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We all need extra holiday cheer this year, and I'm happy to report I found it with the Elf Virtual Run hosted by Ram Races.
I appreciate when race management communicates on a regular basis, and Ram Racing certainly did. I received regular emails throughout the event.
Along the way runners could enter a contest to win energy gels, and download a training plan.
There's a race-specific Elf Virtual Run Instagram account that provides info and updates.
Adding Holiday Cheer to My #RunWithBuddy Race
As soon as I registered I started looking for ways to channel Buddy the Elf. I wanted to embrace and spread holiday cheer. Here's what happened:
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Why I Loved My Elf Virtual Run
If I seriously counted my miles, I geared-up and ran my Elf race 2 or 3 times. I liked running around the city wearing holiday gear and hiding painted rocks. It was the least I could do to spread Christmas cheer.
For me, having a themed race was a good distraction. We didn't travel or see extended family this year. Covid-19 and the economy provided extra worries. It was fun to focus on a holiday race.
The virtual aspect was the best part — I could share the race with friends and family who live far away. I didn't worry about safety precautions beyond my own mask and route. I could run when and where I wanted.
Plus, it felt good to train for and run extra miles during a season filled with extra carb-loading.
Elf Virtual Run Race SWAG is AWESOME
My red full-zip hoodie, race bib, and green ELF beanie arrived in early December. Race management advised us via email that the medals would follow later. There was a delay in shipping. My medal arrived on December 28.
If you need this great swag in your life, it's not too late to get it. You can register and run The Elf Virtual Run until January 31, 2021.
Sign up now, and you can enjoy the Elf gear for years to come! I know I will.
Check Out How Other BibRave Pros Personalized Their Elf Virtual Run
One of the best parts of a virtual race is that you can make it exactly what you want. I added a Scavenger Hunt because I like silly goals and distractions. Check out how some of my fellow BibRave Pros ran their virtual Elf Run for more ideas.
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