How Far Can You Go?

Virtual All of October

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Have you ever thought about how far you can run in a month? Well, Ultra Running Ltd is giving you the chance to find out and to challenge yourself against other runners / and or teams. You can run outside on the trails, run on the footpaths or even inside on a treadmill – the choice is yours! Simply set yourself a target and go for it.

WHAT IS IT? 

The event starts at 00:01 (BST) on 1st October and ends at midnight (BST) on 31st October 2021.

This is a virtual event, so you can run or walk wherever you like, whenever you want and as many times as you like within the month of October. To qualify, you must run / walk at least 31 miles in the month (that’s just 1 mile a day) and submit your results before midday on 1st November.   You can include your mileage run during any other event you take part in during October – giving you your total accumalative monthly distance. Results will be posted online once all have been verified.

This is one of our Virtual Running Club events and we want everyone to feel part of the club, so join us on Facebook and Strava where you can become part of our community by posting updates, pictures and stories.

Run Solo – Test your limits or take it easy! The distance you choose to run / walk is up to you.

Some highlights for entering Solo:

  • Meet the minimum requirement of 31 miles during October and guarantee your fantastic bespoke medal.
  • Personalised running Bib
  • Champions trophy for top male and female distances achieved.
  • Crack the 500 mile barrier to earn the gold medal. But don’t worry if you can’t as the silver medal is exactly the same size.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Run as a Team – Are you part of a running club? Or have friends, family or work colleagues looking to take part? Whatever your goal – competative time, team-building, or just having some fun with friends.

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  • Team record

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Full Event Information

Virtual Run Overview:

How Far Can you Go? takes place in the whole month of October.

From 01:00 (BST) on the 1st October through until midnight (BST) 31st October you can walk or run as much as you like.

In order to receive a medal you must complete a minimum of 31 miles in the month – hey, that’s just 1 mile per day!

In order to be added to the events “Hall of Fame”, you need to accumilate at least 500 miles, that’s averaging just over 16 miles a day, or a half marathon (plus a smidge) each day for 31 days.

Once you have entered, you will be emailed a personalised Bib as a souvenir.

Before you start your walk / run, remember that you need to verify it. So, preferably join our ‘Strava’ group (it’s free), or as a minimum email us pictures of your alternative data.

Once your distance is verified by us, we post out your medal.

This is a great way to challenge yourself and get some great bling.

Other things you might need to know:

Please note, this event is open to walkers and runners of any age but under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

How Far Can You Go? Bibs:

Once you have entered the event, we will email you a virtual Bib as a keepsake.

It may take a day or two to receive the Bib, but it should be with you before the event date starts.

Entry Options:

  • Solo – £21.00
  • Pairs – £38.00
  • Team of 5 – £84.00

Solo or Team?

The event starts at 00:01 (BST) on 1st October and ends at midnight (BST) on 31st October 2021.

This is a virtual event, so you can run wherever you like, whenever you want and as many times as you like within the month of October. To qualify, you must run / walk at least 31 miles in the month (that’s just 1 mile a day) and submit your results before midday on 1st November 2021.   You can include your mileage run during any other event you take part in during October – giving you your total cumulative monthly distance. Results will be posted online once all have been verified.

This is one of our Virtual Running Club events and we want everyone to feel part of the club, so join us on Facebook and Strava where you can become part of our community by posting updates, pictures and stories.

Run Solo – Test your limits or take it easy! The distance you choose to run / walk is up to you.

Some highlights for entering Solo:

  • Meet the minimum requirement of 31 miles during October and guarantee your fantastic bespoke medal.
  • Personalised running Bib
  • Champions trophy for top male and female distances achieved.
  • Crack the 500 mile barrier to earn the gold medal. But don’t worry if you can’t as the silver medal is exactly the same size.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Run as a Team – Are you part of a running club? Or have friends, family or work colleagues looking to take part? Whatever your goal – competative time, team-building, or just having some fun with friends.

Some highlights for entering as a Team:

  • A team consists of minimum 2 people, maximum 5 people.
  • All the benefits of a Solo entrant.
  • Entering as a team still allows all entrants to be classified in the Solo results as well.
  • Once you have selected your team members you CANNOT change them.
  • For a team of 5 you only pay the cost of 4 solo entries, so the team leader gets a free place (or you share the cost).
  • Champions trophies for each Team Member of the Team who covers the furthest distance.
  • Challenge yourselves against other clubs and groups, including the organisers team – “Team Ultra Running”

Who’s in Team Ultra Running?

Well, check out our ‘Meet The Team’ page.

We did manage to hold off competitors in 2021, but only just!

How Far Can You Go? Medals and trophies:

The Standard Medal:

To achieve a medal you need to walk / run a minimum of 31 miles in the month.

The 500 mile+ Medal:

Exactly the same medal as the standard medal, but gold in colour.

Trophies:

Trophies are provided to the Soloist who goes the furthest distance. And trophies are also awarded to each team member for the Pairs Team and the Team of 5 who also go the furthest distance in their category.

The How Far Can You Go? Hall of Fame is for everybody who achieves 500+ miles in the month.

2021 members:

  • Jess Woolley – 550 miles (2021)
  • Steve Worrallo – 500.21 miles (2021)

Please visit our shop to see a wide range of race related products;

  • Personalised Hoodies – with your name and a choice of colours
  • Personalised Shirts – with your name and a choice of colours
  • Personalised Caps – with the Joust logo and a choice of colours
  • Personalised Race mugs with your name and finishing time
  • Reusable race Cups

You are now able to add a Personal Cancellation Insurance Policy at the time of your booking.

The policy is provided through Event Protect Limited.

Please review what is covered under the policy HERE.

If you choose not to take out the Personal Cancellation Insurance Policy:

You still have the option to defer your entry until the following year through the entry system for just £15.00. This option is available up to four weeks of the event. After this time no transfers or deferrals are possible as URL commits financially to various race costs at this time.

Ultra Running Limited (URL) Terms & Conditions

The Agreement

This document constitutes an agreement between you (the Entrant) and URL (the Organiser). Entry into any of the URL races (the Events) is strictly conditional upon the entrant agreeing to all of the terms and conditions contained within this document (the Agreement). It is all entrants responsibility to have read and accepted this agreement before entering/registering for one or more of URL events. All entrants must be aged 18 and over.

Registration Process

Entrants are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of their personal records within the event database. Should any information change between registration and participation, it is the individual entrants’ responsibility to ensure that they contact URL to update their records accordingly.

Entry Fees must be paid in full before entry to the event will be confirmed.

All event fees are NON REFUNDABLE under any circumstance.

By entering one of URL events, all entrants have acknowledged that they have read and agree to the event terms and conditions prior to their entry in to the event being confirmed. By doing so, the entrant is unreservedly accepting all of the terms and conditions of this agreement.

Use of Personal Data

The organiser or their agents will maintain a registration database for all entrants and their chosen emergency contact. All information will be collected, stored and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

The organiser may use the entrants contact information to keep them informed of the event or to notify them of other events organised or promoted by URL.

Entrants give permission for the organisers, their agents, or any other associated organisations to use any photographs, video tapes, motion pictures, website images, recordings, or any other record of the event. Such articles may be used or included on websites, social media publications, advertising, promotional information, or other publicly accessible sources.

Personal Ability to Participate

It is the entrants’ responsibility to ensure they train appropriately and have the requisite level of fitness to be able to complete safely.

Entrants must ensure their personal health is suitable for participating in the event. If in any doubt the entrant should consult their doctor.

It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure the organisers are informed at the point of entry of any medical conditions that could be relevant for any first-aid treatment.

If a participant believes that it is unsafe for them to continue in the event, it is their duty to notify an event official as soon as practicable.

Participants must be competent runners & confident in their ability to complete the course safely.

Participation in the Event

The event is a race. Athletes compete within their respective age and gender category. Relay Teams compete against each other as separate categories.

Prizes are awarded to podium finishers in all categories except where a low number of entrants means it is impractical to do so. This is down to the organisers discretion.

All finishers will receive the stated prize, as per each individual race.

Participants must act in accordance with the law and adhere to both the Highway Code and the Country Code, where applicable.

Participants are responsible for competing safely and with due respect for others.

Participants must comply with the instructions of the organisers and other course officials.

The majority of URL event routes are NOT signed, the onus of remaining on course rests with the athlete. Marshall’s are places in appropriate places, according to the individual event and are there for your safety.

Should circumstances dictate, or in the interest of safety, the organisers reserve the right to make such changes to the published event routes as may be deemed necessary at their absolute discretion. In the event of the landowner e.g. the Forestry Commission or National Trust deeming it necessary to close access to the public, we the organisers reserve the right to a) reschedule or if this is not possible b) cancel the event. This will, in all cases be a last resort.

The organiser reserves the right to require a participant to retire from the race where their conduct is considered to be inappropriate. If required to retire the participant must surrender their race number to an event official and take no further part in the event.

Participants have a duty to report to an event official as soon as practicable, anything that they see or hear which they reasonably believe may impact on the safety or welfare of themselves or others, connected to the event or otherwise.

Whilst appropriate risk assessments will be carried out before the event, competitors assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur whilst travelling to or from the event, during the event, or whilst on any premises related to the event.

Racing in public places can be dangerous, all participants in this event must agree to waive, release and forever discharge the event organisers, sponsors, promoters, and each of their agents, representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons associated with the event, from any liabilities, claims, actions, or damages that they may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with participation in this event. This includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise.

Cancellation & Refunds

Entry fees for all URL events are NON REFUNDABLE under any circumstance.

Should circumstances dictate, or in the interest of safety, the organisers reserve the right to make such changes to the published event routes as may be deemed necessary at their absolute discretion. In the event of a force majeure, we the organisers reserve the right to a) reschedule or if this is not possible b) cancel the event. This will, in all cases be a last resort.

Entry fees are only valid for the original event, for which they were purchased. Places can be deferred to the next edition of the event (an additional cost of £15 is charged), where the event is more than four weeks away. After this point, this option is no longer available. In special circumstances, the organisers may be able to transfer names of individuals to another events. This is at the organisers discretion. Transfers can be requested by email up to 4 weeks before the event in question. No runner is permitted to enter or participate using another persons details.

If, for any reason what so ever, an entrant finds themselves unable to participate, they should notify the organisers as soon as reasonably practicable of their intention to withdraw from the event. This will allow the vacancy to be reallocated to anyone who may be on the event’s reserve list.

Entrants must exercise their own experience and judgement regarding their ability, equipment and preparedness to cope with the prevailing elements before they commence.

General Provisions

This agreement constitutes the whole agreement between the parties and any prior agreement, oral or written, are excluded.

Any failure by any party to enforce or to exercise at any time any term or any right under this agreement shall not be deemed to be a waiver of that term or right and shall not affect that party’s right to later enforce or to exercise it.

If any term of this agreement is found to be illegal or unenforceable it shall be deemed to be omitted from the agreement and shall not affect the validity of the remainder of the agreement.

Nothing in this agreement confers any right on third parties to enforce the provisions of this agreement under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.