Rise Higher Virtual Race Review
The Rise Higher Virtual Race is one of my favorite races so far. I like the longer challenges because 5k and 10k races are completed so quickly that it almost feels like a waste of money registering for those races, even though we still get a medal for it. It almost feels like cheating because it's too easy.
I love the more challenging races that keep me focused for a longer period of time. This is one of those races. I haven't finished this race yet, I'm only about halfway through it. But I'm making real good progress and should be finishing it up within the next month or so.
- Fee: $36
- Type: 600 Miles
- Gear: Medal & Coloring Page Tracker
- Difficulty: Medium
- Website: www.runmotivators.com
- Charity: None
- Days to Complete: 365
- Dates Available: Various Rounds at Different Times; I registered during round 2 which began January 1, 2021.
What I Liked
There were several things I liked about the Rise Higher Virtual Race:
The medal is simply badass. I've always loved the Phoenix, it's such a shining example of rising above... rising higher. With so much hate running rampant right now, I saw this race and envisioned myself rising higher than the standards of those bad apples out there dividing us and spreading hate. I envision myself rising higher than the medical problems that I have which try and weigh me down. They try hard. Too hard. I see myself beating them with persistence and determination.
The 600 mile distance challenge on this one is a great. It's not so far that it'll take me a year or more to accomplish. But it's long enough that it should keep me focused for a few months. It's so super easy for me to sit around and be lazy each day. But challenges like this one help me keep from sitting sedentary.
The coloring page tracker is a nice touch. I love to color so it's been fun coloring in the tracker each day as I make progress. Coloring is a nice stress reliever too so it's a good escape from reality, if only for a few minutes.
What I Disliked
I guess my Rise Higher Virtual Race review should also report what I didn't like about it. There weren't many things I disliked about this race. But there were a couple:
- Bought vs. Earned
- No Shirt
I really hate when the medal comes before I've finished the race, or even worse, before I've even started the race. If I've already received the price, what motivation do I have for starting and playing the game? Alas, I started anyway and I will achieve completion.
This race didn't come with a shirt. There is a hat you can purchase separately but it's not so badass. I have quite the collection of race shirts building up. It would've been super cool to add this one to my collection. Unfortunately, no such shirt exists. Oh well.
So, the Rise Higher Virtual Race was one of my favorite races. Like I said, it was a real challenge, it just would've been nice if the medal didn't come until the challenge was actually achieved. A shirt would've been nice too for the price of the race. Even a bib would've been cool.
I do not regret this race. Not at all. It was motivating to achieve 600 miles and earn the medal, don't get me wrong. I definitely think you should sign up for it when it becomes available again. It's just a great challenge with a bad ass medal.
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!