Are you a runner who’d like to compete but can’t seem to find the time to make it to a race? Or do you live somewhere where races rarely run? Perhaps you’d like to do a charity run, raise some money and get a medal, but in your own time and on a course of your choosing… or maybe you are just super competitive and want to enter as many medals as possible, winning bling on your Saturday morning 5k? Well, whatever category you fall into there is now a new and exciting trend happening out there: Virtual Runner races!
What are Virtual Runner races?
There are lots of websites and apps out there like Mapmyrun.com where you can upload a favorite running route, show people where you like to run and compare times. There are even apps like charitymiles.org where you can turn your jog into a fundraiser. The latest trend though seems to be all of these in one.
Virtual Runner UK
virtualrunneruk.com is an online community where you can chat to other runners, post your runs and enter races wherever you are.
You can turn your evening and weekend runs into a race, raise money for charity, compete against others and share info on routes and technique. Aided by wearable tech and mobile apps, we now all have the tools at hand to post our runs, raise money for a good cause and up our game in a community of other runners across the country and eventually the globe. Together we can make our races fit around us rather than around some fixed date.
Virtualrunneruk.com was started by a runner who says:
“I have been running for 2 years now and have really caught the bug. The idea for this venture came from my frustration of not being able to find a race in January close to home which worked around my busy work and home life. I am sure I am not the only one…”
So what are you waiting for? Get running, get racing and get raising. You’ll be fitter, happier and more (virtually) connected to other runners.