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Sign up for a virtual race online

With so many events being cancelled due to the lockdown, some events holders have transferred their race online.

Runner Paula Wilkie has been a long time Venture Trust champion and is always up for a challenge. She has also raised funds for us through an assortment of physically demanding challenges. Paula had signed up to take part in the Ratrace's 'Dirty Weekend' on 9 May. Despite not being able to take part in the original challenge, Paula completed a 13 mile run under lockdown conditions.

To keep within restrictions, Paula spent an hour pounding the streets of Glasgow, the remaining time was spent in the courtyard at her flat.

To try a similar challenge, find a race you’d like to take part in and sign up as normal. Then, on the day, complete the distance, either around your block or your garden – but remember to record your activity on an app (Strava, Runkeeper etc) as proof. Send a screenshot of your completed activity into the event organisers, and they’ll post you your medal!

Runners world have put together a fantastic list of virtual races here if running is your thing.



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