Category Archives: Virtual Fun Runs

Virtual Melbourne Marathon Festival

Much like the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, another major Australian fun run, the Melbourne Marathon Festival also went virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Melbourne Marathon Festival is annual walking/running and marathon festival, which has grown since its inaugural event in 1978 to become Australia’s biggest marathon. It offers a variety of distances for participants to complete, with all

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2020 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival – Virtual Run

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many major fun runs have gone virtual (if they didn’t postpone or cancel altogether); one of those was the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is an annual running and walking event with a range of distances to suit everyone – all of them run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The range

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Angel Kisses Virtual Run

In August, I set myself the challenge of completing a virtual marathon, specifically the Angel Kisses Virtual Run. Australian virtual fun running site, Heart & Soles Running, hosted the event. The difference between this virtual marathon and previous virtual marathons I have completed is that the goal was to complete a specific weekly distance: 10km per week, 20km per week

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World Chocolate Day Run 2020

Another virtual run I completed this year was Virtual Run Event’s World Chocolate Day Run 2020. The World Chocolate Day Run 2020 was established obviously to celebrate World Chocolate Day. It was Virtual Run Event’s third annual World Chocolate Day run. There was the option of five distances to complete: 1 mile, 5km, 10km, 13.1 miles and 26.2 miles, I

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Virtual Running Sites

I’ve talked in my previous blog posts about completing virtual runs, so I thought I’d publish a blog post listing the virtual run sites I’ve used to complete them and other sites that I plan on using at some point in the future: http://www.virtualrunner.com.au—Is an Australian-based virtual run site. Their site states that their aim is to “make a difference

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‘We Run the World’ virtual run

Last month I completed my second virtual run with Virtual Runs Australia. This virtual run, ‘We Run the World’, was to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 and to raise funds for Share the Dignity, a charity that distributes sanitary items to homeless and disadvantaged women. I completed this virtual run as a 10 km triathlon (8km stationary bike

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