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FAQ The Virtual Spitfire 10K – Event ID# 7916


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The FAQ section has been created to answer the more commonly asked questions by customers. If your question is not listed below, please contact the organiser using the contact details on the event page.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE?  

A. A virtual race is a race that can take place wherever you want, in your own time and at your own pace. The race can be completed on a treadmill, around a racetrack, a beachfront, even during another competitive race, wherever you can run, walk, row, cycle to earn your medal! 

Q. HOW DO I ENTER? 

A. Registration is easy and straightforward and should only take a few minutes. You can book your tickets through our online booking system.

Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation with further details.

Q. I LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE UK, AM I STILL ABLE TO REGISTER? 

A. Of course, you can! Please enter regardless of where you live, the event is open to everyone, everywhere. Please be mindful that the delivery of medal and merchandise may take longer; and your race pack will be sent via email. Additional charges will apply depending on your place of residence.

Q. I AM A CADET OR VETERAN, AM I ABLE TO PURCHASE THE REDUCED ARMED FORCES TICKET OFFER? 

A. We are pleased to offer the reduced Armed Forces ticket to all members of the Armed Forces family. This offer is available for cadets, current serving personnel and veterans which also includes their immediate families. We suggest that anyone under 16 should complete the distance under supervision.

Q. I SIGNED UP FOR THE SPITFIRE 10K DUE TO TAKE PLACE AT THE MUSEUM WHAT ARE MY OPITIONS? 

A. For those of you who booked to take part in this year’s event, you will receive an email informing you about our virtual events and the options available.  
Please email: virtualrace@rafmuseum.org if you haven’t received such email by the 15 June.

Q. WHO CAN ENTER A VIRTUAL SPITFIRE 10K? 

A. There is no minimum age for the Spitfire 10K but we do recommend under 16’s are accompanied by an adult whilst running. You will receive your race pack with Roll of Honour card and t-shirt or vest (if purchased) before the race day, but please ensure you enter before the 14 August to be eligible for this. Participants living abroad will receive their race pack via email. We will send you your unique Spitfire 10K medal after the race.

Q. HOW DOES THE FUNDRASING WORK?  

A. The Spitfire 10K is a race organised by the RAF Museum charity. We therefore ask that all runners wishing to raise funds while running only do so for the RAF Museum. When booking your tickets, choose the ticket option ‘incl. free t-shirt with £80 raised in sponsorship’. Our team will then get in contact with you via email to help you to set up your fundraising page and support you throughout the process. If you raise £80.00, you will receive a free t-shirt sent to you after the race.
Please email development@rafmuseum.org if you have any fundraising questions.

Q. DO I HAVE TO RUN THE VIRTUAL SPITFIRE 10K? 

A. The Virtual Spitfire 10K has goal to get you up and moving.  Whether you choose to complete your challenge outdoors by walking or running or indoors by use of a treadmill or elliptical machine. 
We also understand that many of our participants have different fitness levels.  For those that need a little extra time you can also break up your distance into manageable segments. Just make sure you add the full time when submitting your results. 

Q. DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE ENTIRE VIRTUAL SPITFIRE 10K DISTANCE ALL AT ONCE? 

A. No, the Virtual Spitfire 10K is for everyone no matter what fitness level. You can choose to run the entire distance at some point over the weekend or split the distance into a few runs, walks, rows or cycles. You have until 15 September to complete it. However, to appear on our leader board, we would ask you to complete the distance at once and to send your times by midnight on Monday 31 August.

Q. WILL THERE BE ROLL OF HONOUR CARDS FOR THE VIRTUAL SPITFIRE 10K, LIKE IN THE RACES AT THE TWO SITES?

A. Yes, you will receive a Roll of Honour card with your race pack. Your Roll of Honour card enables you to carry the name of a Battle of Britain Pilot with you on your run.

Q. WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY RACE PACK? 

A. Race packs are sent out in the post in August. Enter before 14 August to receive the race pack with Roll of Honour card before the race day. If you live abroad, your race pack will be sent to you via email.  

Please be aware all race packs will be sent to the one address, if you would like them sent to different addresses, please complete a separate booking online for each participant. 

Q. WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY T-SHIRT? 

A. If you have ordered a T-shirt before 1 August, we will send them with your race pack before the event. If you enter the race after this date you will be sent a t-shirt with your medal. Participants living abroad will receive their t-shirt with their medal after the race.

Q. WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY MEDAL? 

A. Your medal will be posted after the end of the Virtual Spitfire 10K. You will need to submit your times and route by the 15 September at the latest. Medals will be sent in the following days.

Q. WHAT IS THE FACEBOOK VIRTUAL RUNNING COMMUNITY?

A. We want to create a space for you where you can communicate with other runners. Share your running routes and read or share tips and tricks to get moving. Here we will also be sharing information about the race with you and answer questions. It’s a great opportunity to share photos and interact with like-minded runners.

Q. HOW DO I GET ACCESS TO THE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY GROUP? 

A. To become part of our virtual Facebook community, you need to have a Facebook account. Click here to join the community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RAFMVirtualRunning/

Q. WILL THE TIME I COMPLETED MY CHALLENGE BE PUBLISHED ONLINE ON A LEADER BOARD?

A. If you choose to run the 10K, we will publish a leader board online in the week after the race. Every runner who completes the 10K in one go and submits their results by midnight on Monday 31 August will appear on the leader board.

Q. HOW DO I PROVE MY TIME?

A. You can upload your time, with your run evidence directly to our race managers. We will let you know how to do this in due course and before the race.

Q. CAN I RUN ALONGSIDE ANYONE ELSE? 

A. Please always take your own health and the health of others into consideration. We recommend that you socially distance yourself when running with people not from your household. Ultimately, we would ask you to follow the advice from the Public Health bodies and the Government before starting the race or deciding to run along with anyone else.  

Q. WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM ILL DURING THE VIRTUAL SPITFIRE 10K? 

A. If you have started the challenge and become ill, it is important for your health and wellbeing that you stop doing the Virtual Spitfire 10K. Only when you truly feel fit and healthy again do we advise you continue.  
Please always ensure that you are medically fit to complete the 10K before starting the challenge.

Q. I CAN NO LONGER TAKE PART, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS? 

A. If you can no longer take part in the challenge, please email our team on info@nice-work.org.uk and we will discuss appropriate options with you.

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