Event Information

Date: Friday 7 August 2020

Venue: Virtual Event

Organiser: scottishathletics

Organiser Email: events@scottishathletics.org.uk

Level: Virtual Run

Closing Date: Thursday 6 August 2020

 

VIRTUAL 4J STUDIOS SCOTTISHATHLETICS 5k CHALLENGE – 7th to 10th AUGUST 2020

In Association with

RUN AND BECOME and SRI CHINMOY

 

Challenge Details -

Solo 5k Run

 

CLICK HERE FOR COMPETITORS LIST (Updated Daily)

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESULT (From 10am 07.08.20)

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE LEADERBOARDS

 

Friday 7th to Monday 10th August

Online Entries OPEN Wednesday 29th July 2020

Online Entries CLOSE Thursday 6th August (midnight)

Competition Window - 0000hrs Friday 7th August to 2359hrs Monday 10th August

Submission of Results Deadline 1200hrs Tuesday 11th August

 

Important Rules

No Point 2 Point Runs

Start and Finish at same point

No Laps less than 1km

 

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.

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

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

 

Scoring Categories

1. Open Four person Team

This team category ranks the fastest teams of 4 athletes, any age or gender

 

2. Male Four Person Team

This team category ranks the fastest teams of 4 athletes, Male of any age.

 

3. Female Four Person Team

This team category ranks the fastest teams of 4 athletes, Female of any age

 

4. Open Age Group Four Person Team

This team category ranks the fastest teams of 4 athletes per age group, any gender.

 

5. Age Group Four Person Team

This team category ranks the fasters teams of 4 athlete per age group, male and female

 

Results

Performances should be submitted online to scottishathletics by the athlete taking part and state time elapsed.

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.

 

The Run and Become / Sri Chinmoy Invitational 5k

Provisional Date: Friday 4th September

This virtual event will act as the primary qualifying opportunity for athletes to be invited to the above event, details for September will be issued as soon as agreed.

 

GENERAL RULES

These general rules apply to all scottishathletics Virtual Challenge events

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.

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 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.

 

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.

 

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