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New virtual racing platform launched in partnership with OpenTrack

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21/04/2020 00:00, In Blog / Club Notice Board /

We're working to make sure Clubs have the support and tools they need to keep engaging their members so along with the Home Countries, we are very pleased to announce a new virtual racing partnership with Opentrack. Through the partnership all Welsh Athletics affiliated clubs and RunWales groups and their runners are now able to use the Opentrack platform, free of charge, to create virtual running competitions and challenges. #Supportyourclub

The platform offers 

  • instantaneous scoring across a range formats enabling inter-club and league competition  
  • Ability to specify a ‘racing window’ 
  • Submit results easily with one copy/paste from Garmin or Strava 
  • Charitable donation options on any race 

Over the coming weeks, we will be working with Opentrack on a number of new developments including, support tools, automatic Strava API integration and use for virtual track & field competitions. We hope this platform and these new developments will help our clubs and social running groups to continue the fantastic work they are doing to engage with their members in these challenging times. 

2.6 Challenge To celebrate the launch of the partnership, we would like to encourage all clubs and RunWales groups to support the 2.6 Challenge which aims to raise £67 million for UK charities which would have been raised for by the Virgin London Marathon. You can fundraise for any charity.

We would like all clubs and RunWales groups to create a 26-minute virtual competition starting on 26th April on OpenTrack. How far can your club run?