The aim of the challenge is for teams to complete a running relay covering the half-marathon distance (or 5 K for Beavers / Cubs) of the Keyworth Turkey Trot
When is it?
The event runs throughout December 2020
How it works
- Find a suitable place that you can use as your running course. Suitable options might be your local park, running track or other similar sports area, and suggest avoiding running on the roads.
- Either measure out a fixed length circuit, or use a GPS unit to measure the distance run – whichever it easier for you
- Teams can be any size you like. Runners don’t all have to do the same distance, so long as the team as a whole team covers the required total distance.
- The total distance covered must be 13.1 miles (Explorers / Scouts) or 5 K (Cubs / Beavers)
- Get running! You can either run it as a proper relay, or, if time is short, have the runners running concurrently – this way they can help each other along.
- Keep a log of the time taken by each runner so you can work out the total time taken to cover the distance
Submitting your results
Once your team(s) have completed their relays, can leaders please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
- Scout group name and team name (if more than one team per group)
- Category (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers)
- Total accumulated time
- Number of runners in team (so we can send the right number of badges)
- Address to which the badges should be sent
We will collate all the results in early January and share the results both via the Keyworth Scouts website www.keyworthscouts.co.uk and via email to each team’s leader (at the email address used to submit the results).
Entry is [£3] per team member. In return each runner who takes part will receive an exclusive “Virkey Trot” badge. Badges will be produced once we know how many actual beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers took part and will be posted out to the address given by [end of January]
Each participating scout group is responsible for ensuring that their respective virtual relay is done, as with any scouting activity, in a safe manner and, at this particular time, in accordance with the relevant Covid-19 rules and guidance.
We strongly recommend that groups avoid running on roads or pavements, and instead utilise local parks/playgrounds/sports grounds (even beaches if you are so lucky!)