How to participate?

Participating in the Virtual TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2020 is possible via the official Virtual Run App, powered by TCS. This is how it works:

1. Go to the registration form, registration is possible till Wednesday 14 October 2020. Choose which finisher package you want to collect, which distance you would like to run and complete your registration. Runners registered for the canceled edition can participate in the Virtual Run for free. Participants have been personally informed about this.

2. Download the Virtual TCS Amsterdam Marathon App in the App or Play store. We will give you an update as soon as the app is live!

3. Log in via the app with your bib number and date of birth. You can find your bib number in the registration confirmation.

4. Next step is to log in with your STRAVA account on the STRAVA-authentication screen, hereby you give the app permission to collect the data of your running activities. Don’t have a STRAVA account yet? You can create one for free, otherwise you are not able to use the Virtual Run App.

5. Make a course yourself in your own environment for the distance that you have chosen (TCS Marathon, Mizuno Half Marathon or TCS 8K). Share the course with your friends and family for support and care on the way.

6. Create your personal bib number in the app. Print the bib number and pin it on during your Virtual Run. You can also share the bib number online with your supporters.

7. Run your chosen distance between 18 and 25 October 2020. Pausing your activity in between is permitted, however the distance must be completed as an interconnected
run.

8. Use a sports watch for the registration of your end time. Synchronize your watch with STRAVA in order to upload your time in the Virtual Run App. Don’t have a sports watch? Make sure to bring your phone during your run and make use of the ‘recording’ function in the STRAVA app.

9. Afterwards download a digital finish certificate and/or create your personal digital poster via the Smart Medal app.

10. If you ordered a medal and/or Mizuno Race Shirt at the time of registration, it will be mailed to your home address no later than 15 November.