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Run the Virtual Loop


24 May 2020

Anywhere within social distancing guidelines
From: Any time!
To: 24 May 2020
Distance: 7 Kilometres
Entry Fee: £10.00
Run anywhere as long as you adhere to government social distancing guidelines!

Run The Virtual Loop - 7km Virtual Running Event

Run The Loop goes virtual In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic and following guidance from both the Government and England Athletics it is no longer appropriate or possible to deliver Run The Loop at the Brownlee Centre as a mass participation event. However, in these times, exercise is more important than ever and here at the University of Leeds we want to provide people with an opportunity to engage in a communal event that follows the government's guidelines of social distancing. So we have created "Run The Virtual Loop" as a replacement. Run The Virtual Loop - 7km Virtual Running Event So what is a virtual running event? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail or on the treadmill. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. When can i do it and how far do I need to run? To respect social distancing and to ensure that we do not have 100's of runners all out on the same day. We have set a week window between Monday 18th May and Sunday 24th May for runners to complete their run and submit evidence to us. For this virtual event, we are setting the distance as 7km. Why 7km? We figured that it isnt a usual race distance, so it least everyone will be able to bag a PB! What do you mean by evidence and where do i send it? To get the medal and for us to be able to draw up a set of results, we need to know that you have completed the challenge. We take evidence in many forms, a photo from your watch showing time and distance, a screenshot from your running app (strava, map my run etc). You then need to send it to us via email to festivalofrunning@leeds.ac.uk by Wednesday 27th May. That's great! What about some bling? We have 100 places available for this event and we have a very special medal lined up! This will be posted to you when we are able to...


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Results for the Run the Virtual Loop were last updated on Monday, 1 June 2020 08:57.


University of Leeds

The Edge
Sport & Physical Activity Service
University of Leeds
Patrick Craig
07864 689502


7 Kilometres
Entry limit:
Remaining places:
Not suitable for wheelchairs


    • No water stations
    • No distance markers
    • No toilets
    • No changing facilities
    • No showers
    • No baggage store
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