How it works
With runclusive, you don’t just get the run-of-the-mill virtual events experience. We reward you with points for every run, which you can exchange for a wide range of rewards. Here’s how it works.
A virtual event is a race with complete freedom. You can run wherever you want, and run at your own pace. Thousands of other runners will be completing the distance as well, so you’ll be running virtually shoulder to shoulder with a huge global running community.
As this is a virtual event, you’ll be completing it on your own in a location of your choosing. Therefore to earn your medal, you need to submit evidence that you have covered the distance.
Evidence can be anything that proves you have covered the full distance of your virtual event. For example screenshots from tracking apps or photos of your running watch. You can even go old school and show us your written training log.
To submit the evidence that you’ve completed your virtual event distance, log into your runclusive account and go to your dashboard. This is where you can manage your runclusive event entries and submit your evidence when you’ve finished.
Evidence should be uploaded in the form of a screenshot. Accepted formats are .jpg, .jpeg and .png.
You earn runclusive points for every runclusive virtual event that you finish. You’ll get your points as soon as your evidence has been approved. They’ll be automatically added to your profile, and you can view your points total at any time in your dashboard.
Heres all the different ways you can earn points:
- Finish a runclusive virtual event = 10 points
- Run in the event city = 5 points
- Fundraise £100 - £150 = 10 points
- Fundraise £150 - £250 = 15 points
- Fundraise £250+ = 25 points
runclusive points can be exchanged for rewards including exclusive merchandise and free event entries. So the more events you enter, the more you can run for free!
Currently the following merchandise can be unlocked with points:
- 60 points = runclusive technical running socks
- 60 points = runclusive running cap
- 60 points = runclusive short sleeve technical t-shirt
- 80 points = runclusive medal hanger
- 80 points = runclusive long sleeve training top
- 120 points = runclusive sweatshirt
- 140 points = runclusive hoodie
- 220 points = runclusive ultra-light softshell jacket
You can run wherever you like, as long as you can show evidence of the run. Remember, you’ll receive double points for running in the city itself. We count anything within 5 miles of the city centre.
There is no time limit, you can complete the distance at your own pace. As long as your evidence shows you have completed the distance then you will receive your medal.
All runclusive Virtual Events can be completed by walking instead of running if you’d prefer.
You can either submit evidence for multiple runs that equal your virtual event distance overall, or run the whole distance at once. If you finish the virtual event over more than one run, you will need to submit multiple pieces of evidence that show you have completed runs that add up to the full distance.
There is no age limit for taking part in runclusive virtual events. Any runners under the age of 16 should complete the distance under supervision of a parent or guardian.
Your medal will be dispatched once your evidence has been submitted and verified. Shipping times vary depending on your location. You’ll receive a confirmation email to let you know when your evidence has been approved.
We do not offer refunds for any of our events once purchased. Please ensure you are able to complete your virtual event when signing up for one, as we are unable to offer a refund if you change your mind or can’t complete the distance.
To sign up for a Virtual Event you will need a runclusive account. This is where you’ll track the events you’ve entered, and submit your evidence. Accounts are free to set up.
Training for your Virtual Event is all about giving yourself enough time to prepare, and training safely and efficiently. Visit out sister site realbuzz.com for a huge range of in-depth articles with training advice, nutrition tips and recovery guides.
Yes, you can enter as many runclusive virtual events as you want. Remember, the more events you enter, the more points you’ll earn.