Signups are open now for UoB's virtual 5k, 10k and half-marathon races

Signups are open now for UoB's virtual 5k, 10k and half-marathon races

Posted on: 11 Feb 2021

The University hope that thousands of people will take to the streets for this year's virtual running series.


Signups are officially open for the University of Bristol's 2021 Bristol Run Series, with beginners and dedicated athletes alike encouraged to get involved and challenge themselves in one of three virtual races.


Participants can choose between a 5k, 10k, half marathon or the full series, logging their time for their chosen distance and sending their results to the organisers.


Anyone can enter, and roughly 500 people have signed up so far - find out more and complete an application here.



In the absence of traditional races during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, runners of all abilities have no choice but to put themselves to the test individually in 2021.


Each virtual race must be run within a specific timeframe, with the 5k to be completed from Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 March, 10k from Saturday 8 - Sunday 16 May and the half marathon between Saturday 18 and Sunday 26 September.


There's plenty of time to get yourself race-fit (if you need it), and as such the organisers have made free training programmes available for all runners as part of their preparation.


The series' online Support Hub features everything from training schedules curated by professional University coaching staff to warm-up and cool-down routines, injury prevention tips, route planning, nutrition and more.


What's more, all entrants will be awarded with exclusive Bristol Run Series medals and t-shirts upon completing their race. Each medal features an iconic Bristol landmark, with all three interlocking to complete a full scene.


Whether you're in it to win it or just fancy a challenge after months of lockdown, head to the University of Bristol website to sign up for the Bristol Run Series.


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