What Came Before Virtual 10k+
To take part in this event you either need to be over 18 or supervised by a responsible adult.
About the Event
Covid stopped us running on the Commons in East Devon in 2020 so there's a second chance to earn the What Came Before medal from 2019 featuring an ancestor of the dinosaurs believed to of inhabited the region. This medal is paired with a new ribbon for the virtual event (not shown in the picture).
This virtual challenge is based on the long race distance 10k. To earn the medal you need to run at least 10k.
If running 10k isn't sensible or you want to do it with kids you are able to break down the 10k into multiple activities.
So what do you need to provide?
State that you are over 18 or were supervised by a responsible adult
Address to post to.
Proof of your run or runs. Proof can be screen shots of strava, garmin, running watches or similar. If you want to be competitive on pace please make sure that’s visible. As we want this to be a relatively fair thing we reserve the right to use our discretion on whether an activity qualifies for the pace.
Send us proof via our gmail - firstname.lastname@example.org.
If purchasing as more than one entry everything works the same except one person, ideally the one who purchased the entries needs to supply one address to send all the medals to. And supply names and proof of activities completed for each entrant. We’ll assume each person is to include in results unless told otherwise.
Date wise, we won’t be strict. The event is likely to be open until sold out.
Location? Anywhere! It would be cool if runs were able to be run in the region of the race (Bicton and Woodbury Commons) but there's likely to be restrictions in place for the winter of 2020/2021 so we're happy for people to get their run in where ever possible.
We reserve the right to disqualify anyone who breaks pandemic guidance while doing any of our challenges. Remember if you do find yourself unexpectedly self isolating you could run in the garden if you have one or use an exercise machine. Remember if sharing publicly your run to make sure you have a privacy zone on if using strava.
If you're happy to share your run we love people to show off their challenges on our social media pages or send us some photos and we can share them.
Age? We are happy for kids to do our virtual races other than just the mini ones - you can break down our bigger race distance challenges into smaller chunks if you need to help your little one or yourself complete it. However, here are our guidelines, though please use your own common sense and parental judgment. We are not responsible or accountable for your children when participating, it is up to the responsible parent or guardian to look after and ensure the safety of the child/ children. Click here for our full guidelines
Posting We normally post once a week, often on Thursday. Medals are normally sent second class.
If you were Entered in an event you just need to email us at email@example.com or pm us on facebook and let us know what you had and entered and that you want to do the virtual race (if you haven’t already).
If you want to Enter purchase an entry in our shop here.
Will you be doing other virtual races? Yes there are several already open and more on the way we hope.