Event Information

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020

Venue: Virtual Event

Organiser: scottishathletics

Organiser Email: events@scottishathletics.org.uk

Level: Virtual Run

Closing Date: Wednesday 21 October 2020

 

VIRTUAL SCOTTISHATHLETICS ROAD CHALLENGE

22nd to 27th OCTOBER 2020

 

ENTRIES OPEN: 0000hrs Thursday 8th October

ENTRIES CLOSE: 0000hrs Wednesday 21st October

 

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CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY LIST AND TO CHECK SA NUMBER

 

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE LEADERBOARDS

 

Entry

  • 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.
  • Entry is open to athletes in the U11, U13, U15, U17, U20, Senior and Masters age groups.
  • Age groups are based on the current 2020-21 road competition year.
  • Athletes do not need to select which distance they will run at the point of entry, nor which day they intend to run on. Athletes may complete their run at any time during the competition window, and should confirm the distance they have run when submitting their performance.

 

Run Distances

  • U11 athletes should run 1km
  • U13, U15 and U17 athletes should run 3km
  • U20 athletes can opt to run 3K or 10K
  • Senior and Masters athletes can opt to run 3km, 10km or a half marathon
  • Team results will include the fastest three athletes per club. Team results will combine U13, U15 and U17 results together, and U20, Senior and Masters results will also be considered together. U11s will have their own team leaderboard for teams of 3.

 

Results

  • Performances should be submitted online to scottishathletics by the athlete taking part and state time elapsed.
  • Athletes in the U15 age group and above are expected to provide a Garmin/Strava link to their run as proof of their performance. Athletes in the U11 and U13 age groups do not need to provide this.
  • Athletes must make their runs PUBLIC on their Garmin/Strava profile to allow results scrutiny.
  • Performances submitted that do not comply with the rules set out will be marked as non-scoring in the final results

 

GENERAL RULES

These general rules apply to all scottishathletics Virtual Challenge events

 

Challenge Rules

  • Distances must be run between 00:00 on Day 1 and 23:59 on Day 6 of the challenge.
  • 1 attempt per person
  • Results must be submitted by 12:00 on Day 7 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.

 

Safety

  • 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 unless absolutely necessary.
  • ALL runs must start and finish at around the same point – either lapped or out and back.

o   Para Wheelchair or Race Runner athletes may submit Point to Point 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. This ensures equal conditions for all athletes taking part.

 

All current government guidelines regarding physical distancing must be strictly adhered to. Any changes to government guidelines will be implemented immediately.

 

 

 

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