Don’t Slow Your Roll Virtual Race Review
The Don’t Slow Your Roll Virtual Race was the very first race that I signed up for. I think the Sloth signed up for it at the same time. It was the race that got us both interested in participating in virtual races.
I mean… golden toilet paper in the year that people stock piled toilet paper preventing others from getting any. How perfect! It was a very fitting medal to start our collection and remember the year of 2020 by.
I signed up for this race on May 7, 2020 and received the medal on May 11th. The half marathon was what I elected to achieve in order to earn this medal, granted… I actually received the medal before I completed the miles. But I did eventually get it done on May 17th.
- Fee: $29
- Type: 5k, 10k, Half
- Gear: Medal, Bib
- Difficulty: Easy
- Website: Virtual Pace Series
- Charity: No Kid Hungry
- Days to Complete: Any
- Dates Available: Anytime
What I Liked
There were several things I liked about the Don’t Slow Your Roll Virtual Race:
I appreciated very much that a portion of the proceeds would go to NoChildHungry.org. The theme was perfect for the type of year we were having at the time. The medal was cute! When I actually received the medal, the quality was even better than I expected. The price was right. It was less expensive than some of the other races out there at the time.
What I Disliked
To be fair, my Don’t Slow Your Roll Virtual Race review should also report what I didn’t like about it, right? There weren’t many things I disliked about this race. But there were a few:
- Not Earned
- Device Sync
The biggest thing that I found annoying was that I got the medal before I even started on the miles. I prefer to receive a medal for something I completed. Getting the medal before I started made me feel like I didn’t earn it, I just bought it. I guess I pretty much did just buy it.
The only other complaint I had at the time was that there was no device sync feature. I had to manually enter my time for it… which I never did. My virtual race journal has my times because I wrote them down, but I didn’t enter it on the website or anything. I mean, why should I?
Cute…but a bit underwhelming.
So, the Don’t Slow Your Roll Virtual Race was not a total waste of time. I will always cherish my gold toilet paper roll. It was perfectly fitting for the times.
I do not regret this race at all. It was the first of many and it did motivate me to get up off my behind and get to stepping.
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!