What Is A Virtual Race?
Have you heard of virtual races? I just actually started to enjoy running, so this is a whole new world to me. I’ve been figuring out what I need to run properly and I’ve been finding my happy place. A virtual race is a race that you can run at your own pace, at the time of your choosing. You could even spread the distance out over a few days if needed! Some of the races offer race bibs that you can print out and you may receive a medal or a shirt, so besides running or walking for your health, you can earn goodies!
Is A Virtual Race The Right Fit?
Some people are not into the serious discipline that it takes to run a marathon or a half-marathon and that’s ok. Large groups of people can also deter a person from wanting to run a race, so the virtual race route is probably a good fit. As stated above, the virtual race is self-paced and some races give you an extended period of time to complete them. A virtual race is good for all fitness levels because it is based on the person without strict guidelines.
Where To Find Virtual Races
I literally just signed up for three 5k virtual races to do this month! It may seem crazy, but I already run that distance almost daily, so why shouldn’t I get a medal for it? Here is an awesome website with some really fun virtual races and then you can also sign up for a Run Disney Virtual Short. I should also note that at least two of the races that I registered for donate to charities, so I am helping the community and receiving a medal….it’s a win-win in my book!
Virtual races are good for the runner like me. I am a busy mom who doesn’t really have time to train for a race. The virtual race will give you the freedom to train at your own pace. It will also help you achieve a goal every time you go for a run. If a virtual race is not in your budget at this time, there were also free options available online. If you’re looking for a recommendation of some great workout capris to walk or run in, check out this review! I’d love to know what you are doing on your fitness journey! Contact me and let’s chat!