Virtual Runner UK has teamed up with British Nordic Walking to offer you a special virtual race to celebrate 20 years of the International Nordic Walking Federation. A Virtual Nordic Walk is on British Nordic Walking’s list of 20 things to do in 2020 – a key contribution to the global celebrations.
To join in the festivities, walk or run 5k/10k/20k (distance to be done in one go) between 1st and 31st May 2020 so you can also claim your exclusive, bespoke medal!
A minimum of 40% of every entry fee will be given to British Nordic Walking.
Submit proof by the deadline of 12 noon on 3rd June 2020 – Photo with running app, Garmin, running device etc. via the My races section of the website when you log into your account.
Medals will be posted within 5 working days of us approving your submissions.
Return to our website to view the virtual race results.
What is Nordic Walking?
Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience. With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross country skiing, Nordic Walking becomes a genuinely whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running. More than 10 million people globally enjoy this outdoor activity all year round.
How will it benefit my body?
Nordic Walking combines the simplicity and accessibility of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning similar to Nordic skiing. The result is a full body workout, which means that you:
· burn up to 46% more calories compared to walking without poles
· release tension in the neck and shoulders
· improve your posture and gait
· strengthen your back and abdominal muscles
· reduce the impact on the joints
And because Nordic Walking doesn’t feel like hard work you’ll be happy to walk further and longer.