Our chapter will be participating in the Moms Run This Town virtual summer run, which include 5k, 10k and half marathon distance. The virtual races are usually themed races. This past winter the theme was pirates, last summer it was safari and this summer it is western/cowgirl. A virtual race is one that you can participate in no matter where you are. Then, when you finish you can submit your run time during the allotted time if you choose to. In order to be able to win the prizes given at random for participating at the national level, you would need to submit your time. You can also buy yourself a medal to celebrate the completion of the race.
Here in Greater Manchester we’ve taken the “virtual” to the next level and created an event for it to get as many members together as possible to enjoy this “virtual” run. A very informal approach to a MRTT race, where we come up with a route or two, start together, and run together to complete the virtual race as a group. We hand out medals, hold kids fun runs, and have a great time together because we are just that awesome! We have a great group of members that help out in organizing and planning to make these events possible. One of our members, Beth P. took on organizing our winter virtual race and did a fabulous job and is now putting this one together! Thanks for your time Beth!
This summer, on August 16th, we will hold this year’s summer virtual – the “Giddy Up and Go” virtual race as a relay because, well, relays are awesome and like I already said… we’re awesome! We’ve had such a blast creating teams for the Manchester City Marathon Relay event as well as the inaugural Gate City Marathon & Relay that it was decided this summer virtual race would be even better if done as a half marathon relay event.
To change things up, relay teams will be created by random draw in a draft. Those who can attend will be hitting up Shorty’s Mexican Restaurant in Bedford at 7pm on July 24 and will enjoy company, drinks, and creating teams. If you are not able to attend, do not fear, you’ll still be placed on a team! Check out the event page for details and to RSVP!
Giddy Up and Go will be held on the Goffstown Rail Trail and roads in the surrounding area on Sunday, August 16. Gallop over to the event page to stay updated on the latest details! If you’ve never done a virtual race or had the chance to run with our amazing mother runners, this is one event you won’t want to miss out on! If you cannot attend the group relay run, no worries! You can still run it on your own time and participate in the national Moms Run This Town event!