Race calendars have changed in the time of Covid-19. Everyone's had physical races cancelled. But running isn't cancelled. And there's one type of race that's found its time to shine: the virtual race.
I wasn't a big fan of virtual races. I missed the race day excitement, the community support, the camaraderie. But virtual races are all there is for now. And I'm trying to enjoy them more. I'm setting goals for myself, and when I can, I'm choosing races that fund causes I support. That includes local race companies who are among the many small businesses struggling in these troubled economic times.
With physical events turning into virtual runs, in some cases we runners don't have a choice to avoid this type of event. So far I've only been signed up for one race that had to go this route, but I'm pretty sure more might have to convert, if they don't outright cancel.
You're not alone if you're going virtual this running season. Some virtual races have awesome swag, like the epic medals offered through runDisney's Virtual Race series. The medals this year are themed to classic Disney attractions, and the series sold out in record time.
One thing the runDisney virtuals don't offer (so far) is race shirts. I put together this runDisney spoof logo for anyone who is running these races. This logo shirt is also fun for runDisney fans who are going virtual, in these races and more, in this time of global pandemic. You can purchase this shirt it my new etsy shop: WeRunForFun.