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Virtual Running Events and How You can Participate

A virtual running event is a great way to meet new people, create a running group that motivates you, and allows you to achieve your goals without having to travel great distances to be apart of the fun!

How does it work?

Signing up for a virtual running event is easy, you simply search the internet for a program that fits your needs and then register for the event. Most virtual running events have apps to keep you inspired and organize your progress.

You are also able to upload your results after completing a race to see where you stand against the other competitors. This feature allows you to set new goals and talk to people about how to achieve them.

A huge bonus to virtual running events is that, you can run outdoors, at a gym, or at home on an elliptical. You are also in charge of what time during the day of the event that you run. As long as you run before the deadline, you qualify for the leadership boards.

There are virtually unlimited Facebook and Instagram groups dedicated to virtual running, this means that creating a running group has never been easier!

Our Favorite Virtual Running Group

One of our top favorites is The Virtual Run Challenge, this organization allows you participate in an event that helps to raise money and spread awareness for designated charities. These charities include, St. Jude, The Red Cross, American Cancer Society, MS Society, ASPCA, and more. If you are looking for an event that allows you the opportunity to win a prize, then you can sign up for one that awards medals. After completing the race, you could have a medal sent to you as a reminder of your achievements.

Do I Need to be a Strong Runner?

The short answer is no, you do not. These events range from trots to 10k’s, so ANYONE can enjoy the experience of virtual running events!

The goal of these events is to encourage everyone to get up and moving. Virtual running allows you to feel connected to other runners and helps you to stay focused on your personal goals.

Get up. Get moving. Join today and be prepared to be inspired!

Disclaimer: I’m not a fitness expert, medical doctor or registered dietician. This blog is solely to share my experiences in running, fitness and nutrition. In regards to your health, please do your own study and exploration. Everything I share here comes from personal experiences, knowledge gained from sources, and is based off my own lifestyle. If you are in need of specific advice in any of these areas, please contact your own health professional.


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