Race The Machine


£1,000 target 20 days left
66% 19 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th February 2021 at 1:29pm

Race The Machine is a new virtual race for runners - with an exciting twist - it's you against your own potential.

by Michael Loudon in Montrose, Scotland, United Kingdom

Race the Machine is raising £1,000 to bring the new virtual race for runners to reality.

What's Race the Machine?

Race The Machine is a new virtual race for runners - with an exciting twist - it's you against your own potential! All runners are at their best when they have a target to aim for. Race The Machine will provide hard but achievable projected time targets for runners to beat based on their recent best times. 

From 1500 metres to a Half Marathon Race The Machine provides 7 different distances to choose from. If you beat the time given to you, you will receive a memento, an online certificate, and can move on to another race based on your new PB - encouraging long term improvement. 

Whose this for?

Race The Machine is ideal for every level of runner, from those who only ever run at their local parkrun or have recently graduated from Couch To 5K - to experienced runners looking to shave seconds off their best efforts. Every runner benefits from realistic tailor made targets - and beating yourself and your expectations provides a unrivalled sense of satisfaction. Because of this Race The Machine medals and mementos will have a special place in runners affections. 

Where is the Race?

Running events in 2020 are looking uncertain due to the global pandemic. Race The Machine should be well placed to inspire runners to push and achieve in 2021.

As the website is developed, training plans and advice will be added to help entrants beat their tailor made time. 

Why are we crowdfunding?

I will use your donation to invest in prizes and mementos for successful entrants to their first Race The Machine race. These can be sourced more cost effectively when purchased in large quantities. I will also pay for web development and insurance costs. 

Who am I?

I am the founder and chairperson of Montrose Flyers Running Club, after 3 years I have grown the club to over 60 members and have great experience motivating and providing creative structured activities for a diverse group of runners.

Thank you for reading! And please take a look at our rewards on offer!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Public thank you

A thank you for your support will be posted on Race The Machine social media.

£30 or more

Race The Machine Buff

We will deliver to you a Race The Machine Buff/Multi purpose accessory. Fashionable and very useful during pandemic times.

£50 or more

A name of your choice in the first prize boxes

For a £50 or more donation a name/dedication of your choice will be added to a list of supporters in the delivered prizes.

£150 or more

Significant Donor

For £150 or more a name of your choice will be added to our website permanently as someone who helped kick start Race The Machine. You will also be mentioned individually as a significant donor on Race The Machine social media.

Let's make 'Race The Machine' happen

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