June 23, 2020 – The Big Canada Run was put together by a team of race organizers and virtual training experts to help runners and other participants remain active amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual racing competition is the first-of-its-kind event that will allow participants to experience the coveted adventure of running across Canada, which hitherto was reserved for a few lucky ones.
“A once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of a journey you could have only dreamed of is now a reality. The coveted adventure to run across Canada is no longer reserved for a few lucky ones,” said Race Director, Diego Alcubierre. “With all the races cancelled, The Big Canada Run is a fantastic way to stay connected achieve an outstanding milestone and virtually travel across Canada,” Diego continued.
Now thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, runners are actively trying to find events that allow them to keep running with an objective. The Big Canada Run will involve virtual teams running from St. John’s, NL to Victoria, BC, and everything in between covering 8000km. The event will hold from July 1st, 2020 to July 1st, 2021, allowing participating teams to complete as few as 2.2km daily by running, walking, or hiking.
Participants will enjoy several benefits, including limited edition finisher’s medal, official wristband, Multi-Functional Neck Gaiter, Personalized Official Virtual Race BIB, and Virtual finisher’s badge. Other incentives are Pre-mapped 8,000k course across the country, and virtual travel experience through fun facts and photos as well as an invitation to a participant-only Facebook group.
An experienced team of race organizers will accompany the runners every step of the way and set up ways to help them stay connected with their team, highlight noteworthy portions of the virtual routes, and keep track of all the results at the end of each day.
Majorly sponsored by Runners On Fire, The Big Canada Run aims to bring out some possible positives of COVID-19, bringing out the fun in social distancing. Participants can also make the event even more meaningful as runners donate to help raise funds for one of the three charities supported by The Big Canada Run.
Interested persons can register for the innovative event on Race Roster.
For more information about The Big Canada Run and how to be a part of the historic run, please visit – https://thebigcanadarun.ca. The Big Canada Run is also available across social media and can be followed on Facebook and Instagram.
About The Big Canada Run
The Big Canada Run is a virtual race event organized by a team of experienced race organizers and virtual training experts. The goal of the event is to keep people, especially athletes, active despite the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.