FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
So what is a virtual race?
A virtual race is a race that can take place whenever you want, in your own time and at your own pace. A virtual race can be completed on a treadmill, around a race track, a beachfront, even during another competitive race. In short, wherever you like!
How do I sign up?
It's easy! Click on the Race entry tab at the top of any page and you will be taken to the race page. Simply choose your race option from the PayPal dropdown menu and click add to cart, then complete your purchase via PayPal. Upon registration you must complete your run during the month of that virtual race. Send us your race evidence and your bling will be posted to you. You can check your entry on our results page and see where you came on our leaderboard.
I'm a cyclist can I enter?
Some of our races will have an option for cycle entries and we will let you know if there are entries available. It works just the same, simply select your chosen distance from the PayPal dropdown menu and click add to cart. Complete your purchase via PayPal. Cycle your distance during the month of the virtual race, send us your evidence and your bling will be posted to you. We will have a leaderboard for you to check how you did.
What is race evidence?
A picture of your treadmill display, Strava or running watch data will be fine. Add a selfie if you like, we all love a great sweaty post run picture! If you use a running app, take a screenshot. Evidence can be emailed to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can post to our Facebook page or tweet us.
Where can I see if I entered?
Once you have entered you will be sent a confirmation email which will include your race number. You will be able to see your entry on the entries and results page. Please allow 48 hours from your time of entry for your name to appear on the entries list and to receive your confirmation email.
Who are BlingThing?
We are runners just like you who love our bling and want to have some fun, raise heaps of money for charity and make lots of new friends along the way. A minimum of 20% of all race entries will be donated to our chosen charities.
Who can enter a virtual race?
Anyone and everyone! There are absolutely no restrictions, everybody has to start somewhere. Just get out there and run, walk, enjoy, whatever suits you!
Can I enter with a group?
You most certainly can! We believe in healthy competition! So yes enter yourself and your friends, run your race and check our leaderboard. We will also offer a discount for groups of 10 or more so please contact us before entering.
When will I get my medal?
Medals are posted twice a month so you will never have to wait more than two weeks for your bling.
How do you know where to send my medal?
All medals will be posted to the address on your PayPal account. If medals are sent to an address that has been added incorrectly or not updated we will have to request a £5 admin fee to cover the cost of the additional medal and postage. If you would like your medal sent to a different address please email us after entering on the email address below.
I'm not in the UK, can I still enter?
Of course you can! We do have to charge a small postage fee for any entrants outside of the UK. Just select International Entry when you enter and join us!
All entry fees cost £10 via PayPal (for UK entries only) International entries please enter via the International Entry button
(£15 international entry fee applies).
20% of every race fee will be donated to our chosen charity of the month.
Run or walk your chosen distance whenever suits you during the month of the race. You can enter more than once, just simply enter again by paying an addional entry fee.
If you would like to enter as a group email us at email@example.com and we will arrange a discount.
Submit proof - Photo, running app screenshot, Garmin, Strava, running device etc. Proof must be received by 12 noon on the last day of the month to be eligible to appear on the results table and receive your medal.
Wait for the post to bring your bling!
Return to our website to view your race results.
By entering our races you are responsible for ensuring that you have undertaken all necessary preparation and training to enter and participate. Entry and participation in races is at entrant's own risk. You warrant to us that you will be on the date of the race, sufficiently fit and healthy to participate in the race unaided and in accordance with this agreement. If you are in any doubt we recommend that you seek medical advice.