Disclaimer: I received a complimentary virtual race entry. I am not being compensated financially. As always, all opinions are my own.
Running in the summertime always takes stamina, perseverance, and dedication. You never know how hot or humid its going to be, which puts runners in a challenging position of properly hydrating and fueling for runs.
When I think of those who run in the summer, I think of them as being bad ass. So many runners take the summer off, particularly from racing, and seek other activities or shorter distances that won’t be as trying or difficult to complete.
With the unofficial start to summer being Memorial Day weekend, who wants to join me in becoming a bad ass runner the weekend after? Gone for a Run is hosting the Bad Ass Runner Virtual 5 Mile Race. The beauty of virtual races is that you don’t have to travel for a particular race. You don’t have to dread an early wake up call if you’re not an early riser, and you don’t have to find a race that fits your schedule. Although I have yet to participate in a virtual race, I’m looking forward to running my first virtual race the weekend of May 29th-31st, especially since the five mile distance fits perfectly in my half marathon training plan.
Race swag is always an important consideration in any race, and Gone for a Run isn’t disappointing with this race. Registered runners will receive a gender specific shirt, a finisher’s medal, a bib, and a car magnet. Finishers who submit their race recap to the Gone for a Run Facebook page will also be entered to win various raffle prizes. Prizes up for grabs include a bib folio, a medal hanger, a running journal, a beach towel, and socks.
Interested in showing just how much of a bad ass runner you are? Head on over to Gone for a Run and register by May 19th in order to guarantee that you’ll receive your race packet prior to race weekend. Registration is only $30!
QOTD: What characteristics make runners “bad ass”?