It’s time for the July Marathon!

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Aw yiss. No doubt you’ve been waiting all month, and now it’s here! Take a break from the summer sun (or the winter chill, if you’re down under) and relax with hundreds upon hundreds of cubes! The July Marathon has come.

Starting at 8 PM EDT on 7/25 you’ll have 24 hours to grow and complete 1-2 cells! Bonus points and cell naming details are in your competition notification on

If the first cell finishes before the 24-hour mark, a second marathon cell will be launched to see if it can finish by that mark as well. Should the second cell indeed finish on time, it will earn the second-place name vote.

Special Guidelines for Scythes

Bonus: Instead of 5,000 points for SCing 100 cubes, for a marathon this reward doubles to 10,000!

Naming: Admins will be counting every 3 SC votes as 1 cube added to your cube count for naming eligibility. So, for instance, you can trace 100 cubes, SC 300 cubes, and still earn nominating rights, or achieve the same result by tracing 150 cubes and SCing 150.

Artwork by Minjeong Kim