I’ve done a virtual race or two in the past, but they really aren’t “my thing.” I enjoy GOING to races and being around other people. I enjoy making plans with friends and eating bananas and drinking beer afterwards. I like all of the things that go along with participating in a race with a couple hundred (or thousand) friends and neighbors. But when I was contacted by Gone For A Run this week about their new virtual race series I thought it was the universes way of saying “get your butt in gear Meghan!” Maybe this was just the push I needed to get moving again.
This virtual race has all the fun things you expect and get from a regular race, but with the added bonus of being able to do it where ever you want (maybe while on vacation at the beach) and whenever you want (like a time that doesn’t require setting your alarm for 5:30 am)! But does it have the things you REALLY want from a race? Well lets see…
- Cool race shirt/tank – CHECK
- Race bib – CHECK
- Super awesome bling – CHECK
Signing up for a Gone For A Run virtual race is easy! Simply choose your race from the list on their website (the earlier you sign up, the better chance you’ll have of getting more great swag!) and register online. If you register by the designated date, your packet will arrive in plenty of time for your race date. Once your race date arrives, run your race! You can run, walk, or crawl on a road, trail, track or even treadmill of your choosing. Once you finish your race, celebrate your accomplishment with your swag, and post your photo’s and race recap on social media.
I really like that they have different race packet packages that you can for each virtual race. The basic race packet includes a race shirt (either a Women’s Athletic Tank Top, Men’s Lifestyle Tee or Youth Short Sleeve Tee), gorgeous finisher medal, real race bib (no downloads!) and a car magnet. You can also get other ones that include things like socks, a RoKBAND headband, a GripBand headband, or even a tutu!
The All 4 Run Virtual 4 mile Race will be ‘held’ July 2nd-5th. Which means you can race any time during these 4 days. I’m off July 3rd – 5th, so I’m sure I’ll run on one of those days. Maybe I’ll throw on my patriotic star headband with my race shirt when I head out for my run.
Anyone wanna join me? Use discount code: ALL4RUNMEG to save 10% off the basic package. Code is good for one week – expires on the 19th at 11:59 ET
*Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary entry for the All 4 Run Virtual 4 mile Race. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.