RACE DIRECTOR INSTRUCTIONS
We are thrilled to be able to offer a virtual run series as part of the 2020 TSF Runner Battalion marathon training program. Virtual runs provide a unique opportunity to bring our community together in the “same place” while observing social distancing guidelines, and our hope is that they will also provide an additional incentive and motivation to remain committed to your goals as we work toward a fall marathon.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Those wishing to participate in this half marathon event may complete the 13.1 mile distance run at their convenience as their schedule permits, beginning Wednesday, August 12 through Tuesday, August 18. Please be aware that you will be required to submit a screenshot or photo of your data from Garmin Connect, Strava, or other GPS-enabled device/app to verify your results.
To be considered a finisher, you simply need to complete the required distance anywhere you can safely run before the end of the event. As long as you can measure your time and distance via a smartwatch, GPS-enabled device, or phone, you can enter your time and distance. Participants are also required to upload a screenshot or photo of your activity data to verify your reported time and distance.
If you plan to participate in this test event, please complete the prescribed distance indoors or outdoors based on general safety and full compliance with local Coronavirus guidelines.
What is a virtual run?
Athletes have the convenience of running on their own schedule anywhere in the world — indoors or outside. Do the distance all at once like a traditional event or break it into one leg per day. The beauty of a virtual challenge is the flexibility.
Who is a virtual run for?
Anyone! Whether you’re looking to do your first event or have done hundreds, anyone can participate. To be considered a finisher, you simply need to complete the required distance for all segments before the end of the event.
Where should I participate?
Wherever you can safely run! Run on a treadmill, track or trail. As long as you can measure your time and distance via a smartwatch, GPS-enabled device or phone, you can enter your time and distance on the Virtual Sports Racing platform.
Please complete indoors or outdoors based on general safety and full compliance with local Coronavirus guidelines.
What equipment do I need?
A GPS-enabled device, phone or smartwatch to record your workout is encouraged, but you do not have to have a tracking device. Basic run gear and access to a trail or treadmill is all you really need to participate.