Ok, so what is a 'virtual race'?
A virtual race is a race that can take place wherever you want, in your own time and at your own pace. A virtual race can be completed on a treadmill, around a racetrack, a beachfront, even during another competitive race, wherever!
What do I have to do to sign up?
Its simple! Click on the get involved tab at the top and you will be taken to our races page. Choose one of our races and add it to your shopping cart.
Once you have registered just complete your run by the end of the time period, email your race evidence and we will send you your medal in the post!
What do you mean by race evidence?
If you use one of the many running apps available out there at the moment, just take a screen shot and email it. Otherwise a picture of your treadmill display or running watch data will be fine! We unfortunately cannot accept run evidence that has been sent over Facebook or Twitter. All evidence must be submitted by the end of time period to qualify for a medal!
Have I got to complete the distance all in one go?
No, if you are building up your distances, you can split your race over a few days or weeks and they can be in any amount of distances as you need! For example, you may complete a 10k race with 2 x 5k, or 5x 2k, its up to you! Whichever way you complete the distance, a medal is a great reward for your achievement!
Where can I check if I have entered?
Once entered, you will have received an email confirming your space.
Who can enter a virtual race?
Anyone and everyone! We would ask that if your child (under 18) wants to enter that they should complete the distance under supervision and with a competing parent/guardian (and running together is more fun!) but apart from that there are no restrictions. Just get out there and run, walk, hike, whatever works for you! By entering our virtual races you are agreeing that any injury or damage that is caused by completing your race is your own responsibility. Mission: Find a Cure will not be held responsible for any injury that occurs during your run. Please see our full Terms and Conditions for more info.
When will I get my medal?
We aim to send medals out weekly. Medals are sent out first class so please allow up to 3 working days to receive it.
How do you know where to send my medal to?
All medals will be sent to the address that is registered on your PayPal account. If medals are sent to an address that has been added incorrectly or not updated (after moving house etc) we ask for a £5 admin fee to cover costs and send out an additional medal. If you would like your medal sent to a different address please email us after entering to the email address below.
I’m not in the UK, can I still enter?
Of course! Just choose your country at checkout and you're ready to race!