Race FAQ

1.  What is a virtual race?

A virtual race is mileage that you can run, walk or hike from anywhere in the world (any state, any country, on a treadmill, through the woods, on a trail, a track, or around your house-anywhere!). 

2. Is this really a race?

We were compelled to create this website to provide running motivation for you and your daughter.  We know first hand from our own experience that running will make you and your daughter more confident and stronger physically and mentally.  It will improve your self-image and make you a happier individual.  You both will be better equipped to handle the ups and downs of life! 

Therefore, any way you run it, is amazing!  Just running, walking or hiking, no matter what pace, is great!  If you are ready for more of a challenge, try our: 

Be BOLD Race Day Competition 

There are 2 ways we suggest running your race to provide the most motivation and fun! 

1.  Minimal to Zero Running Experience   

If you are running with your daughter and she is old enough or competitive enough, we suggest you build up to a race day.(Current Races offered - Heart 2 Heart 5K Race/Medal)

Suggested Training Before Race Day

  1. Repeat running the same distance several times over. Start with a distance you are/she is comfortable with.
  2. Increase the distance by 1/4 mile and run that distance several times. 
  3. Repeat this process until you can make it up to the race distance.

*Note - Running 3 times a week can really help build your ability quickly. 

RACE DAY
  1. Have an official race day and capture the total distance.
  2. Make it an exciting event by creating a finish line with streamers, getting some spectators (dad, siblings etc) to watch the finish, making race signs, or dressing in die-hard race gear or your funniest outfit. 

    2. Running Experience and Ability to Run Race Distance

    Try this option if you are already a runner (and your daughter is too), and the race distance is within your abilities. (Current Races offered - Heart 2 Heart 5K Race/Medal) 

    Suggested Training Before Race Day

    1. Repeat running the same course and/or distance several times.
    2. Want to improve your race day experience?
      1. Increase some of your training runs by 1-2 miles over the race distance.
      2. Run on varying terrain (dirt, pavement, hills etc).
    3. Want to improve your race day time?
      1. Add some sprint repeats to some of your training days.
      2. Run your fastest the last mile to 1/2 mile of some of your normal runs.
      3. Add hill repeats to some of your runs.
      4. Train on dirt and/or hilly terrain. Run your race on a flat course. 
        RACE DAY
        1. Set an official race day and try to capture your best time!
        2. Make it an exciting event by creating a finish line with streamers, getting some spectators (dad, siblings etc) to watch the finish, making race signs, or dressing in die-hard race gear or your funniest outfit.  
        3. If you know someone of similar age, get them running and race against them for the best time (in person or long distance/virtually).

        3. My abilities are beyond my daughters and I want to challenge myself.

        We want each individual to be challenged and improve their running abilities. We also want you and your daughter to improve your relationship and live a healthier, happier life. 

        Suggested Training Before Race Day

        Train with your daughter in addition to training on your own. Combine or use the options above that work best for each of you. For example; complete your 5 mile run at your pace, then grab your daughter and add 1 mile at her pace. (Our running Challenges-coming soon -also work great for this option.)

        Training 1-2 times a week - you are moving!
        Training 3 times a week - you are amazing! 
        Training 4-5 times a week - you are a super star! 
        Training 6 times a week - you are a hero! 
        Training 7 times a week - don't even think about it - even professional racers need a day of rest. 

        RACE DAY
        1. Run at your daughters pace and complete the race together, drape your medals together.  Although, it will not be your best time, you will have a bonding experience that will be unforgettable!
        2. To satisfy your competitive edge you can run your race against (or with) a friend/sister etc and your daughter can run against (or with) another girl within a similar age range.  You can do this in the same physical location or virtually for the best time. We currently do not connect mothers and daughters for this option but may in the future. 
        3. Want to really challenge yourself?  If the race distance is short enough for you to repeat it twice, run the race yourself, before running the race with your daughter. Run at your pace for your best time. Then challenge yourself to keep up with your daughter at her pace and complete the race a second time.  Amazing! You will be her hero!

          ***Note***

            Never, ever run your race before your medal has arrived! 
            Never, ever open your medal until you've completed the mileage!   
            Once your race/mileage is complete, open your package and drape your one of a kind medal.  You've earned it! Way to go! 

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            3.  What is a challenge?  What's the difference between a race and a challenge?

            Challenges are not a race, but a fitness challenge to complete a much longer distance than a race.  Challenges are a good way to keep you running day after day in order to build up a lot of mileage.  For example, a challenge might consist of running the distance of an entire state.  

            See our Challenge FAQ.

            4. What distance of race should we choose?

            You can choose whatever distance you are comfortable with. (Currently only 5K Race is offered).  

            You can complete the mileage all at once or add it up over time to receive your medal. 

            Or you can follow our recommended Be Bold Race Day Competition (above). 

            5. What races & challenges are available?

            See all current Races & Challenges. 

            6. Are the races free?

            The current Heart 2 Heart 5K Virtual Race is available for free signup with the free bib and free certificate of achievement.  If you want to reward yourself with any other rewards we offer, those are paid rewards. 

            Sign Up Here.