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Here's what you need to know ahead of the event

It’s nearly time…the Run Norwich Virtual 10k is now just two weeks away!

For those that have entered, you have seven days – from 9.30am on Sunday 18th October – to run and submit your 10k time. In the local park, on the beach, or just up and down your street: as long as it’s 10k, wherever you do your run is entirely up to you!

Take a look through the easy steps below, which detail how you can enter.

Please note: entry to the Virtual 10k is limited only to those that decided to not request a refund for their 2020 place, or who are raising funds for Team CSF or one of our ten chosen partner charities.

Likewise, for those who did not request a refund for their 2020 place the virtual 10k is entirely optional. Whether or not you take part has no bearing on the range of incentives you have already secured because of your amazing decision to support the Community Sports Foundation by donating your #RN20 entry fee.

Here’s how it works:

Step One

Step One

Run your chosen 10k route.

You can take as long as you want, but to be eligible for the official results it must be completed as one continuous attempt.

Want to recreate the Run Norwich race day feeling? If you wish to run with a bib, you can download one here.

Step Two

Step Two

Once complete, head here to register your time. You’ll need your Registration ID handy – you can find this on your original #RN20 entry email – plus a screenshot proving your time (e.g. Strava, Run Keeper, Garmin).

Step Three

Step Three

We’ll review your time, and if approved, it’ll appear on the official results page the following day. You’ll then receive your Virtual Goody Bag via e-mail.

Selfie competition

Take a run selfie while completing your Virtual 10k, tag us, and at the end of the week we’ll choose three randomly to win TWO years of free entry to Run Norwich, plus a range of other on-the-spot prizes.

Tag either our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, using the hashtag #RN20 – and don’t forget to tell us how your run went!

Run safe!

A virtual race should be fun – there are no age category prizes, and, for safety reasons, we do not recommend you try to match your usual ‘race day pace’.

A few tips:

Please note: taking part in the virtual race is done so entirely at your own risk. If you have any medical concerns, please consult a medical professional before taking part.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I submit a run I did last week?
No. To have your result approved it must be dated and submitted within the Virtual race window: 9.30am, Sunday 18th October to 11.59pm, Saturday 24th October.

Do I have to run the full 10km?
Yes. To have your time added to the race results, the run will need to be 10-kilometres.

Do I need to run the Virtual 10k to be eligible for my 2021 benefits?
No, not all all.  Since you have already kindly donated your 2020 entry fee to the Foundation, you’ll receive all the benefits (48-hour priority entry window, £5 discount on Run Norwich 2021 entry fee, name on 2021 hero wall, and hero emblazoned 2021 running number) regardless of whether you choose to take part in the Virtual 10k.A note on medals

A small number of people have asked us why we decided not to provide a medal for completion of the Virtual 10K, and we wanted to explain our decision below.

Run Norwich is a key fundraising event for organisers Norwich City Community Sports Foundation, and the cancellation of the physical event this year put the vital programmes that Run Norwich helps to fund in jeopardy.

Through the generosity of everyone who did not claim a refund, we have been able to meet the race costs that were unrecoverable and still raise some money for the charity’s vital community work. For this we remain incredibly grateful.

Despite this wonderful response and support, Run Norwich’s contribution to the charity’s community work this year will be far less than usual and so we must limit our costs as much as possible.

The cost of producing and posting individual medals for all those that take part in the Virtual 10K would reduce that contribution further still and would threaten the survival of those important projects once again.

We are working on the contents of the digital goody bag and hope that this with the other incentives, such as priority entry and a £5 discount for next year’s race, show the level of our appreciation for your support during this challenging year.

Contact us

If you’ve got any queries, then please don’t hesitate to drop us a line here.

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