September 2020 Virtual Race Round-up

An unresolved nagging injury has kept me from making running goals. I finally got a referral from my primary doctor in mid-September but I've still got to make my appointment. I'm putting it off because I suspect I'll have to go back in a boot and I'd rather do that after an upcoming short trip -- our first vacation in over a year. Thanks COVID! Either way, I still have a bunch of virtual races lined up, because I'm addicted to registering for these things, I guess.

These virtual runs are mostly completed in my neighborhood so they unfortunately aren't particularly memorable, and the individual reports are pretty boring. I still want to note them, and especially shout out the charities involved, so here's a recap of the virtual races that I completed in September.

1 Run for the Turtles

  • Race: 34th Annual Run for the Turtles
  • Completed: September 8, 2020 in my neighborhood
  • Charity: Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program at Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Hashtag: #RunfortheTurtles
  • Cost: $38
  • Swag: Tech t-shirt
  • Time: 42:23
  • Notes: This physical race had to go virtual due to the pandemic. This annual turtle charity race in Sarasota, Florida has been on my radar for a few years but I never managed to get over there for race day.

2 Melissa's Race

  • Race: Melissa's Race to Battle Brain Cancer
  • Completed: September 10, 2020, Melissa's birthday
  • Charity: Advent Health Cancer Institute for brain cancer research
  • Cost: $35.50
  • Swag: T-Shirt, Medal
  • Time: 42:44
  • Notes: This is a local fundraiser race that was forced to go virtual. I ran Melissa's Race in 2019 (my first time). This would have been on my race calendar for 2020 had it been a normal year. The swag was nice, as usual -- a custom medal for the 5th anniversary and a nice soft cotton tee.

3 Yes We Peli-CAN Virtual 5K

  • Race: Yes We Peli-CAN Virtual 5K
  • Completed: September 12, 2020 on the beach in Ormond Beach FL
  • Charity: International Bird Rescue
  • Cost: $39.40
  • Swag: T-Shirt, Medal
  • Time: 59:31
  • Notes: This was a virtual race to support International Bird Rescue. I walked this with Arthur on the beach. We saw pelicans. :)  The swag for this was sub-par, in my opinion: a very thin white t-shirt that already faded in the first wash, and a fairly simple medal.

4 Turtle Krawl 5K

  • Race: Turtle Krawl 5K
  • Completed: September 15, 2020 in my neighborhood
  • Charity: Sea Turtle Preservation Society
  • Cost: $37.20
  • Swag: T-Shirt
  • Time: 57:00
  • Notes: The Turtle Krawl is a fundraiser race that was forced to go virtual. It is touted as the most popular 5K race in Brevard County, FL. I last ran the Turtle Krawl in 2016. I registered for this super late and apparel options were slim; the men's small is fortunately a good fit. The design was modified to 2020 -- a sea turtle on the front of the shirt wears a face mask.

5 Race to Wrigley

  • Race: Race to Wrigley
  • Completed: September 19, 2020 in my neighborhood
  • Charity: Cubs Charities
  • Hashtag: #RaceToWrigley
  • Cost: $48.95
  • Swag: T-Shirt, Medal, Buff, Drawstring Backpack
  • Time: 49:37
  • Notes: Some iconic races have always offered a virtual option, but that didn't really appeal until this year, when everyone participating would be virtual. I still hope to run the Race to Wrigley in person someday. The swag for this virtual race is great: gender-specific tech shirt, cute medal, race themed buff, and a pinstripe drawstring backpack.

List: Virtual Races with T-Shirts & Medals to Run in October 2020

Due to pandemic-related race cancellations and postponements, 2020 has seen a rise in popularity of virtual races. 

Are you looking for your next virtual race?
I found the following virtual races with both t-shirts and medals as swag. Several of these runs have budget-friendly prices, especially considering shipping and handling costs. Some races might have additional fees, like a sign-up platform fee or shipping. I tried to note these but I may have missed some. The races also vary in their results submission requirements and when you need to complete your run.

I'm not affiliated with any of these races. I cannot vouch for their quality, except for the one(s) I ran, as noted below. Some races may have referral links. Please check all available information before registering in case of errors in the list below. Also note that some of these races support charitable causes and will give you the option to add a donation at the time of registration.

1 WUCF 5K Annual Fun Run - Virtual!

  • Cost: $35 plus $3 Shipping & Handling
  • Swag: T-Shirt, Medal, Tyvek Bib
  • Registration Ends: October 10, 2020; register by September 27, 2020, to receive swag by race day
  • Complete the Race: Race day is October 11

Why you should run this: Just because we can't run races in person doesn't mean we can't support the great causes that use races as fundraisers. WUCF is Orlando's local PBS station and this run, virtual due to the pandemic, supports the public channel. The event celebrates the 50th anniversary of PBS and the medal features a red cardigan sweater as a tribute to Mr. Rogers.

2 The House DC's 2nd Annual Candy Corn 5K

  • Cost: $35 plus $2.50 SignUp Fee | Shipping presumed included
  • Charity: The House DC
  • Swag: T-Shirt, Medal, Bib
  • Registration Ends: October 15, 2020
  • Complete the Race: Run between October 16, 2020 and October 19, 2020

Why you should run this: Support a great cause and get some fun swag for your run. Make it fun by dressing up for this Halloween-themed charity run.

3 Fall Festival of Colors Virtual 5K Run/Walk

  • Cost: $25 plus $2.50 SignUp Fee | Shipping presumed included
  • Charity: The Good Fight Community Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Swag: Long Sleeve T-Shirt*, Medal
  • Registration Ends: October 17, 2020 | Register by September 21, 2020 to get the shirt
  • Complete the Race: Race day is October 17, 2020

* Note: Register by September 21, 2020 in order to receive race shirt!

Why you should run this: This month's budget champion race! Support a great cause and get a long sleeve t-shirt & medal for your run.

4 U Can Finish 5 Mile & 2 Mile

  • Cost: $33 for either distance plus $3 Processing Fee + $3 Shipping; local pickup available in Orlando, Florida
  • Charity: Track Shack Youth Foundation
  • Swag: T-Shirt, Medal
  • Registration Price Increase: October 10, 2020
  • Complete the Race: Race Day is October 18, 2020

Why you should run this: Track Shack is a central Florida running institution, hit hard by the pandemic like so many small businesses. If you're in central Florida like me, support local with this run! Track Shack typically offers quality swag and this is an affordable race to run no matter your location. I ran the Celebration of Running in August and my packet was shipped promptly after I registered so I got my swag in no time. I also enjoyed using the interactive Real-Time Remote Racing (RTRT) app during the race, a feature that is also available for the U Can Finish races. Run between 6AM and 12PM on race day to have a virtual race experience with real-time results, on-course cheers, and more. Run the 5 Miler, the 2-Miler, or upgrade your registration to run both distances and receive extra swag.

5 Med Center Health 10K Classic

  • Cost: $25 plus $2.50 SignUp Fee plus $7.50 Shipping (local pickup available in Bowling Green, KY)
  • Swag: T-Shirt, Medal
  • Registration Ends: October 23, 2020
  • Complete the Race: Run between October 3, 2020 and October 24, 2020

Why you should run this: This is another budget virtual race for October. Choose from 10K or 5K distances. Wheelchair division is also available, as is a 1K kid's race.

6 Ghost 5K or 10K

  • Cost: $35 plus $3 SignUp Fee | Shipping presumed included
  • Swag: Glow-in-the-dark Medal, T-Shirt
  • Price Increase: After September 15, 2020
  • Complete the Race: Run between October 24 - October 31

Why you should run this: Halloween races are fun, even if you have to run them on your own. Dress up and earn a cool glow-in-the-dark medal along with a long-sleeve tech shirt.

7 East Suburban Trailblazers' Halloween Hotfoot 5K

  • Cost: $25 plus $2.50 SignUp Fee plus $5 Shipping (local pickup available in Export, PA)
  • Charity: East Suburban Citizen Advocacy
  • Swag: T-Shirt, Medal
  • Registration Price Increase: September 30, 2020
  • Complete the Race: Run between October 17, 2020 and October 31, 2020

Why you should run this: This is another budget virtual race for October. The charity race was forced to go virtual due to the pandemic. Support a good cause and earn some holiday-themed swag for your run.

8 Fun and Furry Virtual 5K

  • Cost: $35 plus $3 SignUp Fee | Shipping Included
  • Charity: Senior Houndsabound (SHA) and Suncoast Basset Rescue (SBR)
  • Swag: T-Shirt, Medal
  • Registration Ends: December 31, 2020
  • Complete the Race: Run by December 31, 2020

Why you should run this: You have a soft spot for animal charities and want to support Basset Hound Rescue during this tough year where charities of all kinds are suffering.

9 Run to the Future

  • Cost: $35 + $3 SignUp Fee + $6.95 Shipping
  • Charity: Feeding America
  • Swag: T-Shirt or Tank; Medal; Race Bib
  • Registration Ends: October 31, 2020
  • Complete the Race: no deadline

Why you should run this: This virtual run has fun swag and a fun theme. The subtitle is "Whatever You Do, Don't Set It To 2020". Fans of Back to the Future probably won't want to skip this one.

Note: I included this one in some of my previous monthly virtual races to run posts. The race has been extended at least another month. I ran this one myself and I just love the mashup of Back to the Future and the current situation here in 2020. It's nice to be able to choose a t-shirt or tank top (I picked the t-shirt; it's a nice everyday wear unisex tee).

10 I Run Solo: A 2020 Story

  • Cost: $35 + $3 SignUp Fee + $6.95 Shipping
  • Charity: Feeding America
  • Swag: T-Shirt or Tank; Medal; Race Bib
  • Registration Ends: October 31, 2020
  • Complete the Race: no deadline

Why you should run this: This virtual run has fun swag and a fun theme. The subtitle is "A 2020 Story". Fans of Star Wars and Han Solo probably won't want to skip this one.

Note: I included this one in some of my previous monthly virtual races to run posts. The race has been extended at least another month. I ran this one myself and I just love the mashup of Star Wars and the current situation here in 2020. It's nice to be able to choose a t-shirt or tank top (I picked the t-shirt; it's a nice everyday wear unisex tee).

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 to organized virtual races plus a few DIY runs.

I posted about the first week here: August 2020 5K a Day Week 1.
I posted about the second week here: August 2020 5K a Day Week 2.
I posted about the third week here: August 2020 5K a Day Week 3.

Here's a recap of what the last part of the streak was like.

1 #GoLongForDiane

  • Event: Today's 5K walk was dedicated to blind athlete Diane Berberian, on Diane Berberian Day, so named by the Boston City Council.
  • Completed: August 22, 2020
  • Hashtag: #GoLongForDiane
  • Time: 54:12

2 Run for Wildlife 5K

  • Race: Run for Wildlife 5K
  • Completed: August 23, 2020
  • Charity: Lion Recovery Fund
  • Cost: $15.47
  • Swag: Medal, Tyvek bib
  • Time: 50:48
  • Recommendation: Virtual Runner US offers some cute themed medals and virtual runs for a good cause. Shipping was quick. There's not much of a social aspect though -- you can submit your time on the website but there's no community on Facebook (that I could find) and nowhere to share photos or stories.  Recommended for the cute medals.

3 Run Wild for Wildwood Virtual 5K

  • Race: Run Wild for Wildwood Virtual 5K
  • Completed: August 24, 2020
  • Charity: Friends of Wildwood campaign to "Save the Boardwalks"
  • Hashtag: #runwildforwildwood
  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: 44:33

4 The Happiest 5K

  • Race: The Happiest 5K
  • Completed: August 25, 2020
  • Cost: $15.47
  • Swag: Medal, Tyvek bib
  • Time: 54:09
  • Recommendation: Virtual Runner US offers some cute themed medals and virtual runs for a good cause. Shipping was quick. There's not much of a social aspect though -- you can submit your time on the website but there's no community on Facebook (that I could find) and nowhere to share photos or stories.  Recommended for the cute medals.

5 Independence Day 5K

  • Race: Independence Day 5K (ran on Women's Equality Day)
  • Completed: August 26, 2020
  • Cost: $15.47
  • Swag: Medal, Tyvek bib
  • Time: 54:43
  • Recommendation: Virtual Runner US offers some cute themed medals and virtual runs for a good cause. Shipping was quick. There's not much of a social aspect though -- you can submit your time on the website but there's no community on Facebook (that I could find) and nowhere to share photos or stories.  Recommended for the cute medals.

6 DIY Virtual 2019 WDW Wine & Dine 10K

  • Race: DIY Virtual 2019 WDW Wine & Dine 10K 
  • Completed: August 27, 2020
  • Charity: I made a donation to Joe Biden's presidential campaign in honor of this 5K
  • Cost: $47.22 for the swag
  • Swag: Medal, t-shirt
  • Time: 1:37:42

7 UPS Founder's Day Challenge 2020

  • Race: UPS Founder's Day Challenge 2020
  • Completed: August 28, 2020
  • Hashtag: #UPSFoundersDay2020
  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: 50:54 | This was a week-long distance challenge which I did not realize at the time of sign-up and running

8 COVID-19 5K Virtual / Remote Run - 2020

  • Race: COVID-19 5K Virtual / Remote Run - 2020
  • Completed: August 29, 2020
  • Cost: FREE (optional t-shirt & medal available for purchase)
  • Time: 43:22

9 MTS -TNF “Race For Education” Virtual 5K

  • Race: MTS -TNF “Race For Education” Virtual 5K 
  • Completed: August 30, 2020
  • Charity: Tamil Nadu Foundation
  • Hashtag: #RaceForEducation
  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: 54:17

10 The Haunted Mansion runDisney Virtual Series #3

  • Race: The Haunted Mansion 5K, part of the runDisney Virtual Series
  • Completed: August 31, 2020
  • Charity: Orlando Fisher House
  • Cost: $154.57 for three race challenge series
  • Swag: Medal (not received yet as of 9/1/20)
  • Time: 53:35
  • Recommendation: TBD, awaiting medal. This race series sold out.

August 2020 5K a Day: Week 3 Virtual Events Recap

I'm trying to complete a 5K a day runstreak (or walkstreak) this month. My aim is to have each 5K (or longer) be some kind of "event", from free online challenges to organized virtual races plus a few DIY runs.

I posted about the first week here: August 2020 5K a Day Week 1.
I posted about the second week here: August 2020 5K a Day Week 2.

Here's a recap of what the third week was like.

1 Track Shack's Celebration of Running Virtual 5K

  • Race: Celebration of Running
  • Completed: August 15, 2020
  • Charity: Track Shack Youth Foundation
  • Cost: $44.00
  • Swag: Medal, t-shirt, Tyvek bib
  • Time: 42:35
  • Recommendation: Great swag, reasonable price, super fast timely shipping. This race is over but I highly recommend Track Shack virtual races, especially for other central Floridians. #SupportLocal

2 sMiles for Owen Virtual 5K

  • Race: sMiles for Owen Virtual 5K
  • Completed: August 16, 2020
  • Charity: SUDC Foundation (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood)
  • Hashtags: #SUDC
  • Cost: FREE
  • Time: 59:05

4 DIY Virtual 2017 Wine & Dine Fall Feast 5K

  • Race: DIY Virtual 2017 Wine & Dine Fall Feast 5K 
  • Completed: August 18, 2020
  • Charity: I made a donation to Joe Biden's presidential campaign in honor of this 5K
  • Cost: $24.11 for the swag
  • Swag: Medal, t-shirt
  • Time: 49:22

5 DIY Virtual Home Alone Kevin's AHHHHHHHHHH 5K

  • Race: Home Alone Kevin's AHHHHHHHHHH 5K (as a DIY Virtual)
  • Completed: August 19, 2020
  • Charity: I made a donation to the ACLU in honor of this 5K
  • Cost: $7 for the swag
  • Swag: Medal
  • Time: 53:38

6 Space Mountain runDisney Virtual Series #2

  • Race: Space Mountain 5K, part of the runDisney Virtual Series
  • Completed: August 20, 2020
  • Charity: Orlando Fisher House
  • Cost: $154.57 for three race challenge series
  • Swag: Medal (not received yet as of 8/21/20)
  • Time: 49:47
  • Recommendation: TBD, awaiting medal. This race series sold out.

7 DIY Virtual Home Alone McCallister House 10K

  • Race: Home Alone McCallister House 10K (as a DIY Virtual)
  • Completed: August 21, 2020
  • Charity: I made a donation to the American Bird Conservancy in honor of this 5K
  • Cost: $7 for the swag
  • Swag: Medal
  • Time: 1:39:19

10+ Virtual Races with T-Shirts & Medals to Run in September 2020

Due to pandemic-related race cancellations and postponements, 2020 has seen a rise in popularity of virtual races. 

Are you looking for your next virtual race?
I found the following virtual races with both t-shirts and medals as swag. Several of these runs have budget-friendly prices, especially considering shipping and handling costs. Some races might have additional fees, like a sign-up platform fee or shipping. I tried to note these but I may have missed some. The races also vary in their results submission requirements and when you need to complete your run.

I'm not affiliated with any of these races. I cannot vouch for their quality, except for the one(s) I ran, as noted below. Some races may have referral links. Please check all available information before registering in case of errors in the list below. Also note that some of these races support charitable causes and will give you the option to add a donation at the time of registration.

1 Run Nona 5K Virtual Run

  • Cost: $33 + $3 Processing Fee + $3 Shipping; local pickup available in Orlando, Florida
  • Charity: Track Shack Youth Foundation and Tavistock Foundation
  • Swag: Gender specific tech shirt; Medal
  • Registration Price Increase: August 29, 2020
  • Complete the Race: Race day is September 5th

Why you should run this: Track Shack is a central Florida running institution, hit hard by the pandemic like so many small businesses. If you're in central Florida like me, support local with this run! Track Shack typically offers quality swag and this is an affordable race to run no matter your location. You can use the Real-Time Remote Racing (RTRT) app on your smartphone to have a virtual race experience when you run between 6AM and 12PM Eastern on race day, with real-time results, on-course cheers, and more. Otherwise you have the option to submit your results via email before midnight on September 6th.

2 Melissa's Race to Battle Brain Cancer 5K

  • Cost: $35 + $4 Processing Fee + $3 Shipping; local pickup available in central Florida
  • Charity: Advent Health Cancer Institute
  • Swag: T-Shirt; Medal
  • Registration Ends: September 10, 2020
  • Complete the Race: Race day is September 10th

Why you should run this: This is a physical charity race that was forced to go virtual due to the pandemic. The race typically takes place in the spring but due to the event's postponement, runners can now complete the race on what would have been the namesake's birthday, on September 10th. Note that if you have your swag shipped, it will go out after race day.

3 Turtle Krawl 5K

  • Cost: $39 + $3.50 Processing Fee | Shipping Included; local pickup available in central Florida
  • Charity: Sea Turtle Preservation Society
  • Swag: T-Shirt; Medal
  • Registration Ends: September 10, 2020
  • Complete the Race: Run between September 12 and September 15

Why you should run this: This is a physical charity race that was forced to go virtual due to the pandemic. The finisher medal is optional and will save you $10 if you don't want it. This is Brevard County's biggest 5K race each year so it's a very popular run. The shirt artwork looks beautiful this year.

4 Candy 5K Virtual Race

  • Cost: $30 + $3.95 SignUp Fee | Shipping Included
  • Swag: T-Shirt; Medal; Candy
  • Registration Ends: August 31, 2020
  • Complete the Race: Run by September 15th

Why you should run this: This race has cute swag. You can use the RaceJoy app for an interactive virtual experience.

5 Battle of the Bands 5k Virtual

  • Cost: $33 + $3 Processing Fee + $3 Shipping; local pickup available in Orlando, Florida
  • Charity: Track Shack Youth Foundation and cultural arts organizations in the City of Casselberry
  • Swag: Gender specific shirt; Medal
  • Registration Price Increase: September 12, 2020
  • Complete the Race: Race day is September 19th

Why you should run this: Track Shack is a central Florida running institution, hit hard by the pandemic like so many small businesses. If you're in central Florida like me, support local with this run! Track Shack typically offers quality swag and this is an affordable race to run no matter your location. You can use the Real-Time Remote Racing (RTRT) app on your smartphone to have a virtual race experience when you run between 6AM and 12PM Eastern on race day, with real-time results, on-course cheers, and more. Otherwise you have the option to submit your results via email before midnight on September 20th.

6 Kansas City Zoo Run for the Sloths

  • Cost: $25 + $3.29 SignUp Fee + $1 Service Fee + $8 Shipping
  • Charity: Friends of the Kansas City Zoo
  • Swag: T-Shirt; Medal; 1 Free Entry to Zoo
  • Registration Ends: October 31, 2020
  • Complete the Race: Run by October 31, 2020

Why you should run this: Support a great animal cause and get fun sloth (the mascot for some runners) swag. Above price info is for the Virtual 1 Miler; you can also run the 4 Miler for $45 plus fees. Even with all the add-on fees, the 1 Mile race looks like a good value for a virtual charity race.

7 Little Miracles Virtual Run

  • Cost: $35 + $3 SignUp Fee | Shipping Included
  • Charity: NICU at St. John's Children's Hospital
  • Swag: T-Shirt; Medal
  • Registration Ends: unknown
  • Complete the Race: Run any date in 2020

Why you should run this: Chose your distance: 5K; 10K; or Half Marathon. This looks like a very good cause.

8 Ottumwa Habitat for Humanity Virtual Run

  • Cost: $25 + $2.50 SignUp Fee | Shipping presumed included
  • Charity: Ottumwa Habitat for Humanity
  • Swag: T-Shirt; Medal*
  • Registration Ends: November 30, 2020
  • Complete the Race: Run by November 30th

Why you should run this: This month's budget champion race!  Chose your distance: 5K or 15K.

*Note: Only the first 25 registrants will receive a medal -- register fast!

9 Pumpkin Spice Latte Virtual Run

  • Cost: $35 + $3 SignUp Fee + $6.95 Shipping
  • Charity: Stand Up To Cancer
  • Swag: T-Shirt or Tank; Medal; Race Bib; Starbucks Gift Card
  • Registration Ends: September 30, 2020
  • Complete the Race: no deadline

Why you should run this: This virtual run has fun swag and a fun theme. Choose your distance: 5K or 10K. Any runner who lives for Pumpkin Spice season won't want to skip this one.

10 All-American Virtual Run

  • Cost: $30 + $2.50 SignUp Fee + $4.99 Shipping
  • Charity: Disabled American Veterans
  • Swag: T-Shirt; Medal
  • Registration Ends: unknown
  • Complete the Race: Run by December 31, 2020

Why you should run this: Choose your distance: 5K; 10K; or Half Marathon. Sign up with friends to save on your registration ($5 off for each friend). You also have the option to purchase extra shirts and medals at a slightly discounted price.

11 It's Fall Y'All Virtual Run

  • Cost: $38 + $3 SignUp Fee | Shipping Included
  • Charity: Feeding America
  • Swag: T-Shirt; Medal; Bib
  • Registration Ends: November 30, 2020
  • Complete the Race: Run by November 30, 2020

Why you should run this: Choose your distance: 5K up to Marathon. This race has cute swag and a fun seasonal theme. The shirt is optional and will save you $5 if you don't want it.

12 I Run Solo

  • Cost: $35 + $3 SignUp Fee + $6.95 Shipping
  • Charity: Feeding America
  • Swag: T-Shirt or Tank; Medal; Race Bib
  • Registration Ends: September 30, 2020
  • Complete the Race: no deadline

Why you should run this: This virtual run has fun swag and a fun theme. The subtitle is "A 2020 Story". Fans of Star Wars and Han Solo probably won't want to skip this one.

Note: I included this one in my Virtual Races to Run in August post. The race has been extended another month. I ran this one myself and I just love the mashup of Star Wars and the current situation here in 2020. It's nice to be able to choose a t-shirt or tank top (I picked the t-shirt; it's a nice everyday wear unisex tee).

13 Run to the Future

  • Cost: $35 + $3 SignUp Fee + $6.95 Shipping
  • Charity: Feeding America
  • Swag: T-Shirt or Tank; Medal; Race Bib
  • Registration Ends: August 31, 2020
  • Complete the Race: no deadline

Why you should run this: This virtual run has fun swag and a fun theme. The subtitle is "Whatever You Do, Don't Set It To 2020". Fans of Back to the Future probably won't want to skip this one.

Note: I included this one in my Virtual Races to Run in August post. The race has been extended another month. I ran this one myself and I just love the mashup of Back to the Future and the current situation here in 2020. It's nice to be able to choose a t-shirt or tank top (I picked the t-shirt; it's a nice everyday wear unisex tee).

August 2020 5K a Day: Week 2 Virtual Events Recap

I'm trying to complete a 5K a day runstreak (or walkstreak) this month. My aim is to have each 5K (or longer) be some kind of "event", from free online challenges to organized virtual races plus a few DIY runs.

I posted about the first week here: August 2020 5K a Day Week 1.

Here's a recap of what the second week was like.

1 I Run Solo | A 2020 Story

  • Race: I Run Solo | A 2020 Story
  • Completed: August 8, 2020
  • Charity: Feeding America
  • Hashtags: #IRunSOLO #IRun4Movement
  • Cost: $44.94
  • Swag: Medal, t-shirt, Tyvek bib
  • Time: 47:22
  • Recommendation: Nice swag, reasonable price, timely shipping. Recommended virtual race company.

2 DIY Virtual 2020 WDW 10K

3 J-Hawk Free August Virtual 5K

4 Bon Air Just For Fun 5K

5 Run to the Future 5K

  • Race: Run to the Future, another fun Back to the Future themed virtual race
  • Completed: August 12, 2020
  • Charity: Feeding America
  • Hashtag: #RunToTheFuture  #IRun4Movement
  • Cost: $44.94
  • Swag: Medal, t-shirt, Tyvek bib
  • Time: 53:36
  • Recommendation: Nice swag, reasonable price, timely shipping. Recommended virtual race company.

6 Quarantine 6K

  • Race: Quarantine 6K
  • Completed: August 13, 2020
  • Charity: COVID-19 Response Fund
  • Cost: $19.00
  • Swag: Medal, Tyvek bib
  • Time: 55:06
  • Recommendation: Good swag, reasonable price, timely shipping. Recommended.

7 Strava August 5K