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Another Virtual 5k/ half marathon

I notice a lot of you share my dorky fandom of Doctor Who (judging from your user pics) so I thought I'd spread the word about this virtual 5k.

http://doctorwho50.wix.com/doctor-who50
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the show this November these people have organized a virtual run. I guess you can do any of the runs as a cumulative thing if you want (so you could still do it even if you are only on week 2 or 3, just take a couple of training sessions) but My husband I just registered for the simple 5k and hope to go out for a run together before the deadline in November.
They email you a bib# that you can print off and then you can email them your finished time. They are sending out medals for each run (same medal on different colour ribbons) but you don't have to submit your finishing time to get your medal.
I registered a few weeks ago and have yet to receive our bibs though. I guess they got overwhelmed by registration and have been trying to email 200+bibs an evening so try to be patient if you sign up.

There might also be a few other sites doing virtual runs for the DW anniversary. :)

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ladydelaidra
Sep. 9th, 2013 01:03 pm (UTC)
Holy crap~ That's amazing. @___@

I just got hubby onto the c25k, so we both signed up for the 5k!
nothinfinah
Sep. 9th, 2013 01:38 pm (UTC)
yay! awesome! Glad to hear there'll be some other group members doing this :)
Don't forget to pst about your progress!
jes0704
Sep. 9th, 2013 04:00 pm (UTC)
exactly how does a virtual run work? I have never done one but hear about them all the time.
nothinfinah
Sep. 9th, 2013 04:18 pm (UTC)
Basically it's done on the honor system. Normally you register online (sometimes you get a bib#, sometimes not); run the specified distance however you want/are able (treadmill, track, in one session or multiple sessions etc); email your finish time to some address and sometimes you get a prize/certificate/medal. If I get my bib# for this one in time I'll double up and do the DW virtual run at the same time as one of my other races this autumn, otherwise I'll just go out for a run with my gps turned on and see how I do.
This is only my 2nd one, but they are a fun way to show your support for a cause or whatnot. The first one I did was to raise money/support for victims of Storm Sandy.
I think it's a good way for runners to come together nationally or even globally.
animimi
Sep. 9th, 2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
Woohoo!!! Thanks for posting this!
nothinfinah
Sep. 10th, 2013 12:21 pm (UTC)
glad to be of service :) ::doffs hat::
sweet_tea79
Sep. 10th, 2013 09:47 am (UTC)
This. Is. Awesome.
nothinfinah
Sep. 10th, 2013 12:21 pm (UTC)
I love how many DW fans are in this group <3
nothinfinah
Sep. 19th, 2013 12:18 pm (UTC)
I wonder how many of us started this program because we wanted to be ready in case The Doctor ever showed up and needed us to run? :)
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