This Incan site near Cuzco, Peru, was “discovered” in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, who believed it was Vilcabamba, a secret Incan stronghold used during the 16th-century rebellion against Spanish rule. Although that claim was later disproved, the purpose of Machu Picchu has confounded scholars. Bingham believed it was home to the “Virgins of the Sun,” women who lived in convents under a vow of chastity. Others think that it was likely a pilgrimage site, while some believe it was a royal retreat. (One thing it apparently should not be is the site of a beer commercial. In 2000 a crane being used for such an ad fell and cracked a monument.) What is known is that Machu Picchu is one of the few major pre-Columbian ruins found nearly intact. Despite its relative isolation high in the Andes Mountains, it features agricultural terraces, plazas, residential areas, and temples.
How does it work?
How does it work?
Step 1: Register for the event. We mail out your medal and bib after you register. You do not have to wait for your package to earn your medal.
Step 2: Earn your medal by Running/ Walking/ Hiking/ Cycling/ Swimming/ Mountain Biking/ Rowing/ Downhill Skiing/ Cross-Country Skiing/ Snowboarding/ Skating/ Wheelchair/ Nordic Walking/ Camping/ Elliptical/ Duathlon/ Triathlon or any other way you would like.
Step 3: Update your results after you finish. Your results are only displayed on the result page if you want them to be
What distance is this race?
1 Mile, 5K, 5 Miles, 10K, 10 Miles, 13.1 Miles, 25 Miles, 50 Miles, 100 Miles, or you have the option to select other.
What will I receive with my registration?
3 inch finisher medal with a colorful insert in the middle of the medal and 1.5 inch colorful ribbon.
Price includes shipping inside the US.
Engraving plates are add on options.
This virtual race qualifies for theAwards Program
How do I post photos to our social media?
- Facebook Group
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