Running and Virtual 5Ks
In person races are making a come-back across the country.
I believe that many races will keep a virtual option as many runners found they could still participate but with greater flexibility.
Some races are offering both options and many have the same price.
There are certain costs that an in-person race has to fund regardless of how many people show up. So the virtual folks have to help cover some of these costs.
I think there will be some debate if a lower cost for virtual registration keeps people from paying the full fee to run in-person.
If you are running a 5K with a first timer, or if it is your first 5K, don’t forget about the finisher’s medal. Many races award medals to the top three finishers and often top three age-group finishers.
If your race doesn’t offer a finisher’s medal, the My First 5K medal is a great option for you!
Medals for First Time 5K Runners
Every first time runner wants to get a medal. I still remember how cool it was to get my first medal.
If you are running a virtual 5K with a first time runner, you can get a finisher’s medal for them.
The My First 5K Medal is just like the medals you get at many races, except that it is for first time 5K runners.
For less than the cost of a pizza you can get a medal for any virtual 5K that your new runner decides to run.
2021 will continue to present challenges for all of us.
We’ve all been cooped up at home working and home schooling our kids. The past year has been stressful.
Most schools don’t include gym class as part of their remote learning curriculum.
Training for a 5K is a great way to have your own gym class.
As the coach you can control the pace and distance for your child and keep it fun. And you don’t need a lot of equipment to go for a jog in the afternoon or after dinner.
I think all of us can use a run a few times a week to bust the stress and keep the COVID-20 at bay!
Our kids certainly need a way to burn off their stress and anxiety.
Not sure if your child is ready to run a 5K or what to do? Check out my post, “What Distance Can My Child Run” for some tips and guidance.
I’ve given a My First 5K medal to plenty of adults at local 5K races. For them the medal is a symbol of achievement or a first of many finisher’s medals to come.
And all of them have been thrilled to put that medal around their neck!
Some runners probably never thought they’d run a 5K race, but here they are with a finisher’s medal around their neck!
With a My First 5K Medal your runner can get a medal at any race they choose.