I was excited about the Minions Run as soon as I heard about it. TBH, you had me at Minions hat! I smile every time I put it on.
This virtual race fit nicely into my training plan and was fun to run. If you’re looking for some motivation (and a new hat), sign up while you can!
One of the best parts of any virtual event is you can run any time and anywhere. That makes it easy to schedule your run with friends and family.
For the Minions Run, we planned a trip to a state park. It was perfect weather — chilly, but sunny. We hit the trails to explore the park and wildlife while logging our 3.1 miles. (You can see pictures on my blog ThisOldRunner dot com.)
I'm in love with the super soft Minions tee shirt along with the hat. It's the perfect shade of yellow and very comfy. Runners get a pom hat, short sleeve t-shirt and a Minions medal.
You can run a virtual race on your treadmill, local roads, a track or a trail. I like to plan new routes when I run virtually. I recommend running in a beautiful park or exploring somewhere new-to-you. The Minions Run lets you choose your own distance. I ran a 5K, but you can run whatever distance you like.
Before any run I eat nutritious food. This was a Minions Run, so bananas were the obvious choice!
After your race you have the option of uploading your results. You can see how you compare with other runners.
You have to take your own pics on a virtual race, but the Minions Run website lets you upload photos from your run or finish line. The site adds a Minions border, then lets you download your official race pic!
I think the Minions Run did a great job with the swag and website. If you're looking for a fun race with great swag to keep you motivated this winter, go register for the Minions Run!