Imagine running a race with more than 300 other participants all by yourself, wherever you are, at whatever time of day fits your schedule.
That is basically what a virtual race is.
You sign up for the race, which give a portion of the proceeds to charity, they give you a 2-5 day window for you do run/bike/walk your distance. You choose the location, the time, and the date. You submit your time to them online and boom you are done. You still get the swag, a shirt, medal and race bib (depending on the organization).
The beauty is the flexibility and it helps bring people from all over the country together for the event. This past summer I participated in a Nuun Ambassador Virtual race and we had a Facebook group page where we got to connect online with other participants. It made it possible for locals to actually meet up and run their races together, and do other runs together as well. Instant running friends!
If you are an avid racer like me you have probably already heard of FitFam (Formally Gametiime). A great social media platform for racers & runners. FitFam has helped many organizations put on their virtual races and decided to kick off 2016 with a race of their own!
The FitFam Challenge in January
And in the spirit of Cyber Monday you can save 20% off either, or both, races today!
Just use the code CYBERMONDAY20
Missed out on the Cyber Monday deal?
No worries, you can still get 10% off both races by using the code MOVETHEMISSION10
Just. Keep. Running.
For my loyal readers RunnerBox is offering 10% your purchase by using the code RUNMSRUN so go start your subscription today, or go buy one for that runner in your life.
Want to find out what is on my race calendar? Check out my list.
This year my running club and I will be participating in the Hood to Coast Relay Race as a fundraising team. We will be raising money for Providence Cancer Center to help #FINISHCANCER. Click on the picture below (or here) to donate today.