Wednesday, June 5, 2013

National Running Day is Swagtastic!

It's that time of year again. On National Running Day people start talking about all the reasons they run. I wrote about my reasons here and I still feel the same.

It doesn't take much to convince me to run and I'm always on the lookout for a good race. Last week I was asked to help promote a virtual race series put on by Swagtastic Virtual Races to support the organization Medals4Mettle, which collects earned race medals from runners and triathletes and donates them to children and adults facing serious illness or injuries.



The Swagtastic Race Series features a virtual 5K, 10K, and half marathon and 100% of the registration proceeds go to cover the costs of presenting medals to the victims of the Boston bombings through the Medals4Mettle organization.


What makes the race series unique is the swag - the first 300 registrants receive a swag box filled with samples from over 25 companies and all participants that self-report their race finish times are entered into a drawing for over 60 prizes. You can check out what they have lined up by going to the Facebook page or following on Twitter

What better way to celebrate National Running Day than to sign up for a Swagtastic Virtual Race? Registration closes on June 28th and they are hoping to reach 100%. If you are interested in supporting this fundraiser, you can register here.

Do you like virtual races? 
How will you be celebrating National Running Day?



Disclosure: I was comped a race entry for promoting the Swagtastic event.


16 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I'm going to attempt a nice an easy run today. My first since the marathon. I'm doing it just because I can. And I can't miss running on National Running Day either!

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  2. That's pretty cool! I have yet to run a virtual race...I guess I get too hung up on my real racing and training to take the time out for a virtual one. Maybe it's time to change that!

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  3. Im celebrating with the 7 year olds running around our 'hood.

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  4. I am celebrating with a 10km Tempo RUN!! WOOHOO!!

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  5. I live virtual races, but I definitely prefer an in person race, although those aren't as easy in the winter here.

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  6. I've never done a virtual race before. They sound fun :)

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  7. Nice & easy is my favorite kind of run lately! Hope it was a good one!

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  8. Sometimes I've used a virtual race as a training run...a little extra motivation ;)

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  9. I'm the same, but virtual runs can be fun because of the interaction online - especially when you live far away from each other!

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  10. I don't usually do virtual races, but this one sounds cool - I signed up this morning!

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  11. Sounds like an awesome virtual race! I'll have to check it out!

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