Virtual races can be an excellent motivator. Sometimes we just need to mark a date on the calendar to give us that something we need to push us a bit. We get to pick the course. We get to pick the time of day. Most everything is pretty much up to us.
The big differentiator when it comes to virtual races is the SWAG. America Runs definitely had it going on when it comes to that. First off, when red, white and blue is your color scheme, you're already on the right track! We got a cool shirt, a trucker hat, AND a stainless bottle. The medal was cool too and for a bonus there was a honey stinger waffle that went SO well with my coffee. :)
My stuff did show up a bit late, but it was worth the wait for sure.