To honor America's Law Enforcement, Relevant Running brings you another of our signature "live virtual" races!
Join us on Saturday May 13th 2023 for the BACK THE BLUE "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 May 13th 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 runners and walkers. All participants will receive a blue line flag sticker, a blue line silicon bracelet, and the one of a kind custom BACK THE BLUE 5K/10K medal with age group and overall winners receiving laser engraving of their time and placement on the back of their medal! (see pictures below for the medal and swag)
******* If you cannot or do not wish participate on the scheduled race date of May 13th 2023 during the race window (7am to 11am Eastern time USA on race day), you can absolutely still register. Please select the "medal only" option, and we'll ship you your medal, blue line flag sticker, and blue line silicone bracelet a couple weeks prior to the race date so you can run it whenever you want.******
All registered runners should join our private Facebook Group for access to positive discussions and posts regarding our live virtual races and challenges, race day live-stream virtual check-in and virtual start (Please note: joining the Facebook group is NOT required to participate. You can always check in on race day via text)
Here is the Facebook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/880518105739882/
You are also encouraged to bookmark our Runsignup club page with links to all our open races and challenges: https://runsignup.com/Club/FL/WESLEYCHAPEL/RelevantRunning#.Y2mmSjwfQlY.link
Race Date live virtual check in and start time: Sat. May 13th, 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.
Pricing includes US shipping, 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 - Shipping is via USPS 1st Class Mail with tracking.
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 info 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. 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.
RACE CONTACT INFO
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org