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Epic Races invites you to commemorate one of the most stunning experiences of the 21st century: the Great American Total Solar Eclipse! This exceptional event occurs on Monday, August 21, as the moon positions itself between the Earth and the sun, obscuring the solar disk and creating a phenomenal view that only lasts a fleeting 2 minutes and 40 seconds but will be remembered for a lifetime. Observe the solar eclipse’s journey across America by going on your own excursion: a 2.4K virtual run (or walk) to celebrate this celestial occasion.
How to Participate
To participate in the Great American Total Solar Eclipse Virtual 2.4K, follow these steps:
- Register for this event at RunSignUp; deadline to register is August 23, 2017!
- Head to your favorite trail, track, or treadmill and go for your virtual 2.4K run (or jog, walk, skip, dance… anything on your own two feet) between July 27 and August 23… or do your 2.4K on August 21, the actual day of the total eclipse of the sun!
- Tell us about your Great American Total Solar Eclipse Virtual 2.4K! Head to the 2017 Great American Total Solar Eclipse Facebook event page, “join” the event if you haven’t already, then upload a photo of your GPS tracker showing your mileage and time, share a selfie of you at the place you ran or walked, post a comment about your run or walk, or even upload a photo of yourself at your eclipse-viewing spot! Not on Facebook? You can also post your photos on Instagram and tag us (@epicraces) or tweet about it on Twitter and tag us (@epicraces). Note: here is no need to report your run to us! Letting us know about your Great American Total Solar Eclipse Virtual 2.4K via social media is encouraged but not mandatory!
- All swag will be sent out the first week of October!
Why 2.4K (roughly 1.49 miles)? Because the maximum duration of totality for the solar eclipse will be 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
Want more details about the total eclipse itself? Head to https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/ to learn about the path of the eclipse, areas of totality, timelines, and more!
Virtual Run, Real Swag!
Every Great American Total Solar Eclipse Virtual 2.4K participant will receive a gorgeous finisher’s medal, plus an event T-shirt, race bib, and sticker. All Great American Total Solar Eclipse Virtual 2.4K swag will be mailed out the first week of October.
Not on the Eclipse Path? Not a Problem!
You can participate in the Great American Total Solar Eclipse Virtual 2.4K even if you don’t live along the path the eclipse will take across the United States. Simply go to your trail, track, or even treadmill and do your run or walk there, then tell us all about it on our Facebook event page!
Please note: Epic Races does not ship swag to Canada or internationally. If you are a resident of Canada or another country and wish to participate in an Epic Races virtual event, please provide us with a U.S. shipping address.
New to Virtual Running?
Check out the ins and outs of participating in a virtual run here. Then grab your gear, grab some friends, and head out to do your Great American Total Solar Eclipse Virtual 2.4K Run!
- This event does not have any special partners.