US Road Running sponsors many virtual races to give people motivation to run, and to add more spice to your training runs! I usually try and do a couple a year during my race dry periods, but my wife found the “Talk Like A Pirate” virtual race, and I just had to do it. On most of their offerings, they make available a 5k, 10, or half marathon challenge. For this particular event, since I was doing a 9 mile training run, I signed up for the 10k virtual run. Of course it is just a medal, but it is a spoils for the training! They even send you a race bib (but I did not wear the race bib on my training run).
Here is a close up of the medal. The only difference is the run length for the various options.
For their medals, the only thing that changes is the inside design. The outer rim remains the same for most of them. Check out their site, as they have a virtual race for about everything. You are bound to find something that interests you!
So I added it to my 2014 race medal rack.
These are always fun, because you are already running anyway, so why not get a medal out it! Enjoy, and look forward to hearing from you on your virtual race choices!