ENTER NOW for our Virtual Road Challenge

Friday 9th October 2020

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Enter here for October 22-27 Virtual Road Challenge

Entries are now open for the next scottishathletics Virtual Road Challenge.

And this time we’ve set up the event so that Seniors, Masters and U20 athletes all have different distance options for their run.

This challenge is happening from the early hours of Thursday 22 October through to 11.59pm on Tuesday 27 October.

It is FREE to all scottishathletics members; alternatively, athletes may choose to donate £2 per runner towards our ongoing admin costs. We’re open for runs from all ages from U11 through to Seniors and Masters.

Please note that with changes to the XC schedule, this Virtual Road Challenge is no longer a qualifier for the Lindsays Short Course XC. But we will have individual and team leaderboards.


*Registration is through the scottishathletics online club or individual portal.

*Club Entries are FREE or £2 per athlete to a limit of £15 per age group.

*Athletes do not need to select which distance they will run at the point of entry, nor which day they intend to run on. Athletes may complete their run at any time during the competition window, and should confirm the distance they have run when submitting their performance.

Enter here for October 22-27 Virtual Road Challenge

Entries close on Wednesday 21 October 

Run Distances

*U11 athletes should run 1km

*U13, U15 and U17 athletes should run 3km

*U20 athletes can opt to run 3K or 10K

*Senior and Masters athletes can opt to run 3km, 10km or a half marathon

*Team results will include the fastest three athletes per club. Team results will combine U13, U15 and U17 results together; and U20, Senior and Masters results will also be considered together. U11s will have their own team leaderboard for teams of three.


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

*Athletes in the U15 age group and above are expected to provide a Garmin/Strava link to their run as proof of their performance. Athletes in the U11 and U13 age groups do not need to provide this.

*Athletes must make their runs PUBLIC on their Garmin/Strava profile to allow results scrutiny.

*Performances submitted that do not comply with the rules set out will be marked as non-scoring in the final results


These general rules apply to all scottishathletics Virtual Challenge events:

*Distances must be run between 00:00 on Day 1 and 23:59 on Day 6 of the challenge.

*One attempt per person.

*Results must be submitted by 12:00 on Day 7 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.

All current government guidelines regarding physical distancing must be strictly adhered to. Any changes to government guidelines will be implemented immediately.

More info on our Events section pages

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