please conduct the atlasGO Privacy Policy and/or Terms & Conditions for more information (https://atlasgo.org/privacy & https://atlasgo.org/terms/)



Whom can I contact if I have difficulties downloading or using the app

If this FAQ section does not answer your question or technical issue contact us on support@atlasgo.org and we will try to help you as soon as possible!

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