Event Information

Date: Friday 10 July 2020

Venue: Virtual Event

Organiser: scottishathletics

Organiser Email: events@scottishathletics.org.uk

Level: Timed Run

Closing Date: Thursday 9 July 2020



10th to 13th JULY 2020


Challenge Details -

  1. 6 Stage Relay - 3 Long (10km) and 3 Medium (5km) Legs - U20/Senior/Masters (40+)
  2. 4 Stage Relay - 2 Long (10km) and 2 Medium (5km) Legs - Masters (50+)
  3. 4 Stage Relay - 2 Medium (5km) and 2 Short (3km) Legs - U17/U15/U13
  4. 4 Stage Relay - 4 Short (3km) Legs - U13


*U13 Athletes are limited to 3km Short Legs only

*Masters performances will be eligible for teams in category 1 and 2

*U13 performances will be eligible for teams in category 3 and 4






Friday 10th to Monday 13th July


Online Entries OPEN Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Online Entries CLOSE Thursday 9th July (midnight)

Competition Window - 0000hrs Friday 10th July to 2359hrs Monday 13th July

Submission of Results Deadline 1200hrs Tuesday 14th July


Important Rules

No Point 2 Point Runs / No Laps less than 1km

Start and Finish at same point / No Net Loss in Elevation




Registration is through the scottishathletics online club or individual portal

Entry is FREE to scottishathletics affiliated members; alternatively, athletes may choose to donate £2 to ongoing admin costs.

Club Entries are FREE or £2 per athlete to a limit of £15 per age group.

Non-member entry is £5 per athlete or £7 to include a donation.

Entry is open to athletes in the U13, U15, U17, U20, Senior and Masters age groups. Age groups are based on the current 2019-20 road competition year.


Scoring Categories

Six Stage Relay – 3 Medium and 3 Long Legs (U20, Senior, Masters)

This category ranks teams of 6 athletes over 3 Medium (5km) and 3 Long (10km) Legs.


Four Stage Relay – 2 Medium and 2 Long Legs (Masters Aged 50 and Over)

This team category ranks teams of 4 athletes over 2 Medium (5km) and 2 Long (10km) Legs.


Four Stage Relay – 2 Short and 2 Medium Legs (U17, U15 and U13)

This team category ranks teams of 4 athletes over 2 Short (3km U13/U15/U17) and 2 Medium (5km U15/U17 Only) Legs.


Four Stage Relay – 4 Short Legs (U13 Only)

This team category ranks teams of 4 athletes over 4 Short (3km) Legs.



  • Performances should be submitted online to scottishathletics by the athlete taking part and state the time elapsed for the individual leg.
  • Athletes must make their runs PUBLIC on their Garmin/Strava profile to allow results scrutiny.
  • Club results are calculated using combined valid runs by registered club members within the challenge timeframe.
  • In the team categories, the fastest athletes from the same club will contribute to the ‘A’ team. The next best results will make up the club’s ‘B’ team, and so on to include all athletes competing. Clubs can enter as many athletes as they wish.



These general rules apply to all scottishathletics Virtual Challenge events


  • Athletes MUST avoid popular running/walking routes or busy parks.
  • Be considerate to other people by keeping a 2m (minimum) distance at all times when passing.
  • Do not drive somewhere to run.
  • ALL runs must start and finish at around the same point – either lapped or out and back.
    • Para Wheelchair or Race Runner Athletes may submit Point2Point results.  P2P results with a net elevation loss of more than 10m will be subject to a 10sec penalty per 10m of loss
  • Lapped courses must not include laps of less than 1km.
  • Runs MUST be completed solo, other than U13 and U15 athletes who should be accompanied by an adult: under 13 athletes must be supervised by a responsible household member at all times, and under 15 athletes should be accompanied if appropriate.


All current government guidelines regarding Social Distancing must be strictly adhered to. Any changes to these guidelines will be implemented immediately.


Challenge Rules

  • Distances must be run between 00:00 on Day 1 and 23:59 on Day 4 of the challenge.
  • 1 attempt per person
  • Results must be submitted by 12:00 on Day 5 of the challenge, using the instructions on the entry page. Runs should be named ‘SA Virtual Challenge’
  • Strava or Garmin are the only apps that can be used: other running apps are not compatible with the scoring system.



Provisional Results
11487-Virtual Challenge Rules Rr2I.Pdf
11487-Virtual Getembedcode.Pdf
11487-Virtual Challenge Safety And Conductiv.Pdf