In a world where everything is virtual, so is running. Now you can earn bling without crossing a physical finish line. So what is a virtual race? Runners Who Wine has the definition and the details.
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When I first heard the term virtual race, I was confused. To me, races were this HUGE event, with bag checks and chip timers and excited race directors counting down the start of the race. How could that be virtual?
But, I’ll try (most) anything once, so I signed up. You know what? It was pretty cool!
First things first: what is a virtual race?
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE?
A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked or jogged or skipped – you do you, boo. Ain’t nobody watching.) from any location (road, treadmill, trail, laps around your kitchen). Many virtual races designate a day or time to run, but it’s really up to you.
Some virtual races will send you a bib or let you print one, and most come with some form of swag. Sometimes it’s a medal, sometimes it’s a shirt–I once got a medal hanger for doing a virtual race!
Anywho, in the newest episode of Runners Who Wine, Annmarie and I dive into what makes virtual races so neat and share some of our favorite virtual races. In fact, Runners Who Wine is sponsoring a virtual race, and you are all invited to join us!
YOU’RE INVITED TO THE HAPPY HOUR VIRTUAL 5K WITH RUNNERS WHO WINE!
Could there be a better virtual race for Runners Who Wine? Running? Happy hour? It’s perfect! In fact, we just talked in the last episode about how you can enjoy a drink or two and still maintain your training.
The Happy Hour Virtual 5K is a happening once a month all summer long! You can sign up for one race or the entire series. You’ll get an awesome koozie (because, happy hour) and you’ll be running to make the world a healthier place–one, because you’re running and that’s making you healthy but also because all proceeds go to the American Institute for Cancer Research.
How to do run the Happy Hour Virtual 5K?
Step 1: Sign up here.
Step 2: Put your running shoes on.
Step 3: On July 19th (or any day really), run 3.1 miles on your treadmill, around your neighborhood, on the track–wherever you want!
Step 4: Share your run! Tag #virtualhappyhourrun, #runnerswhowine and @moremilesmorefun. You can also join the Strava club here.
Learn more about the Happy Hour Virtual 5K and others that we love on the latest episode of Runners Who Wine. You could even tune in WHILE you’re running your virtual race! Listening to a podcast about virtual races while running a virtual race? It’s like a virtual race inception!
WINE FEATURED IN EPISODE 14: WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE?
MENTIONED IN EPISODE 14: WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE?
More Miles Races Happy Hour Virtual Race Series (Run and tag #runnerswhowine and #virtualhappyhourrun)
Ragnar Chase the Moon Challenge
RunDisney Virtual Running Shorts
CATCH UP ON PAST EPISODES
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Have you ever run a virtual race?