I am absolutely over the moon to announce the latest element of The Running Stormtrooper Project: Stay on Target! A new virtual medal event where you can get yourself a supercool medal with a flashing LED as part of the blaster!
These are absolutely stunning. Choose from 1 Mile, 5 km, 100 miles or 1000 miles (the last 2 being total mileage for month/year/18 months, whatever it takes!). To get involved it costs just £14 per event inc VAT and P&P, each entry will result in £5 going towards my two charities: Make-A-Wish and Spread-A-Smile. This is such a fun way of running with your children or even setting yourself a new target.
You may never have run a mile or 5 km race before, now is your time: Stay on Target!!
Please check out this link and have some fun whilst also doing your bit for 2 really worthwhile charities! May the Force be with YOU! https://www.myrace.run/race/stay-on-target/
So what is a Virtual Run/Race?
A virtual race is one that can be completed at any location or time, meaning you do not have to physically turn up to a race start line. You could complete your virtual race in your lunch break, before work, on a treadmill at the gym or you could walk it at the weekend. It doesn’t matter where or when you do it! You simply provide evidence of the run by taking a photo of your running app such as ‘Map my Run’ or ‘Strava’, or a running watch etc. It’s that simple. Oh and it’s for all ages :)
Stay on Target: Something for Everyone
Once again I have been working closely with a great company called 'My Race' who have really listened to my needs with regards to ensuring mass participation of all levels of runners both novice and established athlete. Thanks to the genius artist who is my friend Mark Daniels of Sub Level Studios design, my idea has become his artistic creation!
I wanted to have 4 different lengths of race however the cost of producing 4 different medal moulds would have been excessive so we have come up with a fantastic idea to ensure each race medal is easily identifiable! Mark has once again come up trumps and has designed 4 different medal ribbons, each one has a classic ‘Lightsaber’ colour. Individually they will look great, as a set of 4 they will look awesome!!!
The medals are truly awesome. Everyone loves them.
1 Mile - Red Ribbon - The Lightsaber of the Sith.
5 Km - Green Ribbon - The colour of Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber in Return of the Jedi
100 Miles - Yellow Ribbon - The colour of Rey’s lightsaber in the latest movie ‘The Rise of Skywalker’. - Can be run over a month/year etc.
1000 Miles - Blue Ribbon - The colour of the Lightsaber owned by Anakin Skywalker and passed on to Luke. - Can be run in 2020 or over the next 12 months.
Rather than pay £35-50+ to enter a mass public event such as a Half Marathon or Marathon, plus the added expensive of fuel, parking, hotels etc you pay one very low fee.
It costs just £14 to enter each race of that fee £5 goes to my chosen charities (Make A Wish & Spread A Smile). The rest of the money (£9) is absorbed in VAT, medal production, ribbon production, race processing and medal postage. If we have 400 runners thats an extra £2000 charity money and 400 more people adding to their fitness!! I think this is great value for money. Both charities are delighted.
Do more for Charity
As an added bonus, people are encouraged to use their race as an opportunity to raise further charity money for a charity of their choice or maybe even to be added to The Running Stormtrooper Project page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/therunningstormtrooperproject
Be Sure to Share on Social Media
Please spread the word about this. Tell your friends. Use #stayontarget
Please go to this page to register for your run: https://www.myrace.run/race/stay-on-target/
My Race also have a great Q&A section here: https://www.myrace.run/about-us/faqs/
The medal company have ordered 400 medals. 125 x 1 mile, 125 x 5 km, 100 x 100 miles and 50 x 1000 miles. I am hopeful that they will need to order more which they will do if required. If any of the races are 'sold out' they should be available again very soon. We just didn't know how popular this would be so didn't want to over order!