Introducing: Virtual Races

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been social distancing and running more than ever before. This has been an extremely difficult time for the endurance community, and many Events have either been postponed or cancelled; however, there is an even larger amount that have gone “Virtual” and that’s why Athlinks is happy to announce we have just released a brand new Virtual Race product to help accommodate these new types of Events.

If you’re unfamiliar with the term Virtual Race, it’s a very simple concept. Participants of Virtual Races run their Race distance all on their own, and self-report their time back. As Athletes report their time, Athlinks ranks your time amongst all other participants. Virtual Race Results can be uploaded to Athlinks afterward, or the entire Virtual Race fulfillment can be done in Athlinks. Here’s how it works:

  • When an Event is converted to a Virtual Race, all participants are e-mailed a link to their Personal Virtual Race Page.
  • Athletes can then complete the Race distance and post their time
  • Their Time is then ranked amongst all other participants.

As we have expressed in the past, the vast majority of the Races around the world are produced by small businesses and charities. Please show them support and gratitude as we navigate through these uncharted times so that they can continue offering Events that you love. If you have an Event that is interested in this free tool, simply e-mail virtual@athlinks.com

Exercise is great, training is better, but racing is the best. More people, racing more often, having more fun along the way – that has never been more important than it is today.

Athlinks Staffhttp://blog.athlinks.com
Posts by the Athlinks Staff are authored by our in-house group of athletes and subject matter experts in the fields of performance sports, nutrition, race organization, and training.

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  1. Where can I get a list of virtual races. Great idea. I am 84 and quit running marathons when I turned 80. Now like halfs and 10Ks. My wife has dementia so I cannot travel out of town. And the virus is a factor. So virtual is great.

    Thanks

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