Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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 combine the 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 Inaugural 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 your finishing time. I will post that form as race day nears. To be classified as an "official" finisher, you MUST submit your time by 11:59 PM Hawaiian Time (to accommodate runners in all time zones) on the day 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 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...or as I've begun to notice, the world!

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!

Doug
@seedouglasrun

44 comments:

  1. Any way to participate if one is not on Twitter?

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  2. Reminds me of the world wide festival of races. Love it. Count me in. Www.runjunkee.blogspot.com

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  3. This is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while! Awesome idea! I'm in. - @TexasRunnr

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  4. Great idea to keep things interesting and fresh! Love it - count me in!

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  5. I love this idea! What a way to unite runners across the world!

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  6. Cool Idea!!! What is your twitter id, so that we can follow you?

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  7. Count me in new Twitter id vetrunnah :-)

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  9. Hey! Great idea, do you mind if I repost this (with credit to you and a link to your blog) on my blog...RunnerDude's Blog.com? www.runnerdudesblog.com?

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  10. Brilliant idea! Can't wait to see how this turns out. I'm in! I'll repost and see if we can drum up even more support!

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  11. On the calendar, ready to rock.......

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  12. Registered - love this idea! Bonus: it's on my birthday :)

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  13. Thank you for all your comments! Can't wait for the 21st!

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  14. This is cool! Count me in! I'll be running in my part of the world - the Philippines!

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  15. how fun, do we upload our garmin info to make it "certified".

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  16. great idea! I'm in! just registered! @run_dan_run

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  17. I'm in this is fun. January 21st gives me enough time to heal this IT band. Great way to hook up with fellow runners. Nice to meet all of you!

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  18. #PlankADay is rallying the troops to join #TwitterRoadRace!!!!

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  19. This is fantastic! Great idea, looking forward to it.

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  20. Fun! I'm in - just posted a note on my blog and on Twitter! Great idea!

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  21. Entered, but I messed up on my initial registration and didn't put the "@" before my twitter name. Can you delete the entry that was incorrectly made so I don't have duplicate entries? Thanks! Looking forward to this! :D

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  22. I'm in it to win it! Hahahaha, actually no, I'm just in it for funsies. :) I'll do mine on a treadmill instead of the road, though, as I'm recovering from a couple of injuries. What a great, fun idea!

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  23. Love it! In for sure. Australia will get an early start on Jan 21 for #twitterroadrace

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  24. This will be awesome! it'll be my first virtual road race. time to map my route!

    mamalovesmedals.blogspot.com

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  25. I'm in! Sounds like so much fun!

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  26. What a brilliant idea...the traveling trailsman is in!

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  27. I'm in also, Dave, wondering if you are using parkrun for this one? Either way I'll be running more then 10km's on Saturday anyway. Can't miss the parkrun :)

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  28. This is freakin awesome... I'm so in!

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  29. Hi :) I will participate but I'll log in my 5K time during my 10K road race on the 22nd (which I've signed up for 3 weeks ago) This is a great event! :)

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  30. Which route to take... icy and snowy road or through the trails?

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  31. I'm already running a 5 mile race tomorrow. I'll try to take note of my time at 3.1. Kudos to those of you who run in the snow (I'm in FL)!!

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