The BDR Florida Challenge is the virtual challenge I’ve decided to conquer as the weeks of social distancing continue. Best Damn Race always puts on stellar events, and this virtual challenge promises the same top-notch experience.
The BDR Florida Challenge starts June 1 (or June 15, but read on), giving runners, walkers, and cyclists the opportunity to take on the entire length of the east coast of Florida, in a virtual and socially distant way.
I’ve been hesitant to join in a big challenge like this, as I have been doing well without any additional pressure on myself, but I feel like this is a reasonable way to make my way back into having a large goal. As it stands, Memphis doesn’t look like it’s in the cards for a variety of reasons, so having something like this might soften the blow.
The BDR Florida Challenges offers a 1000K and a 300K option for this event. Runners, walkers, and cyclists have until October 31, 2020 to complete their preferred distance, but I love not feeling pressured to take on something that might be bigger than my abilities at this point in my rehab. For the 1000K, runners will virtually start at Amelia Island and travel (again, virtually) to the Southernmost Point in Key West. That’s a lot of kilometers of virtual Atlantic coastline, and it’s going to be fantastic!
Team Effort? Lone Wolf? We’ve Got You.
You can go the distance under your own steam, or you can work in teams of two or four to cover the distance. Both solo runners and teams can log their miles on the BDR Florida Challenge page to tally their miles for the duration of the challenge. Solo runners get to start June 1, while teams and cyclists don’t begin until June 15. I’m excited to take on 1000K with a friend – there’s just no way I could do it alone right now, so this is my favorite option!
Earn Your Motivation Along The Way
As you run, walk, or bike your miles, you’ll log them and earn virtual checkpoints to keep you on track. Look out for digital badges via email when you hit Daytona Beach, the Space Coast, South Beach, and ultimately, Key West.
All The Best Swag
Best Damn Race always brings the swag, and the BDR Florida Challenge is another way to reap the bling! All participants will receive a gender-specific race shirt,
and this gorgeous medal,
1000K Finishers will also score this really cool patch!
I’ve never received a patch as a race perk before, so I’m kind of excited about that.
Best Damn Race Always Does It Right
I have been an Ambassador for the Best Damn Race series for years, and I am proud to say that every race I’ve ever attended has been on point. While I’m definitely going to miss out on the awesome, in-person aspects of a BDR event, I’m happy to be participating in a BDR event again. Are you going to join me? Register here! (this is an affiliate link)
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Are you partaking in a big virtual challenge like the BDR Florida Challenge?
What’s next on your running agenda?