The Coronavirus Pandemic has changed our lives and altered how we tackle each day, but it has not changed our will or our desire to build community and camaraderie. In our fight to battle this virus, the need for social distancing is paramount. Due to these restrictive circumstances, the Claremont High School Cross Country Team fundraising event, the Claremont Village Freedom 5K Run/Walk Kids l K Fun Run, was cancelled for 2020.
There is a silver lining, however. This year you can still test your abilities and conditioning by participating in the CXCP Independence Virtual Race which will support the team. Who has not suffered from "cabin fever" these last months at home? You have walked your streets and have run around your neighborhoods to stay active and healthy. Think about it: you are probably in better condition right now than last year at this time. So why not test yourself and your conditioning? If you prefer biking, the event is also supporting those interested in riding a 50K.
So, what is a Virtual Race?
A Virtual Race is a physical race from any location you choose. You can run/walk/bike on a treadmill or stationary bike, jog around a park or even down the sidewalk of your street! You mark the starting line, you run/walk/bike your race, at your pace, at the time of your choosing. This CXCP Independence Virtual Race will last the entire month of July! Take the dog with you and please encourage your kids to participate in the kids 1K. Dress up in your favorite Independence Day attire! Participation in this event is completely free! Participate anywhere you want to. You can run, walk, or bike indoors on a treadmill or outdoors. Your Time, Your Pace, Your Community.
DISCLAIMER: The event organizers urge all participants to take precautions to observe safe social distancing and to follow local, county, or state COVID-19 guidelines. By registering, you are agreeing that you are participating at your own risk. Stay safe and have fun!
Every person who registers will be automatically entered into a raffle for ONE men's and ONE women's pair of running shoes from FLEET FEET in Rancho Cucamonga.
During the entire month of July, log your virtual race by taking screenshots showing your distance traveled and time with apps like Strava, Garmin or Zwift. Go to the CXCP Independence Virtual Race website, post photos and share your achievement with your family and friends on your social media platforms. Connect with other runners/bikers and friends on the Virtual Race platform and challenge them to see if they can meet their goals and beat your times. Have fun with it and share your experience.
Your participation benefits the Claremont HS Cross Country Program. Should you wish to donate to the team, any amount is appreciated. Donations from this event will help to support more than l00 student athletes who participate in this inclusive yet elite athletic program at Claremont High School. Proceeds from the event help keep the program accessible to all students by subsidizing costs for uniforms, meet entries, transportation, and other support services.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please click the Questions? button below and email us! :-)