I’m fairly new to the concept of virtual running. I heard about it via Instagram. But what is Virtual Running?
A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace wherever you like. There are no parking problems. No crowds. No long Porta Potty lines. There is no start gun or nervous, pre-race chitchat with other runners.
There’s not even an official starting line.
That’s the kind of flexibility offered by virtual races, a new trend in the running community. Runners who sign up for a virtual race register online and simply choose their own starting line, whether it’s a treadmill or a neighborhood street. They run the race distance, upload their finishing time and a few days later are mailed a medal. Pretty sweet huh? I registered for the ‘Winterfell 5k” For those who don’t know I’m pretty geeky and love Game of Thrones. So what better then running a 5k and getting an awesome Game of Thrones medal? I ran my 5k with my amazing running fam, ‘Movement Runners” It was an awesome experience because I was able to run around my community and earn a super sweet medal. My next virtual run will be the Jedi Challenge 2016, Proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.