Anyone wishing to get fit in the new year has until 31st January to sign up for an innovative new programme, Virtual Runathon.

Virtual RunathonA brilliant way to encourage beginners to get active and kick-start 2018, Virtual Runathon is a 5K or 10K virtual running challenge from professional training providers Get Event Fit. The challenge takes participants from their very first steps through to completing their chosen distance by means of a structured training plan that keeps motivation high throughout. All finishers are rewarded with a medal for their fantastic achievement.

The support of Get Event Fit is key in making Virtual Runathon stand out from any other training plan, as it includes easy-to-follow event training via the excellent Get Event Fit app.

Each day participants receive running fitness training, strength and conditioning exercise videos, yoga for runners, meditation, recovery, sports nutrition education, healthy recipes, running mindset advice, motivational messages and much more to help them retain focus, stay motivated and reduce the risk of injury.

It is a perfect way to educate, inspire and motivate everyday throughout the training journey, ensuring the ultimate success of the Runathon challenge and the continuation of positive daily habits long after the initial challenge is complete.

In addition to the highly effective 5K and 10K training plans, Runathon offers the great convenience of being ‘virtual’, so participants can complete their challenge at any location, inside or out, individually or with friends. For anyone who has entered the new year with an ambition to get active, healthy and fit – but wanting a little support in getting there – Virtual Runathon is hard to beat.

Training for the Virtual Runathon starts on Monday 5th February, with a view to all participants completing their Runathon challenge on 31st March 2018.

The Beginners Virtual Runathon has a one-off cost of £29.97. This represents fantastic value considering everything that is included:

  • 8-week Beginners Runathon training programme delivered daily via the Get Event Fit app
  • 30+ structured workouts
  • Virtual Runathon30+ strength exercises with videos
  • 20+ running education articles including recovery advice
  • Yoga for runners video
  • 20+ nutrition education articles
  • 25+ healthy eating recipes from HelloFresh
  • 20+ positive mindset articles with meditation video
  • Daily motivation
  • Shiny Virtuathon finisher’s medal
  • Plus much more

Chris Mitchell, Managing Director of Get Event Fit, commented,We are excited to start the new year with Virtual Runathon, which has been specifically designed for people who would like to live a more physically active and healthy lifestyle, but who perhaps don’t know where to start or just need regular support and motivation to help them reach their goal. Runathon provides all the ingredients a beginner needs for a successful ‘health kick’ – an achievable goal, an easy-to-follow training plan and a well-deserved medal at the end. It’s incredibly rewarding to see the change in people who previously thought they couldn’t do it – and, importantly, to see them remain motivated in the long-term. Registration is open until the end of January, and we’re looking forward to helping people across the country become fitter, healthier and happier in 2018”.

The next Beginners Runathon takes place over the weekend of 31st March 2018. Registration closes on Wednesday 31st January and beginners Runathon training, delivered by Get Event Fit, starts on Monday 5th February.

Find out more at VirtualRunathon.com and register today at virtualrunathon.com/register .

Virtual Runathon is part of the Virtuathon series of challenges. Visit Virtuathon.com for further details of Virtuathon and GetEventFit.com for further details about Get Event Fit.

Virtuathon will be officially launched at The National Running Show, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC on 20-21 January 2018.

You can also follow Virtuathon on Twitter @virtuathon and on Facebook.com/Virtuathon.

Virtuathon feedback:

For someone new to running, I found the app absolutely vital and so very helpful. If I hadn’t followed the training programme provided I would have found the experience a lot harder. Using the app gave me confidence and I achieved my goal. I want to do more of this type of event in the future using this training app – thank you”.

Thank you for your help!! I found the Get Event Fit app great for me. I am not a runner and it took me through a very painful process in a fantastic way. I found the articles very, very helpful and I love the yoga video for runners. I really found it very motivational even when I felt I couldn’t run!