My Virtual Half Marathon
It’s always good to have a challenge in your life and right now is a great time to have one!
So, why not sign up to My Virtual Half Marathon and join the Get Kids Going! heroes team.
It’s your half marathon… and you will be the hero!
It will help keep you fit, focused and feeling great!
We’re here to help you every step of the way to achieve your own virtual half marathon goal.
Let us guide you along your 13.1 miles journey with your own running programme and support package.
What is My Virtual Half Marathon?
My Virtual Half Marathon is here to help you achieve your personal goals… by running your own 13.1 miles, in your own way and in your own time.
You can do it; when you can, however you like and where it’s safe for you.
You can choose your; time, pace and safe place. This could be your local area, home, park or even on a treadmill.
All you have to do is choose when, where and how you do your training runs and what day you do your half marathon run and when you’ve got that sorted you’re ready to get up and going!
Also, what’s great about My Virtual Half Marathon is it’s absolutely free -there’s no entry or sign-up fee.
It’s easy to sign up, get set up and get started.
So, let’s do it!..
First, decide when you want to kick-start your running and training programme to build up the miles to your half marathon big day!
You can download your training programme, straight away, by clicking here. There is also lots of helpful information on Get Kids Going! and some great fundraising tips!
Set a fundraising target and share your online page with your friends and family.
Activate your Virgin Money Giving fundraising page to collect your donations and tell everyone about your run. You can even upload your own images and write your own daily blog!
Link to your fitness tracker, health app on your mobile, or use any other device to track your distance, hours, minutes and steps!
Or, if you don’t want to use a tracker or an app you can just set up your own log and manually record your mileage and activity throughout your half marathon. We don’t mind how you tell us about your achievements.
Seven Great Reasons to Take Part
- Stay healthy
It’s important to look after your physical and mental health even if you are inside or out. Just a little exercise every day makes an enormous difference and will strengthen your heart, tone up the muscles and lift your mood.
- Achieve your personal goal
My Virtual Half Marathon gives you an opportunity to achieve, what might be a lifelong goal, of getting fit, losing weight, and finally achieving your half marathon goal.
At the end of your half marathon journey you will be a hundred times fitter and stronger.
- It’s Free
Unlike a number of charity virtual events all our virtual runs and challenges are absolutely free! There is no entry or sign-up fee. We just ask all our wonderful runners and supporters to kindly raise their fundraising target and if you raise £200 or more for Get Kids Going! we will be pleased to send you a Certificate of Achievement and a Get Kids Going! sports shirt!*
- The Cause – Get Kids Going!
Every donation you raise helps us support the many disabled children who need our help to enable them to play out and participate in sport. Get Kids Going! provides disabled children with sports wheelchairs and sports grants. With your help many of them can become world record holders and Paralympic champions. Help turn their dreams into reality by providing them with a sports wheelchair or sports grant.
- Certificate of Achievement Award
We will be pleased to send you a Get Kids Going! sports shirt* and a Certificate of Achievement when you have told us you’ve completed your goal.
- Join our Meet Up groups
Every now and again we would love you to join in our secure My Virtual running meet up group. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the rest of the team, share your experiences, swap stories and let them know all about your own achievements. It’s a great way to meet the team and make new virtual friends.
- Be a Hero!
“A hero is an ordinary person who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles!” We look forward to welcoming you as one of our Get Kids Going! heroes!
If you need more help and have any questions about My Virtual Half Marathon just click on the FAQs below.