We had 172 folks sign up and 154 post results for their virtual Stay at Home 10K. #stayhome10kThank you to our sponsors who provided several prizes for randomly selected runners/walkers: Outpost Richmond, Lunge Yoga and Road Runners Running Store!
Knaack is worried that a rush to resume racing could harm running’s reputation. “You don’t want a race to become a contagion cluster,” she says. “It’s like the cruise industry. Their reputation is destroyed right now. We don’t want that to happen in the running industry if it’s too much, too soon.”
These are challenging times.
We will do our best to continue to engage and connect runners and walkers in the RVA community. We'll be using email and social media to stay in touch. As needed, we'll put on other low-cost virtual events to help keep us all motivated to stay physically active.
We will work with our race directors to continue the behind-the-scenes planning for upcoming RRRC races so we all can gather on the roads and trails again when that is allowed. Those races may open for sign up later than usual and may be low-frill, but we plan to be ready.
We thank the wise leadership of RRRC over years past. RRRC established and has maintained a healthy financial reserve that will allow this organization to weather these uncertain times.
We encourage you to stay physically active. We're preaching to the choir, but you know that running and other forms of physical activity offer untold benefits to our own and our communities' well-being.