A. About Alert

ALERT is a volunteer-driven NGO, that empowers a common man in case of an emergency to ensure ‘Right to Life’ a reality in India!

Alert has trained over 130000 people during the last 13+ years of its services to the community, in an effort towards the goal set for ALERT by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam – “To train one in every family” in emergency care Over 90% of Alerts training is offered to the general public at free and highly subsidized cost.

  • Create Aware citizens who can confidently handle emergencies
  • Skilled First Responder network at service on demand
  • Laws & systems that encourage First responders

Alert has institutionalized a Good Samaritan award called the Alert Being Award to recognize individuals and organizations going beyond the call of duty as A Real Life Hero – A Good Samaritan – An ALERT Being. Since 2017, Alert has awarded and recognized over 8 organizations and 40+ individuals.

Ms. Kala Balasundaram, Founder Trustee & President
Mr. Rajesh Trivedi, Managing Trustee
Know more about other trustees & board members here – https://alert.ngo/board-of-trustees-and-advisors/

VoICE stands for Volunteer In Case of Emergency. ALERT VoICE is the first of its kind project in India that bridges the gap between a medical emergency and the arrival of professional help with voluntary First Response. Driven by the community and based on mobile technology, it is a unique opportunity for a common man to participate in saving lives.

The ALERT VoICE Ambassadors are not only trained first-responders (trained in first-aid & CPR procedures) but also have a voice in their community and their circle of influence. They bring in their charisma & leadership skills and act as an ambassador to create messages to inspire people, manage by actively organizing & executing events, empower by becoming messengers/trainers to build awareness within their connected community and influence by being the ambassador of the cause, touch more lives & save more lives.

Our Global VoICE Ambassadors network is spread across the world.

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B. About ALERTATHON

Alertathon is an annual sports event organized by Alert.ngo. It’s an awareness and a fundraiser with 5k & 10k running categories. Every year Alertathon attracts close to 1000 participants. Started first in 2016 Alert has organized Alertathon in Chennai & Bangalore in its 5 editions so far. The 2020 edition which is the 6th is being planned to be a virtual event not restricted to running, but also cycling, walking and hiking, opening up participation from patrons across the globe.

ALERTATHON 2020 will be the first-ever Global Virtual Endurance event with a mission to “Save Lives” and will be conducted for FIVE days between 9-Sep-2020 to 13-Sep-2020. This year, Alertathon event window will coincide with the World’s First Day on 12-Sep-2020.

The Five Days Save Lives Virtual Event will be held between 9-Sep-2020 to 13-Sep-2020

100% CHARITABLE CAUSE: The contribution amount is entirely used for ALERT NGO’s charitable causes (see the ALERT NGO governance page)

Learn how to save lives during the 5 days window: All the Alertathon participants will get an opportunity to learn the critical aspects of saving lives in case of an emergency during the 5 days event window through short learning modules

All participants will receive an eCertificate confirming the support/participation. The eCertificate will include the walk/run & ride distances along with the list of Saving Lives course modules completed during the 5 days event window.

HDOR Virtual run & ride platform & leaderboard: All ALERTATHON 2020 participants will have free access to the HDOR ALERTATHON Virtual Event platform to report the participants run/walk/ride data and to visualize the leaderboard reports

T-Shirt & Medals for those living in India: All participants have an option to receive ALERTATHON 2020 medal or designer T-Shirt, the shipment will start only after the event window (13-Sep-2020)

Running/Riding group names on the T-Shirts: Groups of runners or cyclists (minimum 10 participants) can order and receive a custom T-Shirt with the group name printed on it. The group name can be a single row text with 20 characters in any language. Please write to [email protected] for placing your request

Registration categories

Indian Nationals

Entry typeMinimum contribution amount / participantGroup participation (minimum 10 members) / participantMaximum contribution amount
Virtual event participation + eCertificateINR 200INR 200No limit
Virtual event participation + eCertificate + souvenir finisher medalINR 400INR 350No limit
Virtual event participation + eCertificate + Alertathon designer T-ShirtINR 600INR 550No limit
Virtual event participation + eCertificate + souvenir finisher medal + Alertathon designer T-ShirtINR 700INR 600No limit

Other foreign national participants

Foreign Nationals from SAARC countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and  Sri Lanka

Entry typeMinimum contribution amountMaximum contribution amount
Virtual event participation + eCertificateINR 200No limit

Other foreign national participants

Entry typeMinimum contribution amountMaximum contribution amount
Virtual event participation + eCertificateUSD 10No limit

The registration will be open from 29-Jul-2020 6.00 am IST to 13-Sep-2020 6.00 pm IST.

The minimum age for participation is 7 years.

Alertathon 2020 doesn’t have any minimum criteria for participation.

All the participants will receive a certificate from us indicating your support, the cumulative mileage (only if they are recorded through the HDOR platform) of your walking/running, and riding data, along with the number of First-Aid and Emergency Response course modules completed by you.

The HDOR system allows you to record your walk | run | ride activity data on the HDOR website in the form of a public GPS activity link (as per your race distance) from apps like Strava, Garmin Connect, Runkeeper, Endomondo, etc, or public link to your finish timing at any organized marathon race.

It is not necessary for you to take part in an organized race to submit your run data. A self-supported run/ride which meets the above data submission criteria is enough.

No refunds or cancellations or transfers are allowed for this event.

Medals and T-Shirts delivery option is available only for those living in India. Due to the COVID-19 & lock-down limitations, shipping of your medal / T-Shirt may be delayed and we request you to anticipate a delay up to one month after completion of the event window

Only one courier package will be sent to the Co-ordinator of Groups ordering for T-Shirts or Medal

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D. ALERTATHON HDOR virtual platform

Manually add a run

  1. Complete the registration formalities – use the form given below. You will receive a receipt for the payment through your registered email address. This will be your first email.
  2. You will receive an email from the HDOR platform with a unique registration code along with the instructions to create a profile on the HDOR platform. You will require the registration code to connect the ALERTATHON 2020 virtual event to your HDOR profile later.
  3. If you are new to the HDOR virtual platform, Sign-up as a new user and complete your profile. You will receive an email confirmation. Follow the NEW USER section to understand how you can link your run/walk/ride tracking applications. Download the HDOR mobile app to report your walk/run/ride details, view and track your virtual events (iOS | Android)
  4. If you are already a user at the HDOR virtual platform Sign in to your account, go to your profile –> Settings –> and choose Complete Event Registration, enter the registration code. You will receive a confirmation email in your registered email address.
Follow this image to learn more – if you are a new user to the HDOR platform

Alertathon HDOR dashboard – accepted walk | run | ride data

  • Minimum GPS recorded distance that will be automatically imported = 1 km (run/walk/ride)
  • Max distance GPS recorded that will be imported = 200 km
  • NO MANUALLY created entries in the running tracking applications will be imported by HDOR dashboard
  • Minimum walk | run | ride distance per day that can be reported directly on HDOR system MANUALLY, without GPS data/records to support = 5 km
  • Read the HDOR system New Users page –> https://hdor.com/new-users/ to learn more about the system
  • Write to [email protected] if you have more questions.

Leaderboard & Reports

Once you have registered for the event, you will be able to download the official HDOR app (iOS | Android) and view your event stats for your submitted activities.

Due to the nature of the event, we have decided to remove the concept of the leaderboard. You will be able to see your performance on the dashboard. Follow this link to view the ALERTATHON reports.

Use Your Favorite Apps

Being a virtual event, participants need to submit their activity details online using any of the multiple apps we support. See the supported apps list here.

You can record and submit your activity using Strava, Endomondo, MapMyRun, Runkeeper, Garmin Connect, TomTom Sports, Fitbit, or Apple Watch, in fact, any other mobile app which supports sharing your activity data as a public GPS activity link.

We also support automatic data import from Strava. If you use any other mobile app or device which can export app data to your Strava account, manual data submit is not required.

Participants need to login to the HDOR website using your login credentials.

If you are an existing HDOR participant you don’t need to create another account. Use your existing HDOR accounts by linking ALERTATHON 2020 as an event using the registration code sent to your email address.

Data submission: You can submit your activity data directly on our website or HDOR app after logging in to your account with your credentials. You will need to submit your activity distance, time as well as an activity link.

Activity Link: Activity link is a URL or website link which has details of your recorded run activity, including date, time, distance, splits, pace, etc (see this for details). You can find and share or copy activity links from your run or ride mobile app or from the website for the app or GPS watch. You should ensure that all your activity links are public so that other event participants and event admin can view your activity data.

Mobile apps to use: For any data submission participants must run using a supported GPS running app (refer to supported apps article for details), or a GPS watch. Not all apps provide a public activity link and hence may not be used if that is the case.

Automatic activity data import: We support the automatic import of your mobile app data if you have connected your HDOR account with your Strava account from the Connected Apps section on the website. If you do not use the Strava app, many apps, GPS watches and websites allow exporting recorded activity to Strava, something you can explore and consider if you do not want to manually submit each activity data.

Multiple activities in a day: Are allowed, and each has to be submitted separately.

Combining GPS activities using tools: All submitted runs must be a single recorded GPS activity. Multiple activities are not allowed to be combined into one activity using online tools and then submitted.

Two activities for one event: For a run to be considered towards 5 km, 10 km, half marathon, and marathon, etc events, should be done in one go and recorded as a single activity. Example recording 7 km and 3 km as two different runs in the day will not count towards a 10 km run as part of the 10 km race.

Treadmill runs: Treadmill runs recorded using GPS watches or apps in indoor mode and for which you have a public activity link which shows distance, time, pace, and splits will be acceptable for submission.

Participants are free to walk, run or ride multiple times in a day, and submit multiple activity entries.

Your activity will be available on the Alertathon HDOR website within an hour of your activity data submission or post availability in your Strava account if you have connected your HDOR account to Strava.

If your run data is not available in your account within one hour, please submit the activity link and data manually via app or website.

Alertathon 2020 doesn’t have any minimum criteria for participation.

All the participants will receive a certificate from us indicating your support, the cumulative mileage (only if they are recorded through the HDOR platform) of your walking/running, and riding data, along with the number of First-Aid and Emergency Response course modules completed by you.

The HDOR system allows you to record your walk | run | ride activity data on the HDOR website in the form of a public GPS activity link (as per your race distance) from apps like Strava, Garmin Connect, Runkeeper, Endomondo, etc, or public link to your finish timing at any organized marathon race.

It is not necessary for you to take part in an organized race to submit your run data. A self-supported run/ride which meets the above data submission criteria is enough.

Event organizers can reject any entry which has suspect GPS data (straight line outside normal run route, unrealistic high pace like sub 3 min/km pace at any time during the run, etc)

We will not disqualify anyone supporting and taking part in the Alertathon Virtual Endurance Event.

We request you not to take any external help in running the distance (like using a cycle or any other vehicle for a run), using a powered vehicle for rides, or any external aid, or cheated in any way. This certainly kills the spirit of sportsmanship and, defeats the purpose of Alertathon.

When submitting activity data for the event manually on our website or via the mobile app, you must submit the elapsed time data for your run. Moving time will not be considered.

When we import data from other apps like Strava, we similarly consider elapsed time for participants to finish time.

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H. Five Days Event Window

Alertathon HDOR dashboard – accepted walk | run | ride data

  • Minimum GPS recorded distance that will be automatically imported = 1 km (run/walk/ride)
  • Max distance GPS recorded that will be imported = 200 km
  • NO MANUALLY created entries in the running tracking applications will be imported by HDOR dashboard
  • Minimum walk | run | ride distance per day that can be reported directly on HDOR system MANUALLY, without GPS data/records to support = 5 km
  • Read the HDOR system New Users page –> https://hdor.com/new-users/ to learn more about the system
  • Write to [email protected] if you have more questions.

Data submission: You can submit your activity data directly on our website or HDOR app after logging in to your account with your credentials. You will need to submit your activity distance, time as well as an activity link.

Activity Link: Activity link is a URL or website link which has details of your recorded run activity, including date, time, distance, splits, pace, etc (see this for details). You can find and share or copy activity links from your run or ride mobile app or from the website for the app or GPS watch. You should ensure that all your activity links are public so that other event participants and event admin can view your activity data.

Mobile apps to use: For any data submission participants must run using a supported GPS running app (refer to supported apps article for details), or a GPS watch. Not all apps provide a public activity link and hence may not be used if that is the case.

Automatic activity data import: We support the automatic import of your mobile app data if you have connected your HDOR account with your Strava account from the Connected Apps section on the website. If you do not use the Strava app, many apps, GPS watches and websites allow exporting recorded activity to Strava, something you can explore and consider if you do not want to manually submit each activity data.

Multiple activities in a day: Are allowed, and each has to be submitted separately.

Combining GPS activities using tools: All submitted runs must be a single recorded GPS activity. Multiple activities are not allowed to be combined into one activity using online tools and then submitted.

Two activities for one event: For a run to be considered towards 5 km, 10 km, half marathon, and marathon, etc events, should be done in one go and recorded as a single activity. Example recording 7 km and 3 km as two different runs in the day will not count towards a 10 km run as part of the 10 km race.

Treadmill runs: Treadmill runs recorded using GPS watches or apps in indoor mode and for which you have a public activity link which shows distance, time, pace, and splits will be acceptable for submission.

Your activity will be available on the Alertathon HDOR website within an hour of your activity data submission or post availability in your Strava account if you have connected your HDOR account to Strava.

If your run data is not available in your account within one hour, please submit the activity link and data manually via app or website.

As a participant you can run, walk or ride, any number of times and any distance, any time of the day.

As a participant you can run, walk or ride, any number of times and any distance, any time of the day.

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