I’m so excited about hosting my very first Virtual 5k! As you all know I’ve joined Team in Training to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada and in order to help my achieve my fundraising goal I am going to be hosting a series of virtual 5K races over the summer (one each in June, July and August).
So what the heck is a virtual 5K!?
A virtual 5K is a race that is organized online and people from all over the world can register. It’s different from a traditional 5K in that you are responsible for completing the walk/run at any place you desire, at any time during the race timeframe that works for you. You’ll have the chance to have a personalized race bib, can choose to get a race medal and will be eligible for prizes!
Do I really HAVE to complete it? Will I still get a medal if I don’t?
I’m not going to police you, but YES you really need to do it. However, I’ll never know if you don’t….
But in order to qualify for one of the race prizes you will need to submit a photo (or a screen shot of your GPS/mapping app) to show you completed it. Medals will be mailed to all confirmed race participants (that choose the medal option) so yes, even if something happens and you are unable to complete it you will still have your medal.
How will you determine the winners?
Since I cannot verify times it’s impossible for me to know who came in 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Instead I will randomly choose these winners from all of the participants that submit a photo after their race. You will be able to submit your photo by tagging me on Twitter or Instagram (@suziconfesses), posting on my Facebook page, or by sending it via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How much will it cost?
If you choose to receive a race medal the cost is $20, if you opt out of getting a medal the cost is $15. I am also offering a discount for those who sign up for two or all three races in the series at once. You can find the discounted rates in the “Register now” drop downs at the bottom of this post.
I want to participate but I don’t have paypal, what can I do!?!?
Shoot me an email at email@example.com subject:VIRTUAL RACE and we can figure it out
I know (and see you) in real life – can I pay you my registration fee by cash or cheque instead of doing it online?
Absolutely! Just make sure you tell me what it’s for
These races are for charity right? Will I get a receipt?
I’m afraid not. While 100% of the proceeds will go towards my Team in Training fundraising, I need to deduct the costs for the medals and shipping from the fees collected and will submit the money as a lump sump to TNT so no individual receipts will be issued.
Now back to the race!
The race medal design hasn’t been finalized yet, if enough people register I will get a customized medal made, if not you’ll still get a sweet running medal, it just won’t be all jazzed up with a custom logo
Ready to register? As I mentioned above, if you see me in real life and want to pay cash or cheque to certainly can. For everyone else I’ve set up a PayPal checkout below. Choose your options and it should take you straight to your PayPal account. Please make sure your mailing address is current in your PayPal account as that is the address I will be sending your medal(s) to, and make sure you tell me if your regular email address is something other than your PayPal address as that is how I will be sending out Race Bibs closer to the date.
Registration will close at midnight on May 31st.
|Virtual 5K with medal|
|Virtual 5K (NO medal)|
This is it folks! Only 5 days left (well technically 4) of the Spring Tune Up Challenge!
Here are your final 5 workouts!
Lower Body Monday
Tummy Tuck Tuesday
Work it Out Wednesday
HIIT It Thursday
Fired Up Arms Friday
Remember to check in after each workout you complete! I’ll be randomly picking one commentor from the last two weeks of workouts to win a prize!!! Whoop! Whoop!
One last thing – since this is the end of the challenge, on Friday it’s time to dig out that measuring tape again and take your measurements! I hope you still have your measurements from the beginning of the challenge so you can see how far you’ve come <3