The FREE International 5k Event you can
RUN ANYWHERE

The FREE International 5k Event you can
RUN ANYWHERE

The FREE 5K International Event you can RUN ANYWHERE

   

9am - 19th December 2020 - Matagorda - Lanzarote

9am - 19th December 2020
Matagorda - Lanzarote

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Join us at LIVE the event or from ANYWHERE in the world on your Garmin Watch

Feel free to either just walk the course or give it your best effort and try and smash your 5k PB time. If you connect your Garmin training watch, we can send you a special race timer that will publish your time to our event leaderboard. If you don't have a Garmin, you can still record your own time for your personal records.

A stunning 5k Route along the Lanzarote Coastline

  • Start at Matagorda and run along the beautiful coastline safely away from road traffic
  • Run or walk at your own pace as you prefer
  • Get a fast PB on a flat and relatively sheltered route
  • Enjoy being motivated and rewarded by the (socially distanced) company of like minded runners
  • Be part of the amazing Lanzarote sports community!

Instructions

  1. Fill out the form above to register for the event for FREE
  2. If you want to use your Garmin watch to verify your time we'll send you a personalised link to connect with Garmin so you can connect our race timer to your watch.
  3. On race day, just access the race on your watch calendar, and hit the start button.
  4. Your watch will let you know when you've finished. When you save your run on your watch and sync to Garmin, it will be uploaded automatically to our leaderboard.
  5. If you don't have a Garmin watch, you'll still be able to enter your time online post event, for your own personal record.
  6. Be near the start point on the day, and remember to social distance. If running on your watch or for a personal achievement time, we don't all need to start together.

FunRun5 is made possible by the support of our sponsors

FAQ's

IS IT TOTALLY FREE?

YES, this is a completely FREE community event for runners everywhere. The Live event is for the residents of, and visitors to Lanzarote, and Virtual entrants can run anywhere and at a time of their choice on the day.

Do I have to run the Matagorda course or can i run somewehere else?

Whilst we have selected the fastest and best course for you to run on the day with a terrific view of the ocean, you can use your Garmin watch to run the 5k from anywhere in the world. Just follow the instructions above to receive the race timer and run your 5k on the day.

Will I be breaching social distance rules?

We won't be using a mass start line, so if you can please remember to stay at least 1.5m away from other runners and members of the public, you'll be compliant with local guidelines.

Is there a prize for winning?

Rather than offer prizes, we'd rather make sure FunRun5 is a totally FREE to enter event, open to anybody. We do plan to award certificates for age gropup winners though.

I'm not sure if I can run 5k. Can I still enter?

Yes, if you can walk 5k, you can complete this event. Run, walk jog as you please, just enjoy the personal challenge.

Do I have to start at 9am?

You'll probably find the event more motivating and rewarding if you run at a similar time to others, but if you can't run at 9am, you can still submit your 5k run via Garmin (if you've followed the instructions above) before the cut off [would be good to set a time for this e.g. 9pm]

What if I don't have Garmin Watch?

If you don't have a watch you can still run event and time yourself using another method such as your mobile phone. Whilst this won't be eligable for the leaderboard as it won't have been validated, it's well worth keeping a record so you have a target to beat next time!

Do I need to wear a mask?

Yes, please keep your mask up to the start and once you've started running keep it around your wrist. As soon as you've finished running, please resume wearing your mask.

Is fun run 5 a race?

No this isn't a race with lots of competitors all starting together. You'll be staring in small groups and running to beat your own previous best time rather than other runners.

Can children run?

The minimum age to register is 12 yerars old. Children under 14 must be accompanied and remain within 10 metres and within sight of their parent/legal guardian at all times. Families with younger hildren are welcome to walk the course together, but children under 12 are not be able to register for a 5k time.