What is a virtual race?
A virtual race is simply a race that be completed at your own pace, individually or as a team, anywhere you like – at home, in the gym or your local park or footpath – you choose the location. You pay to enter, run your race then collect your medal through the post.
Why is Virtual Runathon different to other virtual races?
How does virtual Runathon work?
IS VIRTUAlRunathon ONLY AVAILABLE WITHIN THE UK?
Yes. Currently, Virtual Runathon challenge events are only available to participants and charities within the UK.
HOW DOES PRIORITY REGISTRATION WORK?
CAN I JUST REGISTER FOR A SINGLE VIRTUAL Runathon challenge RATHER THAN THE SERIES?
CAN I REGISTER AS A TEAM?
You can’t enter as a team on our website, but you can each register individually and train and race together.
What does it cost?
IS THERE LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR ENTRY PLACES?
WHEN I REGISTER AM I GUARANTEED A PLACE?
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I REGISTER?
You’ll receive a welcome email from Virtuathon answering any questions you might have. If you’ve requested complimentary fitness training delivered by Get Event Fit, you’ll also receive a welcome email from them with your access details. Although this email will be sent closer to the start of your training.
WHY DO YOU ASK FOR MY HOME ADDRESS?
We require your address so that we can send you your finishers medal.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM fundraising requirement for race entry?
There is no minimum fundraising requirement as such, however, we've kept the price of entry very low to encourage you to fundraise a minimum of £20 for you chosen charity.
CAN I DONATE DIRECTLY TO A PARTICIPATING CHARITY?
Do I have to evidence my fundraising?
No. Although please do tell us how much you raised.
Fitness training FAQs
IS GET EVENT FIT TRAINING FREE?
WHY IS GET EVENT FIT BETTER THAN A TRAINING PLAN?
Experts agree that successful event preparation must involve more than simply improving running fitness — effective, injury free preparation requires strength and conditioning of the whole body with active recovery strategies, correct nutrition and a positive mindset.
However, a downloadable PDF training guide simply outlines a week-by-week running fitness schedule. It’s very difficult for a PDF to educate, inspire and regularly motivate everyday throughout your training journey and the more pages a PDF contains, the more overwhelming it becomes and the less likely it is to be read.
Get Event Fit programmes include running fitness training, strength and conditioning exercise videos, yoga for runners, meditation, recovery, sports nutrition education, healthy recipes, running mindset advice, motivational messages and much more – all carefully structured to be conveniently delivered everyday into the GetEvent Fit mobile app helping you to retain focus, feel inspired, stay motivated and reduce the risk of injury through better preparation.
WHEN WILL MY EVENT TRAINING START?
Your event training will start in good time to fully prepare you for your virtual race. The duration of the training depends on the distance of the race, so training for the virtual 5K race is 6 weeks, the virtual 10K race is 8 weeks and half marathon is 10 weeks.
CAN I USE GET EVENT FIT training programmes FOR OTHER EVENTS?
Yes. Get Event Fit is an exciting, new, FREE resource for fundraisers which is only available from more than 100 participating charities. Ask you charity for your FREE Get Event Fit training programme. Visit GetEventFit-app.com
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT GET EVENT FIT?
Virtual Runathon event FAQs
WHERE CAN I RACE?
Complete your race at your own pace, individually or as a team, anywhere you like – at home, in the gym or your local park or footpath – you choose the location.
DO I HAVE TO RACE ON A CERTAIN DAY OR TIME?
Virtuathon events take place over a specific weekend so that we can provide you with the correct training and motivation throughout your training journey. However, you can complete your virtual race at any time throughout the specific weekend.
DO I HAVE TO RUN OR CAN I WALK?
Race at your own pace – walk, jog or run.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY FINISHERS MEDAL?
Usually within 14 days of the virtual race, but often sooner.
If you have any further questions please contact us.