Friday, February 15, 2019

#TeamSparkle Virtual 5K

It's the most RUNderful time of the year: #Ragnar4Rett! If you've been around my corner of the InterWebs for a while you're probably well versed in #Ragnar4Rett, but just in case you are new to these parts (in that case, WELCOME!), let me bring you up to speed. I am honored to be joining #TeamSparkle for a FIFTH year in a row for their #Ragnar4Rett adventure (last year we adjusted it slightly because the majority of the team qualified for the Boston Marathon and the two races were only days apart so #Ragnar4Rett morphed into #Boston4Rett, but the sentiment was the same).

Let's just say they don't ask me back year after year because of my jumping skills... 

Six ladies (including myself) will be running 185 miles (from Huntington Beach to San Diego) for 185 kids, hoping to raise as much awareness and funds for Rett Syndrome along the way. We will be doing this while participating in the Ragnar SoCal Relay Race as an ultra team (meaning there will only be 6 of us on a team as opposed to the standard 12 runners).


Sparkle Athletic just opened registration for the #TeamSparkle Virtual 5K earlier this week and I hope you will consider signing up. Virtual races are fun because you can do them virtually ANYWHERE! Of course it'd be great to get a ton of friends and family to participate together, but as long as you have some running shoes you can claim the finisher medal!

PS I'm WELL AWARE that this is NOT a runDisney virtual race, but I thought the explanation was helpful in case you aren't familiar with the idea:

Just because you aren’t running Ragnar SoCal with us doesn’t mean you can’t participate (wouldn't it be awesome if everyone could pile in the van for the journey?!). This year we invite YOU to join #TeamSparkle and participate in our #Ragnar4Rett journey by signing up for the #TeamSparkle Virtual 5K (all profits will be donated to Girl Power 2 Cure).


Participating is easy!

1. Sign up for the #TeamSparkle Virtual 5K. Registration is open NOW till it sells out (so don't lolly gag or you'll miss out).


2. Run/walk/roll at least 3.1 miles (5K) anytime between now and Saturday, April 13th, 2019. However, we’d suggest you complete the 5K the weekend we are running Ragnar So Cal (April 12th-13th). YOU will be receiving a real, actual race bib AND a beautiful, sparkly, die cast, 2019-edition #TeamSparkle medal. Medals will ship the week of March 25th.


3. Share your photos with the rest of the world on social media using the hashtags #Ragnar4Rett and #TeamSparkle. Spread the word, share your experience and help us raise more awareness (and funds) to help #ReverseRett!


If you are interested, there are also different commemorative shirts (either along with the registration or on their own) and all of their profits also going to Girl Power 2 Cure. You can find all of the registration and clothing options HERE.

These shirts are available for pre-order only! Orders must be received by March 8th. Shirts will ship the week of March 25th.

Have you ever participated in a "virtual race" before?

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