Here are some FAQs to help answer and questions you have on Miles Matter For Bowel Cancer West:

What is a 'Virtual Event'?

A virtual event is one that can be undertaken absolutely anywhere and at anytime of your choosing. You simply track your miles via your fitness watch, phone, or pen and paper, and submit your results to us at the end of the challenge. We will send you a uniquely designed medal to mark the occasion.

How do I enter Miles Matter For Bowel Cancer West?

Simply head to our entry page here, select one of the distances available that you'd like to challenge yourself to and you're off!

Why are we setting up a Virtual Event?

Not only does 100% of the profits on your £13.95 entry fee go to Bowel Cancer West’s crucial work to increase survival rates of the disease, but keeping fit and healthy is a known way to prevent bowel cancer in the first place. Likewise, if you are unfortunate enough to undergo treatment for bowel cancer, having a good level of fitness will put you in a better position for recovery. Right now, bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cause of death by cancer, but with your support: we’ll be miles closer to cure.


I'm resident outside of the UK - am I eligible to take part?

Absolutely. The nature of a virtual event means you can clock up the miles anywhere in the world. In order to get your prized medal to you, upon signing up, we will charge an additional £5.95 to cover postage overseas.

Am I fit enough to sign up for a virtual event?

It is the sole responsibility of yourself to be sure that you are fit and capable enough to sign up and compete in our virtual event. Please speak with your GP to discuss any medical conditions you are concerned about. You acknowledge that you are taking part in Miles Matter For Bowel Cancer West at your own risk and agree to waive any liability against the organisers for any injury, illness, loss or damage as a result of participation.

Is this a race?

No, a virtual event is not a race. It is a challenge that you set yourself and you are simply trying to complete that challenge for your own benefit. We will be online supporting & inspiring the running community throughout, but it is not a race against anyone.


How do I submit results?

You simply track your miles via your fitness watch, phone, or pen and paper, and submit your results to us at the end of the challenge via email - Send us a screenshot of whatever method of tracking you use.

What if I fail to hit my target for the month?

Worry not. Regardless of how many miles you end up clocking up, if you're short of your challenge distance, we will donate you some miles from other peoples totals to ensure that everyone who signs up for Miles Matter For BCW gets a medal.

Is my entrant transferable or refundable?

Unfortunately due to the nature of putting on a virtual event, entrants are non-transferable and we are not able to offer a refund on your entry.


Anything else that I need to consider?

By registering, you agree for runr and BCW to have royalty-free use of your results, name, images for use in our future communications, website and social media.

More importantly, remember to have fun and enjoy your time taking part in Miles Matter For Bowel Cancer West

Happy running!

Team runr.