It’s coming back – the Steemit Ultra marathon game is returning

in contest •  7 months ago

It’s been a while since I last ran the game, and with the WUUK just two weeks away, I thought it would be a good time to bring the game back again.

So what’s it all about then?

This is a game where you run a virtual ultra marathon of 63kms and try to get to the finish before everyone else.

Each day you tell me how fast you want to run and how many energy gels you want to take. You can also chose to walk for a turn to recover your strength. Each day I plug your numbers into a piece of software that calculates how far along the course your choices will take you.
Sounds simple right?

But it’s not quite that easy.

Each kilometre on the course has a runnable value based on the steepness of the terrain, the type of trail, and how I felt when I ran the trail. The higher the runnable value the faster you can run without incurring too much damage to your legs and lungs etc.

e.g. a runnable value of 1 means a very steep and / or technical trail that you should probably walk.
Whereas a runnable value of 15 means you can run flat out quite easily.

So this game is all about managing the amount of damage your body gets from running around the hills. The more damage you get, the slower you run.

You can only run OR rest for each turn and the maximum time you can run is 2 hours per turn.
If you chose to rest, you will walk for 3kms for that turn and your damage will be reduced by half.

Here’s the fun bit

This virtual race is based on a REAL ultra marathon – the infamous WUU2K (Wellington Urban Ultra). So you can research the actual course that this is based on to try and figure out which bits are runnable and which bits you should walk.

To help you out with this, I’ve made a series of videos detailing the different sections of the course.

Mt. Kaukau to Makara Hill Road

Makara Hill Road to Makara Mountain Bike Park carpark

Makara Mountain Bike Park carpark to The Windmill

The Windmill to Owhiro Bay

Owhiro Bay to Tawatawa Reserve

Tawatawa Reserve to Mt. Victoria

So what’s in it for you?

  • 1st place – 20SBD
  • 2nd place – 10SBD
  • 3rd place – 5SBD

If you want to play the game, leave your name in the comments of this post and then keep an eye out for the first post of the game coming out on Tuesday morning NZ time.

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Do you like games?

Check out my Steemit Ultra Marathon game where you can win 20SBD for first place, 10SBD for second and 5SBD for third. Get your virtual running shoes on and get ready to run!

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Please add me to the game: I will follow the crowd, as long as I do not study and understand the different difficulties of the path.

Thank you,!

An ultra-hug from @amico! ;)


Cool you're in. ;-)

I will join this time... got my running shoes ready :)


Woohoo! Glad to have you on board. See who else you can rope into the game. The more the merrier ;-)


I'll resteem your post :)


Many thanks

hahhahhahha! the ultra simulation game is back!
I'm IN!!!


Of course you are. we have to have the champion return to defend his title. :-)


so? I have never passed from the 4th place!!!! :-)


What? I thought you won one of them?
Maybe this is the one you'll win then ;-)


hahahhahha... don't think so, I am too fast eddie ;-)

*When someone tells you that what you want to do is impossible, change the word in your head to hard. What you want to do is hard. Hard is doable – it just requires dedicated work and effort and you can make it happen.

*Resteemed by @runningproject

I'm game to give it a go!


Excellent. Glad you have you on board.

I will resteem as well as enter.
Just as well it is only simulated.



I'm ready to join this virtual race, even if I did not well understand the concept of the game, Sorry... But, I dash into the game and "I shall learn to swim in the water" ;-)


Good to have to along for the ride. I'm sure you'll pick it up as you go.

Nice idea. Doesn't work for me though. Keeping lacing my "real" running shoes. ^^