Top Virtual Events of the Week: UK

With the mass participation event schedule coming to a grinding halt due to the Coronavirus crisis, businesses and event organisers globally have been partnering with Let’s Do This to set up virtual events to keep your training on track and the community spirit high.

The Let’s Do This Virtual Events tool allows you to see a live leaderboard, and feel connected to your fellow participants with our image gallery, where you can upload your epic finisher’s photo. To keep you up to date on events, we will be releasing our Top 5 Upcoming Virtual Events each week: 

1. Maverick Adidas Terrex X-Series Virtual Race:  20th – 27th June

Event Perks: Distance Challenge, medal, goodies, optional t-shirt

Maverick is well-regarded as one of the best trail-running organisers in the UK. Now, in the midst of lockdown, they’ve turned their arm to virtual racing. This time around, they’ve challenged participants to run 50km in a 7 day period. Participants can choose to run it in one go in a feat of ultra endurance, or spread it out over the week. Whichever way you decide to do it, epic race medals will be posted out after the event to all finishers; and they are offering spot prizes for those with the best on-course and finish line photos.

2. Nice Work’s Midsummer Virtual Half Marathon, 10k, 5k & 1k Challenge: 20th – 21st June

Event Perks: Finisher’s medal, trophies for winners, family-friendly

After the success of their first 2 virtual events, Nice Work returns with another awesome midsummer themed virtual event. With family-friendly distances, prizes for the best finish-line photos, and bespoke medals for all finishers, this is a summertime event you won’t want to miss. 

3. Sportiva Cycling or Running Challenges: 26th June – 26th July

Event Perks: Distance Challenge, finisher’s medal, spot prizes. 

Sportiva Events is here to keep you motivated through the summer with their running and cycling Distance Challenges. Run 100km or cycle 250km between the 26th June and 26th July, and stand to win awesome spot prizes for the epic action photos you take en route! Every finisher will receive a medal and the option to purchase a Sportiva t-shirt as extra motivation during checkout.

4. Big 5 Virtual Event Series – African Game Medal: 20th June – 20th July

Event Perks: Series event, charity fundraiser, bespoke medal, series challenge

Calling all animal lovers and passionate conservationists alike for Hermes’ Big Five Virtual Event Series. The event is being run in support of conservation projects aiming to reduce the amount of animal poaching and habitat loss in Southern African game parks. 10% of proceeds will go to Save the Rhino and Tusk. Each week participants will have to run a different distance, from a 5k to a half marathon, and each week will represent a different member of the Big Five; Leopard, Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, and Rhino. Participants will receive a bespoke themed medal for each week they run, and those who complete all 5 weeks will receive a special medal and a Hermes technical buff. 

5. Not the Mourne Way Marathon: 13th – 26th June

Event Perks: Bespoke medal, challenging distances, finish-line playlist

Famous for their epic trail marathon events, 26 Extreme is bringing their Mourne Way Marathon to you – wherever you are! A great event for more seasoned runners or beginners looking for a challenge, the shortest distance available is 10km, with the longest being a 40 mile ultramarathon. Strap on your trail shoes and head for the hills, and celebrate with your bespoke finisher’s medal and a buzzing downloadable finish-line playlist.