Virtual Road Running Champs

Details and entry: ENTRIES OPEN Enter now: Short Road Champs | Long Road Champs

Run for yourself, run for pride, run for your club… Oh and run for Sports Shoes, Inov8 and Mountain Fuel prizes! 

Prizes will be for category winners along with a selection of random spot prizes.


Races can be entered individually or the whole series.

Each race is £5 with profits going to NHS Charity and there is a charitable donation option if desired but not required. 

Details and entry: ENTRIES OPEN Enter now: Short Road Champs | Long Road Champs

Short Road Champs (ENTER HERE)
(10k) race anytime between 18/7/20 & 02/8/20 
(5k) race anytime between 15/8/20 & 23/08/20 
(10 miles) race anytime between 12/9/20 & 20/9/20 
Long Road Champs (ENTER HERE)
(Half Marathon) race anytime between 25/7/20 & 01/8/20 
(Marathon) race anytime between 15/8/20 & 22/9/20 
(Ultra 50k) race anytime between 15/8/20 & 22/9/20 

Team results will be based on the top 4 finishers from each club across senior and age categories. Prizes available for category winners along with spot prizes for other runners.

All timings are based on ‘Elapsed’ time.

The competition is straight forward;
1. Enter the race
2. Race and save your run (using your watch or mobile device)
3. Submit your GPX file or recorded link (for example strava) to 
4. View and sort results to see where you’ve finished as an individual, as a club and a team.
5. Download finishers certificate

In addition to this, you will also get a chance to win spot prizes from from Sports Shoes, inov-8 and Mountain Fuel, by taking part in our virtual kit checks on our Virtual Road Running Championship Facebook and Instagram pages.

On completion of each race, you can also download your own personalised race certificate; a unique memento of this historic event.

Details and entry: ENTRIES OPEN Enter now: Short Road Champs | Long Road Champs

Route planning: If you’re unsure on how to plan a route, follow our useful route plotting guide for Strava.

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Why charge £5 for a virtual race?
We appreciate that on the surface a ‘Virtual Race’ may appear as if it has no overheads at all, however there are a number of costs involved. These include the costs of the timing website, the manual uploading and verification of each GPX file, general admin (including communication with potential entrants, actual entrants, correspondence with clubs and sponsors) and then also promotion. Some of these are direct expenses, others just take up a whole load of time.

However, we will be donating any profit from the event to NHS Charity, in addition to the discretionary donations that competitors may make. I would envisage this being around £1 to £1.50 per entry, so fingers crossed we can help raise a few quid between us while having a great fun challenge between club members, clubs and individuals 😀

Do you need to be part of an affiliated club to enter?
No, if you want to enter as an individual or even as a non affiliated club you can enter.

Can I run laps?
No. Laps will not be allowed due to the issues surrounding laps and accurate GPS recording.

Can I run downhill?
As long as your run profile is roughly even in ascent and descent you can include downhill sections but that does mean you’re going to have to run uphill too, to counter it.

Will my result be checked?
We will be able to verify all submitted GPX files.

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