A virtual equivalent is taking place on the scheduled date of this year's Liberty Race in Spain ©Spanish Paralympic Committee

A virtual equivalent to this year's Liberty Race, an event in Spain that invites people to run or walk over ten kilometres to support those with disabilities, is taking place on the date the event was originally scheduled.

The 13th edition of the event was due to take place on Sunday May 31, although it has had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Although organisers are hopeful of rescheduling it for later this year, a virtual equivalent is now taking place on its previously scheduled date instead.

Participants are invited to run or walk in their own area while adhering to social distancing guidelines, with the virtual event free to participate in.

The race, organised by Liberty Seguros, an insurance company founded in Spain but with bases globally, is titling its virtual alternative as "Together in the Distance."

Last year's race attracted 500 runners and over the course of the 12 editions so far more than €240,000 (£214,000/$261,000) has been raised to support representatives of the Paralympic Athletics Promises Team, promoted by Liberty Seguros.

The team features young athletes in the early stages of their careers, who have the goal of one day representing the Spanish team at the Paralympic Games.

The virtual race is free to participate in and organisers have offered various incentives to people to sign up.

Race participants who upload photographs of themselves with the hashtag #MiCarreraLiberty to their social media pages are entered into a raffle for a pair of Mizuno running headphones.

Anybody who registers online for free will automatically be included in a raffle for a pair of Mizuno Model Wave Skyrise shoes for men and women.

When registering, participants will be sent a personalised bib which they can wear while completing their own challenge.

Anyone who completes the distance is also eligible for a personalised commemorative medal.

"This new virtual Carrera Liberty format allows us to somehow maintain this celebration of diversity and inclusion, adapting to the current context and guaranteeing the health and safety of all those who participate," said Alvaro Ferrel, head of corporate social responsibility and sponsorships at Liberty Europe.

"This year we will run 'Together in the Distance' to support the Paralympic athletes in a difficult year for them due to the postponement of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, which we were all looking forward to."

Alberto Jofre, managing director of the Spanish Paralympic Committee added: "Liberty Seguros endorsement and support for the sport of people with disabilities is absolute. 

"It has been for many years a travelling companion of the Spanish Paralympic Committee, within the ADOP Plan. 

"Evidence of this is precisely the Liberty Race and the project of the Paralympic Athletics Promises Team, with young boys and girls with disabilities who want to start in sports practice and who dream one day of reaching the Spanish Paralympic team."

Registration for the race can take place through the event website here