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Perth 10K Festival adds 5K for ‘Double Header’ virtual challenge

Popular early autumn event goes virtual

Organisers of this year's Perth 10K Festival have taken the event virtual to 'maintain the fun' – and added a 5K for good measure. The 2020 Perth 10K Festival will ‘take place’ on the original dates of 5 and 6 September, but participants have from midnight on Sunday, 30 August until 7pm on Sunday, 6 September to complete their runs.

Running, walking or jogging both distances as a ‘Double Header’ is not only possible, but positively encouraged as an extra challenge.

As organisers of the three-decade-old event say: "Our motto is first or last, it's the same finish line. It doesn't matter if you walk or run, we want you to have the best experience. Most of all, we want you to be part of the Perth 10K Festival even if we can't be together in person."

Runners can choose their own routes – even somewhere as scenic as the real route along the River Tay – and still be part of the same Festival.

Entries to the Festival are now open, and are capped at 500. All entrants will receive a bespoke medal and a memento.

Online entries close on Wednesday, 2 September and only times recorded after that date will be accepted and added to the leaderboard.

The usual category prizes will be awarded, including fastest male and female from the PH1 and PH2 postcodes.

There will also be a prize for the fastest male and female runners taking on both the 5K and 10K.

Image courtesy: Perth 10K

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