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Club distance event is fourth SA virtual challenge

Entry deadline looms for the latest of scottishathletics' popular virtual challenges

Entries are set to close shortly for the fourth scottishathletics virtual challenge, the 4J Studios Virtual Club Distance Challenge 2.

Over 1000 runners lodged their times for the third SA virtual challenge, a one-mile time trial which took place from Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May.   

The 4J Studios Virtual Club Distance Challenge 2 is the second club distance challenge the governing body has organised during lockdown, and athletes from U13 through to seniors and masters are invited to enter.

U13 and U15 runners must run – solo, of course – for 15 minutes. Runners U17 and above have the choice to run – solo again – for 15 or 30 minutes.

Athletes keen to take part must register by midnight this Thursday, 28 May.

All eligible runs must be completed between 12 midnight on Friday 29 May and 11.59pm on Monday 1 June.

As with the previous three virtual challenges, runners are free to choose their own routes, but there are a few rules to bear in mind:

  • Point-to-point runs are not allowed
  • No laps less than 1km are allowed
  • No net loss of elevation is allowed
  • All runs must start and finish at the same point

Runs must also be completed solo, and in accordance with the social distancing and exercise guidelines in force at the time. 

All runs must be labeled ‘SA Virtual Challenge’ and submitted (in kilometres, using Strava or Garmin) by 12 noon on Tuesday, 2 June. Only one submission per runner is allowed.

Results will be compiled for the following categories:

  • Total distance by individual age and gender
  • Total distance by four-person mixed team: two male and two female athletes from same club and age group (4 x 15 minutes = one hour)
  • Total distance by four-person mixed team: two male and two female athletes from same club and age group (4 x 30 minutes = two hours)
  • Total distance of all U17 to masters club members (15 or 30 minutes each)
  • Total distance of all U13–U15 club members (15 minutes each)

Entry to the challenge is free for scottishathletics members, but the option to make a suggested £2 donation to the governing body has now been added to the registration process. 

For more detailed information and to enter, visit the scottishathletics event page

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