The Flonkerton Virtual 5k/10k (For fans of The Office) is a virtual 5k and 10k running event, unlike any other. This race draws its inspiration from The Office season 2 episode 3 titled "Office Olympics". If you have not watched this episode recently, we advise you to do so. There will be challenges during the race week that are related directly to this episode. Please read this page carefully to understand more about how we are conducting this virtual event.
There is a designed race weekend for you to complete your 5k or 10k. The race window is the weekend of December 4 - December 6 (2020). You may run your race and post it in the below mentioned FB Group any time from 12:01am Eastern time Friday December 4th to 11:59pm Eastern time Sunday December 6th. If for some reason you cannot or do not wish to run during the designated race weekend, that is OK. You will still receive your medal and swag, but you will not be eligible for the "yogurt lid charm" age group awards or to be included in the "official" finisher times posted after the race weekend ends.
As soon as you register (or, if you are going to register in the future), request to join the event's private Facebook Group called Virtual Runs (For fans of The Office) for access to important race related content and information, posting of your proof of time/distance run during the race weekend, as well as access to posts regarding challenges (to shave a few seconds off your run time) that will take place each day during the week prior to race weekend. Here is the Facebook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1223886647955254/
TIMEKEEPING: Race timing will operate on the honor system. Given the unique nature of each runner's situation, we will accept postings in the Facebook group of proof of completed 5k or 10k during the race weekend as stated above. This is the ONLY way your run time/distance proof will be accepted. Please do not PM, call, text, or email it to the Race Director. The Race Director will monitor for posts throughout the race weekend, and approve them as they come in. Examples: Treadmill runners may post a picture of their treadmill console. Or, phone app users may screenshot their completed run on their phone app and post the picture. Or, runners using a watch may snap a pic of their watch-face and post it. You may run in any way that is safe, legal, and ethical in your area. This may be on a treadmill, trail, sidewalk, laps around your house, laps inside your house, etc. It is entirely the runner's choice, and each runner is responsible for maintaining their own safety and social distancing and following all their own local laws, directives, regulations, etc. We encourage you to include race day selfies in your posts. PLEASE NOTE VERY IMPORTANT: If your Facebook name is different from the name on your registration, you MUST include your registered name on your post.
Pricing includes shipping and the registration links are configured for shipping costs within the Continental United States (CONUS) OR Canada only at this time. Please register for your location. Please note - Shipping is via USPS. There have been a few rumors in the news about the USPS having financial and slow delivery 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.
Registered Runners will receive:
Our awesome custom Flonkerton themed medal designed after the iconic Flonkerton finish line scene with Kevin and Phyllis! (4inches tall!)
The yogurt lid charm (1 inch in diameter) that replicates the medals given during The Office episode. 1st Gold/2nd Silver/3rd Blue (for age group winners only, 3 deep, 5k and 10k)!
The Office themed vinyl stickers!
ALL 5 eBibs from the characters on our Facebook group cover photo! Print your favorite, or print them all!
And, the cherry on top...one laminated ID badge from one of The Office characters.
Not to mention, fun challenges all week long leading up to race weekend, to help you shave a few seconds off your run time!
Age group winners in the 5k and 10k will receive with their Flonkerton themed medal, the yogurt lid charm that corresponds with their finish (1st Gold/2nd Silver/3rd Blue).
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 to: firstname.lastname@example.org