Virtual Pace Series – Race Platform

Virtual Pace Series Review


Virtual Pace Series LogoThe Virtual Pace Series platform is one that I frequently participate in.  My reviews of the races from this site will be very, very similar.  The themes of the events are different, based on certain holidays, movies, current events, etc.

So you can participate in just the events you’re interested in.  This platform isn’t as interactive as some of the others like the Best Damn Race Florida one was or the Conquer 2020 race.  There aren’t maps that track your progress or anything like Yes.Fit does.

Races Completed with Virtual Pace Series

I’ve ordered several races from Virtual Pace Series already.  The first one was Don’t Slow Your Roll.  I did this one because I thought it was hilarious.  The medal is a golden roll of toilet paper.  It was very fitting for 2020.  Keep Hope Al;ve is all about Suicide Awareness and not ending your own story.  I feel strongly about this theme.  In fact, I have a tattoo that also contains a semi-colon for this purpose.

Rescue Paws I did because both of my pups are rescues and I believe we should adopt and not shop.  2020 was such a challenge year for the whole world, I thought it only fitting to buy the 2020, You’ll Go Down in History medal for that year.  First Run 2021 was just because I liked the medal and wanted another first.

Virtual Pace Series Order History

What I Like

There quite a few things I like about Virtual Pace Series:

  • Medals
  • Quality
  • User Friendly
  • Variety
  • Price

Like most other virtual race platforms, Virtual Pace Series offers good quality medals.  I haven’t had a complaint about a single one so far.  The medals are cute and durable.  The website is user friendly for both signing up and entering your times.  A large variety of races are offered, unlike most other platforms.  The prices are pretty good compared to others.  Virtual Pace Series has competitive prices for sure.

Virtual Pace Series Results

 

What I Dislike

That said, there are also a few things I don’t like about this platform:

  • Device Sync
  • Earned vs. Bought
  • Following Friends
  • Small Distances

There is no device syncing feature on this platform.  Entering your time is completely voluntary and manual.  I’ve done several races through this platform already and I haven’t entered a time for any of them simply because I don’t have to.  I already have the medals.

The medals are shipped pretty quick after you purchase them, unless you register as part of a pre-order event.  You are totally buying the medals for these as opposed to getting a medal for completing a challenge.  There is no method for following or tracking friends on this platform.  You are in it alone here.

The distances are mostly real small on this platform.  There are a whole lot of 5k and 10k races.  I have seen many half or marathons, if any.  For those of us that accomplish a 5k or a 10k in one day, these races aren’t as challenging as others so this could turn into a real expensive form of motivation.

Virtual Pace Series Review Summary

I mean… its alright.

Virtual Pace Series RacesSo, to summarize my Virtual Pace Series Race Platform Review, there are some things I dislike about the platform but nothing that is absolutely deal breaking.  It’s not my favorite platform by any means.  But it does offer some pretty cute medals.

I do recommend this site, though.  Especially if you are just starting to participate in virtual races.  Since the distances are short, there are many you can choose to get into the habit of walking daily.

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!

~Ki

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