Hello everyone! The third event of the 2021 MSFS Endurance Race Series, the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope, is less than three days away from the time of this writing! Here’s some important information pilots will need to know for the race itself and how to submit your results after you complete your run.
To ensure everyone competes fairly, all racers must log their flights using simair.io. Be sure to start the SimAir client before launching MSFS, and make sure your flight is being logged on the website. If you have a CTD, you will need to exit and manually restart the SimAir client before loading MSFS again. Note: Xbox players are excluded from this requirement as SimAir only works on PC.
Wheels up at exactly 8:30am on September 4 in St. John’s (Newfoundland Daylight Time). You can use this countdown clock to see the exact race start time in your local time zone.
All pilots must fly on the East USA server.
Community member @BlueYonder9259 has created a website that pulls SimAir data and displays everyone’s position and remaining distance in real-time. You can track your position in the standings at gorace.net.
If you would like to chat with other race participants, feel free to use my Discord server. I highly encourage everyone racing to join the endurance race voice channel. During previous charity events, everyone said this was a great way to enhance the camaraderie of the event and make new friends with other flight sim community members.
If you have any questions or need a rule clarified during the race, the best way to reach me is to post your question in the chat of my Twitch channel. Since I’ll be flying the race myself, I won’t be actively checking this forum thread during the event.
While the goal of this race is to have fun with other members of the MSFS community, remember that we are also raising money for cancer research through The Terry Fox Foundation. Please donate if you can, and if you’re streaming your race, please ask your viewers to consider donating as well. If you make a donation through this fundraising link, we can track how much money the MSFS community collectively donated! Our fundraising goal for this event is CAD $10,000.
The following racers (listed below in alphabetical order) have indicated they intend to livestream their run. Stop by their channels during the event and show your support!
|Jeff Cat NL||https://twitch.tv/ttvjeffnl|
When your race is over, post a screenshot and a link to your simair.io logbook in this thread showing that you have a “Parked” status at Thunder Bay (CYQT), similar to the example below. The deadline to submit your results for Stage 1 is 2359Z on Wednesday, September 8. Anyone who has not submitted a completion time by the deadline will have their race time logged as 96:00:00.
Good luck, everyone! We’ll see you in the skies in less than three days. As always, please remember to promote the Terry Fox Foundation fundraising campaign and donate if you can.