Join Relevant Running as we are Running For Gold to celebrate The Olympics and earn this custom one of a kind limited production race medal (pictured below). Medal is 5 inches tall and approximately 4 1/2 inches wide across the flame.
Join us on Saturday September 25, 2021. This is no ordinary virtual run. It's a unique live virtual running event, with thousands of runners who have already experienced and love our "live virtual" race format. Among other things, there is a scheduled race date and start time (Saturday September 25th at 8am Eastern time USA), a virtual check in and start via Facebook live-stream on race day morning, timekeeping (runners will provide screenshots or pictures of their chosen method of time and distance keeping), a private and active Facebook group dedicated to our "live virtual" runners, and custom laser engraving for the back of the medal for age group winners. All participants will receive the custom one of a kind RUNNING FOR GOLD race medal, with age group winners receiving the engraving for their medal back.
******* If you cannot or do not wish participate on the scheduled race date of 9/25/2021 during the race window (8am to 11am Eastern time USA on race day), you can absolutely still register. Please select the "no extras, just send me my medal" option. But, keep in mind, you won't be eligible for age group awards (engraving on your medal) or to be counted among the "official" times posted after race day. For this option, medals will ship starting in late August through early Sept. NOTE: Please select this option with your initial registration if you feel you cannot make it on race day. This is to avoid last minute requests for changes as much as possible******
All registered runners should join our private Facebook Group for access to positive discussions and posts regarding our live virtual races, race day live-stream virtual check-in and virtual start (Please note, the Facebook group is very active and in use for our other current and past races and challenges including Monster Challenge, Military Miles, Quarantine Run, Goodbye 2020, Champa Bay, etc) . If you register on this runsignup page, you are registering for the Running For Gold "Live Virtual" 5k/10k scheduled for September 25th, 2021.
Here is the Facebook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/880518105739882/
Race Date virtual check in and start time: Saturday September 25, 2021. Virtual check-in via live-stream in the Facebook group above starts at 7:00am Eastern time USA. Virtual race start via Facebook group above live-stream at 8:00am Eastern time USA. The live-stream will be going while you are running, and we will be waiting for you to complete your 5k or 10k during the race day window of 8am to 11am Eastern time USA. As noted above, if you cannot participate on/at the scheduled race date/time during the race day window, you can absolutely still register. Your medal will still be shipped. But, you won't be eligible for age group awards (engraving on your medal) or to be counted among the "official" times posted after race day.
Pricing includes USPS 1st Class shipping with tracking as quoted by our shipper, and the registration link is priced to include shipping costs within the Continental United States. Any runners outside the Continental United States may have an extra shipping charge, and will be contacted by the Race Director with the amount. Please note - There have been a few rumors in the news about the USPS having some sort of financial and other issues due to the COVID19 related shutdown. It seems highly unlikely our event's shipping will be affected. BUT, if it is, and changes out of our control must be made to shipping, all runners will be notified via email.
Timekeeping: Race timing will operate on the honor system. Given the unique nature of each runner's situation, we will accept proof of completed 5k or 10k on race day via text only (to be provided in pre-race emails). For example: Treadmill runners may text a picture of their treadmill console. Or, phone app users may screenshot their completed run on their phone app and text the picture. Or, runners using a fitness watch may snap a pic of their watch-face and text it in. You may run in any way that is safe, legal, and ethical in your area. This may be on a treadmill, trail, track, beach, sidewalk, laps around your house, laps inside your house, etc. It is entirely the runner's choice, and responsibility to maintain social distancing and follow all your own local laws, directives, regulations, etc.
Results for those who choose to run competitively will be published in the Facebook Group.
Age Groups for 5k or 10k winners for engraving for back of medal
Overall, Top 3, Male and Female.
01-09, Top 3, Male and Female.
10-14, Top 3, Male and Female.
15-19, Top 3, Male and Female.
20-24, Top 3, Male and Female.
25-29, Top 3, Male and Female.
30-34, Top 3, Male and Female.
35-39, Top 3, Male and Female.
40-44, Top 3, Male and Female.
45-49, Top 3, Male and Female.
50-54, Top 3, Male and Female.
55-59, Top 3, Male and Female.
60-64, Top 3, Male and Female.
65-69, Top 3, Male and Female.
70-79, Top 3, Male and Female.
80-89, Top 3, Male and Female.
90 and Over, Top 3, Male and Female.
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