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HOW DO VIRTUAL CHALLENGES WORK?

If you have never participated in a virtual challenge before you may be asking yourself how do virtual challenges work? This page is designed to explain what virtual challenges are, how they work and how to enter.

Virtual challenges are becoming an increasingly popular way to stay active and have fun. They can be done for a variety of reasons such as a hobby to help stay fit and healthy, to help get back into running after an injury or virtual challenges can be a great way to train for an “live” race. Perhaps you are a seasoned runner and just don’t want to hassle of having to travel to a venue. Whatever the reason, virtual challenges are perfect.

But if you are new to virtual running, where do you start and how does it work? Well it’s very simple. We can break it down into 3 easy steps: 

 1. CHOOSE A VIRTUAL RACE FROM OUR EXTENNSIVE SELECTION. WE HAVE CHALLENGES TO SUIT EVERYONE FROM SHORT WALKS, 5 AND 10K CHALLENGES, AS WELL AS HALF AND FULL MARATHONS AND ULTRA RUNS. WE ALSO HAVE STEP CHALLENGES AND FUN KID CHALLENGES TO HELP STAY MOTIVATED. YOU CAN FIND OUR FULL SELECTION OF CHALLENGES AVAILABLE HERE

ONCE YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR CHALLENGE, SIMPLY PROCEED TO THE CHECKOUT. WE ACCEPT DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS AS WELL AS PAYPAL. ONCE COMPLETE, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ORDER CONFIRMATION WITH DETAILS OF YOUR CHALLENGE. ABOUT A WEEK OR SO BEFORE THE CHALLENGE, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL REMINDER ABOUT YOUR CHALLENGE. 

2. SEND YOUR EVIDENCE. AFTER COMPLETING YOUR CHALLENGE, TAKE A SCREENSHOT OF YOUR ACTIVITY RESULTS FROM YOUR EXERCISE APP.  WE ACCEPT SCREENSHOTS FROM ALL MAJOR APPS INCLUDING GARMIN, FITBIT, STRAVA, MAP MY RUN AND RUNKEEPER. YOU CAN ALSO TAKE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXERCISE WATCH OR TREADMILL DISPLAY. UPLOAD YOUR EVIDENCE ON OUR SECURE SUBMISSION FORM HERE

3. WAIT FOR YOUR MEDAL TO ARRIVE. THAT’S IT! WELL DONE ON COMPLETING YOUR CHALLENGE. OPEN YOUR FAVOURITE BEVERAGE, SIT BACK AND WAIT FOR YOUR FABULOUS MEDAL TO ARRIVE IN THE POST

If you have any specific queries about how virtual challenges work, please visit our Contact Us page where you can read the most common frequently asked questions or you can contact our team who would be happy to help.

Enjoy your runs!