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3 Steps for a Successful and Fun Virtual Race

Photo by Adam Winger on Unsplash Virtual races have risen in popularity since the pandemic, and some in-person races are still going virtual for this spring. We all miss in-person races and all that’s associated with them, especially race expos and vendor tents. Virtual races can be more convenient in that they usually offer a range of dates, so you can plan around weather and life obligations. And they can be just as fun if setup well. Virtual races do present more challenges than a traditional race as you have to make all of the decisions for yourself. You just show up and follow the course. This post will cover three steps to take for a successful and fun virtual...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer at Local Races

Whether you’re running or biking roads or trails or even competing in a triathlon, there’s nothing like race day morning. The excitement of the starting line, the camaraderie of friends, and the smiling faces of people working the race all make the experience special. While you may only communicate with the race director, races take a lot of hands.  Setting courses, staffing water stops, packet pickup, and even parking direction all have to be done by someone. Timing and race companies will have a handful of employees, but races largely run on volunteers. This post will cover 5 reasons why you should volunteer at local races other than for free race entries.  To encourage--How many of us have been “saved”...

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