Virtual Run FAQ
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our intent on keeping all of our participants, volunteers, staff and community safe, the 2021 Mississauga Marathon will be moving to a virtual format.
How does it work?
A virtual event is a chance for runners to achieve their running goals and stay active when we are not all able to congregate together. Runners can run or walk the event they registered for on their treadmill, around town, or anywhere that is safe to do so under provincial and municipal guidelines. Run your distance, then upload your time using the specific instructions sent to you and see where you stack up!
When do I run?
You can upload your results as many times as you’d like between May 1 – May 31.
Who is eligible to run the virtual race?
Anyone who registers for our Virtual Run from our website.
Will the course be pre-set or can I make one up?
This is YOUR race! You can run on a treadmill or choose your own route for the virtual event—we suggest you adhere to Public Health Agencies’ guidelines and try to stay within your neighbourhood. You can create fun loops, set-up your own fuel/water station in your yard, and tell your neighbours so they can cheer you on from their porches!
We will be providing some suggestions of some of the best and fastest virtual routes around Mississauga for you to try out. Please obey local and provincial guidelines with regards to acceptable places to run and remember to social distance!
We ask that you please obey all local and provincial guidelines, as well as all traffic and road signage if you will be running in your community.
What does the virtual race include?
A full list of what’s included in your virtual race registration can be found here: https://www.mississaugamarathon.com/whats-included/
Will prizes be given out?
Since participants are responsible for uploading their own time to Sportstats, prizing will be awarded via draw format instead of distance winner prizing. We encourage participants to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date on draws and contests.
What if I don’t wish to run the virtual event?
You may defer your entry to the 2022 Mississauga Marathon if you do not wish to participate in the 2021 Virtual Mississauga Marathon. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name stating that you wish to receive a deferral instead. We must receive your notice of deferral by April 15th.
Can I qualify for the Boston Marathon in the 2021 Mississauga Marathon virtual marathon?
Since you’ll be creating your own course that will not be certified, you will not be able to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Our 2022 Marathon, taking place May 2, will be your chance to qualify.
If you have any questions about the Mississauga Marathon virtual event, please email email@example.com.
Wishing you the best,
The Mississauga Marathon Team