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Sport / Virtual 5k invites local folk to compete against other islands

PEOPLE in Shetland are being invited to take part in a virtual Island Games 5k challenge in July.

The island with most participants in the walking/running challenge will be announced as a winner.

The number of participants per island will be pro rata to the population and so all member islands, large or small, will have a chance to win.

The virtual competition is taking place from 3 July to 9 July, when the NatWest International Island Games should have been taking place in Guernsey.

The island games association is challenging everyone to either run or walk five kilometres which will be registered in the RaceONE application, which is free to download.

The best times for male and females and for the most participants per island will be announced as the winners.

To join:

  • Download the app RaceONE.
  • Choose the race: IIGA 5k CHALLENGE.
  • Register your island where the title of the box is CLUB – no code is required.
  • Follow the instructions and race between 3-9 July. Only one attempt will be registered.
  • Press start and then continue. Your race will not start until you press start immediately.
  • People can register on the app now but you will not be able to race until 3 July.
  • Folk are also asked to spread the word with the hashtag #iiga5kchallenge.