Virtual Run

The Virtual Run 2019

We’re holding our very first Virtual Running Challenge in April 2019.

Here is a bit of background to the Belper School Virtual Run 2019 …we are two friends who are fairly new to running, Sarah Holme and Fran Lloyd, we both work at Belper School. Recently we embarked on some 5km and 10km runs and some virtual runs. It just dawned on us that this would be a brilliant way to bring the school community together, getting active and raising some school funds.

Our intention is that students, staff, parents and members of the local community, local running clubs, anyone anywhere can all join in. We even have an entrant from Canada!

This is an inclusive event in which people can walk, jog, sprint….Sarah’s mum is taking part as part of her physiotherapy. You enter at your own level. There are students, staff and parents who are serious runners so there is a growing competitive spirit. Entrants pay £10 and the event begins on the April 1st. During the month entrants need to log their runs/walks via an app, Strava, Run Keeper etc. Miles/kilometres are submitted to at the end of the month.

All runners then receive a bespoke Belper School Virtual Run medal. There are also prizes for various categories, furthest distance for a student, staff, community member, tutor group with the most entries, most recorded activities, etc. We plan to do some walks and runs during registration and lunchtime.

We even have sponsors coming on board!! The companies below have either offered sponsorship money towards prizes or donated prizes and/or gift vouchers. Hall of Frames will be framing the medals for the furthest distance covered by a student, staff and community member.

The Stay Company have donated a Fitbit Inspire HR for the student who covers the furthest distance. We cannot thank them enough!

Bargate Design have sponsored 100 of our Belper School Virtual Run medals!

There is a real buzz growing around the school. We are thrilled with the level of excitement and engagement, as you will see from the promotional video.

Anyone who wants to enter just needs to click on the entry form link below, submit their entry and follow the email instructions. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at

Belper School Virtual Run 2019 Entry Form

Belper School Virtual Run 2019 Video

The Virtual Running Team

Belper School Virtual Run 2019 Sponsors
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Bargate Design Bargate Design
Belper Leisure Centre Belper Leisure Centre
Hall of Frames Hall of Frames
Huub Huub
Jog Derbyshire Jog Derbyshire
Mipa Mipa
Paul Fabrications Paul Fabrications
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The Stay Company The Stay Company