VIRTUAL runner information
Saturday 25th August to Sunday 9th September 2018 - a 2 week period to complete your distances
Anywhere and at anytime suitable to you during the allotted dates
As we are governed by England Athletic Rules and Regulations as a responsible event organiser, our races have restricted ages, please see below:
- 500m Dash - All ages but please be advised this is aimed at kids
- 1 Mile Dash - All ages but please be advised this is aimed at kids
- 5km - 11 years or over as of 25th August 2018
- 10km - 15 years or over as of 25th August 2018
- Half Marathon - 17 years or over as of 25th August 2018
As this is your race and you are doing it either with a group at home or on your own, dogs are your choice
As this is your race and you are doing it either with a group at home or on your own, push chairs are your choice. Why not sign your little one up to either the 500m or 1 Mile race, they get a medal to!
HOW DOES THE VIRTUAL RACE PROCESS WORK?
SIGN UP FOR A RACE
Sign up to the race you fancy and start your journey towards earning yourself a piece of 401 Festival of Running bling via The Virtual Runner platform.
Our medals are bespoke to The 401 Festival of Running so will stand out in your collection.
By entering, you also help us raise money for The 401 Foundation
RACE IN YOUR OWN TIME
You can complete your 401 Festival of Running Virtual race on your own around your housing estate, at the gym on a treadmill or even with a group of running buddies – essentially you can compete anywhere in the world!
All The 401 Festival of Running Virtual races come with no time pressure – your pace is individual to you and you will earn your medal for completing whatever your speed.
You can even walk our Virtual races without the fear of crowds at the beginning or at the point in your race when you really could do with that 2 second pause.
Our 401 Festival of Running Virtual races have dates set to complete your distance in, allowing lots of flexibility to complete your challenge
SUBMIT YOUR TIME
Go back to The Virtual Runner UK website with your proof. They accept many forms of proof, as long as they can see you have completed the distance and the time it takes you, both them and us are happy.
Just to help - some examples may include Garmin photos, app screenshots, fitbit stats, parkrun times etc.
GET YOUR MEDAL
Virtual Runner UK will then upload your results to their league table created for your Virtual event so you can compete with like-minded runners if that's what you want to do
A few days later, you will receive your well-deserved bling in the post along with any merchandise you have ordered as well