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2020 Virtus Global Track & Field Challenge (Virtual Series)
October 23 - November 13
The Virtus Global Challenge Series offers Virtus athletes the chance to remain connected to their sports and community while competing safely in their own environment. There will be events offered in several sports and the potential for more to be added. Within each sport, new challenges will be announced every three weeks for athletes to work towards and test themselves against fellow Virtus athletes worldwide.
ABOUT THE ATHLETICS (TRACK & FIELD) CHALLENGE:
The Virtus Global Athletics Challenge is an opportunity for athletes to log their run times for specified distances using the Strava online fitness platform (athletes will need to sign up for a free Strava account using the link below).
The first athletics challenge will run for one month from October 23rd to November 13th, 2020.
Separate leader boards will held for male and female athletes in the II1, II2 and II3 eligibility groups. They will reset at the start of each challenge. Overall winners will be announced on November 13th.
• The Athletics Challenge is open to all Virtus athletes who have competed in Athletics previously or would like to start.
• Athletes may register at any time.
• There is no fee to enter the competition, however each athlete must hold an ‘Active’ Virtus competition license. Licenses can only be renewed by your Virtus Member Organisation [Which is Athletes Without Limits in the US, see Eligibility & Virtus Licence payment information for US athletes below] • As the competition cannot be judged in the normal way, athletes entering do so in the spirit of fair-play and fair competition.
HOW TO ENTER:
Step 1: Confirm your Virtus Eligibility
You’ll need a Virtus athlete number to enter the Global Challenge Series but it doesn’t matter what sport you are usually in for the Global Challenge Series. For example a swimmer can enter the Athletics Global Challenge.
• If you’ve previously completed Virtus International Eligibility, you can look up your athlete number on our US Master List (click here) then skip to Step 2.
• If you’ve previously completed Provisional or National Eligibility, submit a request to Athletes Without Limits and we’ll work with Virtus to arrange a National athlete number for the Global Series (click here)
• If you are a new athlete please start by completing our National Level Eligibility Application (download PDF)
Step 2: Virtus Annual License Fee Payment
There is no series event fee but Athletes must purchase a Virtus Annual License which costs $35 USD. You may then compete in any Virtus Global Challenge Series events for a year. IMPORTANT: When you click on the payment button below, please enter the Athletes Name under “Contact Details” and the Credit Card holders name under “Billing Details”
STEP 3: Sign Up for Strava
Sign up for a free Strava account, be sure to use the same email address when register with Virtus in Step 4 below.Sign Up for Strava
STEP 4: Register for the Series (After you have a Strava account)
Complete the Virtus registration form below and use the link at the end of the form to join our new Virtus Strava Athletics club to strart the challenge.
Athletics Entry Form
Separate leader boards will held for male and female athletes in the II1, II2 and II3 eligibility groups. They will reset at the start of each challenge. Overall winners of the first challenge will be announced on November 13th. Results will be posted on the Virtus and Athletes Without Limits websites.