5K Medals for First Time Runners
COVID-19 has forced race directors to pivot and turn their races into virtual events.
One good thing about the virtual race movement is that you can run a race anywhere and at anytime you find convenient. Even if that is right out your front door.
Some races will mail your shirt and bib. Some even send a finishers medal.
Many races have opted for lower registration fees and less schwag.
This means no shirt or medal for many of these races.
Every first time runner wants to get their first medal. I 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 a virtual race or an in person race.