What is a Virtual Race/Challenge Event?
A virtual race/run/challenge is a run/jog/plod that can take place at any location. You can run outside or on a treadmill and even include the miles you run taking part in another race event. You run your own race at your pace wherever you like.
Walking distance is only allowed as a rest period when you are out running. This is a running challenge, but we understand you may need recovery time depending on your ability.
How do I enter these awesome events?
Simply click the enter tab on our website, you will see a list of events. Just choose which event/s and follow the payment process. Entering is straight forward and takes just a few minutes. UK delivery is free so make sure you choose the correct postage.
Entries from outside the UK
Please enter! We love entries from outside of the UK. Unfortunately, we do have to charge a small postage fee if you are outside the UK but it's not much.
How to enter - Solo Runners / Teams
You can enter as a solo runner and complete the challenge on your own or form a team and share the miles as you wish.
Solo runners put the quantity as 1 unless you’re paying for a partner etc.
Teams put the quantity as however many runners are in the team. Runners taking part in a team can enter themselves separately and the medal will go to each individual address.
Medals are sent to the address that is listed with the payment. If you enter a team and make the payment for them all you will receive all the medals to give out or forward on personally.
Entry Confirmation / welcome email
Once entered you will receive PayPal payment confirmation email, this is sent to the email address you used with your payment. You will also be send an automated welcome email from us. The welcome email is this that you’re reading now, a copy of the FAQs page. We have put it online just in case anyone needs a reminder.
Sending us your running evidence
It is the same process for solo runners and teams.
You can use the following as data proof for your miles. Mobile phone running app, garmin, fitbit or any electronic recording device. The best way is to take a screenshot/photo of the device data. You send in the finished total, you don't have to send in each individual run and time. It will depend on how your device records your runs. You can even make written notes of the miles and then send them in as photos or pop them on a spreadsheet.
You must include your full name and email address that was used with your entry payment.
Evidence must reach us by the 7th of the new month. Evidence received after this time will be put on hold and an administration fee will be applied before your medal is sent out. The fee will cover the postage (this is free if you send your evidence in on time) and other admin costs. Postage is free within the UK as long as we receive your evidence on time.
Please note - If you are sending in evidence for all of your team then you must include the full name of each runner and the email address they used with the PayPal payment. Team members can send in evidence individually as below and just include the team name. Evidence is to be sent to - firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS IS A SAMPLE OF WHAT YOUR RUN EVIDENCE EMAIL SHOULD LOOK LIKE
So, if you're sending in team evidence then you do so as below, just repeat the details for each running in your email. Please ask team runners not to send in the evidence individually if someone from the team is sending it in all together.
We only need to receive your running evidence when you finish the full challenge. Send in your evidence once only. You are sent an automated response informing you we have received your evidence. Sometimes this will go to your junk folder so please check there for it.
Once your evidence has been checked by admin and your medal has been posted you will receive a conformation email from PayPal. All you need to do is sit back and wait for your medal to arrive.
This is all done on honesty, we truly believe no one would ever claim a medal they have not earned. We are not the data or distance police. The fact you have entered and you email us at the end saying you have completed the challenge is good enough to back up any lost data so if any does go missing just let us know when you send in your evidence.
We trust our runners in the community and we also read our Facebook page, a lot! There is no way that any data/photos can be 100% completely verified so the honor system is very good.
The miles/photos that you're encouraged to post on Facebook is useful to everyone as a motivator to keep going, we don't use them as your evidence, they could be missed.
Remember you don't have to complete it all in one go, for the 100 miles that would be crazy! For all Virtual Running Events you get until the end of the month to complete the challenge.
Late Claim Medal / Challenge Entry
Late claim normally opens on the 1st of the next month. This is from the original entry button which will be go back live. You enter then submit your evidence as normal. Admin then check it and if everything is OK send out your medal. We aim to get your medal to you by the 7th of the month but depending when you make the claim this could be later. We only have so many medals that become available, please do not rely on this as a guarantee you will be able to claim one. Our advice is to enter before the event starts. Sorry we do not have a reserve list.
Receiving you Medal/Bling
Medals are sent out during the last week of the month or the first week of the new month. They will come individually wrapped with a letter of congratulation from Team Awesome! All medals will be sent to the address registered on your PayPal account.
Please note - Medals that are sent to the wrong address because you have not updated your PayPal details after moving to a new house will be charged an administration fee. This also applies to anyone wanting their medal/s to be sent to an alternative address from that listed with their PayPal payment.
Medals lost in the post - we will send you another once we have looked into it with our postal company. Losing medals in the post is very rare.
Deferring your entry
We will only except deferrals within the first 7 days of the challenge. You will need a valid reason for this to take please and you should contact me via the contact form. The email address is email@example.com Please do not post important questions regarding deferring in the public chat area on social media, I may miss it. You can only defer 1 or 2 months ahead.
Run The Year 2018 Challenge – Yes the one that the medal is claimed throughout the seasons in 2018
To claim the first part of this medal all you need to do is this –
Email the admin team firstname.lastname@example.org and state you are claiming the first part of the medal. The main part and the first section (Spring) add-on will be sent to you. You can do this from the 1st April. For the other 3 sections of the medal you claim that at the end of each season (Summer, Autumn, winter) You do not send in mileage evidence for this medal, its too much to keep track of, just make the claim the same way you did Spring.
Why choose one of our events
One of the biggest factors in all our events is the personal touch. We are pretty much on hand 24/7 to enjoy every moment and to share the achievements you all aim for. You also get the benefit of us responding to any questions as quick as we can, unless we're out on a long run! We keep all our social media pages fresh and bang up to date.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this information and good luck to you all! Tony & Team Awesome
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Our customer service is Awesome. If you have any questions then please drop us an email using the form to the left and we will do all we can within 24 hours to help you out.
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