Virtual Races Support Health Goals and Michigan Organizations

Looking for ways to keep your fitness goals on track? While the COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt to large running events and organized activities, many race organizers have shifted to virtual formats.

What is a virtual race? All races work a bit differently, but essentially, participants run or walk the distance they’ve signed up for during a designated time frame. Some races will mail you virtual swag like medals and shirts.

Why should I sign up? Virtual races benefit your health and, in many cases, organizations that do great work in communities.

  • Setting a goal to work toward can inspire you to keep moving physically, which has great mental and physical health benefits.
  • Many races use proceeds from entry fees to benefit local organizations and causes. Without these races, non-profits across Michigan and elsewhere could be losing out on a big funding source.

Ready to lace up your sneaks and start training for a cause? We’ve found some great Michigan-based options to get you motivated to cross that virtual finish line. Many are family-friendly and there are options for walkers as well.

Have you participated in a virtual run or walk this year? Tell us about your experience in the comments. If you’re a Michigan race organizer and would like your virtual event included on this list, post a link below!

*Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are sponsors of these events.

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    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Thanks for letting us know about this walk. We’ve added it to the blog. Let us know how it goes!
      – Julie

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