Conquer 2021 Virtual Race Review
The Conquer 2021 Virtual Race is the second yearly challenge that I've participated in with this platform. I'm not sure what the price was, I don't remember honestly because I got this one for free as part of a buy 3, get 1 free deal.
I purchased three other races with this platform which I will participate in at different times. For this one, it is just like the Conquer 2020 race except that I am running 2,021 miles instead of kilometers.
I obviously haven't finished this one yet as it is a year long challenge. But I am almost halfway done which is good because... we're almost halfway through the year!
Conquer 2021 Race Details
- Fee: $34.95?
- Type: Run the Year
- Gear: Medal
- Website: My Virtual Mission
- Charity: None
- Days to Complete: 365 if you started at the beginning of the year
- Dates Available: 1/1/2021 - 12/21/2021
What I Liked About Conquer 2021
There were several things I liked about the Conquer 2021 Virtual Race:
- Medal Quality
- Conquer Theme
- Personalized Progress Certificates
- Device Sync
- Support Group
- Plant Trees
The quality of the medal is top notch for sure. The medal is made of my favorite colors and has a very simplistic design which I really like. I love the Conquer theme, we're conquering our goals... these challenges... our weight, you name it.
The challenge sends you personalized progress certificates via email as you progress toward your goal. This helps you to track your progress and stay motivated to keep going. The challenge allows you to register your fitness device and sync it to the challenge so that you don't have to manually post all of your activities.
I also liked that there is a Facebook group that you can join and share your own journey. Unlike many other groups, this group is very supportive and does a real good job of lifting each other up and encouraging each other. I love that.
Also, for each month that you register activity for this challenge, My Virtual Mission will donate toward planting a tree. So you could contribute to the planting of 12 trees if you were active every month of the year.
What I Disliked About Conquer 2021
To be fair, I should share the things I didn't like about the the Conquer 2021 Virtual Race also. Honestly, these are really the same as the Conquer 2020 challenge was. There were only a few things I disliked about this race:
- Device Sync
- Tracking Friends
So while you are able to sync your device automatically, I found that the challenge only counted a small portion of my mileage on many days. Some days, it tracked every single mile. Other days, it didn't. As a result, I had to go in each month and double check each day to make sure it matched up with my device stats. When it didn't, I had to manually enter it. That was a bit frustrating.
If you have friends that participate in the challenge, you're able to see their progress, as well as all of the other participants. Unfortunately, I didn't find an easy way to search for your friends to see their progress. You just had a long list of participants and you essentially have to scroll through the list to find the person you're looking for. That's too much effort.
Conquer 2021 Summary
Motivated & Determined.
So, the Conquer 2021 Virtual Race is one that I am proud of. It is a lot of mileage for one year but I'm halfway done and it keeps me motivated to finish. This year I am determined to finish early... by at least a month. But I better get a move on if I'm going to do that!
And, by the way, if you're looking for a cool way to track your progress on your races or just to jot down the details, be sure to check out our Virtual Race Journal. These journals allow you to document all of the details of your race from start and finish dates to registration fees and pace times, and let's not forget about that ever so important motivational playlist! Grab one for yourself while supplies last.
Now... get to stepping!