Black Friday Run

Black Friday Run

Friday, November 27, 2020   •  5k

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LIVE Real-Time Virtual

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Description:

Don't sleep in for this virtual race!

Race starts promptly at 8 am MST.
 
Black Friday isn't the same this year.
Join us for this different 5K run this year.
This year is different. Many stores aren't holding Black Friday sales on Black Friday. Some are extending this whole month. If you still want to get your adrenalin going for big Black Friday festivities, here is your chance.

NOTE: This event exceeds all CDC, state and county safety guidelines ... it is a LIVE Real-Time Virtual Race. We are encouraging that you exercise, run ... and also follow the CDC guidelines for safe distancing.
 
Some events have gone back to physical events, but we realize some folks aren't ready for that. That's why we the Black Friday Run is a real-time LIVE virutal event this year. We all get to return to some sort of "real" racing with this event ... a race where you pick the course.

This is a LIVE Real-Time Virtual race. This means you will be running at the same time as everyone else and you will see the leaderboard constantly updating as you run.

Lace up your favorite running shoes, do your best race prep, print your race bib, and pick your best course (anywhere). Then race against others in real-time and watch the comments during and after the race.

This is a great way to #StayConnected while staying together.

Features:

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 Event Timed

 

Course description:

You get to pick the course you like. Pick a challenging course. Pick an easy course. Pick a course that works best for you to compete against other runners.

Directions to start:

You pick it!

 
Show up about 5 minutes before the start for handy last-minute information and some warmup exercises.

Parking:

Don't worry about this. And, sorry, there is no map of the portapotty lines either.

Awards info:

All runners registered thru RunningGuru are eligible for 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall prizes for each gender.

 
Runners unable to collect these prizes due to their amateur status may request that we donate their prize to the Pikes Peak Road Runners scholarship fund.

Additional info

After registering, we will email you the details of downloading the app for your smart phone so you can be properly tracked during this LIVE Real-Time Virtual Race.

What is a LIVE virtual race

You probably have seen the latest craze of Virtual Races. Over time, this has come to mean "to participate in our virtual run, simply run any distance, any time, any place. Then send in your results if you want to."

 
Our LIVE Virtual Race is different. We understand there needs to be some level of togetherness and comradery even if we can't all gather at the same place. For this reason, our LIVE Virtual Race starts at the same time and everyone runs or walks the same distance. You get to see throughout the race where you are in the pack and you even get to share feedback with others along the way. Since you are competing with others, be sure to pick a course that showcases your talent. :) Invite your fiends and family to join you from all around the world ... runners can run from anywhere.

Do I have to live in Colorado Springs?

No! You can participate in this LIVE Real-Time Virtual race from anywhere. All you have to do is make sure you "show up" to start before 8am Mountain Time on Black Friday. The app will display the correct starting time for your time zone.

Announcer for the Day

Since it's been a while since some of you have been involved in a run, we've enlisted a high-energy running coach to spin the music and cheer you on. He will throw in some coaching and motivation along the way.
 
Say howdy to Larry when you show up to the race on Black Friday morning.
 
Larry developed a passion for running at an early age and was an all state athlete in cross country and track in high school. He graduated from Harding University where he ran competitively and got his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Since graduating, Larry has gotten his personal training certification and became a USA Track and Field certified coach. Larry is passionate about helping others develop a love for running, along with helping people reach their fitness related goals.


 

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