England Athletics has launched its Virtual Road Relay Competition 2020/21 - enter now!
At a time when traditional road relays aren’t possible due to Covid-19, England Athletics is hosting an exciting free-to-enter virtual road relay running competition to give runners and clubs from across the country the chance to compete against each other… with the finalists getting an opportunity to represent England in a battle for the title against teams from the other Home Countries!
The Virtual Road Relay Competition 2020/21 will take place in three rounds across the following dates (with each round open for a number of days in order to give flexibility to runners to complete their runs):
- Round 1: Qualifying Round (Saturday 26 December 2020 - Sunday 10 January 2021)
- Round 2: National Round (Friday 12 February 2021 - Monday 15 February 2021)
- Round 3: International Round (19 March 2021 - 22 March 2021)
The competition is open to all England Athletics registered runners aged 15+ and is across a 5-mile race distance. Mixed teams of eight (4 x men / 4 x women) are required to complete legs of five miles per runner. Clubs can have an uncapped number of their runners competing in the Qualifying Round - with their overall result calculated by the times of their fastest four men and four women. (NB. Any single gender clubs wanting to enter can click here to access contact details for help in pairing-up with other clubs to form a mixed team).
The competition is hosted via the OpenTrack virtual running platform - with runners able to select their club, complete their legs individually (adhering to government and England Athletics guidelines, social distancing and competition rules) and then upload their run data as evidence of their run.
The 50 fastest clubs from the Qualifying Round will progress to the National Round (Round 2), from which an overall winner will progress to the International Round (Round 3) - gaining the chance to pull on England kit and compete for the title against teams from the other Home Nations!
Ready to run? Click here for more details and to enter online!