Friday, October 18, 2013

Virtual Races

Who's a fan of virtual races?
Virtual Races are events that you sign up for online and can run or walk on your own time within a designated time frame (usually a month). Some races are free or charge a modest registration fee to support charities; some offer medals, bibs, and t-shirts.
So far, I'm very fond of the US Road Running virtual race series. They host monthly races and additional holiday events and team challenges. They have pretty sweet medals that they will customize with your name, race distance, and finishing time on the back.
This is the September medal I got. I'm also waiting on a Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Fun Run medal in the mail from a different organization. (You still have time to register!)
Some of the benefits of virtual runs are the opportunity to get a few friends together to run/walk your favorite trails, no race crowds or pressure, and you can split up the distance over a few days if needed.
Has anyone done virtual races or want to recommend any?

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