What you should know

This 2020 Virtual Race Series is open to people of all ages and abilities! Whether it’s a family trying to stay fit, or work colleagues who enjoy friendly competition. This event has you covered (Register here)

We’ve outlined a few frequently asked questions below.

When does this event take place?

The complete series takes place from June-October with the following dates:

Father’s Day 5km– June 21st

Summer 10km– July 26th

DSC Half Marathon– September 20th

DSC Marathon– October 25th

Kick off is at 10am each race day, but the event can be done throughout the day or weekend. As this is a virtual event, the dates of completion are flexible!

*Please note, the September Half Marathon can be done over several sessions in the weeks surrounding the event date. The October marathon can be completed in the month of October: ‘Marathon in a month’ style. *

If you are unable to participate in the complete series, you can register for individual events below:

Father’s Day 5km- Register here

Summer 10km- Register here

DSC Half Marathon- Register here

DSC Marathon- Register here

Is this event timed?

You are welcome to complete this event at your own pace, walking, jogging or running! We have created an online leaderboard to keep track of timings on the day for those looking for a little competition.

We will create an online Strava Leaderboard for each event. Stay tuned for this!

How do I Submit my Time?

There are a few different ways to submit your time. We have created a Virtual Leaderboard on Strava where you can post your time for each event while connecting with other runners and walkers. You can join the group here- https://www.strava.com/clubs/downsyndromecentre

If you like to keep track with another fitness app, no problem! You can email us your results at madeline@downsyndromecentre.ie or submit them to us on Facebook here.

Sounds great, can my children join me?

Absolutely! All finishers whether they walk, jog, or run will receive a bespoke medal. Just make sure to sign up all taking part to make sure enough finishers medals are posted out to you.

Our Father’s Day 5km has a family ticket so your family can complete this challenge together!

Where can I purchase an event t-shirt?

You spoke, we listened! We have created a bespoke ‘Virtual Race Series 2020’ t-shirt for purchase with all event orders!

You can purchase your t-shirt on Eventbrite with your registration or contact us via email at madeline@downsyndromecentre.ie. Here’s a sneak peek of the t-shirt below!

How will I keep track and let my friends know?

Don’t worry- we’ve got you covered! We want your friends and family to know how to support you, so please use the hashtag #virtualraceseriesdsc or #virtualraceseries2020 when posting and sharing about our event!

Contact our fundraising team at madeline@downsyndromecentre.ie for all the social media queries, or visit our Facebook Page to connect with others just like you who are crazy enough to join our team!

Okay, I’m Convinced. So what’s next?

Register for our Virtual Race Series at the link above! Once you’ve registered, you will only hear the occasional update from us before May 31st.

For further questions, send us a message at madeline@downsyndromecentre.ie

We will be honouring different champions along the way in their training, so share the love and let’s do this thing!

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