Sir Mo Farah is leading a virtual 10-mile race for ISORUNCLUB - Women's Running

Sir Mo Farah is leading a virtual 10-mile race for ISORUNCLUB

Author: Holly Taylor

Read Time:   |  September 14, 2020

Join Mo and hundreds of other runners in a free virtual running event

ISORUNCLUB will be hosting another virtual running event and, this time, British Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah is getting involved!

The ISORACE02 follows ISORUNCLUB’s successful first event back in June, which saw over 700 runners from 13 different countries take part in an effort to keep running in a competitive but inclusive way during isolation. The race will be taking place on 26 September at 10am, is 10 miles long and is free to enter no matter what country you’re in.

ISORACE02 runners will receive their own race bibs with personal race numbers and there will be a special ‘elevation prize’ for those wishing to challenge themselves further. You’ll also be able to enter the race as a team. You can set your start line wherever you like, as long as you’re ready for the 10am start – Mo Farah will be starting form his own home.

All ISORUNCLUB races help to fund Papyrus, the national suicide prevention charity for young people, helping to pay for potentially life-saving calls, supporting their awareness training courses, assisting with local community engagement and helping volunteers.

ISORUNCLUB are also aiming to use their lockdown virtual race model to push other events in the same direction in future for the sake of sustainability. The lack of a need for physical infrastructure, or travel to a fixed starting point, provides runners with an eco-friendly way of competing against others that organisers hope to carry forward post-pandemic.

“ISORACE02 is a really exciting new way to race in our ever-changing modern times. The runners plot their own route, and can run it alone or within social distancing guidelines. Everyone needs a reason to keep moving and ISORUNCLUB breaks down some of the common barriers to taking part in events to make running a real race as easy and fun as possible, whilst still keeping it competitive for the experienced runners amongst us. I’m looking forward to seeing who can keep up!” says Sir Mo Farah.

Sign up for the race here.

Written by

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running with a community of inclusive and supportive runners, and Women's Running is the perfect space for this. She's currently aiming for a half marathon PB!

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