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I’m deviating from this week’s topic to write about a new challenge I am doing now. The future of races is up in the air. Who knows when we’ll race again. Right now virtual races is really all that we can do right now. I like them now. They have kept me motivated and accountable so I make sure to get out there and run!
With the California Coast 500 Virtual Challenge you challenge yourself to run 100, 250, 400 or 500 virtual miles this summer from LA’s Santa Monica Pier to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge along California’s idyllic Highway One. You get 3 months (June 8 to September 7) to complete the challenge. I signed up for 250 miles which is about 84 miles each month.
Along the way you can maintain your motivation with custom content, mini-challenges, digital badge awards, and bespoke California swag. All participants will also receive:
√ an official California Coast 500 Race Shirt
√ one of four finisher’s medals at 100, 250, 400 and 500 miles
√ awesome content and opportunities to share where you #runlocal
Check out the medal you get after completing the challenge.
Thanks to the team at PWR Lab, there is an interactive map for you to keep track of your goal. On a team? You’re covered as well. You’ll be able to filter the leaderboard to see those closest to you, so you can encourage each other up Highway 1. I am on the BibRave Pros Team so you can see me along with my team members.
There are 5 in the team. Juan and I ran 3 miles yesterday so we are close together at the end.
There is also a relay team option so you can team up with family & friends and work towards 500 miles together!
To sign up, go to https://runlocalevents.com/california/. Make sure to use “BIBRAVE10” good for 10% off.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Sounds awesome! I will have a look at it!! Thanks for all the details!
That’s a really cool medal!
I think it’s great how so many states are rising to the (virtual) challenge and offering these races across their states. I’m doing a similar one across Iowa…just started last week and have about two months to complete it.
I think so too! They’ve motivated me during this time due to no races.
This sounds like such an awesome challenge!
I know, right! Anything to keep running. 😀
It is fun to see how all of the states have come up with their own challenges. Good luck and have fun
This is one of the nicest looking medals I’ve seen in a while! What a great challenge too – I think we have to admit that for now these challenges will have to see us through a very strange year!
It is a nice medal. I am liking these challenges to keep running.
Great idea. I’m doing the NYS one.
How is it going?