Can I set up a fundraising page?
We’re encouraging everyone who takes part to set up a JustGiving page to help raise vital funds to improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy. You can set up your page using the following link:
Do I have to pay to take part?
The Virtual Bradford 10k is just £15 to enter. All those who were registered for the in-person event are automatically eligible to take part and no further payment is needed.
If I don’t take part will I still get my 50% discount for the next event?
Everyone who is signed up for the in-person event is eligible for priority entry and a 50% discount for the next Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k. This includes everyone taking part virtually, those who do not submit a time before the deadline and those who donate their entry fee.
At the time of the postponement in March I deferred my place to 2021. Can I take part virtually instead?
Yes! Everyone in this group will be contacted directly and invited to take part virtually. If you haven’t received an email, please contact the race director, Carl Foster, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a Facebook group I can join?
Yes! We’ll be actively posting regular updates on the Virtual Bradford 10k Facebook group. You can also share your own updates and discuss hints and tips with your fellow runners.
When can I take part?
You can take part anytime between now and the end of the day on Sunday 6 September. Carefully pick a date and time that is safe and suits you best. Please also be mindful of others using public spaces, follow social distancing rules and obey the highway code at all times.
Do I have to take part in Bradford and run the official route?
We’re actively encouraging everyone to run their Virtual Bradford 10k as close to home as possible. Please don’t organise any group runs that could break social distancing rules, including on the official route.
What medal and t-shirt will I receive?
All runners who submit their time in the virtual event will receive an official Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k 2020 finishers’ t-shirt and medal. Visit the Facebook group for a sneak preview.
How and when will I receive my medal and t-shirt?
Everyone who submits details of their timed run online will receive their medal and t-shirt in the post. We’ll do our best to get them sent as soon as possible. However, with remote working in place, please allow up to 14 days for it to reach you.
Can I collect my medal and t-shirt instead?
Currently visitors are not able to visit Epilepsy Action’s head office as part of our COVID secure workplace plan. We are therefore unable to offer medal and t-shirt collections at this time.
Can I still receive my medal and t-shirt without taking part?
As with the in-person event, the medals and t-shirts are provided to celebrate and reward everyone who takes part. Medals and t-shirts are therefore currently only available for runners who submits details of their Virtual Bradford 10k online. Any leftover items may be made available at a later date.
What safety precautions do I need to take?
As with the in-person event, accidents or injuries can occur at any time. Please plan your route and take all possible precautions to minimise risk. Before setting off on your run, make sure you are fit and well enough. We advise that you let someone know where you are going and how long you expect to be. We also recommend that you carry a mobile phone with you if you feel it is safe to do so. All runners are advised to carry in case of emergency contact details. Runners can use the running number template provided to do this. Dress appropriately for the conditions and carry everything you need to keep you suitably hydrated.
Do I need to run for the whole 10k?
Participants are welcome to walk, jog and run as much of their 10km route as they like. However, it must be done as part of one single activity. To be fair to everyone taking part, any time spent stationary or resting must also be included in your overall time.
How do I plan my 10km route?
There are number of different timing apps and website you can use to map your route beforehand. This article has some great hints and tips for how to do it. Take a look at a few of the options available:
Runnersworld.com*: Planning a route
MapMyRun also has lots of routes planned already, where someone else has done it for you*: MapMyRun
You are advised to plan your route carefully. Whether using your own route or one devised by someone else, always check that it is safe and legal before doing your run.
How do I time my run?
There are number of different smart phone apps and devices available for timing your run so use which ever you prefer.
If you need help choosing which smart phone app to use, this recent feature from Good Housekeeping about the best 16 smart phone running apps, might be useful*.
Can I take part without a smart phone or timing device?
Yes! If you don’t have a smart phone or timing device, or prefer the freedom or running without one, you can still take part. Simply time your run from beginning to end and submit your time online. To make it as fair as possible, only verified times will be eligible for prizes.
What’s the difference between a verified and un-verified time?
To help us provide prizes in the fairest way possible, only times submitted with timing evidence will be eligible. To provide a verified time, simply time your run using your preferred app or device. You then need to upload a screenshot or image of your result on the submission form. Unverified times are those that are not tracked using an app or device but timed using a watch or clock instead. These results can be submitted manually without any evidence. All timing submissions will be checked and added to the results table as either verified or unverified.
Can I share photos and videos of my Virtual Bradford 10k?
We’d love to see as many photos and videos as possible! You can send them to us directly when submitting your time. Please also share them in the Facebook group and on your own social media accounts. Just remember to use #VirtualBradford10k
Can I take part more than once?
As with the in-person event, each person will only be able to submit one timing result. Only the first time you submit will be added to the results table. So please be sure that you are happy with your time before submitting it.
Aren’t you worried about people cheating?
We hope and expect that everyone will participate in the event in an honest and truthful way and that they will be respectful to their fellow runners. Anyone not doing so would only be cheating themselves!
Will the amount of climbing be taken into account?
In order to keep the event as inclusive as possible, the results table will be produced based only on the time of each person’s run. If you are aiming for a quick time, you may want to run a flatter route.
If I don’t take part, do I have any other options?
All places in the event are non-refundable, non-transferrable and cannot be deferred. To withdraw your entry so that you no longer receive communications about this year’s event just let us know.
For those runners who signed up for the in-person, the deadline to take up one of the alternative options was Wednesday 1 July. As this date has now passed, all places return to being non-refundable, non-transferrable and cannot be deferred.
* Please note these links are provided for information purposes only. We do not endorse or recommend any of these services. All participants are personally responsible for making an independent decision on what tools they would like to use to time and plan their run. Any costs or damages incurred as a result of using these services are the full responsibility of each individual participant.