Runner of Steel Virtual Run

Looking for a fun way to amp up your race training?  Why not sign up for a virtual run where you can help a good cause AND get a fun medal?!

RAD Reader Angela is hosting the Runner of Steel Virtual Run benefiting the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to curing spinal cord injuries and improving the lives of those that live with paralysis.  The race is only $20 to enter and you get this super cool die cast medal!

Runner of Steel Medal

So what do you have to do to enter the virtual run and get this fun medal?  Just go to the Runner of Steel event page and enter your information.  Once registered, you will be emailed an official race bib and you will have until the end of September (yes, September!) to complete the run.  You can run any distance you want.  Make it a full marathon, a 10K or just a mile run around your neighborhood and you’ll get your medal!  100% of the proceeds will go to the foundation and your medal will be sent to you by the end of September.

Virtual runs are a great way to add some variety to your training.  I took part in the Kick Ass 5K Virtual Run earlier this year to support the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.  Even though it wasn’t my best run (one of my worst actually!), I was proud to wear that bib and support a cause that is very important to me.

So why not sign up and be a super hero for someone in need?!

Have you every participated in a virtual race? 

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  • I’ve done a few virtual walks…I did a 5k in May and 10k I June. And I’ve got the Where’s Dopey virtual 5k for Autism Awareness, coming up this month.

  • Wow imagine my surprise when I logged into your blog and seen a virtual race being talked about. I been reading your blog for about 9 months when I walked my first 5k at Disney last November, Mickeys Jingle Jungle 5K. Then I kept walking and some running. You are inspiring with everything you’ve done. I found I needed more motivation and found virtual races on the web by a accident thru Running of the Ears forum. Now I walk, run and bike a lot. It’s the fact that I have invested the money, and I get awesome BLING. Not to mention it goes to good cause too. Now. I’m even hosting my own virtuals. Checkout out They benefit our golden rescue. My way of giving ack since my husband will not allow me to adopt anymore dogs. Keep up the good work, I like your new blog too. Hope to meet you some day too.

    • Wow that’s so great that you’ve found virtual races as a way to motivate you to keep going!! I think they are so wonderful and it’s a great way to stay healthy AND support some good causes. Congrats on putting together your first race and all the future ones it looks like you have planned…that’s VERY cool!

      Thanks for reading and for the kind words 🙂 It really means a lot! I hope to meet up with you some day too!

  • I’m soooo happy you posted about virtual runs! I recently got the running bug and I’ve signed up for my first “big” races (Tower of Terror 10-Miler and Wine and Dine Half) but I was looking for ways to train for charity. After signing up for the “Runner of Steel” run, I went searching for another.

    I then found a virtual run benefiting the Boston Marathon Victims Relief featuring a “Doctor Who” race medal. I’m a huge geek and Doctor Who is one of my favorite shows. The medal is amazing and I can’t wait to train and get my hands on it!

    Thank you for opening my eyes to virtual runs!!! <3

    • That is so great!!! There are a ton of virtual races out there that support all charities and they really do have fun medals…that Doctor Who one sounds really fun! I love that show too 🙂

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