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Springburn Harriers Virtual Canter

30th August 2020
Virtual Race
Springburn Harriers Running and Athletics Club
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Virtual 6k S5+


21st August 2020 at 12:00am

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P4-P7 Virtual 1.5K


21st August 2020 at 12:00am

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S1-S4 3K


21st August 2020 at 12:00am

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 This is a Scottish Athletics Licenced Event



21st August 2020 to 30thAugust 2020


We are donating 100% of the entry fee to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Neonatal Charity - £2 for the 6K and £1 for the 1500m and 3000m

Scoring Categories

  • 6km - best time by an individual and by gender
  • 6km - best time by a club/team (teams to be made up of either 4 men or 3 women)
  • 1500m - P4 - P7, best time by school stage and gender
  • 3000m - S1 to S4, best time by school stage and gender


  • Results should be submitted online through the Springburn Harriers website: springburnharriers.co.uk/
  • Athletes must submit their results using Garmin/Strava. Runs should be made public on the Garmin and Strava accounts
  • Club and team results will be calculated using combined valid runs. Clubs can enter as many teams as they wish.


Important Rules

  • No point to point runs
  • No laps less than 1K (for the 6K race)
  • Start and finish at the same point with no net loss in elevation
  • Mapometer may be used to plot your route - https://gb.mapometer.com/

Challenge Rules

  • Runs must be done between 00:00 on the 21st August 2020 and 23:59 on the 30th August 2020
  • You can run or walk
  • You can take part as a family
  • There should be one attempt per person
  • Results should be submitted by 23:59 Sunday 30th August to the Springburn Harriers website: https://www.springburnharriers.co.uk/
  • Garmin/Strava are the only apps that can be used, and accounts should be made public

General Rules - Safety

  • Athletes MUST avoid popular running/walking routes or busy parks
  • Be considerate to other people by keeping a 2m (minimum) distance at all times when passing
  • DO NOT drive more than 5 miles to run
  • Runners under 13 on the race dates must be supervised by a responsible household member at all times and runners under 15 should be accompanied if appropriate.

All current Scottish Government guidelines regarding Social Distancing must be strictly adhered to.

Any changes to these guidelines will be implemented immediately.

All participants must be responsible for their own safety and as a minimum should adhere to the following suggestions – • Plan your route in advance • Let someone know when you expect to be back – contact them to check in when you return • All participants should carry an ICE (In Case of Emergency) card with your name, address, any medical information and an emergency contact number. • As per UKA Road Running Rules athletes must NOT run with Headphones • As per UKA Road Running Rules athletes must NOT run with dogs or buggies.
Virtual Running Challenge Series Code of Conduct and Expectations
All participants in any scottishathletics Virtual Running Challenge Series event are expected to abide by the following code of conduct:
Should Government guidelines be changed at any time, they will be immediately implemented to any virtual challenges, including suspension of activity.
Routes All routes should be: • planned in advance • within easy reach of the participants home – NO DRIVING TO POPULAR ROUTES • planned according to your ability and current level of fitness – flat, hilly, technical etc. • risk assessed by the runner
Individuals are expected to conduct a dynamic risk assessment whilst planning their route to include: • condition of paths and trails – avoid areas in a poor state of repair • width of paths and trails for respecting 2m (Minimum) social distancing guidelines • time of run, to consider peak times of use – avoid, if possible, popular times such as lunchtime and early evening. • if running at night, consider lighting of route and wear suitable clothing. • consideration of local residents and businesses that require access and use of areas along the route. • expected weather conditions and the impact this may have on your route or your own safety. Virtual Challenge events have a time-period of 2 or more days, so poor weather conditions should be avoided wherever possible.
The Run • Runs must be completed on your own (Solo Runs). Forming informal groups is not acceptable under Government guidelines and must be avoided at all costs. Young athletes participating in a Virtual Challenge may be accompanied by an adult from within their household. • Make someone else aware of your planned route, as well as your expected start and finish times. Check in with them on returning home. • Provide an emergency contact number to a third party, should your agreed check in time be missed. • Have an agreed set of actions should the return check in time be missed: o 10 minutes leeway o 15 minutes - text message o 20 minutes - phone call o 25 minutes - call to third party o 60 minutes – make contact with someone local who can retrace the route from Finish to Start • Carry an In Case of Emergency (ICE) Card detailing your name, address and underlying health conditions and emergency contact phone number. • Always be considerate to other people and respect social distancing guidelines at all times.