Six Virtual Races You Can Do From Anywhere
Contributed by: Sun, Share Lemonade
Although most summer races have been cancelled, that doesn’t mean you can’t get your run, walk or bike on. Many have converted to virtual events that you can do from the sidewalk, street or trail of your choice so you can have fun and compete together, even while we’re apart.
Want to get in on the action? In honor of Global Running Day, we’re sharing six local virtual races. There may not be a free banana waiting for you at the finish line – but you can still give yourself a pat on the back when you complete the distance!
Big Berry Run for the Kids – This virtual 5k run or walk must be completed between July 27 and August 2. You can sign up as an individual or as a team of four. Participants receive a drawstring bag and race bib.
Great Run Across Wisconsin – Go the distance alone or create a team with family and friends. You can choose if you want to complete the distance from east to west (176 miles) or north to south (314 miles). You can track your distance online to see how far you’ve gone – and how much more distance you need to cover to complete the challenge. Participants get a t-shirt, finisher’s certificate and medal.
Lighthouse Run – This Racine summer classic has moved to the virtual format this year. Participants will run or walk two miles, four miles or 10 miles between June 20 and July 5. You can track your time online and see how it stacks up against other participants. With your registration, you’ll receive a t-shirt, race bib, finisher’s certificate and medal.
One WI Challenge – Join the OneWI Summer Challenge and run or walk 250K, 500K, 1000K or 1500K by September 7. Through the virtual distance challenge, you can track your miles and see how you rank on the leaderboard. Participants receive a commemorative hoodie with registration along with a patch for every distance milestone they reach.
Pet Walk MKE – Walk (or run!) whatever distance you’d like on Saturday, June 20 to show your support for the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS). There is no fee for this virtual event, but there is an option to fundraise for WHS. Those who raise $50 or more will receive a Pet Walk t-shirt.
UPAF Ride for the Arts – Join the United Performing Arts Fund for its 40th Ride for the Arts. This year’s event is virtual with the theme “An Event for All”. Participants can ride, walk, run or roll from any starting point on Sunday, June 14. Registration is $40 and includes a commemorative 40th Anniversary Ride shirt, special offers and coupons from sponsors and 25% off registration for the 2021 Ride.
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