Brake’s Virtual Run is BACK for 2017! Have you always wanted to take part in a charity run, but never had the time, or have struggled to secure a place?
This May, why not take part in Brake's Virtual Run?
- run any distance
- run at your own pace
- run whenever it suits you!
And of course, you can raise money to help us continue our dedicated work preventing road death and injury and supporting others who have been bereaved or injured in road crashes.
What is a Virtual Run? A ‘Virtual Run’ is a race that can be run at any location, wherever you are in the world. You can walk, jog, run, use a treadmill or participate in any local race already happening. It's your race, so you can choose what distance you run and how fast you run it.
When is it taking place?
Brake's Virtual Run is taking place throughout May 2017. You can choose the day you wish you take part.
How can I take part?
To sign up, simply click the REGISTER NOW button and fill out our online entry form.
/>How much does it cost?
Early bird price (BEFORE 1st March 2017) are just £10 for adults and £5 for children.
Standard price (AFTER 1st March 2017) £15 for adults and £10 for children
Once you have registered, you will receive a pack, which includes a special Brake Virtual Run t-shirt, fundraising pack and sponsorship forms.
Then in May 2017, complete your run. Let us know when you've done it and we'll send you a special medal and thank you certificate in the post!
How far should I run? This is your race, so you choose how far you run. We recommend that you run either 1K, 5K or 10K but that’s just our suggestion, you can run whatever distance you’d like.
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Should I take photographs?
Yes please! We would love to see them and share Virtual Run photos to our social media pages. You can either send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the hashtag #BrakesVirtualRun.
If you are recording your run on your phone, why not screenshot your distance and time too?
Can I get sponsored?
Yes please! You will receive a hard-copy Virtual Run sponsorship form when you receive your pack. Can't wait until then? We'll also email you an online copy when you register.
If you want to do your fundraising online, you can set up a JustGiving page in our registration form.
Where can I run?
You can complete your run anywhere, (so long as you are not breaking the law?)
Why not complete your run
- down at your local park
- at your local gym on the treadmill
- as part of an organised local event
- wherever you want!
It's your choice.
There are many 5K, 10K, half and full marathons also taking part all across the UK.
Click here to find out where your nearest run is.
Please note, participants will have to register for external races individually. Brake does not take responsibility for booking you onto these races.
Want something more local and less formal? Park Run organise hundreds of weekly, free, pre-arranged races in local parks all across the UK. You can find your nearest one here.
Can I run in memory of a loved one?
Yes. Throughout 2017 we have many supporters organising and taking part in a range of fundraisers in memory of their loved one.
If you are running in memory of a loved one, there will be an opportunity to say who you are running for in the registration form.
Can a team of us run together?
Yes! You can create your team in the online registration form. Why not set up rival teams with another group or office and see who can raise or run the most?!