FAQ

REIMAGINED FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. How is Reimagined different from a virtual race?
2. Is this a England Athletics certified course?
3. Where can I download the app?
4. Will nutrition be provided on course?
5. Will water be available on the course?
6. Will toilets be available on the course?
7. How will you prevent cheating?
8. When can I collect my race goodies?
9. Is there a cafe near the start?
10. Do I need to tell you when I want to race Reimagined?
11. How long will it take to receive my results?
12. Is there a time limit?
13. Does Reimagined count as a race for the 100 Marathons Club?
14. Is Reimagined a Boston or London qualifying event?
15. Is Reimagined an England Masters qualifying event?
16. Will my results be uploaded to my England Athletics athlete profile or be used for any rankings/handicap scoring purposes?
17. Is the Reimagined race a qualifying event for the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships?
18. How do you calculate age category prizes?
19. Are buggies or dogs allowed?
20. Do I need to download and wear the race bib?
21. Will there be any signs to direct me?
22. Do I need to run with my smartphone?
23. Can I run with my Garmin, or similar device?
24. How do I find the start?

1. How is Reimagined different from a virtual race?

Reimagined is an England Athletics measured and certified race route. Everyone races the same course using GPS timing. Virtual races allow runners to race wherever they want and record their own time using their own devices.


2. Is this a England Athletics certified course?

Yes, all race routes (except fun run) have been measured to the England Athletics and the AIMS worldwide standard. Route measurement certificates can be viewed on the Race Routes page.


3. Where can I download the app?

We will provide full details and download links mid-August.


4. Will nutrition be provided on course?

Reimagined is a self-supported race. Runners will need to provide their own nutrition. Littering, however, is strictly prohibited, so please take your litter home with you.


5. Will water be available on the course?

Runners will need to carry or stash their own water or arrange to meet family and friends on the course.


6. Will toilets be available on the course?

There are toilets at the race start, which will be open between 10 am and 4:30 pm. At The Caldecotte Arms pub at approximately Mile 8 and 21 on the half/marathon route. If you leave the route then you must join the route again at exactly the same location or risk disqualification.


7. How will you prevent cheating?

A series of measures are put in place to prevent cheating. All results will be checked to ensure the legitimacy of every runner’s final results before they are published on the website. If you leave the route then you must join the route again at exactly the same location. Any attempt to cheat will result in disqualification. Please keep it honest.


8. When can I collect my race goodies?

You will be able to collect your goodies during September from the Up & Running store in Milton Keynes. We will email you when they are ready for collection.


9. Is there a cafe near the start?

Yes, ONE4SIX CAFE is located near the start/finish and is open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri and 9am-4pm Sat-Sun.


10. Do I need to tell you when I want to race Reimagined?

No, you don’t need to tell us and can just turn up and race anytime you want between 6th and 19th September. Please follow any social distancing rules in place at the time you race.


11. How long will it take to receive my results?

Unofficial results are available as soon as you complete your race. They will be reviewed by our compliance staff. Once reviewed, the results will be published on the Results page.


12. Is there a time limit?

There are no time limits for the Reimagined races.


13. Does Reimagined count as a race for the 100 Marathons Club?

Sorry, the Reimagined race results do not qualify at this time.


14. Is Reimagined a or London Marathon qualifying event?

Results from the 2020 Milton Keynes Marathon Reimagined will be eligible to use to apply for Good for Age qualification for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon. Full details of the Good for Age qualification and application process for 2021 will be published on the Virgin Money London Marathon website by 31 August 2020.


15. Is Reimagined an England Masters qualifying event?

Sorry, the Reimagined race results do not qualify at this time.


16. Will my results be uploaded to my England Athletics athlete profile or be used for any rankings/handicap scoring purposes?

Sorry, the Reimagined race results will not be uploaded or used for rankings.


17. Is the Reimagined race a qualifying event for the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships?

Yes, the Reimagined marathon race is still a qualifying event. Age Group World Rankings points will be based on a runner’s age on September 6, 2020. How it works.


18. How do you calculate age category prizes?

Age Category prizes will be determined by your age on December 31st, 2020.


19. Are buggies or dogs allowed?

Yes! You may run your the Reimagined race with whatever tiny or furry support you need. How many race courses can say that?


20. Do I need to download and wear the race bib?

No you don’t need to wear the race bib, but you might want to use it to get some great pictures to share on social media


21. Will there be any signs to direct me?

Yes we are planning to have some signage marking each route.


22. Do I need to run with my smartphone?

Yes. Go to the start, start the app and keep the phone with you during the race and then stop the app at the finish.


23. Can I run with my Garmin, or similar device?

You can use a garmin, or similar for pacing purposes and even for direction, however this is secondary to the race app.


24. How do I find the start?

We use What3Words to tell you where the start is. what3words have divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address.

Half / Marathon / Fun Run start: spill.dabbling.taken

5k, 10k, Relay start: awakes.deep.renewals

Download what3words for iPhone users and Android users