Additional virtual race information can be found at https://www.canaanvalleyhalfmarathon.com/virtual-races/.
Welcome to the Couch Tour Challenge Run, Walk, or Ride Virtual Race and Challenge to promote running, walking, biking, and help raise money for musicians! We have distances and challenges for all skill levels from 5k to 100 miles. The best thing is you can complete any of the distances over more than one day, and you can run, walk, or ride your bike. As many of you know, 95% of races have been canceled around the country, and virtual races are the new thing, but so has live music and concerts, and many of the people who create the music that brings us so much joy are without work.
Sign Up Today and Start Logging Your Miles on 9/8/2020!
How Does it Work?
You sign up for the distance of your choice, you run, walk, or bike that distance over; however, many days it takes you. Log in to your RunSign Up account, upload your progress and we send you your finisher medal and swag, as well as help, raise some money for a great cause! You can complete your miles; however, you would like between 9/8-12/31, so you have plenty of time to reach your goals. We will also have a private Facebook Group for participants to join and share their experiences along the way.
Donations to Musicians -
The Couch Tour Challenge is NOT a 501c3, however, we will be donating a portion of proceeds from every registration as well as working with musicians on the project. This event is produced by the founder of the Canaan Valley Running Company, Robby McClung, who is a musician and event producer. With the challenges, COVID has presented event producers and musicians, and he noticed there wasn't a Virtual Challenge focused on helping raise money and awareness for musicians. Given the uncertainty surrounding live events and concerts, he decided to shift his efforts towards the Couch Tour Challenge. So join us to log some miles, get some killer swag, and raise money and awareness for a great cause!
When Will We Get Our Swag?
We will be mailing out your swag once a month on October 20, November 17, December 15, and January 12, 2021. If you have logged and completed your distance at that point, your swag will be mailed to you. All shipping is included in your registration cost.
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What is a Virtual Race?
Virtual races are all the rage right now. And they come with a ton of benefits. You don’t need to show up early to find parking. You don’t end up bumping elbows with the person running next to you. You also get to choose your own route and starting line.
All in all, virtual races are super flexible – even offering a bit of a break from those pre-race jitters. Yet, the seasoned runner may be slightly confused by this less-than-traditional race style.
So, let’s lay it all out. What’s there to know?
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