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This challenge - the fifth in The Rivals series - follows virtually in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, as she's forced to abdicate, begs for release from her 20-year incarceration in England, and eventually to her execution at Fotheringhay. 

Stay focused and make your miles more fun, unravelling fascinating history as you go. Run, walk and/or cycle the 500 miles, individually or as part of a team, and sign up today.


Share the distance as part of a team of 2 or 3. How does it work? Just sign up like normal. If you sign up for your challenges one by one there's an option to add a team name when you do so. Then our tech partners will create a team for you and your teammates will be able to join in My Virtual Mission. Alternatively, if you're a season pass holder, just email and let us know your team name and the names/emails of the other members of your team. If your team name is not on the dropdown list when you go into My Virtual Mission, do not fear. We'll add you through the back-end - just email


NB: For those who aren't fans of the longer journeys, we have creating a shorter version of this challenge, with a total distance of 119 miles!


PRICE: £17


By purchasing entry to this virtual challenge, you are accepting our Refund Policy and Event Waiver, displayed on this page.



Check for an email from Secret London Runs with all the info you need about getting set up on this virtual challenge.


Can't find it? You can also check out our Set Up Information Guide here.

500 Miles the Captive Queen - No Medal

  • Sorry, we don't give refunds on this event. If you are unable to take part due to illness, don't worry as the challenge is open until the end of 2024. We will send you your medal and you can keep it safe until you've completed the challenge!

  • We want you to have fun at our events, but we also want you to take care of yourself and others whilst out running or walking. Before you go out, please make sure someone knows your route and roughly how long you plan to be out for. Please also make sure you are visible to other road users, especially at night by wearing bright high-vis clothes and/or a torch. 


    I know that running in an event that is organised as a virtual activity where I run on my own, at a date and time of my choosing, in a location and running route of my choosing, which will not have any support or security measures in place by Secret London Runs is a potentially hazardous activity, which could result in injury or death. I acknowledge that I am participating in the activity outlined by this virtual event by my own free will and at my own personal risk. By ticking this box, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, in good health, and I am properly trained. I further agree to abide by my local government guidelines and laws for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 whilst partaking in this virtual event.  I agree to follow all highway safety codes whilst out running and being mindful of other pedestrians and road users.  I assume all risks to me associated with running on my own as part of this virtual activity, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other pedestrians, the effects of the weather, traffic and the conditions of the road or trail, all such risks being known or unknown and appreciated by me when out running on my own without any type of support from local officials or event organisers.

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