Virtual Run

Have you ever been a part of a virtual run?  Have you ever heard of a virtual run?  This doesn’t mean you think about running and it’s like you are virtually there!    I had never been a part of one until recently.  I signed up for one through this wonderful group.  They are raising money for doing away with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, DAWS. I became connected with them through this wonderful wordpress friend.  (It is amazing how small a world the internet is.)

So what is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?  Here is a link that I found that explains it better than I ever could.

What I love about the virtual run is that you can set the day and time as well as the distance you want to run.  Then you complete your goal and post a picture on their facebook page and they send you a really cool medal like the one I received in May for the cool race of “May the fourth be with you”.mayfourth  I of course completed it on may fourth and did 4 mile bike ride and an 8 mile run at the gym because the weather was not so great on that day, another advantage of virtual running.  So I didn’t have to get up early, drive to the event or stay at a hotel the night before and was still able to compete and receive some bling.

If you have never entered a virtual run, give it a try.  Their next run is happening now until November 4th and you not only get this cool medal but you are helping to find a cure.  You can sign up for $30 and it is a donation to the fundraising campaign.  So it is a win-win for everyone.

I would love to hear about any other virtual runs you have competed in.  Who can’t use a little extra bling and be helping out this crazy world at the same time. 

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2 thoughts on “Virtual Run

  1. I did a virtual run series last year put on by a group called For the Love of the Kids. There were 3 races and for each one you got a t-shirt and a medal, and the proceeds benefited a free camp for “seriously ill children and their families” (http://www.holeinthewallgang.org/Page.aspx?pid=471). Like you said, it was nice to get some bling while knowing my money was going to a good cause!

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