Virtual Runners Urged To Sign Up For The Night Owler Run

Virtual Runners Urged To Sign Up For The Night Owler Run

14/02/2017 Runners In Broxtowe are being urged to join 200 others in the local area to take part in a challenge with a difference next month, to help raise as much as possible for Prostate Cancer UK

Virtual RunLiberty Leisure, who run leisure, culture and sports events on behalf of Broxtowe Borough Council have teamed up with Virtual Runner to host the Night Owler Run where participants complete a ‘virtual’ 5K, 10K or a half marathon distance, picking the time, the place and the route they wish, all in aid of Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey’s chosen charity, Prostate Cancer UK.

Whether it’s at the park, on the road, at a local parkrun or even on the treadmill in the gym, complete the challenge with friends, colleagues, family or solo.

 Distances must be completed between the 1st March and 31st March 2017 and once completed, Virtual Runner will send each participant their very own owl shaped medal.

 The idea of a virtual run came from Virtual Runner founder, Susan Wheatcroft. She said:

"The idea for the venture came from my frustration of not being able to find a race in January one year that was close to home which worked around my busy work and home life. I had been running for 2 years and I’d really caught the bug and needed a challenge."


The event costs £12.00 to enter at



Liberty Leisure
tel: 0115 9173915