"Good morning. I have been a marathon runner from 2000 to 2015. Since then it’s really taking a backseat and I decided to start running again at the end of this November. Today I had my first long run of 6 miles. It was hard slow and cold for me. When I came home and got the mail my metal and Bib was in there was from you. I felt defeated after my slow run but when I saw my metal I felt like a hero. Perfect perfect timing. Thank you so much for getting that in the mail to me. A simple thing means so much and is going to be so life-changing to me as I get back into running and put my health first. All the best in 2020." Caitlin G.
Q. WHO can do virtual 5ks?
A. First-timers: Virtual races can provide the perfect stepping stone to a live event and help build the confidence you need to enter a race in the real world.
Veteran racers: On the other end of the spectrum, virtual races can provide seasoned racers with a flexible alternative to traditional races at a lower cost without the constraints of having to train and race at specific dates.
Fans: Themed virtual races provide a fun new way for fans to engage with their favorite franchise, collect theme merchandise etc
Q. WHAT is a virtual 5k?
A. A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. We will mail you your medal when we receive them.
Q. What is included in the virtual 5k registration?
A. Medal, bib and anything other goodies that are mailable.
Q. I changed my mind, can I attend the race?
A. DO NOT SHOW UP TO THE EVENT. A virtual race does not provide you with a day of registration.
Q. Can I transfer to a virtual race if I signed up for a race?
A. Yes, please pay the $10 transfer fee and email firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of 24 hours before the race. Drink tickets if applicable are no longer valid after race day. No transfers allowed after the race has passed.
Q. How do I pay the transfer the $10 fee?
A. Venmo @graceeu
Q. Is there any way to avoid the $10 transfer fee?
A. Yes, if you can prove that you are a PNW Ladies Running Group member in good standing, please email 24 hours before the race. No transfers allowed after the race has passed.
Q. Can I get a refund on a virtual 5k?
Q. WHERE do I run?
A. You can run anywhere, and can break it up into small segments or do the whole thing at once. Indoors, outdoors, on a paved trail, on a dirt trail, on the treadmill, run on your own or with others - you pick!
Q. WHEN do I run?
A. Whenever you want to!
Q. Are there any deadlines?
A. Yes, please view the race in question (Facebook event and/or web page) BEFORE purchasing a virtual 5k registration since the medal purchase date may have passed. Email BEFORE you register to ensure the medal purchase date has not passed. It is your responsibility to verify this BEFORE you purchase.
Q. HOW much are the virtual 5ks?
A. $20 - $35 depending on when you register.
Q. Do I get a shirt with my race package?
A. We have OPTIONAL shirt options. You can order separately in the links provided (per race). Please connect with the supplier directly for any questions about the shirts.
Q. WHERE do I send my race results?
A. No need to submit results. We trust that you did the 5k!