Swagtastic Virtual Races 5k, 10k and Half Marathon to Benefit Medals4Mettle

Are you looking for a race close to home?  Maybe some more motivation to bump up your training?  Well here is a great virtual race with great swag and benefits a great cause!  The Swagtastic Virtual Races!  For those of you not familiar with a virtual race you run the miles on your own, but are part of a great online support system.

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The Swagtastic Virtual Races benefit Medals4Mettle.  Medals4Mettle is an all-volunteer organization that collects earned and donated finisher’s medals from marathoners, half marathoners, and triathletes, and presents them to children and adults facing serious illnesses or dehabilitating injuries.  The funds raised from the Swagtastic Vitual Races are being directed to help cover the costs of presenting medals to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. This virtual race is their largest national fundraiser.  For more information about Medals4Mettle visit their website here: Medals4Mettle.org

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These virtual races also have a ton of swag.  The first 300 participants will be mailed a swag box featuring samples and product donations from over 25 companies, including Aquaphor, Salonpas, Eboost, Run Guard, Truebar, Barre, Nordic Naturals, Glee Gum, Ricola, Udderly Smooth, and many more.  You are also entered to win “virtual door” raffle prizes- all participants that self-report their race finish times are entered into a drawing for over 60 prizes from companies including The Stick, Running on the Wall, Balega, Road ID, One More Mile, Polar Bottle, and more.  The odds that a participant will win in the virtual raffle is about one in five.  Those sound like pretty good odds to me.
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Above is some of the great swag the first 300 to register will get!

Race registration closes June 28th, but the swag bag is limited to the first 300 so don’t wait!  You have a choice of registering for a 5k, 10k, or half marathon.  You than complete that distance between July 4th and July 9th 2013 and self report your time for a chance to win an awesome door prize.  You even get emailed a race bib! Register Here

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You could win one of these great door prizes if you report your finishing time!
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1 in 5 people have a chance of winning these and other great door prizes!
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A great cause to bring some joy to victims of the Boston bombing.

For more information visit their website: www.swagtasticrace.com.  You can register on their website or here is the direct link for Active.com Swagtastic registration.

Have you done a virtual race before?