Run with 4x U.S. Olympian Meb Keflezighi on Global Running Day
Imagine arriving at the starting line of your race and getting some last minute advice from running legend Meb Keflezighi before the race begins. Better yet, imagine Meb in your ear coaching you the entire way.
UCAN and Charge Running are partnering to create a one-of-a-kind virtual experience for runners with The Global Running Day 5K, poised to be the largest virtual 5k during this year’s annual celebration of running. The live event takes place Wednesday, June 2nd from 7-8 PM ET.
Meb will be featured on the mic alongside podcaster Ali Feller to motivate and entertain runners throughout their virtual 5K route.
“Running has given me so much opportunity in my life,” says Meb, a pastwinner of the Boston and NYC Marathons. “It’s an honor to be able to inspire others to get out there and chase their personal best or just enjoy being active on Global Running Day.”
The Global Running Day 5K will be hosted on the Charge Running app, which gives runners the feeling of an in-person road race with a live leaderboard, chat rooms and a live race announcer. The entire experience is virtual which encourages participation from people all over the word.
“Partnering with UCAN on Global Running Day is an opportunity for Charge Running to do what it does best - Bring runners together from all over the world, in an engaging way and celebrate the love of running,” Said Julie Wallock, co-founder of the Charge Running App.
As part of the experience, a number of Olympic Trials qualifiers on Team UCAN will also be running the virtual race, so participants can test themselves against some of the fastest runners in the country.
“Our passion as a company is to enhance everyone’s pursuit of fitness,” says Shoba Murali, CEO of UCAN. “Combining the engaging technology of Charge Running with the innovative nutrition offered by UCAN is a great way for runners to take control of their fitness and health.”
For more information and to register for “The Global Running Day 5K, visit ucan.co/charge
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About Charge Running
Charge Running is a mobile fitness app that provides LIVE coach-guided runs and races. With real-time coaches taking you through your workout, runners get updates on their current pace, average pace, distance, and more all while being ranked on a live leaderboard with other runners from all over the world. Charge Running is bringing runners of all levels together, with the ability to chat with each other and your coach before, during, and after your run. Charge Running offers customizable virtual racing options for all types of events with a live race announcer, sponsor shout-outs, customizable banners, and special guest hosts! Learn more www.chargerunning.com/virtual-races/.
posted Monday May 31st