The lockdown saw shutting down of gyms and recreational activities, including running and triathlon events all over India. However, this did not stop the running community from getting back on track through virtual runs.
Virtual runs are runs that are not conducted like a traditional marathon. A person downloads an app onto their phone or fitness tracker which then calculates the pace and time that one takes to finish a run. These details are then sent to the contest holders who then approve it as a completed virtual run.
Virtual runs provide a safe alternative by having users participate from anywhere in the world, indoors or outdoors. This helps in following social distancing norms while those interested to partake in running events can continue to do so. Here are the top 3 upcoming runs in November 2020.
World Wide Marathon – Run for Celebration
World Wide Marathon - Run for Celebration, aims to promote health and wellness as one of the main priorities for the lives of many human beings around the world. It has various categories one can participate in, ranging from 1km to 42.2km.
Date: 7th November to 8th November
Registration: World Wide Marathon
Men's Day Run & Ride
International Men’s Day celebrates and promotes equality of men in society. To commemorate this day, participants can run or cycle for varying distances and submit their run tracked by any app.
Date: 19th November
Registration: Men's Day Run & Ride 2020
Juniorthon Family Run
Juniorthon is a pan India virtual run for children aged 5 to 15 years. The Amateur category is a 1km race where children aged 5 to 15 years can participate. Challengers is a category for 2km where children aged 8 to 15 years can take part. The Pros category is also for children aged 8 to 15 years and the race is 4km long.
Date: 29th November to 6th December
Registration: Juniorthon Family Run 2020
All virtual run information has been gathered from the organizing website. The Bridge is not responsible for any changes made in date, time or fees