How to Participate in a Virtual 5K

Paris Virtual 5K

Virtual races have become a new way to participate in 5K’s & 10K’s to support various charities. It is a great tool for motivation while allowing you the freedom to run your own course and at your own pace.

How To Participate

Virtual races are easy – simply find a race you want to participate in, sign up, and on the designated dates you run your race. You can run on the treadmill, on your own favorite course or even another race! Once the race is complete you share your photos, your run time, and your experience on social media. You will then receive your participation award or medal. It’s that simple!

Paris, Texas has so many great locations to run and participate in one of these great events. First, find the race that suits your experience level. You can do a 5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon or more. The next step is to map out your course. Although you do not need to run the full event at one time, you should still plan the course so you know the distance. Finally, run the race and enjoy the unique experience!

Races to Join in & Around Paris, Texas

Listed below are some upcoming events in and around Paris, Texas that are open to the public.

The Lucky Lady St. Patrick’s Day Virtual Run- 5k/10k/Half Marathon

Event Date: Friday, March 17th, 2017 – Sunday, March 26th, 2017
Event Time: any time that works with your schedule
Event Cost: $30
Event Venue: any place, anywhere in the world!

Every runner in this race will receive a Lucky Lady Bottle Opener Medal with Glitter. Proceeds from this race will benefit the My Stuff Bags Foundation. This foundation supports and provides for children who are rescued from neglect, abuse, and abandonment.

April Showers May Flowers 100 Mile Challenge

Event Date: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 – Monday, May 15th, 2017
Event Time: any time that works with your schedule
Event Cost: Early registration is $25 and will close on Friday, March 10th 2017 at 11:00 pm Eastern Standard time. Registrations after March 10th, 2017 will be $30.
Event Venue: any place, anywhere in the world!

This challenging virtual race is for 100 miles in 45 days. Make it your own on the days that you choose, and the times you want. The race supports the HealthWell Foundation. This foundation provides much-needed assistance to patients who are not fully insured and suffer from chronic or life-threatening diseases.

These are just a couple of the virtual races you can participate in. These races are fun and motivating, without the hassle of travel, lines, and crowds. Don’t forget these races are for charity, so you can give back to the community while exercising.

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