The benefits of virtual race

  • Convenience

Obviously, the most popular reason to participate in a virtual run is the convenience of being able to run anywhere. Whether it is around your block, on the treadmill or even in a separate race. This freedom offers the convenience of time and money. All races have registration fees, but the time and travel to get to and from races can be expensive and stressful.

Virtual runs also offer, not only one day and time to run but usually a whole week, at any time of day, in which you can complete the run

  • Perfect for Beginners

Race events can be intimidating for beginner racers. The crowds, noise, knowing that your run will be timed, and let’s face it, the other, more experienced runners, can all potentially cause unwanted stress and pressure. if you need to ease yourself into the racing world, virtual runs are the perfect next step! Virtual runs enable you to join the running community and encourage you to push yourself to the next level, without the pressures and stress of competing with other athletes.


  • Connect with friends, family and the running community.

The great thing about virtual runs is that anyone can join! So if you have family or friends that live far away, you can connect with them be creating joint running goals and participating in the same virtual run. Virtual runs also can give runners a sense of a running community, even if they live in rural or out in the middle of nowhere locations


  • Medal

Let’s be honest, earning medals is fun. When you participate in virtual runs with Will Run for Medal, you earn medal & T-shirt with every race. Each medal is unique to the race, marking your individual accomplishments and progress with each race.

There are many people who would love to participate in physical races but are unable to for one reason or another. Therefore, a virtual race is a great option for those who want convenience.

That’s the kind of flexibility offered by virtual races, a new trend in the running community. Runners who sign up for a virtual race register online and simply choose their own starting line, whether it’son treadmill or a neighbourhood street. They run the race distance, upload their finishing time and get a medal.


“With virtual races, you don’t need to deal with traffic, parking, poor weather or unexpected schedule conflicts or injuries that might cause you to miss the race.”