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With everything that's happened already in 2020 it could be easy to dismiss the closure of running events as a minor inconvenience not worth thinking about.

But for many of us, running is an integral part of our life and quite frankly a large part of our mental health depends on it. We shouldn't feel guilty about feeling a bit disappointed.

Being passionate about running and staying healthy allows us to be our best selves so that, in turn, we can be the best parent, partner, friend, relative or colleague to those we care most about.

And that's what we need right now to get us through these challenging times.

Well here's some fantastic news to perk you up, some events are still going ahead, albeit in a virtual way! Take a look at our picks below and feed your event hunger!

One last thing we'll mention.. When things do return to normal, please please get out there and support your local events - small and large. You might just be helping something special to stay in existence, for you and for future runners just like you! :)

1. Brisbane Marathon - brisbanemarathon.com.au/

2k, 5k, 10k, 21k, 42k

Saturday & Sunday, 6th - 7th July 2020

A great opportunity to stick to your goals, stay motivated and keep healthy! This event is all about bringing the community together in a virtual environment - just bring your own course!

Enter online, record your run on your device and upload it! You'll then be sent an official Finisher gift pack including a towel, visor and of course the all-important medal - sure to be a collector's item!

You'll be added to their official results page so you can even see where you rank! 

Get the full info at https://www.brisbanemarathon.com.au/virtual-run-festival

2. Gold Coast Marathon - https://goldcoastmarathon.com.au/virtual/

2k, 4k, 5k, 10k, 21k, 42k

1st - 31st July 2020

A cornerstone of the running calendar, this event will still take place!

Join runners, wheelies and walkers of all ages and abilities from all around the world taking part in their chosen distance to achieve a personal challenge, aim for a personal best time, or simply enjoy participating with family and friends.

Simply register online for FREE, upload your run to the live results page using the free Asics Runkeeper app and then celebrate the good times!

You'll also be able to download your free Finisher certificate and stick it up next to your Medal Display!

 

3. 'Make it Your Own' Yearly Challenge - https://heartandsolesrunning.com

500k, 1000k, 1500k, 2020k,

The whole of 2020!

Yes, you read those distances correctly! 2020 is the perfect year for you to set a lofty goal and smash it out the park.

Heart & Soles Running is an Australian company that specialises in virtual events. Each event raises money for some awesome charities and this one is proudly supporting Livin and Beyond Blue.

Sign up online, record your run on your chosen device, upload and receive your medal in the post. 

They have regular virtual events so if you don't fancy the big yearly challenge then you should see something that takes your fancy at https://heartandsolesrunning.com/

 Heart & Soles Running

 Photo source: https://heartandsolesrunning.com/


 

 

 

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