Race Recap: Sugar Skull Virtual 5K 2020

A local race company, Red Pointer Productions, put on a very popular and successful virtual challenge for the month of May - the Miles de Mayo Challenge. I participated in this, making the 100 mile tier. For the last day of May they offered a virtual race, the Sugar Skull 5K, to finish up the month of miles.

Virtual Race Goal
I didn't have a time goal but I hoped to run/walk consistently for the entire race.

Race Day: May 31, 2020
It was about 75°F with 83% humidity and sunny skies when I started my run at 7:41AM.

Mile 1, 2, 3+: 13:15, 13:09, 13:21, 1:10
I felt okay, just a little sluggish in the heat and bright sun of the morning. After this run my Achilles started acting up a lot and I've had to take it pretty easy since.

Swag
For this race runner received a massive masked Sugar Skull medal. The medal is pictured here with the Miles de Mayo shirt which used the same logo.

Recommendation
Red Pointer Productions puts on great events, including their signature event Shark Bite Half Marathon. The Miles de Mayo Challenge spawned an active Facebook group full of encouraging and inspiring posts. The huge medal is insanely awesome. I'll do more Red Pointer Productions physical races for sure and I'll keep an eye out for future virtual events. Recommended.

Garmin GPS elapsed time: 40:55
Cost: $29

Report written June 18, 2020

Virtual Race Recap: May the 4th Be With You 4K

Even though I wasn't a fan of virtual races, running a Star Wars Day race on May the 4th was always interesting to me. What better time to take advantage than now, when virtuals are all there is? I chose the May the 4th Be With You...

2021 Virtual Race Round-Up (May - December)

While I continue to work through knee pain, I haven't really been able to make any running goals. Unfortunately my overall fitness has been a victim of this, but I hope to make some changes in 2022. Anyway, in 2021 I participated in very few in-person events. I also...

Race Recap: Conquer COVID-19 Virtual 10K

Virtual Race BeneficiaryConquer COVID-19 virtual run participants could choose a local race store to benefit from registration. I chose Front Running Sports in Lake Mary, Florida. Virtual Race GoalI hadn't been feeling myself for a few days, with some mild stomach issues...

August 2020 5K a Day: Week 4+ Virtual Events Recap

I managed to complete a 5K a day runstreak (or walkstreak) this month, yay me!  My aim was to have each 5K (or longer) be some kind of "event", from free online challenges...