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Go the extra yard for The Yard

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A message from The Yard:
In light of COVID-19, The Yard, along with thousands of other charities, have felt the effect of the cancellation of many challenge and community events, such as the Edinburgh Marathon. As a result, we have teamed up with Let’s Do This, to offer our very own exciting and fun ‘Go the extra yard’ virtual challenge!

Sign up for a virtual 1k, 5k or 10k run this weekend and set yourself a target to run or walk towards! You can complete your run at any time to suit you over the weekend of the 6 and 7 June, and then upload your results and a selfie within 48 hours to our virtual leaderboard. If you are feeling competitive, why not challenge your friends, family or work colleagues?

Prizes are available for the best finish line selfie!

All profits will go towards The Yard, an award-winning charity running adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. Your support will allow us to provide a full range of online support which will bring a little bit of The Yard into our members’ homes. We would love for you to join us by going The Extra Yard, supporting disabled children families now, and in the future.

How to enter the Go the extra yard for The Yard

Once you register, you'll need to finish the distance in any interval or pace within the completion timeframe designated for your Virtual Event.

  1. 1K

    Run 1km
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  2. 5K

    Run 5km
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  3. 10K

    Run 10km
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How to complete a Virtual Event

Participating in a virtual event means you can complete the distance at any time within the event timeframe in a location of your choice.
Here's what you need to do:


Preparing your virtual event

  • Secure your virtual spot in the event by booking your ticket
  • Plan your ideal route
    Make sure the route is at least the event length and as traffic free as possible
  • Download a distance tracking app
  • Ensure your phone and/or GPS watch is fully charged

During your event

  • Record your activity on a tracker and take a screenshot
    This can be either a phone or a GPS watch.
  • Complete your activity in the designated event completion timeframe
  • Make sure you go the event distance
    But don't worry if you go a bit further, we'll calculate your finish time.
  • Take a Finisher's Photo to share with your fellow finishers

Submitting your result

  • Head back to this event page to submit your results
    Make sure to submit your results within the event completion timeframe
  • Upload a screenshot of your activity tracker or GPS watch to verify your results
    You can still participate and submit results without this, but we won't be able to verify your results.
  • Provide your finish time and overall distance
    If you run further than the race distance, we'll adjust your time down to the correct distance based on your pace.
  • Share your Finisher's Photo on the Finish Line gallery
    Get featured on our Finish Line where you can celebrate your achievement and inspire others to get active.

Frequently asked questions

How do I record my run with my phone?
To record your run, you will need to download a run tracking app that is able to track your distance and time. Popular apps include Strava, Nike Run Club, MapMyRun, and RunKeeper, and are available in the app store for free on your phone. For more details on our favourite running apps check out our blog post.
Are there time cutoffs for Virtual Events?
Virtual Events are fantastic in that they can be completed at any pace and location. The only restriction on how long you take is the event submission window, which is generally 48 hours, giving you lots of time to complete your event.
Can I run further than the event distance?
Yes, you can complete a distance further than what the event requires. All you need to do is input distance travelled and time, and we will adjust it down to the time it took to complete the event distance.
Can I do my distance over a few days and break it up and add up my total time to submit?
Unfortunately, while you can complete the distance at any pace, it must be completed in one go. In order to make the virtual experience as close to a physical event as possible, please submit your total elapsed time that it took to complete your chosen distance rather than total moving time. This will take into account any breaks or stops taken during completion, and mimic the experience of a physical event.
If offered, when will the post-race goodies be mailed?
Any race goodies or merchandise will be posted by the Event Organiser as soon as possible after the event. Please contact the Event Organiser if you have further enquiries about race swag.
Can I run the event at any time of the day?
You will find the event start time on the event page. Once the event starts, you can complete the event any time within 48 hours. Make sure to upload your result and picture within 48 hours to verify your results!
Have a question about this event? Ask our team member below and we'll get back to you. In the meantime, visit our Help Center

For more advice about virtual events, see our Virtual Event Handbook here.

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