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Virtual Training Run

 

Keep on track with your training by competing virtually in our #GCM22 training run.

Saturday 14 – Sunday 22 May

Entry to this training run is part of your Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon entry, designed to help you with your training and run planning. This is a chance to practice your race day routine prior to race weekend and challenge yourself against the #GCM22 running community.

 

What is a Virtual Run?

A virtual run is a race that can be run (walked or in a wheelchair) from any location you choose. You get to run your own race, at your own pace and time it yourself.

Training Run – Free with #GCM22 entry

Saturday 14 – Sunday 22 May, 2022

Distances available: 2km, 5km, 10km, 15km, Half Marathon, 25km, 30km

All those entered on and prior to Thursday 12 May qualify for free entry to this training run. Please select your training distance on your registration form.

How it all works:

The #GCM22 training run is a virtual training event, where entrants can complete a training run on their own chosen running route and then log their results via the Race Roster results portal.

#GCM22 entrants that have registered for the virtual training run will receive a confirmation email on Friday 13th May, along with an email detailing how to complete the run.

Already registered but didn’t add the virtual training run? Please login to the update my entry portal and add your chosen distance in the “update race details” section (second page):
https://entergcm.com/updatemyentry.aspx  (confirmation number required for login)

How do I complete the Virtual Race and upload my result?

There are three options for completing your virtual race and uploading your result:

1. Use the ASICS Runkeeper™️ app (you will need to run with your phone for this option)
2. Use a GPS Running Device and sync with ASICS Runkeeper™️ app
3. Use a GPS Running Device and load result manually

Option 1

ASICS Runkeeper™️ app (Run with your phone)

1. Download the ASICS Runkeeper™️ app from the App Store to your mobile phone (download here)

2. A few days prior to the virtual training run period, you will receive an email with your unique race link. Click on this link from your mobile device. Please note that you can also find your unique link on your participant dashboard (here).

3. Your Runkeeper™️ app should display a red dot on the chequered flag icon to show that you have successfully linked your race.

4. When you are ready to run your race click on the chequered flag, select your event and click on “Start Your Race”

5. There is a 3-second countdown and then your race will start – GOOD LUCK!

6. Select pause and then stop once you have finished your race distance and then save to complete the race. Your results will be automatically loaded to the live race results leader board. For a more detailed explanation please click here.

Option 2

Use your GPS running device (Fitbit, Apple Watch etc) & sync your run with the ASICS Runkeeper™️ app

1. Download the ASICS Runkeeper™️ app from the App Store to your mobile phone (download here).

2. Connect your GPS running device to the Runkeeper™ app. Steps to connect your FitBit, or Apple Watch to the Runkeeper™ app are linked here.

3. A few days prior to the virtual training run period, you will receive an email with your unique race link. Click on this link from your mobile device. Please note that you can also find your unique link on your participant dashboard (here).

4. Your Runkeeper™️ app should display a red dot on the chequered flag icon to show that you have successfully linked your race (in the app click on ‘Start’ and ‘Quickstart’ to view the screen in the app).

5. On race day, put on your GPS running device and get ready to record your race – on your marks, get set, go – GOOD LUCK!

6. Upon completion of your race distance, sync your recorded run to the Runkeeper™️ app (if your bluetooth pairing is on this sync should happen automatically when your watch and phone come back into range of one another. If needed refer to how to connect your device at step 2 above).

7. Open the Runkeeper™️ app and click on the ‘Start’ menu icon then click on the chequered flag button and and follow the prompts to select your event, select your race and click on “Link Recent Activity”.

8. Choose your completed run from the list of eligible activities and your result will be automatically loaded to the live race results leader board.

For a more detailed explanation please click here

Using a POLAR watch? Follow steps for option 3 to upload your result….

Option 3

Use your GPS running device and/or GPS running app to record your race & manually upload your result to the results page

1. Set your device or running app to record your run.

2. On your marks, get set, GO – good luck!!

3. Upon completion of your selected race, visit the results page and select “Submit a virtual result”. From here, you will be prompted to sign in to your Race Roster account or you can enter your last name and confirmation number (from your Race Roster event confirmation email).

4. Input your completed time, load a screenshot of your completed race from your ASICS Runkeeper™️ app (or other tracking app) or a photo of your race results shown on your GPS watch as verification and agree to the terms.

5. Once you click “Submit result” your result will be automatically loaded to the live race results leader board.

For a more detailed explanation please click here.

Running your virtual race on a treadmill? No problem, follow the steps for Option 3 – you will need to take a photo of your result displayed on your treadmill and load this photo as your verification.

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