I signed up to run the Cowabunga 5k Virtual Race in June. I ran it as part of the social run I do with Gooses Acre Running Club. With the heat, I had no goals for time… I just wanted to have a fun run, I thought running in a group would make it seem more “racey”.
The Cowabunga 5k Virtual Run, was organized by Level Up Runs. This is my 3rd virtual run I have participated in, and I enjoyed this experience as much as the first. Unlike their other races, where you can choose your distance (5k, 10k, or half marathon), this one was specifically a 5k.
It was super hot the day I chose to run. I took walking water breaks… walking for a tenth of a mile for every mile ran. I was thankful every time I hit a patch of shade and for the breeze.
The route was along a waterway, it is flat for the most part, the only elevation is going up to a bridge over the water. I kept up a decent pace and even ran a little extra.
When I finished, I entered in my details into the “Submit Your Results” area on levelupruns.com for accountability purposes.
A few weeks later, my medal came in the mail. It is very nice… and LARGE!
They really do a nice job on the medals at Level Up Runs… check out the detail and the messaging on the back.
Level Up Runs has races lined up each month this summer. This month is the Just Keep Running Virtual Run, isn’t the medal cute? I plan on running the 5k. Who else is in? You can save 10% on registration by using code SAVE10 when you register here.