Have all of your marathons been cancelled? Or, maybe you are looking to bump up your physical activity? Well, there's some good news-Organizations are still hosting fun runs...ONLINE with virtual runs.
How does that work?
Well, you register for the race online as normal, but instead of meeting at a designated course, you can run, walk, skip, jump, do-si-do -wherever you please! In some cases there is an app that tracks your mileage, so you know when you’ve finished! In other cases, they ask that you spam your social media and tag them in your picture or video clip.
My mom participated in a 5k for the Tulip Run that she had signed up for while planning a vacation. Since, Coronavirus halted all travel and gatherings she was unable to go on the trip. However, her run switched to a virtual run and she was mailed her medal and t-shirt for completing and logging her run.
PAC-MAN Virtual Challenge
Event runs thru September 6th, 2020.
"2020 marks the 40th Anniversary of PAC-MAN. We are celebrating this milestone by challenging YOU to 40 miles this season. Do your best PAC-MAN impression by walking, jogging or running on your own time, anywhere in the world (including on your treadmill at home). Sign up to be a part of the challenge, log your miles, and receive a limited-edition PAC-MAN 40th Anniversary Race Kit, featuring:Commemorative Medal,Race Bib, andFinisher’s Sticker."
Rev Up The Sems
Event runs from June 15-July 15, 2020
This fun run benefits the local catholic diocese. You can choose any day within a month's time frame to complete the race. You get a racer's bib and a t-shirt with registration.
You can search the web to see if a church near you is hosting a fun run in the future, or better yet-organize one to help raise money for your church!
This event takes place May 30 and 31
Project Unbreakable: The World’s Largest Virtual Race, powered by Rakuten.
"Project Unbreakable is a virtual Spartan race that consists of a run or running equivalent and obstacles. You’ll take on push-ups, mountain climbers and more to finish. Earn a free global leaderboard spot and virtual medal, or upgrade to a race bundle and get an exclusive t-shirt, physical Trifecta wedge and other prizes."
**There are registrations options for kids.**
Carry Forward 5K
You can choose whatever date you please to participate in the run. In this one you can run solo, with a squad, your neighborhood, or make it a community fundraiser by collecting pledges that benefit the Wounded Warrior Project
Find More Virtual Fun Runs:
You can find all of the fun runs in your community through this website, and they are doing their best to update the site with races that have been rescheduled, cancelled, or moved to virtual races.
You can sign up for a virtual run that benefits the charity you choose to sign up for. Some of the charities include Coronavirus Relief, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and Koala Krawl.
Will you partake in a virtual run this year??