Thursday, March 12, 2015

Are You a "Geek" Who Loves to Run?

Disclaimer: Although this is a review announcement for the Geek'd Out Running Club.  I am not being compensated in any way for writing this post.  The race director of this series is a friend of mine, and I am sharing the info for pure information for others.



I'm going to tell you about a few races you might not of heard about.


What is the Geek'd Out Running Club?

They are a series of fun run 5k's, that are great for the entire family to join in and participate.  Additionally a large portion of the proceeds go directly to various Utah based charities.

They also have a couple of different options this year.  You can register for just one race of your choice, or if your interested you can buy a season pass that will include you in all of the races.

Additionally, if you purchase a season pass, you will be getting into what was announced as their "secret" fourth race.


ROAD RACE AND VIRTUAL RACE

All of these races are within the Salt Lake Valley in Utah. However, if you think these are medal's you just have to have? you can also participate virtually.
Virtual runners will also receive a t-shirt, bib and race medal.

FUN RUN

These races are pure family fun runs.  The races are not timed, although they do acknowledge the first place finishers.
In other words, the entire family is allowed to come and share in the fun.  They even allow strollers, although I would assume like most races if you are bringing a stroller you'll be placed in the back of the race field at the start for safety reasons.

They are all about just having fun and finishing, so everyone who participates receives a finisher's medal. (Yes even virtual race participants.)

Additionally first place finisher's will find creative awards, that run along the lines of Darth Vader and Potter Wands.

You can dress in race attire, 
or 
have fun and dress in costume!

PARTIES BEFORE THE RACE

You're race registration will get you access to the pre-race party.  Where you can mingle with volunteers dressed in character, for a few selfies.
Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday with some yummy cake, that you can run or walk the calories off the next morning.  A few other fun event surprises as well.  Visit each individual race Facebook page for more details on these.

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MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU

Star Wars Themed 5k Walk & Run
Galactic Party - May 1st, 2015
Race: May 2nd, 2015 - 9:00am - West Jordan, Utah
Proceeds for this race benefit The Adoption Exchange.

May the Fourth Registration Page HERE
Visit the Race FACEBOOK PAGE



POTTER RUN

Harry Potter themed 5k Walk & Run or fly on a broom:)
Harry's Birthday Party - July 31st, 2015
Race: August 1st, 2015 - 9:00am. West Jordan, Utah
Proceeds for this race benefit HopeKids Utah

Potter Run Race Registration HERE
Visit the Race FACEBOOK PAGE


TIME LORDS RUN

Doctor Who themed 5k Walk & Run
Time Lord's Ball - September 18th, 2015
Race: September 19th, 2015 - 9:00am. West Jordan, Utah
Proceeds for this race benefit American Childhood Cancer Organization

Time Lords Race Registration HERE
Visit the Race FACEBOOK PAGE



GEEK'D OUT SECRET QUALIFYING RACE

To run this race, you must qualify by participating in the other three races in the Geek'd race series.

By invitation only - Or for Geek'd Out Season Passport Race Holders.
Race: October 3rd, 2015 - 10:00am - West Jordan, Utah

If you register for the season pass, you are automatically entered for this race.

Visit the FACEBOOK PAGE for more details

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REASONABLY PRICED

Regular season passport $80.
Virtual runner season passport $100.

You can purchase a season passport HERE.

As of right now if you'd like to register for the individual races, the prices are:

$22 for those attending the race.
$30 for those running entering as virtual runners.


WANT TO WIN A SEASON PASS?

Check back on my blog on Monday, when the Spring into Fitness Giveaway starts up.  As well as other fitness prizes, I will also be giving away a Season Pass to the Geek's out race series.


So what are your thoughts on the themed races?  Are these races you'd like to participate in?
What types of themed races have you ran before?



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