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Jan 19, 2011

The "I just felt like Running" Virtual 5k

Hi everyone:

First things first:  I ran 6 miles today that was on my schedule.  And I ran outside.  Actually, I ran on the treadmill.  I wasted time and got all dressed to go outside to find ice on the sidewalks/streets so I came back inside where it's safe.

Second, I have decided to host a Virtual 5k.  Now, I can't promise it will be as extensive as Adam's over at I am Boring.  I mean, that was a ton of work for him but I'll do my best not to disappoint.  SOOOOO......... here's the details and more to follow:






































In case you can't read it - I know it's a little small, here are the details:

Place:  You decide!  If in Detroit area, Stoney Creek Metro Park, 9am.  Details to follow for locals.
Distance:  5k but you can make it part of another race or longer run.
Date:  3/5/11 but anytime up to a week before or a week after is Ok with me.
Prize:  To be announced; times will be on the honor system.

One thing I will also require is that you are a follow of Detroit Runner.  You know, I've got to get something out of this for my effort! :)  Most of you probably are already anyway but more are certainly welcome!  Please spread the word!

While it's not a requirement you better do it though, I would love to hear about your race reports so I can do a follow up post of people around the USA.

So if you are interested, please leave me a comment that you are a follower and that you would be interested in doing the Virtual 5k.  I would also like to know what State you are from because I'm going to track that as well to see if we can get at least one from every State.  If you can meet at Stoney Creek as well, let me know that too so I can plan something very informal.

I have some bibs coming from Road ID and some prizes(eligible for everyone participating).  I'm also trying to find a way for everyone to print one of their bibs as well.  More to follow!  While I have not received the Road ID stuff yet, I'd like to thank them in advance for the support.  They really are supportive of the running community and have great products that I use everyday - and I would say that without getting anything from them.

Have a great day and.....Keep Running!

65 comments:

  1. Count me in! I am from NY.

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  2. Oh! Maybe, just maybe I'll be running (albeit slowly) by then. I'll keep you posted.

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  3. Can I run if I'm not from the USA but from South Africa? If so I'm in. I don't mind if prizes can only be shipped to USA runners.

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  4. OK, I am sucker for any type of race so I am in :)

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  5. I would love to do this but I'm having my hair done that day.

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  6. So... I've consulted my training plan and I have an 18 miler that weekend but I could maybe, just maybe switch it to Sunday and head over your way for the official race. :)

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  7. The Black Knight Army War Council will have a meeting to plan this new committment.
    Thanks for your effort.
    But you know, we don't take prisoners.....

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  8. If I am up and running by then (which I hope I am) I'm game for it!

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  9. How fun. It's a step down week for me that Saturday with a 7 miler planned. I'm in.

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  10. Pending how my current training pans out, I'd do it. I'm from MI!

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  11. I'm in too. I'm in GA, by the way!

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  12. Nebraska reporting, I'm totally in.

    (and close enough to Iowa that I can run on the other side of the river if you need that state instead - giggle)

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  13. Stony Creek is about 2 hours from me so I don't know if I would make it down there from the great white north in The Thumb but I will join you in the run none-the-less.

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  14. I want to give it a shot! I am in Northern California.

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  15. Count me in, just put it on my calendar!

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  16. Jamoosh - Ha! Sorry no shirt. I thought that all you experienced runners don't need anymore shirts?

    Johann - Absolutely, you're in! Sorry, I have to remember we're on the WORLD wide web, not the USA web. Anyone else from other countries is also welcome!

    Kovas - I understand. Sorry, but you could use it :)

    Morgan - That would be awesome! If you can't, I'll still count you in for the virtual race.

    Thanks every one. Please spread the word.

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  17. Count me in--I'm from Iowa. This will be my first virtual 5K, and I'm looking forward to it!

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  18. I'll be at Stony Creek with my team, so I'll be looking for you!

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  19. Awesome - more people....Keep them coming! Very exciting!

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  20. ooh I want to do it and you know I'm from the area, so shouldn't be a problem coming out!

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  21. I'm from Louisiana! Sounds like a lot of fun! :0)

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  22. Sounds awesome. I'm in from Arizona!!

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  23. I want in and I'm from NC. Doesn't look like you have anyone from here yet - or maybe I just can't tell because a lot of people aren't giving their states.

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  24. Count me in! I am from Ohio!

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  25. how did I miss this?! I'm in, I'm from NY.

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  26. I've never done anything like this, but sure, why not!? :D I'm from California...

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  27. Can I do this? By the way I'm from abroad...hope that's ok.

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  28. That's great. I have everyone in up to this point. Sue - what country are you from. I have you included.

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  29. I'm from Malaysia...a really tiny dot over in the East! Thanks a bunch DR.

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  30. I'm in! I haven't done much running (or blogging) for a few months, but this is a great way to get back into it. You now have two of us from NE!

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  31. Sue, Pat and Darlene - you're in!!!

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  32. Okay, since you don't have any love yet from Oregon I'll be happy to represent my state... I'm in!

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  33. Ok I'm in so IL is covered. Or did Kovas and his hair appt already have it covered?

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  34. I'm in and from Ohio. I think I told you that I was going to participate in a different post... sorry about that! :)

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  35. Virtual race participant checking in :) I signed up to follow your blog and I'm from Pittsburgh, PA :)

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  36. Laurie, Colleen, Erin - you're all in.

    Marcia - he's still having his hair done so you are in for IL. He's hasn't told me he's in yet.

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  37. Colleen - I already had you in. No problem.

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  38. I'm in and I'm from Maine. You have anyone from Maine yet? Please remind me about this, I have a terrible memory! :)
    Michelle

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  39. I've got you down, Michelle. Thanks. You're the first from Maine!

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  40. 2 for Ky. my hubby and i are both going to do it! :)

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  41. How did I miss this? I'm in! Representing IL along with Marcia!

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  42. Count me in, I am in Florida!!! I am a new runner! Dont really know much about how to do a virtual 5k, hope u give more details soon! I'm a follower!

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  43. I have everyone included up to this post. K - you didn't have an e-mail attached to your sign on so I could not e-mail you but, essentially. Run 3.1 miles. Post your time after the race. I will include a post to post them at Starting on Saturday. Run it anytime a week before 3/5 and a week after 3/5 and your entered to win the prizes. Prizes are two SPIbelts, two RoadID coupons and an Extreme Running book. Good luck!

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  44. Okay count me in...I'll be running a 5k that day anyway...well a week later. :) Now I just have to remember to send you my time.

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  45. Is this still open? I'd love to participate. And I'm in Washington state. Ooooh, that rhymed!

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  46. Im a follower; I'll do your virtual 5 K :) I live in Snowy NS so I will not be joining you IRL!

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  47. Ok, I have all of you down up to this point. Scrappytbear - is NS - Nova Scotia?

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