Monday, November 18, 2013

Out-Takes Episode: Virtual Giving Thanks Run/Walk Challenge!

Okay, all you peeps keeping fit with me, I have a challenge for you:

(Virtual) Giving Thanks 5k, 5mi, 10k, 15k, half marathon, marathon, 50k

"WHAT?", I hear you ask. "Virtual?" A virtual race? No, a virtual race, run, jog, walk, swim, or whatever...but a chance to burn off some calories in the best running tradition of the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.

And the best part: It's FREE! Do it ANYWHERE and ANYHOW you want! For prizes and a medal!

Here's how it works:

STEP ONE: You can sign up FOR FREE by emailing and telling them that you want to do the "Giving Thanks Virtual Run".


You can officially register here on

 and pay $15 or $20, depending on the distance you wish to cover. They donate the money to the Semper Fi Fund to help injured Marines and their families.


STEP TWO: Read the info here about how to register your time for your personal run.

STEP THREE: Run! Or walk! Who cares? It's virtual! You do it when YOU want, where YOU want, how YOU want!


I'll be doing it on Thanksgiving, so I can earn enough calories to feast later in the day!

STEP FOUR: Email your results to They will publish your results and SEND YOU A FINISHER"S MEDAL and Bib number. For FREE! REALLY!!

And now the COOL Part! Post a pic of yourself RIGHT ON THIS THREAD with your finishers medal! I will be giving 3 prizes (TBA) at random to only those who post a pic here with your medal!

So far, I'd guess the prizes will be 2 things drawn from my stash and an E-book from Cooperative Press.

If you have EVER wanted to walk/run a 5K, here is your chance. Go to the thread and let me know if you will be participating, so I know to wait for you to post your pic before I close the thread!

And, yes, Nic over on the Cheshire Plain, non-Americans may join the fun!

But you can now eat that turkey feast without guilt if you do this event on Thanksgiving morning....or any day you wish until November 30th! And, if you feel up to it, you can donate to a great cause.

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