Shark Bait "Live Virtual" 5k/10k

Anywhere-Any State-Any City-VIRTUAL
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

Running > 5k, 10k

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Event Description

To celebrate the annual summer tradition of Shark Week, Relevant Running brings you another of our signature "live virtual" races with a unique and relevant theme! We're bringing you the best and most unique medals and bling for this race including; our custom designed limited edition Shark Bait medal with a real fossilized shark tooth hand gathered from Caspersen Beach in Venice, Florida. Each shark tooth is carefully crafted by a local artisan into a pendant that can be attached to an eyelet on the back of the medal as pictured, or made into a necklace with the included black leather lanyard. See pictures below for the Shark Bait medal and real samples of our (soon to be your) shark teeth pendants.

Join us on Saturday July 8th 2023 for the SHARK BAIT "LIVE VIRTUAL" 5K/10K. This is no ordinary virtual run. It's a unique 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 July 8th 2023 at 8am Eastern time USA), a virtual check in and start via text or Facebook live-stream on race day morning, timekeeping (runners will text screenshots or pictures of their chosen method of time and distance keeping), a private and active Facebook group dedicated to our virtual runners, and age group winners. All participants will receive the one of a kind custom SHARK BAIT 5K/10K medal with real fossilized shark tooth pendant (we are only producing 150 of these custom medals). (scroll down for pics). 

******* If you cannot or do not wish participate on the scheduled race date of Sat. July 8th 2023 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 and tooth" option. This option ships 4-6 weeks before the race date. But, keep in mind, you won't be eligible for age group awards (engraving for your medal) or to be counted among the "official" times posted after race day.

All registered runners should join private Facebook Group for access to positive discussions and posts regarding our virtual races, race day live-stream virtual check-in and virtual start (Please note, the Facebook group is very active and being used for other current and prior races and challenges). If you register on this runsignup page, you are registering for the SHARK BAIT "Live Virtual" 5k/10k.

Here is the Facebook Group link:

You are also encouraged to follow our business page, and check the events tab for our other fun and unique running events:

Race Date virtual check in and start time: Sat. July 8th, 2023. Virtual check-in via text or live-stream in the Facebook group above starts at 7:00am Eastern time USA. Virtual race start 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, or to be counted among the "official" times posted after race day.

Timekeeping: Given the unique nature of each runner's situation, we will accept proof of completed 5k or 10k on race day (only) via text (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 runners (custom engraving of your time and placement for the back of the medals for age group winners)

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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