Virtual Run

Live Life Virtual 5km & 2km Runs

Interested in some fun, friendly competition while getting your daily exercise, while also raising money for a good cause in local communities?Why not take part in a virtual run which aims to raise money for the Sandpiper Trust, a Scottish charity which works to improve rapid response medical care?  It’s been organised by Live Life Aberdeenshire's events team, which runs events like the Great Inverurie Bike Ride and local triathlon and duathlons.

Our timing partner in those events, Thistle Timing, is supporting the virtual run, making live results available online as they're submitted.

You can take part as many times as you like from Friday May 15th to Monday, May 25th, with the top participants highlighted on social media afterwards.

Choose to run either 2K or 5K on a route close to home - whichever you can complete in your hour of daily exercise - then upload your time.

You can also choose to walk if you prefer - the main thing is to get some exercise and have some fun.

While it is free to take part, donations to the Sandpiper Trust are encouraged through its JustGiving page.

All participants should follow national social distancing guidelines and only organise to run with others where they are part of their household, staying two metres apart from other people.

Registration is free and will take a couple of minutes. You have the option to donate to the Sandpiper Trust through a JustGiving page.

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Participants can share images and video of themselves taking part on social media using @LifeLiveAberdeenshire on Facebook or #LiveLifeAtHome or #LiveLifeAberdeenshire on Twitter.

Here’s how it works:

  • Runs must be completed between Friday, May 15 and Monday, May 25, 2020
  • Please do not organise to run together in groups unless you live in the same house (max 2 at a time). Please stick to the government social distancing regulations/guidelines
  • All runs must be 5km/3.11 miles or 2km 1.243 miles and be on a route within running distance of your home – please do not drive to a location.
  • Entry Link & payment information are here: Live Life Aberdeenshire Virtual Run and must be submitted to Thistle Timing Results by 12pm on 25th May 2020.
  • To enter your completed time, got to Thistle Timing Results. Find your entry and add your time and (Optional) add your activity tracker (Strava/Garmin) URL to your virtual results page. Alternatively you can upload your run to Strava, Garmin Connect or equivalent app with the title ‘Live Life Aberdeenshire Virtual Run ‘ and submit a screenshot of it to sportsevents@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
  •  Times must be submitted to Thistle Timing Results by 12pm on Monday 25th May.
  • There is no time cut off, so walking is absolutely allowed.
  • A Virtual Times board will be available at Thistle Timing Results . After the closing date for times submission 12pm on Tuesday 25th May 2020 a finalised list of completed times will be available.
  • You can return after the 12pm on 25th May to check your final time and a certificate will be available to print out once the race has concluded
  • We encourage you to share post run selfies on social media, tagging our Live Life pages.

Happy running, stay safe and thank you.

Virtual Leaderboard/ Results

To enter your completed time, go to Thistle Timing Results. Find your entry and add your time and (Optional) add your activity tracker (Strava/Garmin) URL to your virtual results page. Alternatively you can upload your run to Strava, Garmin Connect or equivalent app with the title ‘Live Life Aberdeenshire Virtual Run ‘ and submit a screenshot of it to sportsevents@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

Times must be submitted to Thistle Timing Results by 12pm on Monday 25th May.

Thank you to our timing partner, Thistle Timing for supporting the virtual run, making live results available online as they're submitted

If you're not already a member of Live Life Aberdeenshire there are lots of benefits, and as we move into recovery post-Covid-19 we hope it will give you access to lots of interesting and varied sporting and cultural opportunities.

In future, you will be able to book onto events and activities from the comfort of home. You can also provide your contact information, should you want to hear from us directly about products, services, events and offers in future.

You can sign up for free using Join@Home. ( https://bit.ly/LLAjoin )

If you're not sure whether you're registered on our system or not, you find out by emailing: active@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Next: Live Life @ Home - A one-stop shop of virtual creativity and activity.

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