Frequently Asked Questions.
Here are some common questions about virtual racing, running and thinking about starting to run.
What is a virtual race?
The race is virtual, the ran/walk ks real.
Can I run in my back garden?
Yes, but it is not ideal. The app records your time, distance and location based on a wifi/3g/4g and GPS signal.
So you do need a good signal strength and to be able to run or walk at least 5 meters in open space to be able to record your effort.
Under these circumstances, the app will record your distance and time with reasonable accuracy but the map view will be off a little.
Can I walk the challenge?
The event is open to walkers, joggers and runners if all abilities. If you can’t achieve your distance in one go the app will record your distance each time you go out.
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How is my distance tracked?
The Your Virtual Race event app has a built-in GPS tracking feature along with WIFI that will automatically map and record your distance, pace and time for each time you exercise.
You must carry your phone with you for this challenge to have your results uploaded automatically to the event website.
How do I register?
You can register for the event by using the “register” link on the YVR website/charity website and the event social media profiles. These will take you to the platform where we coordinate all of our race registrations.
How do I get my e-bib, completion cert and digital medal?
What happens if the app doesn’t record or track my run?
Can I walk or run with someone?
Can I listen to music while using the app?
Yes, just start playing your music first using your favourite app such as Spotify, then go to the YVR app and start your challenge run.