Join us on Saturday October 2nd 2021 as we run in celebration of the birthday (10/13/1775) of the United States Navy. Races for the other branches of service are scheduled throughout 2021 in order of their birthdays (Army/Coast Guard/Air Force/Navy/USMC/Space Force). This is no ordinary virtual run. It's a unique "live virtual" running event, with thousands of runners who have already experienced and love our unique race format. Among other things, there is a scheduled race date and start time (Saturday October 2, 2021 at 8am Eastern time USA), a virtual check in and start via Facebook live-stream on race day morning, timekeeping (runners will provide screenshots or pictures of their chosen method of time and distance keeping), a private and active Facebook group dedicated to our "live virtual" runners, and custom engraving for the back of the medal for age group winners. All participants will receive the custom 3 inch one of a kind US Navy Military Birthday Series medal, with age group winners receiving the engraving for their medal back.
If you are interested in other branches of service, here are registration pages:
US Marines: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/AnyTownVIRTUAL/MilitaryBirthdaysUSMarinesLiveVirtual5k10k
US Space Force: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/WesleyChapel/MilitaryBirthdaysUSSpaceForceLiveVirtual5k10k
******* If you cannot or do not wish participate on the scheduled race date of October 2nd during the race window (8am to 11am Eastern time USA on race day), you can absolutely still register. Please select the "no extras, just send me my medal" option. But, keep in mind, you won't be eligible for age group awards (engraving for your medal) or to be counted among the "official" times posted after race day. For this option, medals will ship several weeks prior to the scheduled race date. NOTE: Please select this option with your initial registration if you feel you cannot make it on race day. This is to avoid last minute requests for changes as much as possible******
All registered runners should join private Facebook Group for access to positive discussions and posts regarding our "live virtual" races, race day live-stream virtual check-in and virtual start (Please note, the Facebook group is being used for other races and challenges including the other Military Birthdays, Monster Challenges, Quarantine Run, 9/11 Remembrance Run, Run From The Hornets, Military Miles Challenge, etc. If you register on this runsignup page, you are registering for the Military Birthdays (US Navy) "Live Virtual" 5k/10k scheduled for October 2nd 2021..
Here is the Facebook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/880518105739882/
Race Date and start time: Saturday October 2nd, 2021. Virtual check-in via live-stream in the Facebook group above starts at 7:00am Eastern time USA. Virtual race start via Facebook group above live-stream at 8:00am Eastern time USA. The live-stream will be going while you are running, and we will be waiting for you to complete your 5k or 10k during the race day window of 8am to 11am Eastern time USA. As noted above, if you cannot or do not wish to participate on/at the scheduled race date/time during the race day window, you can absolutely still register using the "no extras, just send me my medal" option. Your medal will still be shipped to you. But, you won't be eligible for age group awards (engraving on your medal) or to be counted among the "official" times posted after race day.
Pricing includes shipping as quoted by USPS, and the registration link is priced to include shipping costs within the Continental United States. Any runners outside the Continental United States may have an extra shipping charge, and will be contacted by the Race Director with the amount (if applicable). Please note - Shipping is via USPS. There have been a few rumors in the news about the USPS having some sort of financial and other issues due to the COVID19 related shutdown. It seems highly unlikely our event's shipping will be affected. BUT, if it is, and changes out of our control must be made to shipping, all runners will be notified via email.
Timekeeping: Race timing will operate on the honor system. Given the unique nature of each runner's situation, we will accept proof of completed 5k or 10k on race day via text (to be provided in pre-race emails). For example: Treadmill runners may text a picture of their treadmill console. Or, phone app users may screenshot their completed run on their phone app and text the picture. Or, runners using a watch may snap a pic of their watch-face and text it in. You may run in any way that is safe, legal, and ethical in your area. This may be on a treadmill, trail, track, beach, sidewalk, laps around your house, laps inside your house, etc. It is entirely the runner's choice, and responsibility to maintain social distancing and follow all your own local laws, directives, regulations, etc.
Results will be published in the Facebook Group.
5k or 10k runners' medals to have laser engraving for the back (runner's time and placement)
Overall, Top 3, Male and Female.
01-09, Top 3, Male and Female.
10-14, Top 3, Male and Female.
15-19, Top 3, Male and Female.
20-24, Top 3, Male and Female.
25-29, Top 3, Male and Female.
30-34, Top 3, Male and Female.
35-39, Top 3, Male and Female.
40-44, Top 3, Male and Female.
45-49, Top 3, Male and Female.
50-54, Top 3, Male and Female.
55-59, Top 3, Male and Female.
60-64, Top 3, Male and Female.
65-69, Top 3, Male and Female.
70-79, Top 3, Male and Female.
80-89, Top 3, Male and Female.
90 and Over, Top 3, Male and Female.
Questions for the Race Director: firstname.lastname@example.org