Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a Virtual Marathon?
This is a fund raising campaign undertaken by Youth For Seva to support change makers and promote volunteerism.
Why is YFS conducting a Virtual Marathon?
Given the continued impact of the global pandemic for the foreseeable future, it is in the best interest of the community that we’re organizing the marathon Virtually and are encouraging our supporters to participate virtually.
I have registered for Virtual Marathon. What next?
You will receive a welcome email with a digital BIB. You can take the print out of it & stick on your T-shirt and post a photo on your social platforms tagging Youth For Seva #.
Do I really have to run?
Yes you need to run, walk, jog or bicycle either on your treadmill or outside taking all necessary safety precautions by choosing different levels of marathons (1K/ 5K/10k/21.5K).
Where can I run?
You can run at your own pace at any place of choice. Be it your favorite running track outside or just a treadmill at home. Just don’t forget to record your metrics when you start your marathon.
When should I finish the run?
Participants should select any one day in between October 15th -30th of 2020 to start and finish their activity. You can take multiple breaks but should finish your pledged activity on the same day. Do not forget to record the time and metrics of your activity.
How can I record my run?
You can use any fitness application like Strava or Google Fit or any other running App to track your activity. You are then required to upload the pictures/screenshots of your activity (only for those whose activity is above 1km) on the form provided in YFS virtual marathon website.
Make sure to upload your activity and pictures on social media and tag Youth For Seva on these posts. These pictures will then be picked and uploaded on the official website.
If you are running on a treadmill, just upload a picture of the screen that shows your metrics.
Do I have to run the whole marathon in one go?
The participants should complete their activity in one go on any one of their selected days between the time period of Oct 15th to Oct 30th. Make sure to record all the activity and timing on your chosen fitness app.
Can I run more than the chosen distance?
Yes, participants are welcome to run more than the chosen distance.
How will my registration money be used?
All funds raised through the virtual marathon will be used towards supporting change makers and promoting volunteerism.
Will I get 80-G receipts for my Registration & Donation?
Yes, 80-G Tax exemption receipts will be given to all Registrations and Donations.
Can I register for 1K and go on to run more? Will I still get a certificate only for 1K marathon?
Yes. Participants can run more than what they have pledged for during registration. All the participants who finish across the categories will get the digital certificate of participation.
How soon will I get my digital certificate and other rewards?
Allow us at least 10 working days after the marathon to send you over digital certificates.