Posts Tagged ‘5k’

Hi everyone. Please take a minute to check out the Racing The States blog. She wrote a really great post about the Running For Angels Virtual Race.

Here is the link…
http://racingthestates.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/running-for-angels/

Also, today is the last day of the “early bird” pricing, so those that haven’t registered still have a few hours left to take advantage of the great prices. To learn more about the race you can check out the Facebook page, or you can register online at RegOnline.

-Tim

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by Meagan Cross from the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapetics. She heard about the virtual race I’m directing and wanted to put together a story about my cousin’s daughter Kyla, the race, and a little bit about me. The link was posted to the Foundation For Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics Facebook page. That means the 7,388 people that “like” that page will see the story. I’m hoping to get a lot of registrations from that.

http://blog.cureangelman.org/virtual-5k/

Only 6 days remaining until the prices for the Running For Angels Virtual Race increase by $5.

Now thru 2/28/13, you can get a race entry, and a custom medal for only $20 or for $30 you get a race entry, a custom medal, and a tech tee.

After 2/28/13 the prices will be $25 with a medal or $35 with a medal and tech tee.

Register at http://regonline.com/runningforangels.

Check us out on Facebook at http://facebook.com/runningforangels5k.

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Running For Angels Virtual Race logo.

The Running For Angels Virtual Race is a 5k race to benetit the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics. Registered participants will walk or run 5k during the week of 4/21/13. You can do it all at once, or over the course of a couple of days. There are 2 different options. For only $20 you are registered for the race and you get a custom 2.5 inch medal made by Running Awards, or for only $30 you get race registration, the custom medal, and a tech tee.

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Running For Angels Virtual Race medal design.

About $7 of every registration goes the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics to fund reseach for treatment of Angelman Syndrome.

A special note from Tim…

Hello everyone. This is my first race I’ve every coordinated. It has been a very challenging, but rewarding experience. For those that don’t know, this cause means a whole lot to me. I do many fundraisers during my races to raise money for F.A.S.T. My cousin’s daughter Kyla was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome and I will continue to run for her and all of the other “Angels” . To read the whole story about Angelman Syndrome and my fundraising check out https://timsrunningreviews.wordpress.com/ask-me-why-i-run/

-Tim

The other day I offered a contest to win a free entry to the Running For Angels 5k Virtual Race. The winner turned out to be a blogger right here on WordPress! Whitney, the writer of Racing the States won a free entry, a tech tee, and a medal. Soon after getting in contact with her, she invited me to a Facebook group called “Virtual Runs!”. I posted information about my upcoming virtual race, and I have gotten a huge response. Today alone, I have had 11 people from that group register for the race. Whitney’s blog (Racing the States) is well worth reading. I recommend all of you check it out. http://racingthestates.wordpress.com If you like what you read, please “like” her Facebook fan page. http://facebook.com/racingthestates If you would like to learn more about the Running For Angels Virtual Race, please visit http://facebook.com/runningforangels5k. You can also register for the event at http://regonline.com/runningforangels. $30 gets you a race entry, tech tee, and and a great custom medal. For $20 you get a race entry and a medal. These prices are valid thru 2/28/13, then the prices increase $5.

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Running For Angels Virtual Race medal.

-Tim

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Running For Angels Virtual Race Medal

The medal design is finally in. I absolutely love it! A very big thanks to RunningAwards.com for the great design and providing excellent service.

If you would like to know more about the race, you can go to http://facebook.com/runningforangels5k.

To register for the race, go to http://regonline.com/runningforangels.

For $30 you get an entry into the race with a tech tee and a medal.
For $20 you get an entry into the race with a medal only.

These prices are valid thru February 28, 2013. After that the cost of registration will go up $5.

Thank you to everyone who has shown support and registered. Invite your friends and family to be a part of this amazing event. All proceeds go to the Foundation For Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics.

-Tim

For those that haven’t, a virtual race is a race that anyone on earth can participate in no matter where they live. The idea is that you run the mileage anywhere you’d like on the race day. With your registration, you usually get a t-shirt and medal for participating. Most virtual races benefit a charity or cause, so you are helping contribute to a greater good by participating.

Last year I ran in the For the Love of the Kids Half Marathon, and had a great time participating. I decided to host my own virtual race this year to benefit The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics. This cause is very special to me since my cousin’s daughter was diagnosed with this rare disorder. I have done a lot of fundraising for the cause and I envision this race as a much bigger contribution to funding research for Angelman Syndrome. I invite all of you to participate no matter where you are.

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Running For Angels Virtual Race logo

The registration prices are as follows:
Before February 28, 2013
$30 for registration with tech tee and medal
$20 for registration with medal only

After February 28, 2013
$35 for registration with tech tee and medal
$25 for registration with medal only

The tees and/or medals will be shipped to you within a week of the event. Tech tees will be made by Hankerd Sportswear in Swartz Creek, MI, and the medals are being made by Running Awards and both will feature our logo. Online registration is being provided by RegOnline.

To learn more, you can visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/runningforangels5k.
You can register for the event at http://www.regonline.com/runningforangels.

I hope to see a huge turnout, so invite your friends to run it with you!

-Tim

Although the 5k distance isn’t my specialty, I decided to run one last weekend. I just wanted to do a race. The only day I was available was Sunday. It turned out the closest race was almost 2 hours away in Meridian Township, MI.

It was supposed to be a small event that is sponsored by Playmakers. The course consisted of a short, paved corse thru the woods, down 2 roads, then a short sprint to the finish.

The day of the race, I woke up with a sore throat, so I wasn’t really expecting a very fast time. I figured I’d run it in about 23 minutes.

I managed to run it in 20:28, which was way better than I hoped for. That ended up beating my PR by 3 seconds!

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Polar Bear 5k results

I won my division, and come in 6th overall out of 229 runners. This was the first time I have ever won my division in a race.

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Polar Bear 5k medal

Age group winners received great medals made by RunningAwards.com!

About the event:
Pros
-Race day registration was well organized.
-Very affordable. Only $25 on race day.
-Pre/post-race refreshments. Hot chocolate, coffee, bananas, granola bars.
-Nice medals to top 3 in division, plaques to overall male, female, and masters.

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Race map on Strava.com

Cons
-Not chip timed.
-Shirt was not available in my size. Only XXL shirts were remaining.
-Almost no crowd support.
-They played awful music the entire time.

Overall
I liked the event. It was small, but well organized. You don’t really expect much when the price is so low, but it was better than I thought it would be.

-Tim

Yes. You read that correctly. I have been coordinating the Running For Angels 5k Virtual Race, and I have been offering entries for only $30. This includes a tech tee and a great medal. Starting yesterday, I decided to offer registration for only $20 with medal only. I figured this would gain interest of runners like me that have way too many race shirts.

If you’ve never done a virtual race, you’re probably wondering how they work. It’s pretty simple. Anyone can participate no matter where you live. In a virtual race, you can run or walk the mileage (5k, 3.1 miles) anywhere you’d like. You don’t even have to do it on the actual race day/time. The medal and/or shirt will be mailed to you for your participation.

The race will be benefitting The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics. About 25% of your entry cost will go toward the cause.

For more information on the race, you can check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/runningforangels5k.

You can also register thru RegOnline at http://www.regonline.com/runningforangels.

Tim

I have finally found a good graphic designer to create the logo for the Running For Angels Virtual Race. The final touches are being put in place and we will have an official logo this week. This means I can finally have the medals designed too! It feels good now that things are finally coming together. If you want to learn more about the virtual race I am coordinating you can check out facebook.com/runningforangels5k. It’s only $30 to register (until February 28, 2013) and you get a great tech tee and finisher’s medal for participaing. Plus, you will be helping me raise money for the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics.

On another note, I am absolutely thrilled right now because as of today I have over 100 followers! I really want to thank everyone for their support!

Tim