Girls Run The World are launching a virtual challenge to increase diversity in trail running | Women's Running

Girls Run The World are launching a virtual challenge to increase diversity in trail running

Read Time:   |  July 23, 2020

Girls Run The World are launching their V Ultra Alps™ challenge on 1 August

Girls Run The World, the first online training portal created by women for women, are launching a free 31-day virtual challenge to help increase diversity and encourage more women to take part in trail running.

The 2020 V Ultra Alps™ challenge comes with an online training programme aimed at women from all backgrounds and experience levels, making trail running more accessible and less daunting. The plan includes training advice as well as information on navigation and safety, which are often factors that make people nervous to attempt a trail run.

The challenge route will emulate the 106-mile Ultra Trail de Mont Blanc, a demanding track that’s in desperate need of a more diverse troop of runners: last year, only 11% of those who took on the infamous test were women.

During the challenge, runners will be able to see where they are on the ‘virtual’ route and the final leaderboard will reveal their position.

There is also the option of completing a week long challenge, for more experienced women trail runners, which will run from 10-16 August.

The event will support the charity Refuge and sustainable event t-shirts will be available to purchase.

Sign up for the challenge here.

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