The 2020 Trail Running Series presented by MINI Countryman has opened entries with two virtual races on June 14 and July 12.
Participants can enter either 5km, 10km or 15km races over whatever course they have access to whilst respecting social distancing rules. At 9:00am on race morning, competitors set off to complete their race, knowing that all other entrants are running at the exact same time.
Whilst we can’t run footstep after footstep together physically due to Coronavirus restrictions, we can still run for ourselves and then share the fun, laughs and the experience with each other through this new virtual race experience.
Participants will be brought together and connected using simple technology including Facebook Live, ZOOM, Strava and /or Race Map live tracking.
The virtual races are more about camaraderie than competition, and are designed to give runners a virtual date with friends when they need it most. Results will be acknowledged online also.
Entries start from just $15 for a basic single virtual race entry, through to premium $55 for 2 virtual races including the official event t-shirt and other goodies mailed to competitors.
It is hoped that later in the year we can hold PHYSICAL races of the Trail Running Series.