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Virtual Sports Day

Join this year’s Virtual Sports Day to try out new activities and earn points for the Virtual Running Leader Board!

How It Works:

  1. Take part in as many of the activities that you want to from the lists below between 1st June and 31st July
  2. Send in a photograph showing you taking part in each activity (children’s faces can be hidden) to be shared on this website as well as Twitter and Facebook before 31st July
  3. Each activity with photographic evidence will earn you 10 points which will be added to the Leader Board at the beginning of August

Track and Field Activities:

  • Long Jump
  • High Jump
  • Javelin
  • Discus
  • Shot Putt

Sports Day Fun Activities:

  • Egg and Spoon Race
  • Sack Race
  • Welly Throwing
  • Three Legged Race
  • Wheelbarrow Race

Other Sports:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Tennis or Badminton
  • Basketball or Netball
  • Cricket

How To Sign UP:

If you already have a Virtual Running UK registration number, you don’t have to sign up. Simply email your evidence by midnight on 31st July.

If you don’t have a Virtual Running UK registration number, please complete the form below. The registration fee is £1.50 and this will allow you to enter all of our monthly free races as well as this month’s Virtual Sports Day.

Name (first and surname)
Preferred Email Address

Once you have completed the form, you will receive a confirmation email from Pay Pal and your Registration Number will be sent out to you within 48 hours.

Why Join A Virtual Race?

With so many ‘live’ races to choose from nowadays, it may seem strange that more and more people are getting involved and taking part in virtual running events.

While it’s certainly true that there’s not much that can beat the atmosphere, support and sense of achievement that comes from taking part in live events, whether it’s your local parkrun or an ultra marathon on the other side of the world, taking part in a virtual race can have a whole range of benefits for new an experienced runners alike.

1. Motivation and Consistency

Staying motivated and maintaining consistency when training for a big race can be tough, but with virtual running you can keep yourself motivated by earning points for every race that you take part in.

2. Accessibility and Cost

Despite the ever increasing number of running events in the UK, live races can be costly, with high entrance fees, travel costs and more often than not, finding somewhere to stay the night before. With virtual running, you can run wherever you want and whenever you want, and can even run for free!

3. Competition

Virtual Races can also provide a bit of light hearted competition between friends. Whether you are fast or slow, anyone can earn points and climb the Virtual Running Leader Board by taking part in our monthly races.

4. Community

As well as taking part in virtual races each month,  you can also connect with the fast growing on-line running community through Virtual Running. Whether you want to blog about your training in our weekly blog hop, or join in with the banter between UK Run Chat’s #teamred and #teamblue on Twitter, taking part in our virtual races is a great way to share your running adventures and celebrate your success.

5. Bling

While you are welcome to run for free every month, there’s nothing like a bit of bling to help you stay motivated and celebrate your success. With a range of optional medals every month, you can choose the one that you like best to add to or kick start your collection.

To join the fun and find out about this month’s Virtual Races, please click here.

Welcome To Virtual Running UK

Today marks the launch of Virtual Running UK – a new virtual running community that is partly about bling, partly about blog hops and all about running!

Each month we will host a Free Virtual Run Blog Hop, where you can register, log a run, share your scores and share a post about your running adventures. In addition, some months we will also host medal races where you pay a small fee for your run and we will send you a participants medal in the post, along with logging your run as above.

Whether you are taking part in the free runs or the medals runs, every participant will also win points for every race that they run. These points will accumulate over the course of the year with free prizes and giveaways for those who earn the most points.

To register for Virtual Running UK, please complete the form below by typing REGISTER in the comment box and we will send you a unique registration number that you can use to log your runs and start accumulating points.

Happy Running!