Thursday, October 29, 2015

Have you heard of the 0.0?


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? 

30 comments:

  1. This is HILARIOUS! I would not participate because obviously I would rather actually RUN, but I think it is a hilarious idea!

    Oh, have you seen those stickers that say 27.8... got lost. ?

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    1. Yes, I have seen those stickers and I literally laughed out loud the first time I saw it!

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  2. How funny! Sounds like a neat way to get non-runners involved!

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    1. Yea, the non runners need to see how much fun we runners have AFTER the race!

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  3. Ha, that's funny! I've never heard of an event like that before but maybe this will start a new trend. I suppose I could always do a run on my own and end at the party. That would be nice incentive for a training run :) I saw a shirt at the MCM Expo last weekend that said 0.1 and in small letters said "went to the kitchen to get wine."

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    1. Oh that would be cool to plan a race and end at the after party!

      That shirt is funny!

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  4. That's funny to take that 0.0 idea & make it into a real event.... smart marketing

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    1. Hmm, I wonder if a runner or a non-runner thought of it?

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  5. That's really funny! I haven't heard of that and I know Dan would love that. He always says he does races for the food afterwards, so he would love this :)

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    1. Too bad they don't have one of these near Pittsburgh!

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  6. There's an event? I've never heard of that. I'd probably run, then go. A virtual race to get to the post-race.

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  7. I knew there were stickers and such, but an event. That is totally ridiculous!

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    1. Goes to show that people will pay for anything!

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  8. I was just wondering about those stickers the other day. Do people feel that strongly about their non-running status? I guess so! This party idea is hilarious but yes, I'd want a RUN in there!

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    1. I often wondered the same thing about the stickers. Perhaps it is just one spouse teasing the other about their own stickers?

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  9. My husband had the 0.0 sticker on his car--I put it there! It was awesome. He saw people taking pictures of it, and he got pulled over once, just to be congratulated by the policeman who loved it! I proudly have a 26.2 sticker on my car, but we really got a kick out of the whole phenomenon! I offered to sign him up for the "race", but he declined. Even going to packet pickup was too much for him....

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    1. That is a funny story about your husband! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Ha ha! I love the idea & would absolutely participate if it were local.

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    1. Maybe it will catch on and they will do them other places!

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  11. That is funny, I have never heard of this at all! I bet those who come to it have a great time. When an organization has a sense of humor enough to put something like that together, you just know it's going to be a bunch of other fun people in attendance!! So are you going?

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    1. I think it will be hilarious when someone wins an age group award for doing absolutely nothing. I guess it's mockery at its finest!

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  12. haha! That's pretty awesome. Maybe a runner hater will like it enough that they sign up for a real race!

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  13. haha! That's pretty awesome. Maybe a runner hater will like it enough that they sign up for a real race!

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    1. I imagine that is probably their thought as well! I hope it works!

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  14. ha ha my husband and I were joking around that this would be the perfect race for him!!

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  15. Your race looked like a blast! Great job! I've not heard of the 0.0 but have seen the magnets on people's cars, LOL!!!

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  16. That sounds pretty funny but also like it could be a good time. That'd be fun to do if not just because.

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  17. I've actually never heard of this! Is this only in Philly? I think it's interesting, Id probably use it as an event to get non-runner friends to attend. Maybe they'll like the atmosphere and want to go to a real run! I would prefer a regular run for myself though.

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  18. funny idea! I have not seen these stickers :)

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