Virtual opening run

Opening of the registration portal with viRACE!

With the virtual opening run, we will jointly open the registration portal for the 4th SOLA Basel on 5 June 2021. Together with top athletes and celebrities, you can complete the 5-kilometre opening run via the viRACE app from 1 – 7 February 2021: On a separate course, but connected by the shared experience. Because the beauty of SOLA Basel: You never run alone!

Timing and course tracking is done directly via the viRACE app. During the race you will receive motivational speeches from well-known personalities and SOLA Basel OC members via headphones directly to your ears! You can start as an individual runner or participate as a team with your friends. All participants will be entered into a draw for great prizes from our sponsors (see below).

Opening of the registration portal with viRACE!

With the virtual opening run, we will jointly open the registration portal for the 4th SOLA Basel on 5 June 2021. Together with top athletes and celebrities, you can complete the 5-kilometre opening run via the viRACE app from 1 – 7 February 2021: On a separate course, but connected by the shared experience. Because the beauty of SOLA Basel: You never run alone!

Timing and course tracking is done directly via the viRACE app. During the race you will receive motivational speeches from well-known personalities and SOLA Basel OC members via headphones directly to your ears! You can start as an individual runner or participate as a team with your friends. All participants will be entered into a draw for great prizes from our sponsors (see below).

Here’s how it works:

1. Download app
2. Register for the run in advance in the app
3. Select favourites/friends on the start list for an optimal running experience
4. Start your run whenever you like between 1 – 7 February

Important: Charge your smartphone battery before the run. Use headphones. More information about the viRACE app can be found here.

Download the free viRACE app here:

Download the free viRACE app here:

Team ranking

Save your team name in your profile in the viRACE app: “Settings” > “Profil” > “Team” [enter team name] > “Speichern”. Make sure that the spelling is exactly the same. Based on this, we will create a team ranking with the average time of all team members. Teams with 5 or more people will be considered for the ranking. By participating as a team, you also have the chance to win an attractive team prize (see below).

 

Training tips to prepare for the opening run

The training countdown is on. Get into your running clothes, get ready, go! Here we have two suggestions for you on how to prepare optimally for the virtual opening run. We wish you lots of fun training!

1. Now is the ideal time to start your training for the virtual opening run. For this we give you a personalised training plan from runningcoach.me for 6 weeks (already registered members get 4 weeks). Interested? Then contact us by mail: info@solabasel.ch.

2. the weekly virtual 5 kilometre run RUN N’WIN of Migros offers you the ideal opportunity to test the competition distance of our virtual opening run. The run takes place every Wednesday and you can participate throughout the day. All finishers have the chance to win one of 20 Migros gift cards worth CHF 50 each.

Prizes

We thank our sponsors and partners for the great prizes. Please note that the prizes will only be sent to addresses in Switzerland.

Team prize: Run Club

All participating teams will be entered into a draw to win cool New Balance running shirts for one team (up to 10 pcs.).

Individual price: Active on the move

All participating runners will be entered into a draw to win 10x a practical IWB swim bag.

Individual price: Top equipped

All participating runners will be entered into a draw to win 10x a SportXX vouchers worth CHF 50.

Individual price: Always ready

All participating runners will be entered into a draw to win 10x an umbrella and 10x a pocket knife from ETAVIS.