2XU National Virtual 1k & 10k

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June (all month long)

Race the rest of New Zealand from your home!

Wherever in the world you find yourself, you can participate in New Zealand’s first 2XU National Virtual 10k & 1k Champs!

How it works

2XU National Virtual 1K Champs (Juniors, Seniors & Masters)

  • You’ll have one month to log a maximum of three 1k runs.
  • Each run earns a point for your club, uni or school in the participation-based Top Club Competition (all age groups combined).
  • The fastest times in your club contribute to the Fastest Club competition (combined times of 2 females and 2 males—all age groups combined).
  • And, of course, fastest times contribute to the individual 2XU National Virtual 1K Champs titles!
  • Athletes upload their individual results (maximum of 3 entries).
  • For podium positions, you will need to either provide video evidence or GPS record (e.g. link to a Strava file) as proof of time.
  • Age groups: M16, W16, M18, W18, M20, W20, SM, SW, M35-49, W35-49, M50-64, W50-64, M65+, W65+

2XU National Virtual 10K Champs (Seniors & Masters)

  • You’ll have one month to log three 10k runs.
  • Each run earns a point for your club, uni or school in the participation-based Top Club Competition (all age groups combined).
  • The fastest times in your club contribute to the Fastest Club competition (combined times of 2 females and 2 males—all age groups combined).
  • And, of course, fastest times contribute to the individual 2XU National Virtual 10K Champs titles!
  • Athletes upload their individual results (maximum of 3 entries).
  • For podium positions, you will need to provide a GPS record (e.g. link to a Strava file) as proof of time.
  • Age groups: SM, SW, M35-49, W35-49, M50-64, W50-64, M65+, W65+

You can enter in any of the following ways:

  1. STRAVA LINK: Submitting a link to a public Strava file via the online entry form.
  2. PHOTO OF GPS: Submitting a photo or screen shot of a GPS file or watch screen clearly showing fastest 10k or 1k time. Please email this to virtual@athletics.org.nz after you have submitted your entry online. NOTE: If you are in contention for a National Virtual Champs podium position we will ask to see more detail of the GPS file.
  3. HONESTY BOX: A manual entry into the online entry form simply with a time. NOTE: This receives an asterisk in the results and does not qualify toward National Virtual Champs podium positions.
  4. VIDEO (FOR 1K ONLY): GPS devices may not measure 1K times accurately, so we will allow video footage to be submitted of a track 1K entry as proof of your time.

Rules

All athletes participate at their own risk and agree to run as safely as possible and strictly adhere to all Government regulations and traffic rules.

Keep Your Distance: All racing MUST comply to current physical distancing regulations.

Use Your Feet: Yes, standard running race rules apply. No scooters, no bikes, no roller blades, no magic moving boots. Just you, a watch and your running shoes. All podium position times will be subject to GPS file analysis.

Courses: To win or podium in a National Virtual Champs it MUST be run on an out-and-back or looped course (video GPS route verification will be required). Runs completed on a treadmill or point-to-point course will not be eligible for the National Virtual Champs, however, we will accept entries from any courses for participation points.

Running Track: You can use a measured path or athletics track, but do not do so if against current Government regulations and keep in mind that stopwatch times will only qualify for the National Virtual 1K Champs podium places if you provide video proof—so ideally also use a GPS. Note: GPS times on a track will be analysed for accuracy.

Terrain: Courses should have a net drop of no greater than 5 metres per kilometre.

Safety: PLEASE run on a safe pathway where you will avoid traffic and always give way to any traffic and other pedestrians (allowing 2-metre gaps).

Parents: We ask that all under 16s to be accompanied by an adult from their household on the run (the support person could be on a bike).

Sharing GPS Devices: You are welcome to borrow a family member’s device and Strava account to record your run (we encourage under 16s to use their parent’s accounts), however please acknowledge in the results both the name of the runner and the Strava account holder.

Treadmills: You can run on a treadmill however treadmill results will not be eligible for National Virtual Champs titles or podiums.

Overseas Entrants: We welcome runners based overseas to take part, however, we are unable to ship prizes internationally. International entrants based overseas are still eligible for podium positions.

Thanks to our event sponsors – 2XU, Asics, R-Line and Salming