Weekly30 Run Challenge

Do you need a new reason to get running each week? Are you keen to represent your club and your sport in a new virtual competition?  If so, our new Weekly30 Run Challenge is just for you!

England Athletics has launched the Weekly30 Run Challenge – a free weekly virtual running challenge, starting 2021 June, that encourages runners of all levels to compete each weekend whilst also enabling competition between clubs/groups and sports.

With group running and mass participation events currently restricted, the Weekly30 Run Challenge gives individuals a perfect incentive to run on a weekly basis whilst also proudly representing their club and their sport.  You’ll be competing against an online community of other runners from across the country – the competition will be fierce and the pride of your club and sport is at stake!

From 20-21 June 2020, participants will be challenged to run as far as they can in 30 minutes on Saturday or Sunday each week (following government guidelines while running). Runners simply register free via the dedicated Weekly30 Run Challenge section of the OpenTrack virtual running platform (users only need to sign-up once) – adding details including their club and their sport.

To get you up and running for our 30-minute challenge, science and coaches have some good news for you as a runner: 30 minutes is the perfect time to get fitter than ever; click here to read our latest Training Tips article.

Once registered, participants complete their weekly run at any time on a Saturday or Sunday and then upload evidence of their run to OpenTrack. Every runner will see their results added to the scoring tables, with both total distance and average distance contributing to overall league tables showing results for sport versus sport and club versus club. Click here for latest results.

As well as athletes and runners representing England Athletics, the other sports organisations supporting the challenge include Badminton England, RFU, RFL, British Rowing, England Netball, Archery GB and British Wrestling – with more set to join. Let the rivalry begin!

So… are you ready to pull on your running shoes and represent your club and your sport?  Every runner counts – click here to register, then spread the word and get ready to rise to the Weekly30 Run Challenge from 20 June!

If you are a member of an affiliated club and want to promote the Weekly30 Run Challenge to your members then you can download free social media assets and copy from the Competition section of our England Athletics MarketingHub – click here to visit the hub.