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FAQs

Please take a look at our FAQs which will explain how the Virtual Global Games works. If we can be of further help, please get in touch with us via out contact page.

 

Virtual Global Games

Q: What is a virtual event/race/challenge?

A: A virtual event sees people from all around the world take part in a common race distance. The location and route you choose is entirely up to you! You time yourself, upload evidence that you have completed the challenge and we will post you a medal specific to the challenge you have completed.

Q: Do I need to be fit, or fast to take part?

A: The Virtual Global Games is all about the personal challenge, with results published just for fun. They are open for all ages, abilities and experience levels. You can walk, jog or run the running challenges for instance. You need to satisfy yourself that are fit enough to complete your challenge and should seek medical advice if you are unsure. 

Q: Is there a minimum age?

A: We have put a recommended minimum age at the foot of each Virtual Challenge. It is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure that an event is suitable for participants under the age of 18. 

Q: When do I complete the challenge?

A: We have a 10 day window at the start of each month for you to complete your challenge. The first Sunday of each month is the primary race day for those taking part in single day challenges, but you can complete your challenge at any time in those first 10 days. Multi day challenges, such as triathlons, can be completed in 3 separate parts across 3 separate days. The sports can be completed in any order. 

Q: Do I need to complete the exact distance?

A: No, you don't need to be precise. As these challenges are largely for fun, you don't need to be precise and finish your route on 10.00km for example. Any distance, provided you have covered at least the event distance is perfect. eg 10.1km, 11km or 12.5km would all be excellent ways of complete the 10km challenge. 

Q: What proof or evidence is required?

A: A photo or screenshot of your route which also shows the time is ideal. However we know a lot of people don't track their activity in this way so we are also very happy just to see a photo of your training log/diary.  

 

Before I start

Q: What do I need to do?

A: You can plan your route before you start or just starting running! Plan your route to cover a minimum of your race distance, you can go further. For example 10.5km, 11km or even 12km would be a great way of completing a 10km. If you are looking to map your route before you start, Plot A Route is a great free tool for working out where to go. Take a mobile phone with you and let someone else know where you are planning on going. 

If your challenge involves cycling, make sure your bike is in full working order. 

 

During the challenge

Q: Do I stop my watch at traffic lights or when I cross a road?

A: There is no need to stop your watch at any time until you have completed the full distance. Just as with real life events, the clock is always running. 

 

After my challenge

Q: What do I once I have completed my challenge?

A: Upload evidence to this page by the end of the 10th of the month via the Results page. Share photos from your run with us on our social media channels @VGlobalGames on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or use the #virtualglobalgames. 

Q: When does my medal arrive?

A: We will start posting out medals from the 11th of each month. Please allow 1 week for UK medals to arrive, a bit longer if you are ordering from overseas. 

 

Results

Q: How are results recorded?

A: Results are recorded by distance, age group (10 years bands), gender and country. The results remain just for fun and a record of your achievement. As it is not possible to compare courses there are no winner's prizes. 

 

Please take a look at our FAQs which will explain how the Virtual Global Games works. If we can be of further help, please get in touch with us via out contact page.