Entries for the Great North Run Virtual Challenge are now open!
With the Great North Run postponed until 2021, the Great Run company have today opened entries for an innovative and alternative virtual running experience.
Set to take place on Sunday 13 September the ‘Official’ Virtual Great North Run is free of charge and open to everyone, regardless of whether you had a place in this year’s Great North Run or not.
Organisers are hoping to make the run as close to the real experience as possible and hope to inspire runners to lace up their trainers and complete the 13.1 miles for charity.
An innovative virtual experience
The Great Run Company are working in partnership with app provider ViRACE to create an innovative virtual experience with audio clips so that participants hear the sounds of the Great North Run, providing as close an experience as possible to the real event.
The event will also mimic a race format so that all runners start their virtual Great North Run at the same time and complete the same 13.1 mile distance. Runners will be tracked throughout the virtual race and will be able to view results after the race has finished.
What do participants get?
Participants will get free access to the race app to enjoy the official Great North Run experience. As such, finisher mementos will not be included with entry, however a range of merchandise can be purchased within the entry process; this includes: official event medal, t-shirt, hoodie, water bottle, phone holder.
Entries will open on the Great Run website from 10am on Monday 3 August. The link to enter is here.
If you would like to support our charity, please get in touch with our charity team for more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Page last updated: 31 July, 2020, 10:33pm