1. What is the Virtual T24? A virtual running event to complete a set number of hours of running/walking in a week. The race options are 6hr, 12hr and 24hr.
2. When is the VT24? Midday Saturday 1st – Midday Saturday 8th August
3. Where do I run? Anywhere you like following government guidance in regard to COVID-19 and travel and exercise.
4. How do I submit my results? Once you have completed your time be sure to to add the distance you travelled. Your time will be shown on the results.
5. What is the photo competition? To keep the T24 spirit, in addition to running for 6,12 or 24 hours we encourage you add some extra adventure in your run routes! There are three photo categories with prizes from our sponsors – water, fire and nighttime! Be sure to tag our sponsors in your photos @wildhighlandsltd @Beta-running
6. Where should I post photos? To our public Facebook group Team T24, or tag us @Tyndrum24 on Twitter, or @Tyndrum24race on Instagram with #VT24. Remember to tag our sponsors in your posts @wildhighlands @beta_running & @skirrskin
7. Who is Mark Thornberry? The VT24 is raising money in memory of Mark Thornberry who passed away on the 14th June 2020. Runner’s world published an article here remembering him, but Mark was one of those amazing characters you meet while out on a long run who despite the odds wanted to make a difference. Our thoughts are with his family, you can read his story and donate here.
8. I see there is an option to complete this on wheels, what is that about? It is a running race, but to ensure as many people can join in we added an option to complete the challenge on wheels – wheelchair, bike, scooter, pushchair. Would love to see families take part together! This is also an option for runners who may have become running injured between signing up and race week and still want to take part.
9. How much does the race cost to enter? £4 plus £2 if not UKA/SA affiliated. The entry fee covers admin costs for setting up the race and SI entry fees. We are asking if you can donate to Mark's charity, WayOutside will also donate surplus to the charity.
10. How do I enter? Here :D
Medical/safety– this is a virtual event, you are taking part and choosing routes and times to run at your own risk. Please take part within your ability and let someone know your route and when you expect to return, it is advised you carry an ICE card with you at all times. When taking part in our water, fire and darkness photo challenges please do so with upmost care and assess the risk. If running at night please use a head torch. We recommend that you run locally and we do not encourage running all the hours in a single stage. The is no age limit in the race, though under 15’s should be sensibly and socially chaperoned with maximum 5k stages.
Prizes - there are no prizes except in the photo competition. However, everyone who submits rules by midday Sunday the 9th August will receive a certificate via email. We do have a coupe of medals left over from January which we would be happy to post out to under 15s taking part. Email us at if you would like a medal for your child, this will be first come first served.
Please follow your government guidance to COVID-19 when taking part in this event.
The VT24 follows UKA rules and has Scottish Athletics Race License No. 11499
Thank you to the VT24 sponsors
"it's now officially been dark forever"
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