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Nice Work Midsummer Virtual Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and 1k Challenge.

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  • Sat 20th - Mon 22nd Jun 2020
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Join us for the Nice Work Midsummer Virtual Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and 1k Challenge. over the Midsummer Day Weekend 20/21st June 2020.

If you are missing the excitement of taking part in races and missing the camaraderie (aka competition!), then this is literally the next best thing! Our first 2 Challenges have been an enormous success and runners loved the leader board and replication of a 'real' race. Our exciting results platform also has a Selfie Gallery, enabling you to see and high five your fellow runners!

- Race trophies for leading runners and age group winners
- Plus spot prizes for creativity and best selfies
- Family friendly event - Get the kids involved
- If you took on a previous challenge, why not see if you can improve on your time? A great way to track your running progress.
- Your chance to stay race fit AND get your hands on our exclusive bespoke medals.

"I was struggling with running during lock down and it was great to have something to focus on"

"Thank you Nice Work, nearly as good as the real thing!"

"It was great to have a goal for my Sunday runs and see my speed improve during lock down"

Nice Work has teamed up with Let's Do This to bring you Nice Work Midsummer Virtual Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and 1k Challenge. Taking place over the midsummer weekend, it’s a chance to get active (within appropriate social distancing) and get your hands on a special bespoke medal. There will also be prizes for leading runners and age group winners - It's a virtual race with a difference!

There is a 1k distance for younger runners and families to get involved too.

The challenge is a virtual running event, which means you can participate and complete the challenge from anywhere in the world, including treadmill runs. You can run your half marathon, 10k, 5k or 1k at any point, starting from 09:00am on Saturday 20th June. Submission opens on Saturday 20th June and will remain open for 48hrs. All the results will be collated into a leader board and prizes awarded to overall winners and age category winners.

All you need to do is record your run with a GPS watch or activity tracking app, and snap an epic finisher's selfie to submit with your time on the Let's Do This web page. All the results will be collated into a leader board and prizes awarded to overall winners and age category winners. Plus spot prizes for creativity and best finishers' selfies!

Participants that complete the half marathon, 10K, 5K or 1K will get a high-quality bespoke Nice Work medal and there will be prizes for overall and age category winners. Medals will be dispatched approximately 5 weeks after the event.

The finish line

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

Finisher's GallerySee all 344 photos
Maryanne Ward ·F / 45 - 49
3 months ago
Icon00:37:20 ·5k
Vic Aboudara
Åsa Björkdahl
Julia Richards
owen williams
Recent finishersSee all 533 Finishers
Maryanne Ward
F 45 - 49
3 months ago
Vic Aboudara
M 60 - 64
3 months ago
Åsa Björkdahl
F 45 - 49
3 months ago
Julia Richards
F 50 - 54
3 months ago
Morag Whitworth
F 65 - 69
3 months ago
Explore the Finish line

What's Included?

Nice Work's Midsummer Challenge Medal is included in the Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and 1k events.

What's Included?

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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