Location: Virtual Race, Complete Anywhere Date: Wednesday 16th March 2022 to 31st December 2022 Time: 08:00
As tragedy unfolds in the Ukraine, we would like to do something heartfelt and special in support of all those suffering as a result of this violent and terrible conflict.
We would like to invite our running community to take part in the Ukraine Virtual 10k, 5k and 2k.
Race Entries cost £15 and £10 from every race entry will be donated to the DEC's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
This means that we will only deduct enough to cover our costs which will include the design, production and postage of a very special medal celebrating the remarkable courage of Ukrainians now scattered throughout Europe. We have partnered with our medal suppliers who have kindly agreed to provide medals for this particular race at cost which means that this event will be entirely non-profit, maximising the proceeds that can be raised for the Ukrainian effort.
What is a virtual race? This is a virtual race, which means you can take part anywhere in the world, in your own time and at your own pace. This also includes treadmill runs/walks. How do I take part ? It's easy to take part. Once you have booked and paid for your entry, we will send you a step-by-step guide.
Simply enter the virtual event and we’ll send you a welcome email with details of how you submit your results. Capture your run / walk on your favourite tracking device and email it to us along with your epic finishers selfie and we will feature you in the selfie gallery! If you don’t have an activity tracking device (such as Strava or Garmin) you can still take part, just email your finishing time to us and you will still get your medal.
When do I need to complete my race?
Whenever you like. Whilst we would normally declare a date by which entries need to be submitted, we feel that it's important this challenge is ongoing to allow as many funds as possible to be raised for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
Instead, we will issue medals as your results are submitted and regularly update the results board as new submissions are made. We will also be tracking the amount raised and promise to let you know how fundraising is going.
This race is for anyone and everyone who wants to stand with Ukraine. Your race is your gift. You might also consider increasing the impact of your participation and raise sponsorship for your run by creating your own fundraising page via https://www.justgiving.com/
Please don your running shoes and join us for this very special event; hit the tarmac, trails and treadmill to support the phenomenal bravery of our Ukrainian neighbours.