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Registration for the Race Republic High School Everest Climb and Everest Base Camp Climb is open open during select times communicated to team coaches. Check with your team coach to identify the dates that your team may register.

Registration is free for all high school and middle school athletes in grades 7 through 12, parents and coaches. Once you have completed the High School Everest Climb or the Everest Base Camp Climb if you would like a finisher medal there is a $25 fee plus shipping. You do not need to order a finisher medal to participate in the event.

Finisher medals are shipped after participants summit at 29,032 ft or 17,598 ft in the designated 32 days. Shipments may take 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.

This is a virtual event so you can ride as much as you want, whenever you want between December 31,2021 and January 31,2022.

The Race Republic High School Everest Climb is a 45.8 mile (12% grade), 91.6 mile (6% grade) or 183.2 mile (3% grade) climb. The distance depends on the % grade that you choose. You may change your % grade whenever you would like. The 3% grade option is only for the High School challenge. There are no downhills on any of these routes. Along the way you’ll be able to take in breathtaking views of the highest mountain range on Earth.

While we believe that anything is possible, the pitch, grade and terrain of Mt Everest is not ideal for a road or even a mountain bike. So no, you’re not really riding up the real Mt. Everest. What we have designed is a course that is manageable on a road bike that goes around Mt. Everest twice and then up the south pass to the summit. Again, in the real world this wouldn’t be possible on a road bike but thanks to our technology, we’ve made it a reality.

Yes, you do. The Race Republic High School Everest Climb and Everest Base Camp Climb requires that you sync your bicycle to a smart trainer (like a Wahoo Kicker) and to our event. This allows us to show you your watts, speed, time, distance, ascent, cadence, heart rate and more. Heart rate and cadence require a heart rate monitor and cadence meter. If you can connect to Zwift on your trainer, you should be able to connect to the Race Republic High School Everest Climb and Everest Base Camp Climb.

Well, there’s a few. The Race Republic High School Everest Climb and Everest Base Camp Climb allows you to take the guesswork out of your Everest Climb. You can know when you participate in our climb that you will have to travel exactly 45.8 miles, 91.6 miles or 183.2 miles at a 12%, 6% or 3% average incline to accomplish your goal. There is no downhill on our climb so all of your energy can be put to work in climbing. A 3% grade is also a very doable grade for most fit middle and high schoolers and coaches. It’s not going to be easy, but if you work at it the Race Republic High School Everest Climb and Everest Base Camp Climb should be doable for just about anyone.
Participating in the Race Republic Everest Climb on a smart trainer also provides the safety of riding in your home with no tire flats, dogs, cats, snow, ice, or cars to run into. Not to mention that it’s nice to have your own restroom and refrigerator near by. You’ll be burning some serious calories.
And finally, if you ride up 29,032 ft don’t you want a cool oversized medal to show off to your friends?

Middle school and high school athletes, parents and coaches are welcome to register for the Race Republic Everest Climb in addition to the High School challenge at anytime for a years worth (365 day) of access to the event. This paid registration also includes a finisher medal and T-shirt.

Absolutely! The Race Republic Everest event will automatically track and record all of the elevation, distance, speed, time, and watts you do each day. Results and progress for student athletes, coaches and even parents will be available live and in real-time once the event begins and will continue until the event finishes. Team results will also be available.

Yes you can! Coaches will have to login into their personal accounts on racerepublic.com and use the Kit Artwork Upload form available in their dashboard in order to upload the artwork associated with the team.