I'm sure you've seen those stickers or magnets that say 0.0 on people's cars (or maybe if you haven't seen one in person you've seen a picture of one of them online). Maybe you laughed or maybe you just rolled your eyes! In any case, we all know it is meant as a little joke towards runners from those who do not run.
When I saw the 0.0 run advertisement show up in my inbox I just chuckled and then I went back to it to see if I read it correctly! Yes, there is indeed a 0.0 race! Except it's not exactly a race, its just the best part of the race. The after party!
According to the registration page the 0.0 was a way to bring runners and non-runners together to enjoy the best part of any race, the POST-RACE ACTIVITIES!
So how does this all work? There is of course a packet pick-up. You get a custom bib which will serve as your admission ticket to the event and you'll get a long sleeve tech tee! There will be an official start line and a simulation finish. They call this the "Gratification run". Yes, there is even an awards ceremony!
I was wondering how the awards thing would work but I later read that it is just random.
The festivities continue with food, beverages, and a DJ. I'd say this is a great way to get together with other runners and non runners on a chilly winter night when no one wants to run!
The 0.0 takes place at Xfinity live in Philly on February 19,2015. You can find more info here.
Would you participate in an event like this?