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Feel The Burn

Marathon season is upon us! To help motivate you on your long runs, or earn some extra bling for your big race, this month we are offering another chance to take part in the Feel The Burn Race Series.

How It Works:

This race is all about the distance, so it doesn’t matter how fast you go, as long as it is one continuous effort (long walks and runs with walk breaks are allowed). For every kilometre that you complete, you will earn 2 Bonus Points for next month’s Leader Board and, of course, everyone gets a medal!

Feel The Burn Race Medal

Points Guide:

  • 5K = 10 Points
  • 10K = 20 points
  • 10 Miler (16.09K) = 32 points
  • Half Marathon (21.1K) = 42 points
  • 20 Miler (32.18K) = 64 Points
  • Marathon (42.2K) = 84 points

These points are just a guide for standard distances, but you can complete any distance you like, no minimum or maximum!

How To Enter:

  1. Register using the PayPal Button below
  2. We will email you a registration number (if you don’t already have one)
  3. Run, Walk or Run/Walk for as long as you can without stopping between 1st and 30th June
  4. Email evidence of your completed distance (in kilometres please) before midnight on 30th June
  5. Receive your medal in the post at the beginning of July

We are sorry but this race has now closed.

Click here for details of this month’s races.

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.