I don’t know about you but December is not only the month of Christmas, but it is also my off season of racing and training. I will still run, but I am not so hard pressed to make sure I don’t miss a workout. Towards the end of the month I will start to get what I like to call the off season blues. I will start to crave a race and the training again. Yesterday as I was on Facebook I got my daily messages from the Battle Frog Field Team, and there was a virtual race. I have never done a virtual race, not because I dislike them but because usually I am training for a race and doing a virtual race just seems like something that isn't a top priority. However now that I am in the off season for a few more weeks I have decided to sign up and tackle my first one.
The Battle Frog Virtual 5K will take place from January 9th thru the 18th. The registration cost was 40 dollars but you can use the promo code BFFT and save 15%. Everyone who registers will receive a medal, a shirt, and 25% off a future Battle Frog Race. The good thing about this race is 50% of the proceeds will be going towards the Navy Seal charities.
Even though the dates of this race are at the beginning of my marathon training, I will still just be getting into the swing of things so a nice 5K will be good. One thing about the virtual race is there is no age group, or overall winner. You just go and run a 5K, turn in your time and that’s it. Some races don’t even require you turn in your time. I am not sure if this will or not. It’s basically the honor system. Feel free to sign up as well and get yourself another medal. I mean who doesn't want more bling to show off. If you are in the Pittsburgh area and register let me know. We can all meet up and do our 5K together. We can make it for the afternoon and change into dry clothes and go have a beer afterward. You don’t have to twist me arm to get me in a bar. First round is on me.
Just click on Battle Frog for the link to sign up.
What are your thoughts on the whole virtual races? and have you ever done one and would you ever do one?