So how do you actually complete a virtual 5K?
Option 1 – For Free Using the Strava App (Recommended)
The best way is definitely through the running App Strava. They literally setup a virtual 5K pretty much every month. Here are some screenshots from January 2019 and February 2019. There are tonnes of entries, so it’s safe to say that Strava will keep running these 5k challenges on a monthly basis.
Option 2 – For about $20 through VirtualRunEvents.com
Even though there is a cost to this particular option, there are also some unique benefits.
Benefit 1 – Race T-Shirts
Benefit 2 – Race Medals
Can you do a virtual 5k on a treadmill?
How fit do you have to be to complete a virtual 5K?
To run the full 5k’s without stopping you will need to be reasonably fit. If you’re still building your fitness levels, it might be better to follow the couch to 5k training plan, or simply give yourself a few weeks to build up the fitness needed for a 5K.
Do you have to be fast to run a virtual race?
How do you see your results?
Do you have to use an app to run a virtual 5K race?
Technically you don’t, but it’s a lot cheaper (ie free) and more convenient if you do.