Richmond Park – Virtual
October – November
The race starts whenever suits you
Distance – Full 26.2 miles or 42.2km
Distance – Half 13.1 miles or 21.1km
Full Marathon and Half Marathon
Hello to all our runners and friends we would like to offer a Virtual Challenge In Richmond Park throughout November 2020 – all those who complete either the half marathon of the full marathon distance challenge will receive a great bespoke finishers medal and a 1M2GO tee shirt.
Enter via the links below or clicking here. Once entered you will receive further instructions on what to do next via email.
Virtual Marathon Checklist
To help ensure you have an amazing virtual experience at the 2020 Richmond Park Half & Full Marathon, we’ve put together a basic checklist of things you need to do, and divided it into four sections so you can plan your time:
- The week before
- The night before
- On the day
- After the finish
Whether you’re a half or full marathon veteran or a 26.2-mile first-timer, please read every item on the checklist to ensure that you are well prepared for Half or full Marathon Days between Sat 31st October and Monday 30th November 2020.
1. The week before
Your Running Numbers
Once you have signed up from the website you will receive a pack containing your Virtual Running Number in the post – to pin to the front a of your top on Half or Full Marathon Day you decide to run. If you have not received your pack containing your Running Numbers and pins , please email email@example.com with your full name and current address to request a replacement.
Plan your race
Decide on your route (either inside Richmond Park or anywhere else in the world) , a music playlist if you listen to music while running, pacing and fuelling strategies and any kit that you’ll need carry with you, such as a water bottle or race belt, in advance.
Plan your kit
Check the weather forecast and have a kit option ready for every eventuality, wherever you are in the world. If it’s England or Wales or Scotland that might mean a rain jacket !
Plan your start time
You will have 1 full month to complete the virtual Richmond Park Half or Full Marathon, starting from 31st October 2020 – through until 30th November 2020.
Plan to track your run on a secondary device
We recommend you also track your 26.2 miles on a secondary device, such as a GPS watch Garmin or Strava, perhaps as well as your phone – Runkeeper – as a back-up option on Half or Full Marathon Day. You will be able to upload the evidence from your device and email us when completed so we can update you on the completed Hall of Fame.
Are you fit to run?
Please ensure that you’re fit enough to take part in the virtual Richmond Park Virtual Half and Full Marathon in November. You should not take part if you are not confident of completing 13.1 miles or 26.2 miles safely, or if you were hospitalised with Covid-19. If in doubt, please consult your GP.
Nominate an emergency contact
Ask a friend or family member to be your emergency contact during the event. Write their details on the back of your Running Numbers and let them know the route you plan to take and your rough pacing plan.
Follow social distancing guidelines
If you are planning to run in a group, please observe the current government guidelines on social distancing. Please ensure your supporters also observe the guidelines.
Shout about your participation
Let your friends and family know you’re taking on the virtual Richmond Park Virtual Marathon in October. Encourage them to support you in person and with charity fundraising on the day,.
2. The night before
Your evening meal
Eat a meal of high-carb, low-fat foods that you’re used to. Don’t try anything new!
Lay out your kit
Pin your Running Number to the front of your top (remembering to fill in the emergency contact details on the back of both) and lay out everything you’ll wear or carry with you on Marathon Day.
Charge your phone
Make sure your phone and spare battery pack are fully charged, or on charge, before you go to bed.
3. On the day
Try to eat breakfast two to four hours before you start.
Check your phone
Check that your phone and spare battery pack are fully charged and that you’re logged into the Official App so you’re ready to start your 26.2-mile challenge.
Starting your run
When you’re ready to start, go to the phone race app and hit the ‘Get started’ button and then ‘Start My Run’ so your phone app can start tracking your progress. Also if you have a Gamin or Suunto GPS watch – use these as a backup to record your distance and completion.
Follow your nutrition strategy
Make sure you eat and hydrate according to the fuelling plan you made in the run-up to Marathon Day. Further information on nutrition and hydration can be found here.
4. After the finish
Share your achievement
Once you’ve finished the 13.1 miles or 26.2 miles, stop your app – and it will stop tracking and display a message to let you know you’ve completed the event. Send this confirmation of your distance to firstname.lastname@example.org with any pictures and we will upload your result in a hall of fame for all those finishers on the website www.1m2go.co.uk.
Medal & T-shirt
We will start to send out the all-important race packs, medals and T-shirts to all finishers in November and we expect to have sent all of them by the end of November 2020 when the challenge period ends. If you haven’t received your medal and T-shirt by the end of November please contact our support team on email@example.com.
We hope you have an amazing experience at the virtual Richmond Park Half and Full Marathon. If you’re fundraising, don’t forget to do a final shout-out for donations – knowing that you’re raising money for your favourite charity will help motivate you if you go through any tough patches on the day.
Please direct all queries to: