Hola, runners! How many of you have heard of "virtual" races? I had never known about such a thing until I started exploring the running blog community in early 2015. For those that are clueless (as I was), a virtual race is one that you register for, get the swag/medal for...but is completed on your own time, in the location of your choice. Fun, yes? Adds a bit of spice to your normal neighborhood run. Plus, you can mix it up and run it solo, or with friends; in your usual local park, or at a new locale; on the road, on a treadmill, or on trail...the options are many.
After looking into several virtual race options, I finally decided to give one a try. Level Up Virtual Runs is hosting The Incredible Virtual Run in April. I took one look at the medal design, and was like, OMG MY KIDS ARE GOING TO BE SO JEALOUS OF ME:
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Yes, this requires a bit of scouts-honor accountability...but why pay for a race that you don't intend to really complete? Go have fun with it!
I'll share my experience here post-virtual-race sometime in late April. :)
Want to run with me? Registration for The Incredible Virtual Run is open until April 15th at LevelUpRuns.com. The fee is $25: already affordable, BUT my readers can save 10% off their registrations by using the coupon code SAVE10. And did I mention that all registered runners also get a $25 SLS3 gift certificate? Sweet swag. Let me know if you plan to join! (And if not, have you ever done a virtual race before? How did it go??)
(Disclaimer: I received a free race entry to the Incredible Virtual Run in exchange for this post--but all the excitement involved is mine-o-mine! :) )