WHAT IS A VIRTUAL EVENT?
A virtual event is an event that takes place anywhere you can accomplish the components. We keep a running list of who is participating in the event, results and allow you to track your progress and post photos. The guidelines are set for the different disciplines or distances, it is up to each participant to honestly report completion times or miles covered. Many virtual events have an online platform where pictures can be uploaded by participants (we do this). We’re using the RaceJoy and RunSignUp to allow runners to track their race progress.
At the completion of the event, a t-shirt, medal and other gifts are usually shipped to the finisher. The best part about a virtual event is that you can cover the distances anywhere and anytime you want. Your favorite course can be used. People can cheer you on. You can use your phone or other GPS-based app to capture and submit the data to the organizer.
We will always offer this as an option, in this “new normal” where physical distancing is crucial. Think of it though, you can participate when you have time, in your own space, and still be part of the event (and of course get cool swag). This type of event allows us to move forward using today’s technology and tools as well as add a division where people can’t make the event or don’t feel safe joining us in person can participate. Virtual events will not take over in-person events, but it is a new and exciting addition to our ability to reach more people and give everyone the opportunity to take part in events this year.
REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL
(Choose the Virtual Option)
April 30-May 30
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