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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.

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 Everest Climb requires that you sync your bicycle on a smart trainer that utilizes the industry standard Fitness Machine Service over Bluetooth like a Wahoo Kicker. This allows us to show you your watts, speed, time, distance, ascent, cadence, heart rate and more. Heart rate requires a heart rate monitor device.

Race Republic offers a free 15 minute test of our app. Simply download the app, follow the instructions provided after the download and make sure (very important!) you update your smart trainers firmware prior to the test. If you can successfully sync your smart trainer to the Race Republic app for the free 15 minute test, you can register and participate in the full 29,032 foot climb. If you can NOT sync your smart trainer to the Race Republic app for the free 15 minute test, please DO NOT register for the event. And remember, we do not offer registration refunds so please utilize the free test prior to registration. Email us with any questions.

Well, there’s a few. The Race Republic Everest 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 50 miles or 100 miles at a 6% or 12% 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 6% grade is also a doable grade for many fit people.
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 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.

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.