October 10k Cadence Challenge -  Virtual Running Event


Just run 10k any time or place of your choice, and record your cadence on ANY run watch or app.
The highest recorded cadence (or average steps per minute) wins!


Automatically on your Garmin (recommended)

Garmin Entry

Just enable the VRun App in your Garmin Connect, and then all you need to do is run 10k on your watch. You won't need to remember to stop your watch at the exact 10k point. We will calculate this for you once you've saved and sync'd your watch.

Publically Share on Social Media

Social Media Entry

If you don't have a Garmin, just do the following to enter for FREE:
1.Take a photo or screenshot of your 10k summary that includes your distance, average cadence average time taken and date recorded.
2. Publically post to your social media tagged with #VRUN. If your platform doesn't accept tags, please publically post to the VRUN facebook page via the button above.


Prizes awarded

Once you've saved and evidenced your 10k, the winner in each time category will receive a custom training session from our head coach, designed to improve your performance in a running event distance of your choice.

Your bespoke session can be scheduled to a date of your choice on your Garmin Calendar, or emailed to you.

Sub 45

Sub 45 Mins Category

10k runs timed under 45 minutes and evidenced before 1October 31st 10pm GMT.

Sub 60

Sub 60 Mins Category

10k runs timed under 60 minutes and evidenced before 1October 31st 10pm GMT.

Sub 75

Sub 75 Mins Category

10k runs timed under 75 minutes and evidenced before 1October 31st 10pm GMT.



When and where should I run?

You can run anywhere you want to in the world! We suggest you pick a route that is safe and away from traffic. Entries need to be submitted before 10pm GMT on the last day of the month to be considered for our prize categories.

What is Cadence?

Your run cadence is the amount of steps you take per minute. Cadence is important, as too low a cadence can lead to a poor gait and even injuries. But optimising cadence is a great way to run faster and more economically, so this challenge should you kick start the process.

I don't see my result?

If you've tried to submit your run by saving and syncing on your garmin, and it doesn't appear on our leaderboard within a couple of hours, there may be a problem with the way your run was recorded. For example, pausing your watch during the 10k can cause issues. We suggest that if you don't see your run on the leaderboard 2 hours after syncing, you submit manually via evidencing your run on our facebook page. Please remember to include cadence, distance and time taken for 10k on any screenshots.

What if my photo evidence is over the 10km?

If you're recording manually and forget to hit stop on your watch or app at 10k, we can accept a higher distance entry on our Facebook page. Whist this will not fully reflect your 10k time, your average cadence will still be reasonably accurate.

Can I enter more than once?

Yes, this is a totally FREE challenge, so you can enter as many times as you'd like to during the month.

Where are results published?

Results are published on this page, once the event becomes live.

How are winners selected?

Winners are selected by having the highest cadence within thier 10k time category.

In the event of a cadence tie, the athlete with the fastest time will be chosen.

Can I disconnect my watch afterwards?

You can disconnect your Garmin watch any time you want to. Just go into your Garmin App Settings, and Navigate to Connected devices. Then select the VRun App and disable both switches to fully disconnect.