In response to real-world races being cancelled, virtual races have been been springing up to fill the void. If you’re looking for a challenge, here are a few free-to-enter options:

Weekly30 Challenge
A new series which runs every weekend. Run for 30 minutes on Saturday or Sunday and upload your distance. You can see your own progress and there are individual and club leaderboards each week.

England Athletics Virtual 5k Championship – 11-13 Jul 2020
A replacement for the scheduled 5k road race championship, with individual and team results.

SWEN Half Marathon  – 6-20 Sep 2020
A virtual autumn half marathon organised by the England Athletics South West Endurance Network.

If you don’t have a gps watch which you can use for these virtual challenges, we have a run recorder available on our website at which you can use on a phone. Once it’s loaded, it doesn’t require an internet connection, so it’s ideal if you have a limited data plan. Just load it up at home and keep the page open and your screen unlocked.

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