Rapha Festive 500 2022: prizes and registrations for the most classical Christmas Challenge

Road 25/12/22 09:10 Migue A.

With the arrival of Christmas comes one of the classic challenges that the clothing company Rapha proposes every year: to complete 500 kilometres between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. The perfect excuse to say goodbye to the year by pedalling and with which you can also win various prizes including the draw for a brand new OPEN U.P.

What is and how to register for the Rapha Festive 500 2022?

The Rapha Festive 500 challenge was born in 2010 through the Strava social network. The well-known clothing and accessories brand proposed that we finish the year by setting ourselves the last 500 kilometres that we had to complete between the 24th and 31st of December, both included. Those who managed to do so received a commemorative patch.

A motivation to enjoy cycling during the Christmas holidays, facing the usual cold and bad weather of these dates and with the added incentive of helping us to mitigate the culinary excesses of these festive days.

Over the last few years, the number of followers of this challenge has reached enormous numbers, so much so that a few years ago Rapha had to dispense with sending out the patches certifying the completion of the 500 kilometres, limiting itself to the digital badge on our Strava profile.

To participate in the Rapha Festive 500 challenge, all you have to do is access it in the Strava Challenges section and click on the "Join the challenge" button. From then on, all the kilometres we cycle during the last week of the year will count towards the challenge.

The Festive 500 can also be done on a turbo trainer

Any type of cycling is valid to take on the Rapha Festive 500 challenge, in fact, in recent seasons, as a result of the brand's link with Zwift, this challenge has been extended to virtual cycling, where you can complete it on the roads of Watopia. In fact, the virtual cycling platform organises different group rides throughout the days of the challenge so that you can complete it in the company of other cyclists from all over the world.

Participating in one of these Zwift events will also allow us to receive the Rapha Festive 500 2022 virtual kit with which we will be able to dress our Zwift avatar. A kit that emulates the real collection that Rapha has presented on the occasion of this event and that includes a vest printed with the Rapha Festive 500 2022 motifs, a long sleeve Pro Team Training Jersey and some useful accessories such as a neck warmer, a merino wool hat, a cap, socks... products that will be available on the brand's website.

Although Rapha's virtual cycling collaboration is focused on the Zwift platform, the kilometres we cycle using any other platform such as Bkool or Rouvy are also valid. It is only necessary to link our account on these platforms with our Strava account so that the sessions we do are uploaded as a virtual cycling activity during those dates.

Prizes for those who complete the Rapha Festive 500 2022

In addition to the personal satisfaction of completing 500 kilometres in 8 days, all those who complete the Rapha Festive 500 2022 will be able to show off the digital badge in their Strava trophy display case.
In addition, among all those who manage to finish the Rapha Festive 500, one of the most coveted gravel bikes on the market will be raffled: an OPEN U.P. equipped with Campagnolo Ekar 13-speed and Levante wheels, the specific model for gravel of the brand from Vicenza. A bike valued at 5,500 € and which is one of the benchmarks among the machines of this modality.

Additionally, Rapha will award a number of other gifts, including material provided by partner brands such as Wahoo, Poc or Campagnolo, to those who best demonstrate the Rapha Festive 500 Spirit by recounting their adventures during the challenge, with images, videos, photos or any other content that reflects what it means to take on this challenge.



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