August 2020 5K a Day: Week 1 Virtual Events Recap

I have done a runstreak a few times in July, but for various reasons I didn't think it would work out this year. I decided instead to give it a try in August. It will be more of a walkstreak. To give myself a bit of an extra challenge, I thought I'd complete a 5K per day and that each day's 5K should be an event of some sort. 

I have a bunch of virtual races I've been neglecting to complete so those will make up a bunch of the days. There are also several free virtual events for which I've registered. As of right now, I'm a bit short of "events", but I hope to complete the challenge by the end of the month. Here's a recap of what the first week was like.

1 Mad Tea Party 5K

  • Race: Mad Tea Party 5K, part of the runDisney Virtual Series
  • Completed: August 1, 2020
  • Celebrated Charity: Orlando Fisher House
  • Cost: $154.57 for three race challenge series
  • Swag: Medal (not received yet as of 8/9/20)
  • Time: 44:40
  • Recommendation: TBD, awaiting medal. This race series sold out.

2 You're Not Alone | The Social Distancing Virtual Race

  • Race: You're Not Alone 5K
  • Completed: August 2, 2020
  • Cost: FREE
  • Swag: digital only
  • Time: 49:37

3 Run For It Marty! Virtual 5k

  • Race: Run For It Marty!, a Back to the Future themed race
  • Completed: August 3, 2020
  • Charity: Parkinson's Foundation 
  • Cost: $22
  • Swag: Medal, physical bib
  • Time: 44:46
  • Recommendation: Nice medal & bib. This race is sold out but I would run with this company again. Recommended.

4 LG Get Started Virtual 5K

  • Race: LG Get Started Virtual 5K, a Strava-based challenge
  • Completed: August 4, 2020
  • Hashtag: #LGoals
  • Cost: FREE
  • Swag: digital only
  • Time: 49:36

5 Stay Home Virtual Race 5K

  • Race: Stay Home Virtual Race
  • Completed: August 5, 2020
  • Hashtag: #RaceVRC #StayHomeHalf
  • Cost: FREE
  • Swag: digital only
  • Time: 48:48

6 Randy Walker Memorial 5K Virtual Race

7 DIY Virtual 2020 WDW 5K

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