August Virtual Races

As the calendar year rolls into August, America has hit the five month mark of living a mask-wearing, Covid social distancing, quarantining world and the days of in-person road races seem like a lifetime ago.

Since many traditional races have been cancelled rather than move to virtual options, virtual races are becoming increasingly harder to find. 

Thankfully there are still a few virtual races out there and honestly, I need these virtual races to keep me motivated because I find the Florida summer heat truly unmotivating lately. As anyone who has trained for a fall/winter marathon will tell you, running in August in Florida is awful.

As I mentioned in a previous post, virtual races are great motivators. Between lockdown fatigue and summer heat, I need these virtual races now more than ever.

Besides being great motivators, I have four more reasons why you should run a virtual race.

Whether you run the world or run for a reason, August offers many charitable virtual races and a few fun runs, too.

August Virtual Races

Run for a Reason

Run For The Ring

  • FREE (Donations encouraged)
  • August 1 
  • 5K and 1 mile
  • Kid’s scavenger hunt
  • Share on social media #RunForTheRing #WeNeedTheBDC
  • One lucky post will receive a $100 gift card!
  • Benefits Children’s Diabetes Foundation

5 Hour Virtual Alive Day Challenge

  • FREE five-hour challenge
  • August 1st – Sept 1st 2020
  • Multi-discipline virtual adventure (Ride, run, walk or roll)
  • All abilities welcome
  • Complete five hours of activity over a month
  • Prizes
  • Benefits Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch

TwT Virtual 4 X 800 Relay For Tyler Kott

  • $10
  • August 5 – 9 
  • Team (2,3 or 4) or individual
  • Complete 800 meters on a track or road and submit their time to the team
  • Benefits Tyler Kott’s medical expenses

Black Lives Matter Virtual Run

  • August 1 – 31
  • $29 (free shipping)
  • Add-on shirt for $20
  • Benefits the United Negro Fun

Potterhead Lightning Has Struck 5k

  • $30
  • August 10 
  • Personalized Bib 
  • Flashing boombox medal
  • Add-on t-shirt
  • Benefits All Star Code

World’s Okayest Running Club

  • $35
  • 5K/10K
  • World’s Okayest Runners Club shirt OR tank
  • Finisher MEDAL
  • Bib
  • Post on Social media #WorldsOkayestRunnersClub #IRun4Movement
  • Chance to win cash & other cool prizes when you SHARE your post run/walk photo on Instagram 
  • Benefits to First Responders Children’s Foundation 

Race of Hope

  • August 2 – August 9
  • 5k , 10k, 15k, Half Marathon, or Marathon.
  • $40
  • 100% of proceeds go to depression research
  • Virtual corral and ceremony
  • Bib
  • Medal
  • Ends August 9

Casey Cares

  • August 1
  • $40
  • 5k
  • Bib
  • Medal
  • Finisher t-shirt
  • Submit results online
  •  Share on social media @caseycares #caseycares5K
  • Benefits the Casey Cares Foundation

Dunkin’ Joy 

  • $65 – Dunkin’ Runner ($65): Runners/ walkers complete 100 miles in the month of August. 
  • All Dunkin’ runners get a FREE DUNKIN’ RUNNING SHIRT 
  • Opportunity to get their picture on a Dunkin’ billboard
  • $35 – Original Brew Crew – For runners and walkers of all abilities. (shirt not included).
  • $10 – Munchkins® Milers ($10): For younger walkers/runners (shirt not included)
  • Fundraising incentives for additional Dunkin’ swag
  • First 1,000 registrants will receive a virtual goody bag with coupons codes from Saucony, Crocs and BARK.
  • Benefits health and hunger relief for kids in underserved communities.
  • Ends August 31

The Virtual Foodie Banks 5K

  • August 15
  • $45
  • Race t-shirt
  • Benefits Feeding America 

I Run 4 Margaritas

  • $35
  • August 31
  • 5K or 10K
  • Bib
  • Medal
  • Shirt or tank
  • Benefits Stand Up 2 Cancer
  • Post to social media #IRun4Margaritas  #IRun4Movement

Ultra Run for Epilepsy – Miles for Maria

  • August 8
  • $58 – 8 hour 
  • $38 – 4 hour run 
  • Run anytime between 8/5 and 8/9.
  • Miles for Maria embroidered hat
  • Water bottle  
  • Submit proof of time/distance 
  • Virtual options eligible for awards

Run the World

Monuments of Prague Run

  • $19.95
  • August 23
  • 5K, 10K, half marathon
  • Medal
  • Bib
  • Finisher’s certificate
  • Submit time to site
  • Free audio book about Prague

Athens Original Pheidippides Run

  • $19.95
  • August 30
  • 5K, 10K, Half marathon and marathon
  • Bib
  • Medal
  • Finisher’s certificate
  • Submit time to site

Fit Family Run

  • August 16
  • 10K – $37.90
  • 5K – $18.95
  • 1 mile – $11.95  
  • 500 – $11.95 
  • Digital bib
  • Family medal
  • Digital finisher’s certificate

Gasparilla Flashback to February

  • 5K/ 8K/15K – $10 (+$7 shipping)
  • Half Marathon – $15 (+$7 shipping)
  • On-site goody bag pick-up option available
  • Gasparilla Distance Classic shirts
  • Pirate themed finisher’s medals
  • Finisher’s towel
  • 2020 PGDC bandanna (while supplies last)
  • 2020 PGDC reusable shopping bag (while supplies last).
  • Closes on August 31
  • Submit finish time via free ASICS Runkeeper GPS Tracking App
  • Share on social media #runGasparilla

lululemon SeaWheeze Virtual Half Marathon

  • $28
  • August 15 -23
  • Half Marathon or 10K
  • 10K 8-week training plan or 14-week half-marathon training plan 
  • Digital badge 
  • Medal
  • Strava app needed to track finish time 
  • Share training and finish time in the lululemon SeaWheeze Run Club
  • $2 donation to 2020 Here to Be partners: Vinyasa Yoga for Youth and Red Clay Yoga

Solemate Summer Fun Run 

  • $34.97 + shipping
  • August 15 – 23
  • 5K or 10K
  • Sun Chaser tank
  • 2” Fun Run medal
  • Bib
  • Social media shares @flexitpink #FiPSummerFunRun

Which August virtual race will you run?

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