Walk Run Virtual Race

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What is a virtual race?

A virtual race can be run (or walked!) anytime and anywhere, even indoors on a treadmill. Participants earn an awesome medal for themselves while raising money for the Cobequid Health Centre Foundation.

How does a virtual race work?

Simply register as a Virtual Walk/Runner and complete the distance anytime and anywhere you desire (even on a treadmill), and upload an image of yourself completing it on your profile page. We will mail you a finisher’s medal and the other incentive prize you qualify for (depending on the amount of funds you have raised).

Can anyone participate?

Yes! Young or old, fast or slow – we encourage participants of all ages and ability levels.

Can I walk the running route? Do I have to complete the entire distance all at once?

Yes you certainly can!

Most participants complete their run all at once, but we understand that not everyone is able to complete our minimum 5KM distance in one outing. It is less about hard rules than it is about providing motivation to help with your personal goal setting, while raising money for a great causes in the process.

So set your goal – whatever that may be – and go out and accomplish it! If that means you need to break up your run into multiple segments, so be it.

Can I bike/skate/elliptical/swim/row/ski/etc?

This event are about providing you with motivation to achieve your personal goals, whatever those may be. So yes, you can complete the distance you register for however you choose.

How do you track that I have done the distance?

We accept results on the honor system.

Where do I upload my Walk/Run finishing picture?

Go to your profile and click “Edit” and upload your picture here.

Do I have to upload my picture in order to receive my medal?

No. We mail medals to the people who didn’t submit results at the end of each race period.

That said, we encourage all participants to submit a photo so we can post in our photo gallery.

What if I can’t complete my run during the race period?

Life happens. We get it.

At the end of the race period, we ship medals to everyone who registered but never posted a picture so if you don’t complete your run by then, you’ll still get your medal. Feel free to submit your photo whenever you DO complete your run, so we can add your photo to our photo gallery.

How do I register to do the Walk Run Virtually?

You simple go to the registration page and select the Virtual Run as your option. You will need to donate or receive pledges to a minimum of $50 to receive your medal and participate.

If you have any more information please contact heather.harris@nshealth.ca

Enjoy your Virtual Walk/Run!

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