Frequently Asked Questions:
Where can I find the most up to date information on the 2021 Blackmores Virtual Sydney Running Festival?
Please follow us on the following social media platforms. Our team will be providing regular updates on the 2021 event.
To keep us in the loop with your progress, please use the hashtag #sydneyrunningfestival
- Facebook: @officialbsrf
- Instagram: @officialbsrf
Who can participate in the 2021 Blackmores Virtual Sydney Running Festival?
The 2021 Blackmores Virtual Sydney Running Festival is open to everyone! Whether you’re up for a long-distance goal or a shorter run for fun, just select your preferred distance below. The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is STILL the run that’s fun for everyone so there’s an event for all abilities and energy levels.
What does the virtual event involve?
Participants can select from 4 different distances; Marathon (42km), Half Marathon (21km), Bridge Run (10km) & Family Fun Run (3.5km). Once registered, participants have between Sunday, 19th September and Sunday, 17th October to run their chosen distance, record their run on their preferred recording device and upload their results.
What do I get for participating?
All entrants will receive:
- Access to our Blackmores online community to stay connected and supported.
- A personalised Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Virtual bib to wear on your run.
- Live leaderboards to see how you fare against the rest of the BSRF community.
- No matter how fast or slow, you can still be in the running to win fantastic sponsor Health & Wellbeing prizes.
- A shiny shareable ‘digital’ Blackmores Sydney Running Festival medal – be sure to tag us @OfficialBSRF.
- Personalised downloadable finisher certificate.
Participants can choose to upgrade their entry to include a physical medal which will be posted out to you after the event! Simply add the premium options to your registration when registering. If you are already registered, please email our customer service team for assistance in adding a medal to your entry - email@example.com.
When do I have to complete my virtual run?
All participants have between 00:01 AEST Sunday 19th September 2021 and 23:59 AEST Sunday 17th October 2021 to complete their virtual run and submit their results.
Is there a limit/cut off for any distance?
No, you can take each distance at your own pace. However, just like the physical event please ensure that you have sufficiently trained and to the best of your knowledge, you are not suffering from a condition, illness, injury or other physical disability or impairment that may prevent you/or render you unfit to participate in the virtual run.
Can I run this anywhere, including a treadmill?
Yes, participants can participate and complete their event in their preferred way, including running on a treadmill. If you choose to run the event on a treadmill, you will not be able to use the RunKeeper app to record your run. We ask all participants to adhere to local government guidelines in place when taking part in their race.
Please select a safe route to run and take special care around traffic or when running off road.
Can I complete my run over multiple days?
We understand that the current restriction mean some participants can only complete an hour of exercise per day. Therefore, you can split your distance across multiple runs. You will just need to upload a screenshot of each run showing the time and distance so we can verify the full distance was completed.
How do I upload my result?
Instructions on how to upload your result can be found here.
Please note, you will not be able to upload your result until Sunday, 19th September.
Will I receive a bib to run with?
Participants will be emailed a downloadable bib which will feature the name entered during the registration process. This can be printed off and worn when completing your race. It is not compulsory to wear your bib when completing the virtual event, but we encourage running with your bib to feel part of the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival community and for those important selfies pre- and post-race!
Will I receive a medal?
All participants will receive a digital medal when they submit their results. If you have paid to upgrade to the premium offering you will receive a 2021 Blackmores Virtual Sydney Running Festival race medal that will shipped to you on the completion of the event.
Where can I find results?
The Official Results page can be found here.
Is participating in the virtual event safe?
Prior to taking part in the virtual run, make sure you are COVID-19 safe and are up to date with all local government COVID safe guidelines. Most importantly:
- Download the COVID safe app (Australia)
- Practice good hygiene
- Maintain social distancing
- Stay inside if you are unwell
Please select a safe route to run and take special care around traffic or when running off road. Some routes can be terribly busy (especially on the weekends) so it is best to avoid common walk routes to ensure a smooth run.
Can I run in a group?
We encourage participants to run solo however we appreciate each region's COVID regulations are different.
Please ensure you understand your local rules and follow accordingly.