We know participating in a virtual event isn’t the same as taking it all in, in person. We get it, and we don’t love it either. We would much rather be there on race day with all of you to cheer you on! But since 2020 is a little different for us all, we’re rolling with the punches and hope you’ll join us. We’re working to create an engaging and inspiring virtual experience for you that will help encourage you all the way through training and across your finish line.
So if you’re debating whether or not you should join us, know that we will have your back through it all. Additionally, see below for helpful information regarding our virtual event and what to expect if you choose to embark on this virtual experience.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL EVENT?
A virtual event allows participants to complete the race on their own. You will run or walk the race distance at your own pace and at a time and location of your choosing. You choose your own race day and your own starting line, whether it’s a treadmill, a park or your neighborhood street. It is a great way to be competitive with your family, friends, or co-workers while not traveling to a race. Run on your own or run with a group while maintaining social distance. Each person signs up and post times online. This is a great way to motivate each other and hold each other accountable.
DO I HAVE TO RUN MY VIRTUAL EVENT ON A SPECIFIC DAY?
No, you choose your planned race date during the month of November. Any day, Any time of the week.
WILL IT BE A SET COURSE OR ONE WE CAN MAKE UP?
Participants will be choosing their own route for the virtual event. It would be unsafe for us to provide a route that all could use at any specific time.
WE SPECIFICALLY ASK THAT YOU DO NOT USE ANY OF OUR RACE DAY ROUTES AS THESE ARE NOT PEDESTRIAN SAFE WITHOUT THE USUAL STREET CLOSURES AND POLICE ASSISTANCE WITH TRAFFIC.
WILL I HAVE TO USE MY PHONE, RUNNING WATCH OR OTHER DEVICE TO RECORD IT AND UPLOAD RESULTS?
We’re going to be on the honor system for completing the event. However, we ask that participants upload their finish time so we have a results page. You will have the option to upload your results through the Runsignup App or email them to the race director.
WHAT PARTICIPANT AMENITIES WILL I RECEIVE FOR THE VIRTUAL EVENT?
You will receive a swag bag that includes a bib, medal and shirt. We will have an in-person, drive-thru pickup for local residents to pick up these items on November 4th, 5th and 6th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. For non-local residents and those unable to make an in-person pickup, we will mail to the address provided during the registration process for an additional fee. Please note that you must select and pay for shipping prior to checking out.
WHAT IS THE 100 MILE CHALLENGE?
New this year! The challenge is to cycle, hike, run or walk 100 miles between November 1st and November 30th. That is slightly over 3 miles per day. It’s an exciting way to integrate exercise and encourage others to join.
WILL THERE BE AWARDS FOR THE VIRTUAL EVENT?
As everyone will be on the honor system and submitting their own finish times, we will not be offering awards for the virtual event.
ABOUT CUMBEE CENTER AND WHISKEY ROAD RACE
The Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to support and empower domestic violence and sexual violence victims and their families by providing services, reducing the tolerance of abuse, and advocating for social change. Attracting runners from all over the CSRA and the state of SC, the Whiskey Road Race has been an Aiken tradition for over 40 years. The Whiskey Road Race is our annual fundraiser which allows us to continue our vital services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in the 6 counties we serve. The funds raised by this race allows us to continue operating our agency and providing hope and new beginnings to those who have suffered abuse.
Join us for the Whiskey Road Race, virtual event. The work we are doing today is only possible because of your support. You make it possible for Cumbee Center to champion the live saving services we provide. Let’s run for THEIR lives. Together.