Note: These are ones I select for members of M Factor Fitness. Feel free to look through the Virtual Strides website and choose any other race you want.
They feature at least one race a month but they buy a certain number of medals and have a certain number of slots open for each race.
If that race doesn’t sell out, you can always pick it until it sells out.
Puppy rescue Mission Run
She Believed She Could So She Did
Operation Enduring Warrior
Heart of Gold benefitting the Joyful Heart Foundation
Virtual runs are a great way to stay motivated and hold yourself accountable.
I am partnering with Virtual Strides to offer you a new race to participate in every month…virtually.
This means you can sign up for a race to benefit a worthy charity, select a distance and do it anytime during the month.
The races are 5k, 10K and half-marathon. You pick the distance.
Do the run, submit your time and get some cool swag. (Finisher medals may not be your thing but your kids/grandkids will love them).
Let’s face it, people have busy schedules.
I remember when my daughter would have weekend softball tournaments and my son would have baseball games. We were running in so many different directions, I could never sign up for a run.
What if you get sick the night before a race? Stinks doesn’t it?
What if you get injured?
Virtual runs give you flexibility.
Here are a couple reasons to consider a virtual run.
- It is cold/hot outside and you would rather do the race on a treadmill or elliptical.
- You aren’t around on Saturday mornings but you still want to test yourself.
- You don’t like crowds.
- You don’t live near a town that has races.
- You can run with a friend in another state.
- You can organize a group and do the run whenever you want.
- You can even join in with me as I do one every month.
Running can be a lonely sport but it can also be about community.
I started this website because I realized there were other people like me who would never be a fast runner but enjoyed the sport.
Sign up below to get an email every month about the latest virtual run.
“Why sign up and pay for a race when I can just go outside and do it myself for free?”
I have been in the fitness business a long time.
Every once in a while someone will say “Why should I pay you to train me, I can watch YouTube videos for free.”
I can tell you 3 things about that person.
- They have no idea what I really do.
- They are unwilling to commit to doing something.
- They will look the same or worse 6 months from now.
There is magic about committing to a date. That is why I scheduled all my winter races during the summer and all my summer races during the winter.
If you sign up and plunk your money down now, you have made a commitment.
Commitments feel good. They motivate, no matter how scary they may seem.
My Bonus offer to you
Disclaimer: I am an affiliate with Virtual Strides which means I get a very small percentage for each sign-up. The majority of the money goes to the chosen charity.
If you sign up through me, I will offer you free coaching, injury and rehab advice.
People pay me for this everyday but I want to get people off the couch and moving.
I am thinking about bringing these back. These are monthly challenges to reach a fitness goal.
More to come soon.