Jeff Galloway 13.1, Barb’s 5K Offer Virtual Participation

10/29/2014 - 13:37

The inaugural Jeff Galloway 13.1 and Barb’s 5K have gone virtual.

For those wanting to participate in either event hosted by America’s Running Coach Jeff Galloway and his wife Barbara Galloway, but are unable to make it due to travel issues: Problem solved.

With virtual race options now available, runners can participate without being present. With virtual races gaining popularity, runners can race the distances other participants will run, but let them to do these distances anywhere.

Prices for virtual participation of the JG Race weekend are $49for the half marathon and $19 for Barb’s 5K. Each virtual participant will receive the same official Jeff Galloway finisher’s medal and an event t-shirt with receipt of proof of completion. Along with the prestigious finisher’s medal and race shirt, participants will also gain the “Legacy” status for future Jeff Galloway awards and have guaranteed entry into future Jeff Galloway 13.1 events.

Galloway also announced that runners will be eligible for a five-year special award for those who complete each of the first five races, which will be dubbed as “Heritage Status.”

To show proof of participation in the virtual races, runners will have to send in a snapshot of their chosen GPS recorded course and their time. Photos will also be accepted from mobile apps such as Nike Run, Map My Run, and other similar apps, or participants can even send a photo of their Garmin GPS device that shows the date, time, and distance.

To register for the events, go to:

Virtual participants are allowed to complete their accurately measured course between Oct. 20 and Dec. 31.

If you race in another event, just send in proof of finish place, time, date, and the event name.

America’s Running Coach thought the virtual race was the perfect way to reach runners and fans all over the world.

Galloway said, “I know that everyone lives a busy life, especially around the holiday season. By opening up the virtual races, we can now give all runners a chance to participate in the event in a way that works for their schedule and still happily bring them into the Jeff Galloway running family!”

About the 13.1 Jeff Galloway and Barb’s 5 K:
The Jeff Galloway 13.1 Half Marathon is named for Olympic runner Jeff Galloway, author, public speaker and “America’s Running Coach” who was recently named by USA Running as the most recognized person in the sport of running. The race is hosted by Phidippides, the oldest specialty running store in the country with two Atlanta locations. Named for Barbara Galloway, Jeff Galloway’s wife of 38 years and also an avid runner, the 5K race has been added to the official race weekend agenda.

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