Runnergirl Training: Virtual Running Club

Monday, January 16, 2017

Virtual Running Club

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written by runnergirl training

You know that crazy exillirating feeling you get when you cross the finish line of a race? It's what draws you into signing up for the next race as soon as possible! I have a way for you to get that amazing feeling more often & at your convenience!


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Finisher photo - Socks are Sockwell & stats are Lumo Run


Have you heard about virtual races? You sign up online, receive a real medal & race swag by mail and you complete your distance on your own time! Pretty ingenious, I know! Sometimes local road races are not close to you, happening often enough or at a time that you're available. Well, virtual racing solves all of that! You can even post your finisher photos on social media and brag to all of your jealous friends! While they all were glued to Netflix last weekend, you completed a race around your neighborhood. That's impressive!


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Finisher photo - Socks are Sockwell & stats are Lumo Run


I started a company called The Virtual Race Calendar that offers our own virtual races as well as has a huge calendar to help you find the most popular virtual races. Some shameless bragging, but our medals are 4 inches and really dazzling! They spin, glow in the dark, etc! We also include your race bib number and some fun swag (headbands, LED clip lights & party fanfare for New Year's).


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Being a part of a virtual running club gives you some new ways to connect with other runners and fitness enthusiasts! You can "meet" the others who ran the same race by chatting on social media. At The Virtual Race Calendar, we like to repost finisher & medal pics to encourage you and also allow others to connect. There have been several runners who purchased a medal for a friend so they could run together, either virtually or in real life. What an innovative way to promote fitness among friends!


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Lots of virtual races support charities. A portion of the registration fee goes to the specified charity. The Virtual Race Calendar has selected Grind For Life for The Struggle Bus, New Year's Dash & Love To Race virtual races. $5 from each of those 3 races'  registrations goes directly to Grind For Life. They are a charity that gives money to cancer patients. I have seen them help firsthand with my mom when she had stage 4 melanoma in her brain. Grind For Life is an amazing charity to support! What a positive way to be involved with a virtual running club that also helps amazing charities!

I started running virtual races in 2011 when they were fairly obscure and difficult to find. I encourage you to check out not only our races but assortment on our calendar! See ya on the road as part of our virtual running club! Don't forget to share your race & medal pics!



I was not asked to write this post or to include the mentioned brands. I am a Sockwell compression socks ambassador & I love using my Lumo Run device. They are both items I use every day in my routine. I received no compensation from mentioning these brands. All opinions expressed are from my own experiences. 

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