Your RACE. your way.

7–15 November 2020

EMBRACING 2020

Racing together might be on hold for now but running isn’t. And it continues to have the power to unite us, cheer each other on, and be the best we can be. 

The Canberra Times Marathon Festival will be celebrated as a virtual event this year with high vibes, achievements and fun. It’s your race, your way – no matter where you are. 

Distances

2K ● 5.4K ● 10K ● 21.1K ● 42.2K ● 50K

Ensure your follow your specific state’s current coronavirus restrictions relating to outdoor exercise at all times.

6-week Training programs

Starts 28 September for planned race day of 8 November.

VIRTUAL RACE Pricing

Entries Close 4 November.

$ 0
CTMF 2020
Participant
  • Personalised Race Bib
  • Medal (opt-in)
  • Virtual Race Day Results
  • $25 Sole Motive footwear voucher*
$ 0
VIRTUAL RACE
ENTRY ONLY
  • Personalised Race Bib
  • Virtual Race Day Results
  • $25 Sole Motive footwear voucher*
$ 0
VIRTUAL RACE ENTRY + MEDAL^
  • Personalised Race Bib
  • Medal
  • Virtual Race Day Results
  • $25 Sole Motive footwear voucher*
$ 0
VIRTUAL RACE ENTRY + MEDAL^ + MERCH^
  • Personalised Race Bib
  • Medal
  • CTMF 2020 Singlet or T-shirt
  • Virtual Race Day Results
  • $25 Sole Motive footwear voucher*

*Can only be used toward full-price footwear. Expires 31 December 2020. Online only. Exclusions apply.
^Additional postage fees apply outside Australia.

 

CLAIM YOUR MEDAL

All registered 2020 Canberra Times Marathon Festival participants must opt-in (before 11:59pm 30 October) to receive their FREE medal. 

*CTMF 2020 Partcipants only

Our Clients

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HOW IT WORKS

SIGN UP

Already registered for The Canberra Times Marathon Festival? You’re automatically entered!

join the club

Connect with other runners by joining The Canberra Times Marathon Festival Strava Club.

  • Track your training and efforts leading up to race day against other runners
  • Connect with the Sole Motive running community
  • Get regular advice & tips from our accredited performance coach (and ask questions!)

ENJOY EXCLUSIVE OFFERS

Enjoy a range of exclusive offers from our partners, sponsors & exhibitors.

RACE

When and where you run is up to you! You’ll just need to complete your chosen distance between 7–15 November 2020. 


Lace up and take on the 2K, 5K, 10K, 21.1K, 42.2K or 50K!

MAKE IT OFFICIAL

We will email you a unique link to upload your results prior to 7 November. 

You will need to verify your time with a link to your fitness tracker (e.g. Strava/Garmin) or upload a picture of your time before 11:59pm 15 November.

Check out our FAQs below for more detail on how to track your run.

CTMF20 MERCH

The perfect technical gear to keep your feeling fast, fresh and feeling great!

Your merch will arrive within 10 business days of purchase (Australia-only).

If you live outside Australia and would like to order merchandise, please contact info@solemotive.com.

SINGLET ($44.95)

Available sizes (M): S, M, L, XL.
Available sizes (F): XS, S, M, L, XL.

T-SHIRT ($49.95)

Available sizes (M): S, M, L, XL.
Available sizes (F): XS, S, M, L, XL.

FAQs

Yes. You don’t need to register for the virtual event, ut you will need to opt-in here to receive your medal.

This does not affect or replace your registration for The Canberra Times Marathon Festival, now scheduled for 11 April 2021.

You will be emailed a link to join our Strava Club. We recommend you do so to track your training and efforts leading up to race day against other runners, connect with the Sole Motive running community and get weekly advice & tips from our accredited performance coach.

Given the current coronavirus Government and Health Department guidelines in the ACT, including a cap on the number of people permitted to attend outdoor events, The Canberra Times Marathon Festival has been postponed to 11 April 2021.

A unique link will be emailed to all participants during Race Week. Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox.

Simply click the custom link emailed to you and add your race day results – time, distance and a photo or link of your time/distance.

Results will be displayed here as they are submitted. Results must be submitted by 11:59pm, Sunday 15 November 2020.

Participants will be notified once race results are final.

From the Strava app, go to Profile > Activities, then click on the “Share” icon (box with arrow pointing up), click “More” and press “Copy” to copy the link or, alternatively, save the image.

We recommend saving the image rather than using the upload link as this won’t work if your profile is set to “Private”.

You are not required to provide a link AND an image. One of the two is fine. 

 

Yes, all finishers who upload their results will receive a certificate from Monday, 16 November 2020.

Your certificate will be available on the results page on Monday, 16 November 2020.

You’ll also be able to create a custom certificate with a photo of yourself. More details to follow.

The Canberra Times Marathon Festival 2020 Participants

You must opt-in by clicking here to claim your free medal (before 11:59pm 4 November 2020).

The Canberra Times Marathon Festival Virtual Participants

You will receive a medal if you’ve paid for one and entered before 11:59pm 4 November 2020.

*within Australia only 

Additional postage fees will apply to ship merchandise and medals outside Australia. 

If you live outside Australia, please contact info@solemotive.com to place your order.

The virtual race is non-competitive. No prizes will be allocated to the winners.

The Canberra Times Marathon Festival virtual race will not count towards an official Griffin run. 

No, you can run any of the distances (2K, 5.4K, 10K, 21.1K. 42.2K, 50K) in the virtual event.

You will be automatically entered into the distance you originally registered for. To change it, click here.

Note: If you live in Metropolitan Melbourne and can not complete your distance within the 2h time limit, please downgrade to the most appropriate distance.

  • 50K: You must downgrade your distance if you live in metropolitan Melbourne.
  • 42.2K: You must downgrade your distance if you live in metropolitan Melbourne.
  • 21.1K: You should be able to complete this distance at a pace of 5:40 or less.

No. You can only complete one distance in the virtual event.

You will be automatically entered into the distance you originally registered for. To change it, click here.

Yes, you can! We would love you to run with us (virtually) between 7-15 November, but understand if you can’t. Just make sure you upload your results before 11:59pm on 15 November. 

Yes. Where you run is completely up to you! Just be safe, and practice social distancing and follow your state’s coronavirus restrictions.

Yes, you can choose to walk or run your distance. Please ensure you follow your state’s coronavirus restrictions.

Yes, absolutely! Simply complete the distance and upload your final time to the results page. 

We’ll email you a personalised digital race bib a couple of days after entries have closed (4 November).

A unique download link will be emailed to all participants during Race Week. Be sure to keep an eye on your email.

Participants who are already registered for The Canberra Times Marathon Festival 2020 will be able to continue their fundraising without making any changes. If you haven’t started fundraising yet, please click here to set up a fundraising page.

If you haven’t registered for The Canberra Times Marathon Festival, you can choose to fundraise for over 400 charities during the registration process. Once you have registered (even if you didn’t choose a charity at the time), you can click here at any time to set up a fundraising page.

You can continue to fundraise until 30 November.

You can change your distance by accessing your current registration here until 11:59pm 11 November.

The head coach or team leader must set up the team when registering forthe virtual event.

  1. Select ‘Create a Team – Club- Training Group‘.
  2. Follow the steps.
  3. Register yourself for the event (optional).
  4. Copy the link and send it directly to your club or squad members to register.

There are other options as a leader/coach to ask your members questions or to receive emails once they enter the event.

Once the club is created anyone can search for it to join it when prompted. You may set a password if you wish.

All participants have been emailed a link to join our The Canberra Times Marathon Festival Virtual Strava Club.

DOWNLOAD THE APP
Go to your device’s app store and download the Strava app (Google Play or App Store)

CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT
You can choose to either sign up with Facebook, Google or your email.

COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE
Strava will prompt you to immediately fill out some basic information for your profile. It’s up to you how much of your personal details you want to keep private.

You can skip the other initial prompts with as little action as possible.

There’s nothing Strava will ask you up front that you won’t be able to change later, and it’s more worthwhile to make those decisions while learning to navigate the platform.

JOIN THE GROUP
Now that you’ve explored the basic functions, it’s time to get started. We’re ready, are you? Click the link in the email to request to join The Canberra Times Marathon Virtual Strava Club.

There are three ways to track your runs using Strava:

USING A FITNESS TRACKER
On the app, head to “Settings”, then “Applications, Services and Devices”, then Connect a device to Strava. This will automatically upload your workouts after you save the activity to your watch.

USING THE STRAVA APP (no tracker)
Tap the Record tab in the app. The GPS on your smartphone will record the data, & once you’re done with your workout it will be uploaded to your activities when you hit save.

MANUALLY
Choose the plus sign then select the manual entry option. From there, you can fill in as many
details as you know, taken, for example, from a basic watch.

You can track your run manually and upload your results via the link that will be emailed to all participants druing Race Week.

You can also use your fitness tracker (e.g. Garmin Watch) and upload a link to your run from your device’s connected app (e.g. Garmin Connect).

No refunds or credit notes will be offered if you are not able to participate in the virtual event for any reason.

Please read the terms and conditions outlined during the registration process.