Virtual races are for more than just Running!

Virtual races can be a ton of fun!  Today’s post is brought to you by my fellow blogger friend, Kristy from Runaway Bridal Planner.  Kristy take it away!

What is a Virtual Race?

Runners, walkers and even hikers sign up for a distance they want to conquer for their goal. Come race week, participants get to pick their own course, race any day, and go any pace they’d like. The best part, time doesn’t have to be scheduled away from other things in life, day or night what is ever best works! Efforts and completion of the virtual races are rewarded similar to a regular road race, a race t-shirt and beautiful unique finishers medallion are sent to you to show off accomplishments and add to your race bling collections.

Design the Perfect Course for YOU.

Maybe you love a great hilly mountain run, or a relaxing run across a beach? Possibly your dream course is fast and flat or all downhill or a canyon, past waterfalls? Are city streets more your style or a quiet country road?  What course would you choose as your dream course? With a virtual race, you don’t have to keep searching for that race, you can make it happen!

Have you considered a Virtual Race before? 

Spots for the Run Sea to Shining Sea Virtual Races are filling up fast and prices go up August 1st. If you register today, you can use discount code FUNRUN and save 15% off the registration price. HINT: If you are willing to share you signed up on Facebook during registration you can save an additional 10% on top of the promo code discount. Don’t wait, secure your spot today!!

Love unique race bling?

Run Sea to shining Sea created a unique finishers medallion to earn after all your hard work. Here is a preview of the design (Note: the actual medal will be a nice quality heavier nickel metal about 3 inches wide with a navy blue splash of color.)

Why participate in Run Sea to Shining Sea Virtual Races?

* Use it as a training run for a fall race you are gearing towards.

* To motivate you to stay active or to become active.

* Compete against yourself.

* Compete in your own way with no restrictions, run during the time of day and day of the week that works best for your schedule.

* It supports American small businesses, medal creation, and t-shirt screen printing all done by American based companies. In addition, the event project itself is for a college thesis project so you’ll be helping a runner get her Recreational Management degree!

* To earn a new medallion to add to your race accomplishment displays.

Want to give it a try? You can REGISTER HERE today before registration prices increase.


Where would your dream race course be? Or what type of course would be your perfect to run?  

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  1. I agree that virtual races can be fun as part of a training plan. But they just don’t feel “real” to me–I don’t like the idea of paying for a run I could do on my own for free! But that’s just me…
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Like a Boss: Recovery WeekMy Profile

  2. Virtual races are a fun way to stay motivated for sure. Thanks for sharing this one and good luck to Kristy with her project
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…How To Get Over A Disappointing RaceMy Profile

  3. So much fun!Great job Kristy!
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt recently posted…An Epic Day Trip to Jungfraujoch, the Top of EuropeMy Profile

  4. Karen says:

    I like virtual races when you can do them with a friend or do them as part of training! I also tend to support ones when I am able that are fundraisers or support a cause I love.
    I did sign up for this and hope to run it virtually with Clarinda 🙂

  5. Kimberly G says:

    I love virtual races because you can do them anytime, anywhere, and they usually have really awesome swag!
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  6. Thanks for letting me guest post my friend!!!
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  7. Virtual races are so fun–I often forget that I’ve entered them (after I’ve run them and posted about it) and then I get a medal in the mail and it is like Christmas!
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  8. I had strongly considered doing this…then (whomp whomp) my summer was a bit turned upside-down. I’ll be watching to see how everyone does…I assume you’ll be posting results and finish times (?) Have fun!!
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  9. Rachel says:

    I’ve never done a virtual race. Mostly because I think I would punk out and not actually do it after I signed up! 😉
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  10. Jenn says:

    Very fun!

    I think virtual races can be a lot of fun!

    My perfect race course is an urban loop. I love to see lots of cool architecture and historical sites, and I love all the crowds that come out and cheer.
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  11. Darlene says:

    I used to do them when I first started but lately when I spend the money, I want other runners, spectators and a real race.
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  12. Elle says:

    I have not done a virtual race for at least a couple of years…. maybe time to give one a try!

  13. Virtual races are a great source of motivation, especially during a difficult training cycle.
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Sea to Shining Sea Virtual Race GiveawayMy Profile

  14. TOni says:

    I love virtual races! I love the flexibility and freedom of them.
    TOni recently posted…San Francisco Half Training Recap Week 6 #TSFM2017My Profile

  15. Wow! This seems like a great idea. I’d love to try a virtual race. This can be a great method for exercising in winter, right?

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I am a wife, mother, stepmother, working healthcare financial professional and a 5K enthusiast! I love to travel, try new products, meet new friends, eat great food and drink great wine! Why not run around the world in my tutu and tennies?
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