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Hey everyone!! What a crazy year 2020 has been, right? With most of the races we were supposed to be running this spring postponing or cancelling straight out, it seems the art and sport of virtual racing has really taken off. It’s definitely not been your average racing season for sure.
With all that being said, my daily life has been erratic and different from the norm. I work from home most of the time, which means that all the days…weeks…months…as time has gone one…has pretty much lost all meaning to me. But, I have made sure that I have at least maintained my fitness by continuing to get outside and run…even if no races are on my calendar.
In case you’re like me and you’ve lost all sense and track of time, June is coming. And the first Wednesday, June 3, 2020, is Global Running Day! Global Running Day is a celebration of the sport of running, as well as striving to live a healthy and active lifestyle. While I know a lot of people are over the whole virtual racing thing…I am VERY excited to be participating in this virtual relay.
I am on the NYC team and am scheduled to run from 9:00-9:30 am. This particular relay is time based, rather than mileage based. Everyone who is participating is encourged to get out there and do what they can in their given time frame. When you finish your allotted half hour, you virtually “pass the baton” to your next teammate via text, e-mail, or a call.
Additionally, there are teams from all over the country that you can join, so it doesn’t even, necessarily, have to be in the state or area you live in. I’m in Southern Indiana, but I’m on the NYC team…so that doesn’t matter. AND…if you want to start your own team, you are able to do that too. That’s the magic of the virtual race, for sure!
Those who register for the early morning time slots are being given a $5 discount on their entry. If you love getting your run in early (I used to be one of these 3:00 am people), there are definitely spots open for you!!
Added bonus, just for participating, you will receive this t-shirt and medal at the end of June and entered into a few raffles from Garmin, Maurten, Goodr, and Trigger Point.
And what do you get for participating in this Global 24 Hour Relay? Well, beside the obvious pride that comes along with it, you’ll receive this shirt and medal at the end of June and be entered into a few raffles from Garmin, Maurten, Goodr, and Trigger Point.
So, if you’re feeling burnt out on virtual races, maybe a virtual relay is just what you need to reignite that spark.
Want to be a part of it? You should totally sign up! Be a part of this year’s #Global24Relay!