How does the virtual Herts 10K work?
We are inviting you to join us virtually and run either a 10k or a half marathon in your area. By signing up, you’ll receive a race pack including a medal and t-shirt, but you’ll also get support from us in your training, a running community and fundraising advice. This event has been a cornerstone of funding for Rennie Grove Hospice Care for 16 years, we hope you will join us in running and fundraising for this important local service to some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
How do I take part?
It’s simple: sign up by clicking the ‘Register’ button on this website. Choose whether you’d like to tackle a 10k or a half marathon, and get training! If you would like to know how you got on and see how your time compares to that of others, remember to time yourself and track your distance using a GPS app such as Strava or RunKeeper.
What is the Race Nation App?
Download the RaceNation app to track your time on the day of the event. Find out all the details about the app here and follow the on screen prompts. Once you have done this, click here for information on how to record your timings and results. You can also use the app to enable friends and family to be able to track you on your route.
How do I find the leader boards?
If you’ve taken part in either the 10k or the half marathon, you can find your time on our leader board, which will be available via your Race Nation account nearer to the event day.
Do I have to take part on Sunday 10 October at 10am? Can I do the race in my own time?
We are encouraging all participants taking part to start their race on Sunday 10 October, however if you are unable to make this day or are unable to finish your chosen distance in a day then you will have the rest of week in order to do so at a time and day of your choice.
How much sponsorship do I need to raise?
Rennie Grove Hospice Care relies on the generosity of the local community to fund around 87% of our £8.4 million annual costs, and fundraising events such as the Herts 10k and Half Marathon Virtual Event Challenge are hugely important in helping us to reach this target.
Although it isn’t a must to partake in the event we would encourage all participants to raise a £57 sponsorship amount. If everyone does this we can raise enough to cover the cost of four nurses for a year. Please note this event is to raise money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care only. If you prefer you can make a personal one off online donation to the charity.
Can you give advice on how to raise sponsorship?
Yes, we’re here to help and support you in every stage of your fundraising. Please see the Raising Money page for more information or email the Fundraising Team on herts10K@renniegrove.org.
When do I receive my T-Shirt?
T shirts ordered before 10am 5 October will be sent before race day. Registrations after this date will still receive a t-shirt but we cannot guarantee delivery before start of the event.
How does Gift Aid work?
Anyone giving sponsorship money who is a UK tax payer, should tick the gift aid box on your sponsorship form. This makes the donation worth more; an extra 25p for every £1 pledged.
What is the minimum age to take part?
We would ask that all participants of the Herts 10K Virtual event must be 12 years old or over. Participants who are under 18 must have consent from a parent or guardian to take part. We would ask that all participants under 18 be accompanied by an adult on their chosen route.
Is there a minimum time to finish the race?
No, we ask all participants to start their race on Sunday 10 October, however, if you can’t complete your distance in one go then you will have the duration of the week to complete the distance in.