- Rules for running and competing
We have some rules you have to follow in order to get your race approved, and if you want to compete for a place at the podium you have to follow both the race rules and the competition rules.
- You must run the full lenght of your distance
- It is the total time of your race that counts, pauses/stops are included
- Your start and finish time must be between 00:00 – 23:59 on the 19th of September 2020.
- Keep 1 meter distance to the people around you when running
- Respect the rules and guidelines for infection control in your area, and do not put yourself or others in danger
- Your track/running course cannot have a negative decrease (minimum demand is 0 meters decrease total)
- Track running is not allowed
- You must use a GPS watch/app and upload results that can be verfied with a GPX-file
- Which distances can I run?
In the BMW Oslo Maraton Virtual Edition you can particitpate in the following distances.
All distancens have a Para-class. If you are a para participant you register it when signing up.
- Childrens Marathon (500-1000 meters)
- 3 for alle (3 k)
- 3 k Racing (wheel chair)
- 10 for Grete (10 k)
- 10 k Racing (wheel chair)
- Halvmaraton (21,1 k)
- Maraton (42,2 k)
- Trippelen (73,3 k)
- How do I sign up?
- How do I sign up as a Para contestant?
All distances in the virtual edition has a Para-class.
If you are a para contestant you register this when signing up.
Chose your distance on the entry page, and when you enter your data you confirm “Yes” in the box named “para contestant” in the entry form.
- Where can I run?
Anywhere! Find the course of your choice. Do you want a fast track, challenging track, do you have a favorite place to run? You can even run around your house, in your backyard, on a treadmill – literally anywhere.
But – if you want to compete for one of the spots on the podium there are some rules you need to follow. These will be published when they are ready, and all contestants will receive information by email.
- Do I get a bib number?
Yes! We will e-mail you your own personal race number. You will receive a PDF you can print and also a cool image for sharing on your social media account.
Don’t have a printer? Visit your nearest Sport1 or Anton Sport, they will help you print it!
- What time do I start?
It’s up to you what time you start. We just require that you start after 00:00 and finish before 23:59 on the actual race date in your time zone, in this case 19th of September 2020.
- How does the timing work?
Start a session and run your chosen distance.
Your smart phone, smart watch, fitness watch or activity tracker is your personal “virtual timing chip”.
NOTE! You have to run the correct amount of kilometres
When you reach the total amount of kilometers you have chosen to run you stop the session – and this is important! You must run the total amount of kilometres for your timing to be true. Example; if you are running the Half Marathon, you have to run 21.1 kilometers. If you run too short our system will calculate an average time based on the total time and distance of your race and you will not get your real time. (If you run too far you’ll be OK – it cuts the race at the correct amount of kilometres).
Please also note, that even though your watch or phone deducts pauses you may have taken during your session, our system does not. It measures the total time of your race from from start to finish.
Finish and registration
When you finish your race you store it on your device. To register you log on to “My Page” and press “my time”. Here you can simply link to your Strava-account. We also support session file import for GPX, TCX and FIT formats – so if you use other platforms or compatible devices nothing is holding you back from joining the party 🙂
Do you not want to register your time?
You can finish the race, and registert without time. Just press the “Finished-button” on my page. Your name will be on the result list, but your timing will not.
Want to race for one of the spots on the podium?
There are some rules you must follow. These will be informed about closer to the race. All contestants will receive and email with information.
- Can I run with a pacer or in a group?
- Is there a cut off time?
No, we do not have a cut-off time for the virtual version of BMW Oslo Maraton. You decide your pace, and you can walk, jog or run. But you have to start and finish on the 19th of September.
Please note that we will double check the times for suspisiously fast runners as well as all top 20 runners.
- Which devices can I use?
Any smart phone, smart watch, fitness watch or activity tracker that supports track logging, like Suunto, Garmin, Polar, Apple Watch, Fitbit etc.
Strava and offer free memberships, and you can use the app on your phone to track your race. You do not need a watch or activity tracker.
- How do I register my time?
- My time in the results are incorrect. What do I do?
Before questioning your result, please read this information carefully.
Keep in mind that GPS/activity fitness devices are not a 100% accurate technology. If you disagree with your result, we advise you to evaluate this based on the race instructions and the general information stated above.
Further we do offer you the option to manually submit your time, that will overwrite your uploaded activity.
- Can I choose not to register my time?
Yes, if you do not want to register your race time, you can go to “my page” and register your participation without timing.
- Will my time be published?
Your time will be updated to the official BMW Oslo Maraton Virtual Edition results list. It will be published on our website, Oslomaraton.no.
If you register as a finisher without time, your name will be on the list but time will not show.
- Do I receive a medal?
Once you have finished your race you will receive an awesome virtual medal by e-mail, that you can share on your social media platforms.
Also we offer you a real medal for 100 NOK.
You can choose to pick it up in a Sport1/Anton Sport/Löplabbet store near you (only possible for participants living in Norway). Or we can ship it by post charging you a shipping fee. It will be ready for pick up/delivery in september 2020.
- Can I get a t-shirt?
Yes! This year event tee is still avaiable for purchase! You can order it when signing up, or later on my page. It is limited edition, so don’t wait too long or you might miss your chance!
The t-shirt can be purshased for 100 NOK. You can choose to pick it up in a Sport1/Anton Sport/Löplabbet store near you (only possible for participants living in Norway). Or we can ship it by post charging you a shipping fee.
Information about pick up times
Everyone who has purchased a t-shirt will receive information about pick up times at the beginning of September.
Did you order your t-shirt before 15th of August 2020?
You can pick up your t-shirt between 14th-19th of September 2020.
Did you order pick up at Löplabbet? You will receive an email with more information.
Did you order your t-shirt after 15th of August 2020?
You can pick up your t-shirt after the event – pick up dates will be communicated to you by email!
Did you choose to receive it by post?
Orders before the 15th of August will be sent out in the beginning of September.
Orders after the 15th of August will be sent out at the end of September.
- What happens if I cheat?
You can try. We promise you, it will not be pretty!