Top 5 Reasons to Run a Virtual Race

on October 15, 2021

Most people like finish lines and the sense of accomplishment that comes with it. But the hardest part of getting to the finish line can be just approaching the starting line. Virtual running events give you the opportunity to bask in the finish line without the stress of the start line because it’s all on your time and terms.

Virtual runs put you in charge of how you experience the event and when and how you run or walk it. If you aren’t convinced yet, here are the top 5 reasons you should consider a virtual race.

Virtual races ofter support charities and causes, meaning you get to give back to your community while enjoying the sport you love.  No matter what you're passionate about, you can most likely find a virtual race or race company that supports that cause.

No matter what your next challenge is, a virtual race can help you meet your goals.  From daily activity goals to earning that first race medal, the options are endless for how you challenge yourself.  So, find your next virtual race challenge and start working toward your goals now.

Oh, and did we mention you don't have to contend with the weather? Rain, extreme heat and even snow can interfere with your first run event if you choose the traditional run experience.  Virtual race events give you the flexibility to watch the forecast and complete the challenge in the conditions that suit you or you can even choose to complete your race in the comfort of being indoors on a treadmill to get your miles in.

Virtual Races provide a great sense of accomplishment along with some bling to prove and commemorate the event.  Virtual Race finisher medals come in really fun designs along with creative ways to display your race finisher medal.  Do a search for "race medal display" and you'll see how your race collection can become a pretty neat home decoration and conversation starter when you have guests over.

There is a great community in virtual running and walking.  If you want companions alongside you throughout your training and racing experience, you can certainly find that here.  If you prefer to make it more of a private event, that's possible as well.  A common goal can be a strong tie that brings people together, and virtual events are a great goal to get you and your community motivated.

Really, the opportunities and fun of virtual running are endless. You can always find a race to keep yourself motivated as you work through another goal and earn another medal because virtual races are done completely on your time.

If you’ve never competed, there is no time like right now to begin your trek to the finish line of your first race and find your own reason to run a virtual race. To find your next race, visit the Virtual Run Challenge events page to find a challenge that suits you.


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