Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Reindeer Racer in YOUR town

Hi Folks. Today we are linking up with TOTR where the  theme is "How we stayed Healthy over Thanksgiving". I would love to say that we ran a Turkey Trot, but we didn't. However, we did have our first experience on the Appalachain Trail on Saturday!

If you are like us and skipped the Turkey Trot, here is another opportunity for you to run over the holidays. It's the Reindeer Racer.
photo from US Road Running

The Reindeer Racer is a virtual run sponsored by US Road Running as part of their "Get out and Run" program.  You can choose to do either a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon. ( The cool medal will reflect which ever distance you sign up for).  Since it is a virtual race, you can make your course be anywhere you want. Treadmills count too! You can register for just the medal and bib or for a little extra $ you can register for US Road Running Tech shirt too. There is also a discount for groups who want to sign up. Since you are required to submit your results, this is a great way to hold yourself accountable. For more information, check out the US Road Running site.

A Virtual Race can be a lot of fun. My sister and I did the US Road Running race last December when we did the Jingle Bell Team Challenge.  It was kind of fun dressing up in Christmas-y running gear and actually running while there was snow on the ground.
We were also participating in the Run Chat holiday scavenger hunt so we were taking pictures along the way which added to the festive feeling.
After a blustery yet fun run, we came home to our shiny new holiday medals!
I think it would be fun to get a whole group of people together to do a holiday virtual race! Hmm, maybe we ought to start working on that!

Have you have done a virtual race? Do you have any holiday races coming up?

                                           

35 comments:

  1. We have done one virtual race and it was on Christmas a couple years ago. I have enough races on my calendar now, that a virtual race is sort of off my radar. However, those are super cute medals!

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    1. Don't think we will be doing one anytime soon for that same reason but it's a great option for those who don't have any races planned!

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  2. My brother and I are doing the Christmas Town Dash 8K at Busch Gardens this Sunday.I can't wait to rock my elf costume!

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    1. Oh that one sounds like so much fun! I have been wanting to run that one. Hope you have nice weather for it!

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  3. I didn't know you got medals with virtual races! Hmm, might have to check into one now : )

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  4. I've never done a virtual race, although Ive considered some of them and the timing has just never worked out. I don't have holiday races planned but may sign up for something at the last minute if something good comes up!

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    1. The great thing about the virtual races is that you can do them around your own schedule ( with in a certain time frame) and you can usually chose your own distance!

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  5. Never done one but the bling for this one suee looks nice!

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    1. US Road running does give some nice heavy duty medals!

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  6. I really like the convenience of virtual races. I'm not going to stop doing actual races but the virtual ones are nice to mix in there :) And I have a holiday 5k coming up this weekend and an 8k the following weekend.

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  7. I can't wait to read about your holiday races! I'm sitting our local "elf run" out. I thinks it's going to be too cold on Dec 21...lol

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  8. I can't wait to read about your holiday races! I'm sitting our local "elf run" out. I thinks it's going to be too cold on Dec 21...lol

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  9. I'm not at a 5k yet, but I see there are a lot more virtual races. I'm loving practically every medal design on this website.

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    1. US road running is a good group. I did one of their real races once and it was all top notch!

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  10. I've hiked on the Appalachian Trail, but haven't had the chance to run on it yet. Sounds like a fun trail running experience!

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    1. Because of the poor weather conditions, we only got to go a few miles but it was still a good experience!

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  11. I've never run a virtual race but they seem to be popular! I didn't get to Turkey Trot this year sadly, but I'm hoping I can find something around the holidays or maybe Valentine's Day!

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    1. Hopefully you'll find one that's holiday themed!

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  12. This is a really great idea. Love that you get a nice medal too. I'm going to have to look into it. I'm currently debating whether I'm going to do a Jingle Bell Run, but that would be it for this year.

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    1. I wanted to do a jingle jog this year but am afraid to sign up because I know it's gonna be cold!

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  13. Great idea! You know I have never run a virtual race, I actually didn't even know they existed until I started blogging, and even then it too me a long time to realize they were real things, LOL...
    You know, if you guys decide to host one, I am in...

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    1. Haha, I doubt we will host one but it would be fun to do as a group run with some friends!

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  14. I love to do the skirtsports virtual of course! I am currently in the Elf virtual for December. I have an actual Jingle bell run this weekend-whew a lot to keep up with this time of year!

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    1. I've never heard of skirtsports virtual before. I'll have to look into that!

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  15. I love virtual races :) ... they have the best BLING for them now too!

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    1. Yea, they certainly don't skimp on the medals.

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  16. You ladies are adorable!! I have done a few virtual races, they are fun but I def. prefer a real race, it makes me a bit more competitive with my times!

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    1. I think virtual races are fun when you run them with others, but I agree actual races are always best!

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  17. Oh, I love the Appalachian Trail!! I really want to get a group of friends together to hike it for a week or two! I don't think I'm up to doing it straight through for months, but two weeks...I can do that! Thanks for linking up with us today!!

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  18. I didn't even know you got medals for virtual races! May have to look into them....

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  19. Virtual races can be a lot of fun during the holidays when all your friends go n different directions! You can still all run together and then we next each other our pictures!

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  20. Love the medal for the virtual race! So fun! And since I'm in marathon training, the accountability is particularly helpful.

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  21. Your Jingle bell outfits were really cute! That was a great medal. I love doing the virtual with a friend. Last year after we trained to sub 60 a 10K we did one to commemorate it :)

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