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28 May 2020

Can you help us hit 150 for our virtual 10k?

Thank you so much to everyone who's signed up to #RunTogetherApart for the 'virtual' version of our London 10k fundraiser on Sunday 5 July. The great news is that over 100 intrepid runners are now taking part! Can you help us make it 150?

We'd love to make the Team SpecialEffect buzz even larger so whatever your ability, join supporters from companies such as SEGA, EA and Green Man Gaming who've already pledged to take part and sign-up here for free!

Team SpecialEffect runners will be asked to set off at the same time as the cancelled ASICS London 10k would have started, but run in their own locality, in accordance with the prevailing Government social-distancing guidelines.

The involvement of colleagues from the games industry has always been a huge part of the success of this event for us, helping to grow our running team from just a handful of supporters in 2010 to over 190 in 2019. This year looks to be no different, with representatives from companies including SEGA, EA, Green Man Gaming, Firefly Studios, Electric Square, Double Eleven, IGN, Universally Speaking, GAME and ukie having all registered so far!

Abbey Plumb of Electric Square was our 100th signup, and she won't be running alone: "I signed up to participate in the Virtual London 10k with my corgi because the work that SpecialEffect do is absolutely invaluable! Due to recent events (COVID-19) I think more and more people are understanding the value of access to gaming and online communities. Work towards levelling the playing field is absolutely essential!"

Runners will receive a special edition finishers medal on completion, and there are also plans for a pre- and post-race online meet-up to try and recreate the usual race-day experience as closely as possible. Over the years, it's become something of a tradition for Team SpecialEffect runners to dress up as their favourite games characters and we're heartily encouraging anyone who wants to run in costume to go for it!

If a 10k sounds like too much, find out more about other ways you can support us virtually

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