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September 10, 2020 at 8:39 am

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Youth Race 2020 virtual event FAQs

Youth Race 2020 virtual event

FAQ’s for our Youth Race 2020 virtual event

Following the postponement of our Youth Races back in February, we’d like to say a huge thank you to all our entrants for their understanding – and reveal some exciting news for the 2020 event.

Over the past few months we have been working closely with Brighton & Hove City Council to attempt to find a suitable new date for the race but unfortunately it has proven impossible due to the impact of Covid-19 affecting events across the city. We’d love every entrant to be able to earn their finisher’s medal so we have instead planned a Virtual Youth Race, where every runner can run a mile in their own time. It’s super easy to take part in – here are some FAQs about the event.

What is a Virtual Race?
A virtual race means that you can complete the race distance within your own time (between specified dates) and at a location of your choice. Please adhere to current, local advice for social distancing when completing your race.

I no longer have / did not receive my 2020 race number or T-shirt – what should I do?
We’d love for runners to wear the T shirt and race number they received in their race pack sent out back in February. Unfortunately, we do not have any spare race T-shirts in stock, but if you no longer have your race kit, you can wear your own clothing.

Do I have to complete the 1-mile run by a certain date?
We are asking participants to complete their 1-mile race by Sunday 18th October 2020. All photos must be submitted by this date.

Where can I complete the 1-mile race – do I need to use the event course?
You can complete your 1-mile challenge at any location of your choice. Our suggested locations include the seafront, Preston Park, Hove Park, East Brighton Park and Stanmer Park.

How do I receive my medal?
Once you have submitted your photo, you can collect your finisher’s medal from our Sussex Beacon charity shop in James Street, Brighton. The team there will have a list of all our finishers.

Will the results be published?
As the virtual race won’t be officially timed, we will be unable to issue prizes or awards other than finisher’s medals for all participants.

How do I submit my results for the virtual race?
Email your finisher photo to half.marathon@sussexbeacon.org.uk. We accept any kind of evidence – e.g. a running app screen shot, photo of your watch, or a photo of you finishing.

How will my photos be used?
When you upload photos to social media and tag #brightonhalfmarathon, you are consenting to us sharing the photos. If you are not on social media but would be happy for us to share the photo on our social media channels, please add a note of consent in your email to state you are happy for us to share your photo on social media.

I raised funds for Rockinghorse, do I need to do anything?
Please contact Rockinghorse directly to let them know that you are taking part in the virtual race as they would love to hear about your challenge and they can support you if you wish to raise more money in readiness for your virtual challenge!


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February 20, 2020 at 5:42 pm

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Youth Race postponed on Sunday

Due to the weather conditions this week, we are unfortunately unable to build the infrastructure for the Youth Race to go ahead successfully on Sunday and have taken the decision to postpone our junior races.

We plan to reschedule the Youth Race for later in the year and will let you know in due course about this. Please keep hold of your T-shirts and race numbers so you can use them again.

The Sussex Beacon apologises for any inconvenience this may have caused you and we thank you for your continued support.