Saturday marked the first hosted #Anywhere5K, a virtual race that anyone could run from wherever they were.If you’re new to the concept it’s simple. Instead of registering for a scheduled race at a predetermined location, #Anywhere5K says, “Don’t bother. Go run your own race.”
No waiting for Saturday or Sunday or whenever. No registration fees or half bananas or long bathroom lines. Just roll out of bed and go.
On Saturday we had a few handful of runners who accepted the virtual running challenge and ran their own race.
125 runners registered
28 men and 17 women
Ages 16 to 60
18 states and 6 countries
John Kaufmann, 18:21
Natalee Fuller, 24:25
Running may be an individual event, but it is definitely a community sport. Thanks to Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ #a5K runners were able to create a sense of community going into the race, during the race, and after the race. Very inspiring to watch it unfold.
Several people PR’d. Props to you for giving it your all. If you were one of those who set a personal record and you’d like to share it on the final results, please let us know.
Like photos? Check out our race album on Facebook to see a few photos. If you want to add your own, by all means feel free to do so!
Special thanks to the Anywhere5K team, and an extra special thanks to @coupertrouper for his design work on the site, social networks, and the race bib.
We love running and we’re glad you love running enough to join us. Thank you for your hard work!
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Go Run Your Own Race
Get ready for your next #a5K adventure! Register for the April Showers #Anywhere5K on April 4, 2012 and the r/running #Anywhere5K on May 12, 2012. If these doesn’t fit your schedule check out some of our other organized #Anywhere5K races, request one, or just go run an Everyday #Anywhere5K on your own—whenever and wherever you want.