This summer we are aiming to collectively run 1,695km in memory of the 1695 people who are killed, on average, on Britain's roads each year.
Register for Brake's Virtual Run this summer to receive your t-shirt, fundraising pack & create your unique supporter page where you can raise money, upload photo's and log your running activity!
What is a Virtual Run?
In a Virtual Run, virtually anything is possible. Unlike traditional, physical events a virtual event takes place wherever and whenever you want. Imagine running in your neighborhood whilst hundreds of other people do the same in theirs.
It's your race, so you can choose what distance you run and how fast you run it.
This year we are asking participants to collectively run 1695km during the summer in memory of the 1695 people who are killed, on average, on Britain's roads each year. Participants can run as many times as they like during the summer and are able to upload every time they complete a run to their Virtual Run page created when registering.
When is it taking place?
Brake's Virtual Run is taking place this summer 1st July – August 31st 2018. You can choose to complete your run on one specific day or run multiple times throughout the summer to help reach our 1695km total.
Why is the total 1695?
On average 1695 people are killed on our roads each year.
This figure is based on statistics produced from the Department for Transport from 2012 – 2016 which are the latest figures available.
Where do I register?
It costs just £5 for all participants.
Is there an age limit for Brake's Virtual Run?
Each participant will need to pay the registration fee of £5.
How much does it cost?
It costs just £5 to register for Brake’s Virtual Run 2018.
Once you have registered you will receive a Brake Virtual Run 2018 t-shirt, fundraising pack and a Virtual Run sponsorship form.
I want to register a large group, do I have to register everyone individually?
For larger groups please call 01484 550060 to register and pay for the places over the phone.
Do I get a medal for taking part?
- Raise £10 participants will receive a personalised certificate.
- Raise £50 will received a special Virtual Run 2018 Medal for taking part in the event.
- Raise over £100 you will be put into a Prize draw to win one of two Garmin Activity Trackers
How do I add my run to the totaliser?
Click here to watch a video explaining how to log your run manually.
You can even sync you favourite Strava, Fitbit or MapMyfitness account to automatically upload your activity throughout the summer! Click here to see how to connect your fitness device to your page.
All activity logged on any virtual run pages will automatically be added to the totaliser. Click here to view the live totaliser.
How far should I run?
This is your race, so you choose how far you run. We recommend that you set yourself a target during registration. Why not give yourself a challenge – something to work towards.
You can let us know how far to plan to run during the registration process and set a target for all to see on your fundraising page.
How do I fundraise?
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, an Everyday Hero page during the registration process.
Your fundraising page is a place where you can upload pictures and log any runs that you do. It’s important to log if you have done a run on your page, so it can be added to the totaliser and help run 1695km.
Money raised as a result of Brake’s Virtual Run 2018 will be in memory of the 1695 people who are killed on our roads each year. The money will go towards our dedicated work preventing road death and injury and supporting those who have been bereaved or injured in road crashes.
Can I run in memory of someone?
Yes. We have many supporters who would like to take part in Brake’s Virtual Run in memory of a loved one.
There will be an opportunity to say who you are running for during the registration process.
Can a team of us run together?
Yes! We strongly encourage running with friends, family or colleagues to get the most out of your Virtual Run. Why not have a competition to see who can run the furthest or raise the most money?
You can either create or join a team during the registration process or once you have registered as an individual.
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
Where you choose is up to you!
Are there any running events happening near me?
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.
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.