What is a virtual marathon?
A virtual marathon is like a normal marathon or running event but instead of all the participants gathering in one place at a certain time, everyone does the marathon in an individual place of their choice.
Virtual marathon participants can complete the race wherever they choose, whether it be on a treadmill, in a park, or on a designated course in their community. Virtual marathons are typically organized by a race or event organizer who provides participants with a specific distance to complete and a timeframe in which to do so. Participants often track their progress using fitness tracking apps or devices and submit their results to the organizer to receive their medal or finisher’s swag.
The virtual marathon can be held on a specific date or within a few days to get more people involved. You can complete the distance anywhere you like in your hometown or living area even on a treadmill. The distance can be completed at once or in cumulative runs.
Virtual marathons - How it works?
It depends on the organizer, but usually in the same way as a traditional marathon. As a runner you register, pay your fee and choose the distance online. The difference is that you can run the marathon at a place of your choice or even on a treadmill!
After completing your marathon, submit your result and most of the time provide evidence (photos) to show your time and distance. Usually the results must be presented within a certain period of time. After completion you receive a E-Certificate and E-Badge to print or share on social media. You earn and a real finisher medal send via post or courier.
What are the advantages of the virtual marathon?
The most obvious advantage of the virtual marathon at the moment is social distancing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual marathons offered a great way for people to continue participating without risking their health or the health of others. People do not gather in one place, do not touch things like water bottles, registration pens and do not bump into other people at the starting line.
THE PROS Virtual marathons also offer a great way to avoid the headaches that come with some larger events. You don’t have to worry about traffic, find a parking lot or put it on your busy schedule. Another huge bonus is the weather. We know it’s unpredictable, so the virtual marathon allows you to plan this by choosing a specific day.
Virtual marathons allow runners to stay motivated and connected to the running community while still adhering to social distancing guidelines. Virtual marathons have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the cancellation of many in-person races. They also provide an opportunity for runners who may not be able to travel to a specific race location to participate in the event.
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Why you should try: Studies show that physical activity while running helps with stress and reduces the symptoms of depression. Participating in a marathon or running can be very motivating. It helps you focus and boosts your self-esteem. Like many things in our lives today, marathons have become virtual. What is a virtual marathon and why should you try it?
Take your first virtual marathon
Subscribe for the shortest distance something like 5K and go to a marathon. Just being there among runners and the feeling that you participate in the marathon will boost your ego and motivation to keep running at least a month more.