Join us on Saturday August 3rd 2024 for the 2nd race in our 2024 Military Birthday Series, as we run in celebration of the birthday (8/4/1790) of the United States Coast Guard. Races for the other branches of service will follow throughout 2024 in order of their birthdays (Army/Coast Guard/Air Force/Navy/USMC/Space Force). This is no ordinary virtual race. It's a unique "live virtual" racing event, with thousands of runners and walkers who have already experienced and love our "live virtual" race format. Among other things, there is a scheduled race date and start time (Saturday August 3rd, 2024 at 8am Eastern time USA), a virtual check in and start via text or 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 walkers, and custom engraving on the back of the medal for age group winners. All participants will receive the custom 3 inch one of a kind 2024 US Coast Guard Birthday medal, with age group winners receiving the engraving on their medal back. We also have a "medal only" option for participants who do not wish to participate on the scheduled race date.
While Facebook access is not required to participate, all registered runners and walkers are encouraged to 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.
Here is the Facebook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/880518105739882/
Here is our Linktree with registration pages for our other races and challenges: https://linktr.ee/relevantrunning
Race Date and start time: Saturday August 3rd, 2024. Virtual check-in via text or 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 or do not wish to participate on/at the scheduled race date/time during the race day window, you can absolutely still register using the "medal only" option. 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 shipping as quoted by USPS, 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 (if applicable).
Timekeeping: Given the unique nature of each runner's situation, we will accept proof of completed 5k or 10k on race day 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 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 will be published in the Facebook Group.
5k or 10k runners' medals to be laser engraved for the back (runner's time and placement)
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.
Questions for the Race Director: email@example.com