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Virtual Races/Challenges Around the World [2021]

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uncle expects SCSM 2021 shall have Virtual Marathon with almost same price as before with crappy entitlements....with no add-ons option...sponsors' items...inluding tee and others like shoe bags etc..

and we pay on the expenses for our DIY virtual race nutrition and hydration needs...yes, toilet/washroom needs....of course, now no more embarrassment to "Drink Water from Toilet" because it is FOC option... 😁

however, uncle notices Virtual Race popular routes are getting more congested due to besides runners, Bikers also shared the same footpaths or even PCNs...uncle also use Cycling path because there are simply too many walkers/runners on Runners' Lanes...

hence, finding less crowded/congested race routes become a challenge...and "secret" ... 

coming March '21, uncle has expected at least weekly Virtual Race of 10K, HM and Marathon...

Japan...10K, 16K, HM and Marathon

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Italy..HM (to be completed by Feb 28)

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Cyprus..Marathon

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Australia..3 x marathons Challenge

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left with 1. Great Ocean Road Running Festival 23KM...

remembering in 2020...Australia...Completed this one...

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finisher medal was received 2 weeks ago....

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and 10K Relay (on-going)

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new Team sgRunnersFinal4! (4 x 10KM Relay)

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Looking forward to March 2021....not forgettng...SCSM Virtual Club Leaderboard....500KM/month...target...😁

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On 2/19/2021 at 1:27 AM, kohpapa said:

Italy..HM (to be completed by Feb 28)

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Australia..3 x marathons Challenge

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left with 1. Great Ocean Road Running Festival 23KM...

 

Completed with just this submission...

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good enough for both HM and 23KM Virtual Race/Challenge Events...😁

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On 2/19/2021 at 12:59 AM, Lady Ice said:

Some of these VR marathon events are really expensive - almost same price as at the event!

I fully agree…they are ridiculously expensive for a virtual run.

It shouldn’t cost more than $50 to send a shirt and medal. I know times are bad and race organizers need to get themselves out of the red, but they also need to be more reasonably priced.

I am not sure how many of them thought of approaching sponsors and further reduce and pass the cost savings to participants.

But even for SCSM who had sponsors, they charged $60 for a bag, shirt and medal.

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SCSM was free for me cos I don't want the goody bag, medal or t-shirt.

If it was my first running event, I would have paid the price as a momento. I agree with their charge as they have to post out something which is a cost they did not have to incur when it is an onsite event. Also some places will require tax is paid on the postage.

What I disagree with is being forced to pay for the gifts and forced to accept it when I don't want it. 

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On 1/6/2021 at 5:47 AM, kohpapa said:
On 1/18/2021 at 8:27 PM, kohpapa said:

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uncle represented Singapore as International Paricipant with these submissions...

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as well as submission of GPS data [21KM] as evidence...

looking forward to receiving from Siberia... sport hat, face shield and finisher's medal..

uncle's overseas virtual races "lobang"...😁

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which is listed in the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and was cancelled due to Covid-19...

of course, the medal to be awarded upon completion of HM and be verified...is "authentic"...👌

Hello, Delivery for Uncle from Russia...

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Wow, Virtual Race from Siberia, Russia...

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How much did uncle pay [including shipment]?

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On 2/19/2021 at 1:27 AM, kohpapa said:

Australia..3 x marathons Challenge

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left with 1. Great Ocean Road Running Festival 23KM...

Hello, delivery from Australia...

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How much did uncle pay [including shipment]?

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On 2/6/2021 at 4:54 AM, kohpapa said:

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guess what, of 9,000++ participants...uncle is currently ranked top 40...mileage exceeding 200KM, soon 300KM...tsk, tsk, tsk...

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Japanese Runners never seem to stop running... uncle kena chased....every 3 hours...need daily effort of 15km to half marathon to maintain 10 positions solidly in top 50...puff puff puff...

 

Hello, Delivery from Kyoto, Japan.

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How much did uncle pay [ including shipment]

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On 2/19/2021 at 1:27 AM, kohpapa said:

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new Team sgRunnersFinal4! (4 x 10KM Relay)

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Hello, Delivery from Sydney, Australia.

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AUD 5 for Registration for Team

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How much did uncle pay [including shipment]?

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On 2/19/2021 at 1:27 AM, kohpapa said:

Cyprus..Marathon

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Hello, delivery from Cyprus.

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How much did uncle pay [including shipment]?

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Uncle got 2 sets due to double delivery shipments 😯

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On 2/6/2021 at 4:54 AM, kohpapa said:

from organizer (Sapporo, Japan) to remind uncle...from 7/2/2021...ready to "Virtual" Sapporo, Japan for a Challenge...

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wow, very nice...for 1000 Yen...SGD $13...limited to only 300,,,

looks like uncle will be busy virtual overseas races/challenges in Feb 2021...Japan...

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Delivery from Sapporo Japan

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All except Food Goodies.

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Recently, uncle registered...

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May 1 - 9, 2021

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How much did uncle pay [including shipment]?

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Now, waiting for the Full Marathon medal...

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This one, according to the Organizer, will arrange with uncle on the shipment fee.

 

 

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Thanks for the compliment, AutumnRunner.

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The coronavirus pandemic has derailed many planned athletic events worldwide, and the heartbreak of race cancellations and postponements is being felt by runners everywhere. Those who have spent portions of 2020 training for anything from their first 5K to an ultramarathon and hoping to sign up for a race in 2021 still may have a change in plans.

Virtual Races were all registered with the "search" from: Cancel, Postpone, Virtual Race

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Uncle's Goal and Motivation : "Race Overseas and Run Locally Anytime Anyplace" 

SCSM Virtual Club Monthly Leaderboard is never used as a "howlian" smug board to boast on how great you are. It is about consistency in maintaining peak endurance and performance during your monthly workout sessions, which in uncle's case, also including the participation of Virtual Races (mostly FM Distance) for motivation.

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If you notice on the list of the handicaps +/- in ranking, those with the  "least number" displayed will be participants who are consistent. While those that pop up into ranking with a "higher number", well, let's say they are "dubious". Let's hope we can see their true performance next month when they are to be ranked. Let's hope they don't -xxx, or -1K from the ranking in June.

Special mention to:

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Our local top female marathoner, very <consistent> in her monthly workout sessions. Maybe she needs to be motivated with Virtual Races to be in Top 10. 😀

Virtual Race entitlements (Medals, Tees and Other Merchandize) are for both extrinsic and intrinsic motivation reasons. Especially so when you needed DIY motivation when you DIY Anytime AnyPlace.

Uncle may not be qualified to run in Boston Marathon in lifetime, but when an opportunity in 2020 for a Premium Package for 5K/10K/Half Marathon Virtual Race

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 with limited edition worldwide.

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Why not earned them, virtually, with e-Certificate.

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Update: 2021 B.A.A. Half Marathon Virtual Race will be opened up for registration on June 1. Stay tuned.

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Meanwhile, ending May and coming June...42race...

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there are free virtual races/challenges...

meanwhile,

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officially, the race has finished a week ago, but seems like uncle just need to have a consistency in endurance performance...

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hi, Gina, can we simply...

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or do you want to continue the challenge? because uncle has intended to go 4000 miles for 7000 km attempt for 2021...

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well, uncle now have a Leaderboard from USA...thanks to Gina.

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In April - May, uncle took part in the Free FM Virtual Race/Challenge

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this event was in uncle's May calendar...

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unbelievable,  uncle received this email...

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Yes, there is a connecting flight departing and arriving to Singapore (T3) Changi Airport.

Abuthen, Flight from Rhodes, Greece to the Rest of the World...then how then to start from Singapore to Rhodes, Greece? a real challenge...

Aiya, Uncle "virtually" accepted the free round trip ticket for domestic or international flight from Aegean Airlines, thank you. 😀

How much did uncle pay [including shipment]? FREE

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you planning to go for a trip to where with the free air ticket?

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Choice 1: uncle round trip to UK - sgRunners Special Delivery and Virtual Race in London...

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You'll have a full 24 hours to complete your 26.2 miles on Sunday 3 October, so don't miss out!

OR

Choice 2: uncle round trip to USA - sgRunners Special Supporter and Virtual Race in NYC...

wonderfulblevic is preparing for his maiden 2021 TCS NYC Marathon (Run) in November.

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This shall be part of the WMM week/month...aka Tour..

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On 5/23/2021 at 8:36 AM, kohpapa said:

officially, the race has finished a week ago, but seems like uncle just need to have a consistency in endurance performance...

Green-Bay-Virtual.jpg

hi, Gina, can we simply...

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or do you want to continue the challenge?

well, uncle now have a Leaderboard from USA...thanks to Gina.

Special delivery for Uncle, from USA

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Leaderboard from USA is closed. 😀

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