My Virtual Mission Race Review
My Virtual Mission Race Review is another review of a virtual race platform, as opposed to the actual virtual races themselves. Don't worry, I will be reviewing the races as well, but I think the platform deserves some respect as well. This is, so far, my absolute favorite place to go for virtual races.
There are several websites that offer various virtual races, my reviews are looking like they will be very similar for each race offered by one site. So I thought maybe a review of the platform offering the races would be appropriate so you can decide for yourself if you want to pursue races at each site.
Races Completed with My Virtual Mission
- Conquer 2020
- Mount Fuji
- Conquer 2021 - In Progress
- Route 66 - Pending
- Grand Canyon - Pending
Obviously, I've done a couple. I've signed up for a few more but I haven't started them all yet. The ones that are pending are planned to take place during an actual road trip where we will be visiting those locations. So part of those races will actually take place on Route 66 and at the Grand Canyon, unlike the Mount Fuji race.
What I Like
There are a few positive things to tell you about here with my virtual mission race review:
- User Friendly
- Supportive Community
- Totally Earned
I've received two medals from this platform so far for races I've completed. The medals are badass. They are heavy, they are pretty good size, and they are top quality. I love the unique shape of the medal and how each of the races maintains that shape but uses a different design. They are all top notch medals.
Unlike many other platforms, this one sends the medals in a cardboard folder that helps protect the medal. Don't get me wrong, it's not just two ordinary brown pieces of cardboard. It's almost like a glossy cardboard box that really highlights you're accomplishment while making you feel like you're opening a present.
The site is user friendly and it wasn't too difficult or confusing when registering for various races or submitting time. It has a supportive community on Facebook which you can join and post your progress. You can join multiple missions (races) at a time and they are all conveniently listed for you on your account page when you login. During your races, you are sent postcards to help keep you motivated. Best of all, you don't get your medal until you've completed your goal! How's that for motivation?
What I Dislike
To be fair, my Virtual Mission race review should also include things I don't like. But there really isn't much that I don't like about this platform:
- Device Sync
- Following Friends
The site does allow you to sync up with your fitness device. However, I've noticed that there are some days that the site doesn't seem to have my steps listed. So, I go in once a month and make sure all of the entries for that month are there. If not, it's easy enough to add them manually.
If you have friends that are also racing the same mission as you, it's not easy to find and follow individual people unless you form a team. You can follow your team but it's quite cumbersome to find individual people that aren't part of your team if you're curious about their progress.
My Virtual Mission Race Review Summary
The best yet.
So, to summarize my Virtual Mission Race Review, this is one of only two platforms that keeps me super motivated to be active. I think this one is my absolute favorite so far.
I do recommend this site, definitely. I find that the support offered in the Facebook group combined with the postcards and the quality of the medals that this platform produces is highly motivating to me. I cannot wait to get started on my other races here. Be sure to check it out and see if it motivates you as well.
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!
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