Fear No Distance Virtual Run Medal

Fear No Distance Virtual Run Medal

$26.99

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6 inch Virtual Run Medal

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Please join Virtual Run World’s “Fear No Distance” Virtual Run. We are celebrating this virtual event, an anytime, anywhere, any distance, run or walk. Your fee earns you an awesome medal with dye sublimation lanyard and charity donation.

Please allow me to explain the correlation between a giant, 6 inch, “Fear No Distance” virtual run medal, dinosaurs, miles of running and tube socks. To put things in perspective and provide an explanation, I will give you my tainted history of running. I have a hazy recollection of being forced into running a mile in some pre-high school gym class. Historical photos show I was sporting some classic, fashionable, 70’s gym clothes. This outfit would have me voted (in my dreams) most likely to impress the ladies. The ensemble consisted of irresistible white tube socks with two wide red stripes. Because I could, I stretched these absorbent cotton bad boys up and over my knees. To ensure my legs had mobility, I pulled my oversized, striped, ballon shorts, up to my chest. This technique revealed an inch of skin between socks and shorts, ensuring I obtained enough Vitamin D through sun exposure. I wore the latest in shoe technology, a white, flat, no arch canvas tennis shoe. The previous model of running shoe during that time period was deer skin moccasins. I completed this look with a tucked in white Hanes cotton t-shirt. All that fashion, just to run a mile in gym class. Was that mile far? You bet, I thought I was dying, pleading to the coach to call an ambulance. He refused and I threw up on his shoes.  One mile was hard, two miles looked impossible. Concerned that the coach would make me run further later in the week, I did some research on running. Apparently the first marathon, 24.84 miles, was run in 490 B.C. Gym coaches were brutal back then. A guy named Pheidippides was forced to run this distance in a dress or toga, tube socks and sandals. When he finished, he died. This prompted me to do more research. I read about the first modern marathon in 1896, again in Greece. This event had only 25 participants. Only 9 made it to the finish line. All modern day gym coaches are direct decedents of these 9 finishers. The story left out the fate of the other runners and the reader is to assume they also died. But those stories were in the same magazine that had some crazy story of men walking on the moon. Armed with the knowledge that gym teachers are homicidal maniacs of Greek descent, I took drastic steps to avoid running in gym class. So every time I saw the coach, I threw up. I am a survivor. After a lot of counseling on Greece, running and coaches through my school years, I joined the military. More running. A lot was the same, you run in the military because someone is trying to kill you.

As I got older, I ran longer distances because cholesterol was now trying to kill me. From a 5k to a 10k to a half marathon. Then I went to running a marathon, then an ultra where I felt I was trying to kill myself.

Stick with me, this is where I share my motivational secret and tie it all together. Wait for it …..yep, it’s “Dinosaurs”! Here is why Dinosaurs make sense of it all. Most of the time I run like a tortoise sprinting through peanut butter. But, when I believe there is a Dinosaur trying to kill me, I run like a rabbit on fire. Not really, more tortoise-like, less rabbit, but you get the picture – I think I am faster. So in my “run or die” world, I picture a Dinosaur chasing me and turtle dipped in peanut butter is on the menu.

What kind of Dinosaur I think is chasing me, depends on the distance. If I plan on a one mile walk or run, then it is a lumbering Brachiosaurus behind me. No offense to the Brachiosaurus, the world’s largest Dino, but they are just the equivalent of Ice Age cows. Just a big stepping, short mileage cow. Run in a ziggity zag, squiggly squid pattern to avoid being stepped on by this 70 ton beast. It will take awhile for this Vegi-saurus to figure out that plants do not run and you are not a moving carrot.

How about a 10k? The Tyrannosaurus Rex is one big mean machine. Lots of teeth. Endurance? I am betting that after a 6.2 jog, he will quit. I would start out at a little faster pace to avoid being eaten. I would expect that the T-Rex is one of those who start out way too fast on the start of a race, a little over confident and finishes at a crawl.

Are you up for a half or full marathon? The answer here is the Utahraptor. This is the Velociraptor’s much bigger, meaner, brother. The Velociraptor is only the size of a turkey, not so scary. I would have Velociraptor for Thanksgiving. The newly discovered Utahraptor is the size of a grizzly bear, in a lean runner’s body. That is intimidating. That should get you moving for some distance, even an ultra.

So this “Fear No Distance” medal will be dedicated to those who are trying to get one mile or add another mile to their longest distance. We all started somewhere, back in time, perhaps in the prehistoric 70’s. Share your story. We are here to celebrate any mile. Are you returning from a severe mental or physical setback and running that first mile or perhaps getting to marathon distance, once again?

The point of the story is that we are tempting you to grab that extra mile as you plan your first long or longer run. A Dinosaur theme with the title of Fear No Distance. Virtual Run World’s “Fear No Distance” Virtual Run is a self-motivated run or walk. Motivation: If You Don’t Run Far – You’ll Be Eaten By A Dinosaur. We are here to help. This virtual run is for achievements of all levels. Did we say run? Walking gets you to avoid the Dinosaur blues also. Treadmills? Of course, I see prehistoric creatures in the gym all the time, even running on the treadmill.

Virtual Run World believes that your progress is worth celebrating. We are on the honor system, so no proof of your run is required, but we would love for you to share your photos, comments and feedback about your efforts.

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Fear No Distance with Lanyard

 

Fear No Distance

$26.99

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6 inch Virtual Run Medal

Virtual Run World Shop

 

 

Fear No Distance Medal with Virtual Run World includes:

Custom Designed Large Dinosaur Finishing Medal – 6 inches of prehistoric bling!

Custom Designed 1 1/2″ Dye Sublimation Lanyard

Customizable Bib that you can personalize with your name and favorite bib number

Donation to Charity – 10 percent of our profits – see About page for more info.

 

How to participate in Virtual Run World’s “Fear No Distance” Virtual Run:

Purchase Medal

A virtual run or walk for anytime, anywhere or any distance.

Bibs

Visit our Virtual Bib page to customize your bib with your name, favorite bib number and print!

Run or Walk Your Distance

Run or walk anytime, anywhere or any distance.

Share your Run

This is optional, but we would like you to share your run by commenting on this page and on our Facebook page.

Receive Your Medal and Celebrate 

Receive your finishing medal in the mail!

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34 Responses

  1. Linda
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    I started running this year after losing nearly 20 years to a spine injury, a wheelchair for 6 of those years and the medical world. I went from couch to 1/2 marathon in 12 months and ran ran 13.1 for the first time on my 62nd birthday. I will be training at the time of this event to repeat that distance in April. Who knows maybe a marathon is in my future one day. it is a wild and crazy goal by the time I’m 70.

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      Linda,
      We are so glad that you shared your story with us! You are an inspiration to us all 🙂 Keep up the great work and let us know how we can help! Hope you will join us on a few of our new virtual events as you train for Sage Rat Run in May!

  2. Keisha
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    I just registered. Ronald McDonald House is a wonder charity and I can’t wait to run my 26.2 to earn this awesome medal!!

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      Keisha, so glad that you could join us! What a great goal! Good luck in your run and thank you for your support 🙂

  3. Cristina Mendoza
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    What a fun idea! Getting some friends together with their kids and we all plan on doing a fun healthy run. 🙂

  4. Linda Livingstone
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    7.4 run and done. Took 15 minutes off my Sage Rat time last May.

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      PR on your 12k is awesome! I’m sure you’ll beat your time on our 2014 Sage Rat Run 🙂

  5. Laura Qualman
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    Ran 15.3 miles today. 2.2 miles extra as I was inspired by the call to Run for Meg Menzies who unfortunately was taken from this world too soon. Check out all the awesome postings for her and her family #megsmiles.

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      Laura, thank you for making us a part of your run for #megsmiles 🙂 We will be keeping Meg’s family in our prayers. Congratulations on your run and for pushing yourself the extra miles for Meg!!

  6. Cielo
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    Thank you Virtual Run World for the encouragement to run farther than I ever have before. I set a goal to run 54 miles from Granger, WA to my home in Mattawa, WA. I decided to stop at 36 though because darkness (I was running on a highway shoulder) and ice started to make me feel unsafe. Being a firefighter I’m all about the safety! The run was a challenge at times but I felt as i always do when I’m out being active, blessed. I passed through some amazingly beautiful terrain. Something i didn’t expect though was I felt lonely. I’ve never been out running by myself for so long. I also got some pretty amazing blisters, 2nd place on my blister craziness chart. So now I am regrowing my toe skin and looking forward to receiving that amazing medal. Thanks again for encouraging me to run far. There was a time after I was hit on my bike by an SUV that I didn’t know if I would have a leg or ever be able to run again. It feels amazing to know that titanium rod, screws and all I can go 36 miles. The cold and humidity did a number on my implant but not enough to stop me. It’s a gift to be able to be active. Thank you for providing this forum to celebrate all active achievements. It makes for a healthier world!

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      Cielo, we are amazed at your goal and commitment!!! What a great accomplishment…36 miles, WOW 🙂 Now you will need titanium skin on your toes! You are an inspiration to us all!!! Keep up the great work! Thanks for your support!!

  7. marty
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    1/28/2014, 13.4 on Badger Mtn. Beautiful run with the mtn covered in frost. Thanks for the motivation (great medal) and support to another good charity. Looking forward to Sage Rat run. 🙂

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      Marcy, we can’t wait for the Badger Mountain Challenge and Sage Rat Run 🙂 You have a great jump start on your elevation training run! Thanks for all your support 🙂

  8. Nadine Stewart
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    I have been running a little over 2yrs. I saw this medal and knew I had to run to get one. I registered the end of January, so may not actually get my run in until Feb. I am heading to Tahiti for vacation and hope to post a picture from there. Thanks for offering these virtual races to keep me moving.

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      Nadine, we just got back from the post office mailing out medals and yours was one of them! So you will be receiving this bling real soon 🙂 Have a fun trip…do some running 🙂 while on vacation! We look forward to seeing the photos. Thanks for posting and all the encouraging words!

  9. Kimberley
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    Just registered! 🙂

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      Kimberley, thanks for joining our Fear No Distance and Believe In Yourself virtual events! We appreciate all your support! Happy running 🙂

  10. Stephanie
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    Got my medal today. Best.Medal.Ever. Cannot wait to go out and earn it so that I can display it! Awesome job!

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      Thanks Stephanie for the great feedback 😀 Have a great run! We’d love for you to share photos of your run and medal on our Facebook page if you can! Thanks for joining us!

  11. Amber
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    I did the 5k for the first time and it was really fun, I look forward to future races with new challenges to overcome

  12. Eddie Torres
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    Can I still register for this run? That is one sweet medal I would love to work for!

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      Eddie, yes we have Fear No Distance medals in stock now and ready to ship! We’d love to have you join us 🙂 Thanks for asking!

  13. Jason Bergman
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    Done, done, done! 🙂 now I have two of your gigantic medals and couldn’t be happier. Now in a few days I go run the Historic 10K in DC. Woo hoo! You folks are adding my personal miles up, not bad for a 45 year old former smoker.

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      Jason, congratulations on your Fear No Distance run. Glad we could help with the motivation. Thanks for joining us 🙂

  14. Rachel E.
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    Just found your website. Is it too late to register? Does my Fear No Distance race have to be completed by end of May to count? Thanks!

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      Rachel, our events are available all the time due to customer demand, so we reorder our medals when our stock gets low. Here at Virtual Run World we are on the honor system, no need to post results. We encourage you to achieve any goal you might set for yourself. We appreciate anyone posting on our Facebook page. Thank you for your interest 🙂

  15. Jolene
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    Hello! Just stumbled across your fun story and AWESOME medal! Is this still available as a virtual run? (I saw 2013- so woopsie, missed the boat?)

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      Jolene, here at Virtual Run World our events are available all the time due to customer demand. Run anytime, anywhere and any distance. We’d love to have you join us! Thank you for your interest. If you have any other questions, just let us know. Happy Running!

  16. Jim S.
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    TODAY IS THE BIG DAY! I am doing my 5K tonight for this medal! It will be my tenth 5K in a month and a half, so this cool large medal will help to commemorate the event!

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      Jim, congratulations on your big day! We wish you good luck on our 10th 5k 🙂 We are thrilled to be part of such progress and LOVE your goals. Thanks for keeping in touch…we love the updates…keep them coming 🙂

  17. Jim S.
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    Hello! Well, last night was THE BIG DAY!!! I finally got to do my 5K for the incredibly awesome “Fear No Distance” medal on the site here! This 5K was my tenth 5K in a month and a half, so that is my reason for deserving this incredibly cool and large medal. It is a great medal to commemorate my tenth 5K event! Last month, one of my Friends motivated me to get back to the gym by sending me a link to a fun virtual 5K medal, that she knew I would love. I never heard of a virtual 5K before that, so I started doing some online research about them, because I really needed to get back to the gym, and I really love bling….LOL. I might also add here that I never won a race medal in my life before doing a virtual race like this. Well, in my online research, I found this site, and looked over the medals, and decided to pick the “Fear No Distance” race event…..because it is a total “Dude” medal, so I knew I had to have it….it has random skulls, a dinosaur skeleton, a skull and crossbones, and people running from a ty-“ran”-asaurus (get it?…LOL)……yes, this is an uber-cool must-have medal for guys….so YAY to that! OK, so I have been signing up for a lot of these virtual 5Ks lately, because of the charitable causes, and it is nice to know I am helping charitable causes in some small way too, so right now, this is a win, win, win situation for me (health, bling & charitable causes). I wish all the readers of this post, good luck in your personal journeys and your fitness goals. If you are having a tough time on your journey, these large medals, can really help you commemorate and celebrate your hard work. I never did a 5K before September 19th of this year, and now I’ve done 10 of them…….my speed is increasing, I am feeling better, I am happier, and I will be starting strength trainning next month…..it’s a good start and a great reason to celebrate. This 5K was my second best time, but only 26 seconds behind my best time so far. Good luck to you all in your journeys!!

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      Jim, congratulations on your goal of ten 5ks 🙂 We are thrilled to be a part of your achievements! Thank you for being a loyal customer and inspiration to us. Good luck on your next goal too 🙂

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