Lots of you have contacted us to say how much you are struggling with what is going on in the world right now. We know it is affecting you all in many ways. Whilst we know that for some of you running may be the last thing on your mind we have received many messages from people wondering how they will cope and just how critical it is for their mental health and sanity.
Races have been cancelled all of the world, running clubs halted and gyms are now closed for our safety…..so what can we all do?
You must stick rigidly to the strict guidelines issued by the Prime Minister in relation to running(alone, or with one member of your family who you live with.)
Please also follow advice in relation to runner safety >>>> RUNNER SAFETY
Free Virtual Race… INFORMATION
We have welcomed many runners over the years at our events, without you all we would not be where we are today, for that we are truly grateful. We felt that this was the time to offer something out to you all for FREE as a thank you for all of your support and commitment over the years. We also want to give you something to focus on and get you through this difficult time.
WE have been working with Results Base who take entries for and time all of our races. There is a solid commitment that we will jointly invest our time and effort at absolutely no cost.
We have created several distances that you can enter for FREE just like a proper race. You can enter AS MANY OF THE DISTANCES AS YOU LIKE.
The GREAT thing is you can also KEEP UPDATING your times again and again if you run faster, just follow the instruction in your e mail.
The distances will be:
- 1 Mile
- 5 Miles
The races will start now and run until midnight on 12th APRIL (this is when the Prime Minister will review the guidance to the Nation) – we will then give you an opportunity to enter again for MAY.(subject to Government guidelines).
HOW IT WORKS
You will be able to view other PARTICIPANTS, A LEADER BOARD and all RESULTS once runners have inputted them. The on-line entry system has the optional facility for each runner to upload a screen shot of their GPS. (Don’t forget to keep updating your times if you run quicker!!) FINAL times MUST be inputted before midnight on SUNDAY 12th April.
No medals, tee shirts, goody bags….just a free race.
No prizes will be awarded, just a few fantastic spot prizes.
We stress that social distancing instructions from the Government MUST be followed. If this changes we will of course cease this initiate.
You can enter 1 or more distances at the same time, or log back in later to enter more.
Distances available are 1 mile, 5km, 5 miles, 10km.
You can run on a treadmill or If running outside(be fully respectful and following Government guidelines, which state on your own or with one member of your family who you live with) complete the distance by walking, jogging, running or racing. Follow the instructions in your receipt e mail and submit your time and up to 2 photos if you wish. One could be of your watch and one of you(optional!).
You can also enter your times again and again if you run faster, just follow the instruction in your e mail.
Having difficulty with entering your results? Have a look at the >>>HELP PAGE
This will continue through until 12th April(when the Government will review current restrictions).
You can enter the 1 mile, 5k, 5 miles, 10k or a combination of them.
You have between now and 12th April to complete the distance by walking, jogging running or even racing! Once complete you just enter your results and if you want a photo of your watch and you!
Click the link below to sign up to this race
Businesses who are supporting this important project are
Metres to Miles specialist running shop
Big Bobble Hat Company
Results Base on line entry and timing company
How much does it costs to enter?
Results are very kindly operated by Results Base who have provided their time and the system absolutely free of any charge. You can also enter your times again and again if you run faster, just follow the instruction in your e mail. You can view your all results >>>> RESULTS Having difficulty with entering your results? Have a look at the >>>HELP PAGE
When will the results be finalised.
Midnight on 12th April Distances available are 1 mile, 5km, 5 miles, 10km. You just go out there(being fully respectful and following Government guidelines) complete the distance by walking, jogging, running or racing. Follow the instructions in your receipt e mail and submit your time and up to 2 photos if you wish. One could be of your watch and one of you(optional!). This will continue through until the end of April, when if the restrictions on organised events are still in, then we will open up a new one for May and so on. You can also enter your times again and again if you run faster, just follow the instruction in your e mail. Guidance on entering your results can be found >>>> RESULTS GUIDANCE
Why is this free?
At Tape2Tape and Results Base we absolutely love running and want to play a positive part to help the running community through the crisis. We all realise the massive wide ranging benefits of running, so we have invested our time at no cost to any of you, to ensure that the Keeping You Running project helps. It is our way of thanking you for your loyalty to us.
Medals and souvenirs?
How does this work?
Simple....you enter the race(s) for free, complete the distance(respecting Government guidance), enter your time and pics(optional) and that is it! You can look at the results and see who has done what distance, set up local club challenges or challenges between 2 or more of you, or just get on and do it to keep you running. You can also enter your times again and again if you run faster, just follow the instruction in your e mail. No cost to anyone!
What happens if the Government guidance changes to instruct that we can not go out running?
Can I do this on a treadmill?
Absolutely. Just take a screen shot of your treadmill.
Why is 10k the longest distance you are offering?
In these uncertain times, we feel it appropriate to limit to 10k maximum, so runners do not put undue pressure on their immune systems.
Entry into all of these events is absolutely free.
We would however ask you where you can, to please consider donating a small amount of money to a charity of your choice, maybe one which is suffering hardship at this time, or one whom are directly supported those in need through the Corona Virus…..totally optional….thank you.
Thank you for submitting your details.We will be in touch with you if more places become available.
We respectfully ask that you strictly adhere to and keep up to date with the Government guidelines associated with the Corona Virus. If the situation changes in relation to outdoor activity which makes the Keep you Running project untenable then it will be immediately withdrawn from the internet.
Full information on the current situation can be found >>>>CORONA VIRUS