The following is being reposted from fellow blogger Doug Cassaro'sblog-I don't wear headphones when I run.It's such a great idea I thought I'd share his idea by reposting it on RunnerDude's Blog. Read on to learn about the Twitter Road Race.....
If you're like me, you're always trying to find a way to keep running fresh. You run a different route. You hit the trails instead of the road. You run in the morning instead of the evening. You join a running group. The list goes on and on.
I got to thinking about how it would be fun to combinethe camaraderie of road racing with the powers of Twitter...a twitter road race!
Thanks to everyone's amazing feedback on Twitter, the race is on! Those that are interested in participating can register here.The 1st Twitter Road Race is going to be held on Saturday, January 21st. Race distance is a 5K.
So, what do you do on race day? Simple, head out the door and run the race distance! Choose which ever route you want. You get to decide how easy or hard the course is.
When you finish, there will be a form similar to the one you used to register where you can record you finishing time. I will post that form as race day nears. To be classified as an "official" finisher, you MUST submit your time on the date of the race. Also, don't forget to tweet about your run using the hashtag #TwitterRoadRace so everyone can read how you did!
I will post the results for the race within 24 hours.
The goal of this race is to create a new and fun way to connect with all the awesome runners on Twitter. It's a way for us all to run together even though we might live on separate sides of the country.
I welcome any and all comments/suggestions for this race. Please spread the word to all your followers on Twitter! I'm leaning on you guys to help get this race trending! Don't forget to use #TwitterRoadRace when you tweet!
You guys rock! Can't wait for January 21st! Happy running!