What is a virtual event?
A virtual event is where competitors complete the set distance (5km walk / run or 10km run) at any location and then lodge a valid time electronically.
Why are you having a virtual event?
Due to Covid-19, we expect ongoing mass gathering restrictions in Victoria into 2021, and so we are unable to safely plan for the running of our events in early 2021.
When is the virtual Gates Classic 2021 event?
You can participate in this year’s Gates Classic anytime from 27th December to 10th January.
Why not hold the event later in 2021?
The Gates Classic has always been strongly supported as part of the summer FSLSC events program. We rely on the summer holiday season where entrants and our volunteers are available to participate. So, we are unable to delay our event to later in 2021.
How do you register?
Same as in previous years. A registration link will be on our FSLSC and Tim Gates Foundation websites.
When will registrations open and close?
Registrations will open in November, 2020 and will close at 9am on 10th January, 2021 or earlier if sold out.
I don’t live in Victoria or Australia; can I still enter?
Yes. Entries are open to anyone but overseas entries will require an additional postage fee for the t-shirt distribution.
What are the event prices?
Gates Classic Virtual 2021 entry is:
- $30 for an Adult
- $10 for a Child
- $60 for a Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
What do I get for my entry?
Entry includes our free Gates Classic T-shirt as an option.
How do I get my T-shirt?
T-shirts will be mailed out. Our sponsor Border Express will deliver them but please be patient during these COVID times.
How do I record my race time?
Plan an appropriate course and then complete your run/walk (preferably with a buddy for safety) and either manually record your competitive time or if you have a GPS enabled device, record your “competitive” distance/time and then enter/upload.
More details will be provided later regarding the upload location/link.
How do I officially lodge my race time?
All times must be entered prior to 9am on 11th January, 2021.
Can I look up my or my friends entered time?
Yes, result that have been uploaded will be live on a results page.
When can I complete the virtual event?
Your race time must be undertaken between 27th December to 10th January, 2021.
Times must be lodged prior to 9am on 11th January, 2021.
Can I update my time with a faster time?
Yes, if you complete a faster time, you can upload your faster time via the prior used link - up until Jan 14th. Max. two updates per day.
How do I upload a photo/video of my great course, myself or other relevant aspects?
Further info on this will be provided.
Will there be Event Placegetters?
There will be no official placegetters for this year’s Gates Classic 2021.
Just bragging rights with your fellow competitors.
This is due to the inability of competitors to fairly replicate each course and race times. Compete to stay fit, have fun, and support our volunteer lifesavers.
Can I do my run at Fairhaven Beach?
While we all love our beach course, this year the access and associated movement restrictions will be determined by the State Government later in 2020/2021. Due to Covid-19 health restrictions it is unlikely that people will be encouraged to travel to Fairhaven specifically to train or complete this event, individually or in groups.
All competitors are encouraged to undertake their training and event run safely at a location of their choice, subject to the State Government restrictions that apply at the time.
How is the Race Category Age calculated?
Categories are based on the ages as of our last event date, Sunday 10th January 2021.