Virtual Races


Well-known member
He feels the advantages of virtual races include: (There are no advantages...It's stupid)

- Makes the runner feel like they are a part of something and offers something to train for.

- Can save on expenses since we can order the exact number of shirts since only have pre registration.

- Save on expenses with awards also since I do not feel comfortable offering awards when contestants are not running head to head.

Probably the down side of the virtual events includes:

- Not really competing when you are emailing in performances (Sort of the definition of a race)

- It would be very easy to cheat on times, but I would hope people would realize there is no benefit to that especially when there are no awards

- The entire social aspect of a road race is a big reason why people participate and of course that is gone with a virtual event

HOW STUPID IS A VIRTUAL RACE? There is your headline.


New member
You're not wrong, but at least some charities can still use races to raise money, and it can keep less competitive runners, the bulk of the field, motivated to train.