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England Athletics Virtual 5k Road Running Championships

England Athletics has launched a free-to-enter virtual version of the 5k Road Running Championships for 2020 to enable runners nationwide to compete at a time when many road race events are on-hold.

Race format
Free Virtual 5k Road Running Champs for affiliated athletes

Medals for top 3 male and female athletes overall

Individual winning medals by age category: Ambulant Para, U17, U20, U23, SEN, V35, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65, V70, V75, V80, V85, V90

3-to-score ladies & men’s team scoring based on cumulative time

Min age 16

Ambulant Para results submit directly to tcraggs@englandathletics.org

How to compete

Sign in to your OpenTrack account, creating an account if needs beEnter competition by clicking Enter Here belowRace 5km – run to take place between 00:01 on Saturday 11th July and 11:59 (am) on Monday 13th July. Upload your GPS proof of activity manually or by using the Strava integration button belowStrict closing time for results upload is 23:59 on Monday 13th JulyView individual results that are ranked automatically

Rules

‘Point to point’ and ‘out and back’ courses permissableTrack runs are not allowedNo more than 3 complete laps (starting 4th lap allowed). Times based on running “time elapsed”No more than 10m net elevation lossThe race officials reserve the right to implement time penalty or disqualification on runs with significant unfair advantageNo digitial manipulation of GPS dataRunners MUST ensure they compete in a way that adheres to the letter & spirit of government rules & guidance on social distancingIf you are unwell, injured or have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have recently been in contact with someone with symptoms do not take part