Coast Mountain Trail team launch summer-long virtual series
The Coast Mountain Trail Running series have a new virtual race dubbed the Summer Scavenger Hunt.
“Who's sick of "virtual races" already!? Well, let's be honest, there are some super cool VRs happening right now & it's kinda all we've got, but if we could just go a few hours without another VR launching, amiright? Well, today is NOT that day, cause we're launching "Not Another Virtual Race,” read a statement on the Coast Mountain Facebook page. “Think of this as more of a virtual, summer-long scavenger hunt.”
The CMTR team, headed up by race director Gary Robbins (pictured above), is behind such popular races as the Squamish 50. They have devised 30 unique challenges to be accomplished over the next 100 days. When items are checked off the list, runners begin to accumulate badges, both of the virtual and physical kind.
“We've done our best to create something fun & unique & to be attainable by almost everyone,” states CMTR. “The only real prerequisite to tackling this is that you're comfortable running up to 1 hour at a time & that you run at least once every 3 days throughout the summer season. If you can do that, you can tackle this in its entirety!”
Some of the badges include the trail running scavenger hunt, road running scavenger hunt, taco or doughnut run, 2000 stairs workout, sunrise run, sunset run, analog run, new trail, new road, and how far can you run in 1 hour?
Registration for our virtual event opens today at 7pm PST! This is an international event and we look forward to having participants from around the world join this unique and fun summer challenge.— Coast Mtn Trail Running (@CoastMtnTrail) June 1, 2020
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Note, you can only attain one badge per day. And you cannot use a single run to attain more than a single badge.
Race entry includes a $10 donation directly to local trails in BC. Swag that includes a unique and memorable 31 piece finisher's medal, an event sticker, downloadable badges for all 30 challenges & partaking in the most fun "Not Another Virtual Race" of the summer. There will be prizes from the CMTR sponsors.
Registration for the event begins on June 1.