Run for the Cup to crown virtual FA Cup champions

Run for the Cup with Pro Direct Soccer

Run for the Cup with Pro Direct Soccer - Credit: Archant

Tomorrow should have been the FA Cup Final, a massive day in the sporting calendar and the showpiece event of the football season in England.

While watching live football is a forgotten pleasure at the moment, South Devon-based Pro Direct Soccer have developed an ingenious idea to bring some competition to this weekend.

The FA Cup was at the quarter-final stage when lockdown measures were introduced and fans of the eight remaining teams in the competition are being urged to Run for the Cup in support of their favourite team.

The idea is for people to run a mile for their chosen club and the team with the most distance covered by 6.45pm on Saturday, when the FA Cup Final whistle should have sounded, will be crowned as champions.

Watch the video here https://www.instagram.com/p/CAYTMYOB4Gt/

The eight teams to choose from are listed below and even if you're not a fan of these clubs, pick one to represent, get some healthy running into the legs and follow the Pro Direct Soccer mantra to 'Get Fit, Stay Fit, Help the NHS'.

Join the fun here http://live.prodirectsoccer.com/articles/editorial/pro-direct-run-for-the-cup-2020/ and Newton Abbot-based Pro Direct are offering £2,000 worth of football boots to be won and a winners badge for the top 11 runners.

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Choose your team:

• Sheffield United

• Arsenal

• Newcastle United

• Manchester City

• Norwich City

• Manchester United

• Leicester City

• Chelsea