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Virtual Gin Run - Bank Holiday Edition

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  • Sat 29th Aug - Sun 6th Sep 2020
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Gin loving runners - unite! Wherever you are in the world on 29th August to 3rd September, run 3k, 5k, 10k or a half marathon and celebrate with a finish-line G&T (we say 'a' - we mean at least five).

Download your personalised 'RUNNING FOR GIN' bib number before the race and attach it to your shirt. Then all you need to do is go out for your run anytime from 7am on Saturday 29th August until 7am Thursday 3rd September, remembering to record it with your favourite GPS tracking device (such as Strava).

When you return, have a gin immediately and a take a finisher's photo. We'll be giving 3 gin-related prizes for the best finisher's photo. Then all you need to do is kick back, relax, and welcome the other runners over the finish-line.

We're celebrating the UK August Bank Holiday - but we're sure that gin-loving runners across the globe will be grateful for an excuse to combine two of their favourite things. For this edition, we'll be paying tribute to gins of the UK - and collectively try to drink each of the 1722 gins of the UK. More about this after you've signed up - but a great excuse to expand your collection.

Special edition medals and running buffs are available - so you'll receive a package in the post after your event to reward your excellent work and celebrate #medalmonday.

Download your bib number at:
www.secretlondonruns.com/virtual-gin-run
Then customise it with your name and race number

Order MAY CONTAIN GIN running stash at;
www.secretlondonruns.com/kit

The finish line

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

Finisher's GallerySee all 1328 photos
Lisa Emery-hall ·F / 45 - 49
3 months ago
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Lina Porter
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Sharon Pitelen
Icon00:20:55
David Jenkins
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Lisa Davey
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Recent finishersSee all 1513 Finishers
PARTICIPANT
DISTANCE
TIME
SUBMITTED
LE
Lisa Emery-hall
5KM
5KM
F 45 - 49
Icon00:40:13
3 months ago
LP
Lina Porter
Half Marathon
Half Marathon
F 30 - 34
Icon02:05:50
3 months ago
SP
Sharon Pitelen
3KM
3KM
F 50 - 54
Icon00:20:55
3 months ago
DJ
David Jenkins
10KM
10KM
M 55 - 59
Icon01:09:58
3 months ago
LD
Lisa Davey
Half Marathon
Half Marathon
F 55 - 59
Icon02:11:22
3 months ago
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What's Included?

Gin-themed medals and Secret London Run's Rainbow buffs are available to buy as part of your ticket.
Gin-themed Running Buff
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Gin-themed Running Buff

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:

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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
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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
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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 take a break during my activity or do I have to do it without stopping?
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
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For more advice about virtual events, see our Virtual Event Handbook here.


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