Virtual Races – Boo!


Have you ever considered a virtual race? For some, weekend morning races are not always convenient. For others, the location of a race or the start time can be an obstacle. Virtual races are becoming more popular. They can be completed during a time that works best for the runner. This past  year, I participated in two virtual races:. They were the Jedi Challenge and the US Road Running Mother’s Day challenge. For both, I signed up online, submitted my completion time and was awarded my medal. I will be honest, the bling motivates me! I love receiving the medal and then proudly displaying it on my medal hanger. There is a Halloween virtual race coming up! It’s the Faster Than Boo Virtual 10K.  The deadline for registration is October 19th. You will receive your virtual race kit in the mail. It includes the T-shirt, race bib, and yes, even the medal!  The race needs to be completed between October 29-October 31. Gone for a Run asks that participants then share race photos and a recap on their Facebook page .  My frunners and I have registered and are planning our run for the 31st. Register here: Faster Than Boo Virtual 10K . Give it a try and let us know what you think.

What virtual races have you done?


Jennifer Alameda is a working wife and mother with a passion for fitness.

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