2021 Virtual Fun Run Series

Posted onMarch 26, 2021

The Prince George Road Runners are thrilled to announce our 2021 Virtual Fun Run Series…

Our goal is to inspire city residents to stay healthy and active, as we continue to navigate Covid-19 restrictions. So, we’ve come up with a unique, inclusive, and flexible program for the coming season that we believe will be a huge draw for the entire community.

Our Virtual Fun Run Series is designed to motivate people of all ages and abilities to get moving in a way that works for them, AND meets all Provincial Health Orders.

The Series will feature eight virtual runs, starting with our Mother’s Day Run in May and ending with our Joe Kelly Memorial Run in October.  Participants will have one week to complete the designated distance – either alone or with those in their bubble – and the flexibility to choose:

  • When (time of day/day of week)
  • Where (inside on a treadmill/through their neighbourhood/on a local trail)
  • Their pace (walk/jog/run…race for a personal best or just run for fun!)
  • Their distance (5km/10km/21.1km…even one 30km)
  • AND whether they complete it all at once, or over several days

While we’re disappointed we won’t be hosting in-person races this season, we’re excited to set some milestones for our running friends; to offer families ‘something to do together’, as they look for challenging, but safe activities; and, hopefully, encourage people who may not be interested in a race to tackle these fun runs at their own pace.

Registration for the entire series is just $70 for individuals and $150 for families (that’s two adults and dependent children) and includes a Finisher’s t-shirt, a unique PGRR medal, and the chance to win prizes over the course of the six months.

Participants will have their name entered into a prize draw for every fun run they complete, along with the chance to have up to eight entries in the Grand Prize draw in October for an iPad!

Fun Run Challenge Weeks

May 9-15                   Mother’s Day 5km

May 23-29                Hurt’n Bear 5km, 10km, or Hagen’s Half 21.1km

June 13-20                Beat the Bugs 5km or 10km

July 4-10                   Blue Spruce 5km or 10km

August 22-29           Masich Mile 1 mile (fast or fun) or 5km

September 5-12        Labour Day Classic 5km, 8.5 mile or 17 mile

October 3-9             Centennial Relay 5km, 10km, or 30km

October 17-23          Joe Kelly Memorial Run 30min, 1hr, or 2hr

Registrants will receive an email reminder prior to the start of each virtual challenge.

After completing a fun run, we’ll get you to send a photo of your watch face or screenshot of an app showing your distance.  All participants submitting their results will have their name entered into the event prize draw. Complete all eight fun runs and have eight entries into our Grand prize draw in October for the chance to win one of two 2022 PGRR Season Memberships, a unique custom design from Northern Hart Designs, or an iPad generously donated by AscenTech Solutions Inc.!

Online Registration opens on Friday, March 26th and will remain open until the start of our last event on October 17th, but only those registered by September 15th will receive a PGRR 2021 Virtual Fun Run Series Finisher’s t-shirt and medal. 

The Prince George Road Runners would like to take this time to give a HUGE shout out to our wonderful sponsors: