Find a virtual race or challenge you like and register online. You will also receive a start number, which you can print out.
Post a proof
Run and record your race with a watch, mobile application or stopwatch. When done, they sent us a sceenshot from the app or a photo as proof.
Get a reward
As soon as we check your result, we will add you to the result list, issue a participation diploma and send you a medal.
Thank you. Watching how you enjoyed our project was as amazing as was the total of 5410 registrations.
A few months of preparation and uncertainty about how you will enjoy the Summer Virtual Games is gone. For 17 days was the entire organizing team happy to watch how you had fun, supported and motivated each other, competed in healthy way in individual disciplines and kept us informed by sharing your results on social networks. We have infected a huge number of you with our enthusiasm so much that you have completed more than one discipline or even made a plan for 14 days full of sports. We pay great respects to those who have overcome one of your personal goals for the first time, whether by running one of the running distances, a triathlon, or any other challenge. Those 17 days were the culmination of our work, which will now continue with the preparation and distribution of medals. Not to mention that we are all licking sports wounds, because as administrative organizers we left winning medals until the last week and so we were quite busy racing. Your results have oxygenated our blood so much that we are already hotly discussing with each other how and what we want to improve by next year, whether not to try to organize winter games, what to choose as a mascot, etc.
You may be wondering if there will be Summer Virtual Games 2021? … After this year's success, we will of course want to raise the bar and, given your suggestions and requests, we will extend the game to 30 days next year so that you have time to mix your own sports cocktail. So far, we assume that they will take place on 16.7. - 15.8.2021. Write down that we will meet again at SVG 2021 at the latest in a year!
If you are on this site for the first time and you want to read a little more about what the project was about and how it went, everything important is on this site. Photos and interesting posts on Facebook or instagram: @summervirtualgames and # SVG2020.
Summer virtual games bring together athletes from around the world
1 world, 5 sports, 17 days of fun
Athletes from all over the world now have the opportunity of taking part in the historically 1st Summer Virtual Games, which will enable them to engage from any place on the planet, respect all epidemiology precautions and measure their strength in endurance sport with millions of other amateur, performance and professional athletes, from 24 July to 9 August (registration opens on 21 July). The programme of the Summer Virtual Games consists of running, cycling, triathlon, swimming and walking. Besides their starting number with the name and diploma, competitors can also gain a successful participation medal. Children in their categories can also participate.
The Virtual races can be a sports diversification of your training or holiday. They can be a test of your physical condition, or just fun that you can enjoy with friends from all over the world. The Summer Virtual Games will combine real sport with the online world all over the planet and you will be able to engage immediately in several disciplines and measure your strength with competitors of all nations.
Motivation for beginners, test for the experienced, sporting excitement for all
The Summer Virtual Games build on the popular Virtual Runs in which millions of runners have taken part in the past few months. So the competitors of the Summer Virtual Games will automatically join in the worldwide sporting event. Performance, age or gender doesn’t matter.
It is all very simple: in several seconds you will be able to register for races that you find most interesting and complete the selected discipline in the real world. You will measure your performance using a sports watch, any phone app or take a photo of the time on a stopwatch. Finally via an email link you will record your result and proof of your performance (such as a photo, screenshot from Garmin Connect, Movescount, Endomondo, Strava etc.) on the Summer Virtual Games website. It will be possible to follow the continuous order online. Everything is free.
The popularity of the Virtual Runs is growing very fast. All the timidity which occasionally puts people off taking part in real races disappears. You don’t have to be afraid that somebody will see you or that you will come last. There is also the advantage that you can compete over a time period. It is even possible to complete each race several times, or try out several tracks. For performance athletes virtual races are an entertaining training diversification. We have proof that even though this is a virtual race, athletes have an unconscious perception of it and achieve better results and many a time they break their own personal records.
Run, ride a bike, swim, try out the triathlon
In the Summer Virtual Games real sports and disciplines are inspired by the most common world sport lengths/ distances:
- Running: 800 m, 1500 m, 5000 m, 10 000 m, 21 km, marathon + kids challenges
- Cycling: 25 km, 50 km + kids challenges
- Swimming: 800 m, 1500 m + kids challenges
- Triathlon: Olympic (1.5 km swimming, 40 km cycling, 10 km run), sprint (0.75 – 20 – 5 km). A race does not have to be completed in one go, but disciplines must be completed within 24 hours
- Walking: 10 km, 20 km + kids challenges
But the order of the results is not important. The aim of the project is to motivate amateur athletes in their beginnings, inspire them to overcome their own limits and support them in the natural human spirit of competitiveness. You can complete races with your family, friends or turn them into a challenge for your colleagues at work.
You can also follow the current events on social media, Facebook and Instagram, and via hashtags #SummerVirtualGames #SVG2020 @SVG
Please help us to promote races at home and abroad
This is the first time that anyone has attempted to organise a similarly ambitious virtual project. We have set ourselves a barrier-free goal to draw the entire world into a virtual game.
HELP us please with the promotion not just in your homeland, but if you have the chance then throughout the world too. Share your experiences, runs, numbers, tell your friends about the races and join in the project which will enable people from all corners of the planet to combine and compare their strength over the course of 17 days of competition.
Send your friends information about these virtual races and ask them to send it on. You can send whatever you think, but just to make things easier we have made it possible to download images and texts in several languages HERE. You will find the inviting friends event on Facebook here.
Individual sport and virtual competition are a community affair and can only be truly successful once many people join in with whom it is possible to share many experiences and routes, make comparisons, be motivated and motivate others.
For the first time it is possible for the entire world not to applaud a handful of elite athletes, but for the elite athletes to applaud thousands of those who achieve their own small or big goals.
Thank you very much for any of your help.