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Thames Meander Virtual Event - 5km, 10km, 5mile, 10mile, Half Marathon & Marathon

  • 0 Virtual Finishers

The event has now ended

  • Sat 8th - Mon 10th Aug 2020
See how our participants got on.
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In this virtual rendition of the highly popular Thames Meander race series, imagine yourself running along the scenic route of the Thames Path, taking you past Petersham Fields, Richmond Town Centre, towards Kew Gardens. Runners of all standards can take part, and choose from a virtual 5km, 10km, 10 mile, half marathon or marathon.

The wooden fish medal is unique and all race distances will have different colour coded lanyards to denote the distances run including Pink (5km), Light Green (10km), Dark Green (10 mile), Dark Blue (Half Marathon) and Light Blue (Marathon) distance. All runners will get medals sent out by post shortly after the event staging.

The race starts at 09:00am on Saturday 8th August and runners will have 48 hours to submit their times, so you will have until 9am on 10th August 2020 to submit and upload your times, via Strava/Fitbit, onto the leaderboard which will appear on this page.

10% of all race proceeds will go towards Guide Dogs for the Blind who exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss.

The finish line

Let's welcome our most recent participants completing their race:

Finisher's GallerySee all 11 photos
Gez Cummins ·M / 40 - 44
a month ago
Icon02:24:37 ·Half Marathon
Anna James
Christian Ritter
Charlotte Clarke
Jolandi Joubert
Recent finishersSee all 14 Finishers
Gez Cummins
Half Marathon
Half Marathon
M 40 - 44
a month ago
Anna James
Half Marathon
Half Marathon
F 40 - 44
a month ago
John Turner
M 40 - 44
a month ago
Christian Ritter
M 25 - 29
a month ago
Charlotte Clarke
F 25 - 29
a month ago
Explore the Finish line

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 go 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 activity?
To record your activity, you will need to download an activity 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 tracking 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 go further than the race 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 take part at any time of day?
You will find the event start time on the event page. Once the event starts, you can complete the event any time within the submission window. Make sure to upload your result and picture within the submission window 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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