We have loved venturing into the Virtual race world and thank you to everyone who has joined us for our virtual races and challenges. With lockdown starting to ease and more opportunities to get out for a run, we wanted to bring you something exciting over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Whilst we still don't know when live races will resume, we are working towards a Covid-safe race environment - so when we're able to, we'll be ready to race! And this also means keeping our runners ‘Race Ready’!
We are excited to announce our NEWAugust Bank Holiday Virtual Running Festival over the weekend of 29th to 31st August 2020.
This event will have a race for everyone! With a range of distances for you to take part in, plus races for kids as well, and including, 20 Mile, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, 1 mile and 1k races.
Track your running progress - Perfect for all those who have taken part in a previous virtual race over lockdown – challenge yourself to see if you can beat your time or maybe try a longer distance this time?
With many of you preparing for your Autumn marathons, training is underway and you will be looking for some key race milestones as part of your race preparations. We have them covered and we'll support you every step of the way!
AND you will get the chance to add another amazing bespoke medal to your medal collection!
And if you haven’t joined us for a Virtual race yet, then you're missing out!!
Until live races can resume, this is literally the next best thing! We have created a slick results platform which enables us to replicate a real race environment (as close as we can!). It features:
- Live leaderboards for each distance
- Race trophies for leading runners and age group winners
- Unique selfie gallery where you can high five your fellow runners and see who you are up against at a safe social distance!
- Plus spot prizes for creativity and best selfies
- Family friendly event - Get the kids involved
- Exclusive bespoke medals
- UK Athletics licensed
What our runners have said about our virtual races?
" I love the competitive nature of virtual running - thank you Nice Work!"
"The challenge was a great way of keeping me motivated during lockdown whilst the gym and Parkrun have been unavailable. I must admit I like the medal too; so that was an added bonus!”
What is a Virtual Race?
The race is a virtual running event, which means you can participate and complete the distance at any time within the event time frame in a location of your choice. You can take part anywhere in the world, including treadmill runs. You can run your chosen distance at any point over the three days of the Bank Holiday Weekend, starting from 09:00am on Saturday 29th August through to midnight Monday 31st August. All the results will be collated into a leader board and prizes awarded to overall winners and age category winners.
How to complete a Virtual Event?
Once you have booked your place, we will send you an email with a step by step guide, it couldn't be easier! For a quick overview here are the steps:
1. Complete your distance in your own time over the race weekend
2. Run safely and within the recommended guidelines
3. Record your activity with a phone or GPS watch - make sure it is fully charged!
4. Submit your result to complete your virtual event
5. Your medal will be posted to you approximately 5 weeks after the event.
We don’t know what the future holds and we may well be in the virtual race world for sometime. So we are committed to keep you challenged, motivated, race fit AND keep your medal collections growing!