Virtual Event FAQ's

RFPB VIRTUAL RUN FAQ’S

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE?

A virtual run event is similar to a normal running event except the runner completes it entirely on their own.  There is no specified location to complete the distance and no timing cut offs.  A virtual run event creates positive motivation by awarding the participant for their completed activity. 

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A RFPB VIRTUAL RUN?

Registration for this event is free! Register here

I AM ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THE SMH HALF MARATHON. AM I AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED FOR THE VIRTUAL RUN?

Yes! You are automatically eligible to participate in the virtual race if you have registered for the SMH Half Marathon. You will also be able to run the SMH Half Marathon on its new date of 15 November. If you have already set up your fundraising page through the SMH Half Marathon, please keep fundraising through that event. If you have not yet set up your fundraising page, you can set up your fundraising page through the virtual race.

WHAT IS THE RACE DISTANCE?

Our virtual race has distance options of 2k, 5k, 10k or 21k.  You can register for any distance here

IS THERE A TIME CUT OFF FOR VIRTUAL RACES?

No, you can take as long as you like to complete your distance. Walking is fine!

WHEN DO I COMPLETE THE RUN?

Please complete your virtual race any time between 17 May and 24 May. You can run the distance wherever you like or on a treadmill. Please make sure you run in groups of no more than two people and keep the 1.5m recommended distance. Also choose a quiet running route.

WILL THERE BE ANY PRIZES?

All participants will be sent an official RFPB Finisher Certificate.

Three randomly drawn virtual runners will receive a very special, one of its kind, pair of high quality branded Running for Premature Babies Steigen running socks.

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO COMPLETE A VIRTUAL RACE?

There are no age restrictions.

IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE?

There is no registration fee for our virtual race. Register here. We would be so grateful if you would set up a fundraising page and raise what you can for lifesaving research to give premature babies a better chance of survival. Anyone who raises or donates $100 will receive a free running singlet and cap.

DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE ENTIRE VIRTUAL RUN DISTANCE ALL AT ONCE?

Yes. However, as there is no time restriction on finishing the distance and you can walk as much as you need to.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY RESULTS FOR THE VIRTUAL RACE?

Send us your run either by a photo of your watch or treadmill screen, your Strava or Map My Run link, or any other way to show you have completed the distance.

We'd also love to see a photo of you crossing the 'finish line'! One idea is to draw your finish line out of chalk!!

Please post a photo of yourself or your run to your social pages with the hashtag #RFPBVirtualRun

I DO NOT LIVE IN SYDNEY, CAN I STILL RUN THIS EVENT?

Of course! The Virtual Race can be run anywhere so you do not have to be located in Sydney or even Australia. You can be anywhere in the world.

HOW DO I SET UP MY FUNDRAISING PAGE?

Simply click here to set up your fundraising page.

HOW DO I RECEIVE MY FREE RUNNING SINGLET AND CAP?

Once you’ve raised $100 please mail us a self addressed express envelope with your preferred singlet size clearly marked, to Running for Premature Babies, 61 Beach St, Coogee, 2034. Or email us to arrange to pick up your kit from our office in Coogee. (We have mens sizes xs to xl, and ladies sizes 8 to 16)

CAN I RUN WITH MY FRIENDS?

No. You must adhere to state government Covid-19 social distancing rules when running this event. As of 8 April you can run with one other person and must keep a 1.5m distance. Please avoid crowded areas.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY AND SHARE YOUR PHOTOS

 

We like to think The Virtual Run is more than just completing the distance.  By joining our online Facebook Group you are joining a community who’s goal is to support and motivate each other.  We encourage everyone whether they have signed up for an event or just wants to be a part of something special.  Post photos of you training and keep us motivated while we are in this period of social distancing.

 

Also, we love to see the photos our participants share with us on completing their event.  If you post online please tag us in your posts #rfpbvirtualrun or post them on our Facebook page or email us at info@runningforprematurebabies.