Garmin outage – the Garmin / Garmin Connect issue has been resolved. Result upload will close at 11:59pm, Monday 3 August. See FAQs for more info.

LET's GET VIRTUAL.

Keep running. Stay focused. Stay connected.

25-26 July 2020

Anywhere
21.1km, 10km or 5km

Anytime

If you’re anything like us, you’re craving a bit of race day buzz and the feeling of working towards that race day goal. While we can’t come together, we can be united by the challenge of running together, alone.

Completing this virtual race is a great build-up and training exercise in the lead up to the official Run Melbourne event, now planned for November.

So challenge your running buddy, your dad, your sister, your mate, your colleagues… and make it a virtual date!

Running is more important than ever! That’s why we’re encouraging you to lace up with us on 26 July as planned.

We’re ready to celebrate our original plans, and hope you are too.

Just because we can’t get together on race day, doesn’t mean we can’t race. Don’t get rid of your training program just yet… because Race Day is still on.

Let’s come together as a community and run together, apart. 

Join our Strava club to get access to a free 6-week training plan prepared by our accredited performance coach, plus weekly coaching advice and the chance to win prizes from our event sponsors!

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What you get

  • Entry to the virtual race

  • Access to the virtual race day results

  • Virtual race bib

  • Training plan by our accredited performance coach

  • Weekly coaching advice & tips (Strava / email)

  • Unique code for $20 off a pair of shoes from solemotive.com

  • Opportunity to win prizes

  • Exclusive partner offers

  • Opportunity to fundraise for your favourite charity

  • Dedicated Club Results / Leaderboard

    Part of a club? Click the text above to request your own dedicated results page and leaderboard.

How IT Works

Already registered for Run Melbourne? You’re automatically entered!

We’ll email you a link to join our Strava Club where you’ll be able to:

  • download your race day program
  • track your training and efforts leading up to race day against other runners
  • connect with the Sole Motive running community
  • get weekly advice & tips from our accredited performance coach (and ask questions!)

We’ll kick start race day with a live briefing from our Race Director broadcast on Instagram Live at 9am sharp. Be out there, ready to run your course (or run it later in the day, up to you!)

You can run whenever you like, just make sure you submit your results before midnight, 26 July.

Check your email! On Race Week, we will email you a unique link to upload your results. 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.

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

FAQs

Yes. You don’t need to take any further action to take part in Run Melbourne Virtual. This does not affect or replace your registration for Run Melbourne 2020, postponed for November 2020.

You will be emailed a link to join our Strava Club. We recommend you do so to download your race day program, 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.

At this time, we have decided to postpone Run Melbourne until November 2020. We are working closely with The City of Melbourne to confirm an exact date and will announce this as soon as possible. All registered participants will be notified via email, our website and on our Facebook Event page.

The Garmin / Garmin connect outage has been resolved. More info here: https://www.garmin.com/en-AU/outage/

The results submission deadline will be 11:59pm, Monday 3 August 2020. 

Alternatively, you can take a photo of your watch with your time and distance on it and upload that into the results field.

Participants will be notified once race results are final.

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

Emails will be sent:

  • Monday 20 Jul, after 12pm (everyone who entered before 11:50am 20 Jul)
  • Wednesday 22 Jul, after 12pm (everyone who entered after 11:50am 20 Jul and before 11:50am 22 Jul)
  • Friday, 24 Jul, after 5pm (everyone who entered after 11:50am 22 Jul and before 4:50pm 24 Jul)
  • Friday, 24 Jul, after 8pm (everyone who entered after 4:50pm 24 Jul and before 7:50pm 24 Jul)
  • Sat, 25 Jul, after 9am (everyone who entered after 7:50pm 24 Jul and before 8:50am 25 Jul)
  • Sat, 25 Jul, after 12pm (everyone who entered after 8:50am 25 Jul and before 11:50am 25 Jul)
  • Sat, 25 Jul, after 5pm (everyone who entered after 11:50am 25 Jul and before 4:50pm 25 Jul)
  • Sat, 25 Jul, after 9pm (everyone who entered after 4:50pm 25 Jul and before 8:50pm 25 Jul)
  • Sun, 26 Jul, 7:05am (everyone who entered after 8:50pm 25 Jul and before 7:00am 26 Jul)

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.

Garmin outage

The Garmin / Garmin connect outage has been resolved. More info here: https://www.garmin.com/en-AU/outage/

The results submission deadline will be 11:59pm, Monday 3 August 2020. 

Alternatively, you can take a photo of your watch with your time and distance on it and upload that into the results field.

Participants will be notified once race results are final.

From the Strava app, go to Profile > Activities, then click on the “Share” icon (boz 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, 27 July 2020.

Your certificate will be available on the results page on Monday, 27 July 2020.

You can also create a custom certificate with a photo of yourself here.

No, medals will not be available for the virtual event. Medals will be given out at the real event, postponed to November 2020.

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

The top 50 Male/Female finishers will be entered into a draw to win a $100 Sole Motive Gift Card. T&Cs apply.

All participants can also win a pair of Brooks shoes for you and their running buddy. More info and T&Cs here.

No, you can run any of the three distances (5km, 10km, 21.1km) in the virtual event.

Yes, you can! We would love you to run with us (virtually) on Saturday, 25 July or Sunday, 26 July to celebrate the original Run Melbourne race weekend but understand if you can’t, just make sure you upload your results before midnight on 26 July. You must have completed your run between Monday,15 June and Sunday, 26 July (midnight). 

People (aged 12+) living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be required to wear a face covering when leaving home from 11:59pm Wednesday, 22 July 2020.

If you’re out doing vigorous exercise you don’t have to wear a mask, but you need to carry one with you and put it on when you stop.

“Strenuous exercise includes activities like jogging, running or cycling but not walking,” the official DHHS advice says.

Yes. Where you run is completely up to you! Just be safe, and practice social distancing.

Note: People living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire should only use the closest option available for essential exercise. Joggers must stick to their closest trails and tracks and travel the minimum distance and time to complete their exercise. More info here. Outdoor exercise and recreation is limited to you and the members of your household, or you plus one other person if you do not live with them.

More info here: https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-victoria

Yes, you can choose to walk or run your distance.

Note: People (aged 12+) living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be required to wear a face covering when leaving home from 11:59pm Wednesday, 22 July 2020.

If you’re out doing vigorous exercise you don’t have to wear a mask, but you need to carry one with you and put it on when you stop.

“Strenuous exercise includes activities like jogging, running or cycling but not walking,” the official DHHS advice says.

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

We’ll email you a digital race bib to print and wear as you complete the virtual run. This is not mandatory. A unique download link will be emailed to all participants during Race Week. Be sure to keep an eye on your email. Emails will be sent:
  • Monday 20 Jul, after 12pm (everyone who entered before 11:50am 20 Jul)
  • Wednesday 22 Jul, after 12pm (everyone who entered after 11:50am 20 Jul and before 11:50am 22 Jul)
  • Friday, 24 Jul, after 5pm (everyone who entered after 11:50am 22 Jul and before 4:50pm 24 Jul)
  • Friday, 24 Jul, after 8pm (everyone who entered after 4:50pm 24 Jul and before 7:50pm 24 Jul)
  • Sat, 25 Jul, after 9am (everyone who entered after 7:50pm 24 Jul and before 8:50am 25 Jul)
  • Sat, 25 Jul, after 12pm (everyone who entered after 8:50am 25 Jul and before 11:50am 25 Jul)
  • Sat, 25 Jul, after 5pm (everyone who entered after 11:50am 25 Jul and before 4:50pm 25 Jul)
  • Sat, 25 Jul, after 9pm (everyone who entered after 4:50pm 25 Jul and before 8:50pm 25 Jul)
  • Sun, 26 Jul, 7:05am (everyone who entered after 8:50pm 25 Jul and before 7:00am 26 Jul)

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

Emails will be sent:

  • Monday 20 Jul, after 12pm (everyone who entered before 11:50am 20 Jul)
  • Wednesday 22 Jul, after 12pm (everyone who entered after 11:50am 20 Jul and before 11:50am 22 Jul)
  • Friday, 24 Jul, after 5pm (everyone who entered after 11:50am 22 Jul and before 4:50pm 24 Jul)
  • Friday, 24 Jul, after 8pm (everyone who entered after 4:50pm 24 Jul and before 7:50pm 24 Jul)
  • Sat, 25 Jul, after 9am (everyone who entered after 7:50pm 24 Jul and before 8:50am 25 Jul)
  • Sat, 25 Jul, after 12pm (everyone who entered after 8:50am 25 Jul and before 11:50am 25 Jul)
  • Sat, 25 Jul, after 5pm (everyone who entered after 11:50am 25 Jul and before 4:50pm 25 Jul)
  • Sat, 25 Jul, after 9pm (everyone who entered after 4:50pm 25 Jul and before 8:50pm 25 Jul)
  • Sun, 26 Jul, 7:05am (everyone who entered after 8:50pm 25 Jul and before 7:00am 26 Jul)

Participants who are already registered for Run Melbourne 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 Run Melbourne, 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 7am Sunday, 26 July.

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 Run Melbourne 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 Run Melbourne 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 on Sunday, 26 July.

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 conidtions outlined during the registration process.