All your Virtual Stockport 10 questions,
answered in one place.
Where and when can I run my Virtual Stockport 10?
You can run your 10 mile Virtual Stockport 10 on our designated route or on any 10 mile route of your choice anywhere in the world. Races run on treadmills are not permitted, but you can complete your race on a 400m track as long as you run 40 and a quarter laps. When you submit your result, you will be given the choice of submitting a time for either the official route or one of your choosing. You can run your race any time from Sat 5 December up to Sun 13 December. You may run with up to 5 other runners as long as the social distancing and/or PPE requirements in place at the time are observed.
Here is a link to the Designated VSTK10 route including a written description:
Can I enter on the day I run the Virtual Race?
You can enter up to, and including, the 13th of December.
I’m not going to be able to participate, do you offer a refund?
In common with the vast majority of races we do not offer refunds or deferrals.
Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
We appreciate that some runners will get injured in the build up to the race so we allow numbers to be transferred up to 13 December. Requests received after this date will not be permitted. To transfer please go to the Registration Page and select Transfer My Entry.
What sort of trainers should I wear?
The designated course is run on tarmac and pavement and so road shoes are recommended.
What is the minimum age to be to be able to enter?
You must be 18yrs old on the day you race. A runner turning 18 during the period 13-20 December may enter but should not complete the route prior to their 18th birthday.
What do I get for my entry fee?
A custom-designed finishers medal and running accessory (posted to you approximately 2 weeks after 20 December)
Prizes for the first 3 M& F finishers completing the designated route as well as AG prizes (in 10 year age groups) for the M& F AG winners completing the designated route, from V40 and up.
Self-timing and results thanks to Crazy Legs Events
How do I get to the start of the designated route?
Please check out our travel page for detailed information
Are there changing rooms and toilets for those running the designated route?
As the race may be run any time over a 8-day period, there are no changing rooms or toilets available in Woodbank Park
Is there any important safety information I should know?
Please remember that the route is not traffic free and there are no marshals. Whether you complete the designated route or one of your own choice, you are permitted to stop your recording device long enough to wait for traffic to clear and submit your moving time. Anyone who in the view of the organiser has abused this rule on the Designated Route may be asked to provide a link to their recorded run for review.
Are headphones allowed during the race?
For those running either the designated route or another route on public highways may wear a bone-conducting headphone such as those made by After Shokz since there are no marshals to give instructions. However wearing any type of headphone on routes following public highways is NOT recommended and are worn solely at the risk of the runner.
I am visually impaired and would like to run with a Guide Runner. Is the course suitable for me?
As with all runners, you will need to determine whether the conditions on the day are suitable for you, but we welcome VI runners and you identify yourself as such, will give a free entry to your qualified Guide Runner, whether you are using the Designated Route or one of your own choice.
What is this year’s chosen charity?
This year’s charities are the Stockport Foodbank and NHS Charity Stockport. The Foodbank provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis from 6 centres around Stockport. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. You can help by bringing along a tin of food, e.g. fish, puddings, UHT milk, pasta, etc. on race day.
Stockport NHS Charity exists to improve the health and wellbeing of patients by delivering services above and beyond ordinary standards.
Our aim is to help patients get better quicker and stay well for longer and experience the best possible care. Your fundraising helps us to achieve this through enhanced medical equipment, improved staff performance, development and wellbeing and advanced research programmes.