Registration: Registration ends April 24, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
First Parish Family Five (runsignup.com)
After you run/walk your distance during April 17-24, go to the race website and enter your time!
A virtual race that can happen anytime between April 17th and 24th. Come tackle the course that was challenging and picturesque running around Beaver Lake and the adjacent farm fields or pick a place that shows some of the historic sites in Derry such as the Robert Frost Farm or Taylor Sawmill. Or take a stroll past the house where Alan Sheppard of NASA fame grew up. His fame gave the local high school, Pinkerton Academy its mascot, the Astros.
There are no parking problems. No crowds. No long Porta Potty lines. There is no start gun or nervous, pre-race chitchat with other runners.
There’s not even an official starting line.
That’s the kind of flexibility offered by virtual races, a new trend in the running community. Runners who sign up for a virtual race register online and simply choose their own starting line, whether it’s a treadmill or a neighborhood street. They run the race distance, upload their finishing time.
It may seem strange to traditional runners, but race organizers say the virtual race is a great option for those who want convenience.