HOW DO FREEMIUM RUNS WORK?
We’ll keep these gatherings very simple. Most will have no water stops, so bring hydration if you want. No stale bagels, snacks, or brown bananas will be served – we’re just going to enjoy running together and move on with our day. Registration will usually be open for a few days, and you must signup to submit a waiver and be added to the list to receive notification of the meetup location and time. Often the location will not be disclosed until just a few hours before we meet.
- Signup online or at the event. (we need WAIVERS signed)
- Encourage your fitness club, group, family or organization to participate.
- We will send you an announcement with details. (usually a day or two in advance)
- Show up!
- Run or walk at your pace.
- Go home or meet us at a designated venue for beverages or food and camaraderie.
You’ll have the option to be self-timed, or not timed. Want a medal? It might happen, or it might not. T-shirt? Nope, no time for that. Big ‘ol finish line? Not-gonna-do-it. We’re going old-school. Timing will be handled traditionally — by the wearable tech on your wrist, or shadows and the sun. Don’t worry, everyone will know your results, you’re going to post it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter anyway. If you want an award for finishing first, well…we can offer a bunch of kudos on your Strava profile.
IS THERE PRESSURE TO COMPETE?
Freemium runs come with no time pressure – mosey along at your own pace. You can walk, run, or even show up late and just wait for everyone to return so you don’t have to drink alone. But be aware, we’ll be gone 1 hour after the run starts. Of course, if you finish an hour after the event starts and we’re gone, remember to stop your watch.
WILL THE ROUTE BE MARKED?
Sort of. We will paint markings on the course, but no turn signs, water stops, traffic cones, or course marshals (you’ll need to pay attention to traffic signals and motor vehicles).
WHAT IF I GET LOST?
Call UBER. Do you have a GPS? Use the return to start function.
WHAT IF I NEED TO RELIEVE MYSELF?
Yeah, that could be a problem — no porta-potties will be waiting. Don’t drink coffee before the run, stop at a gas station, or seek out another private spot.
I FINISHED LATE – WHERE DID EVERYONE GO?
We’ll let you know beforehand. We’ll be either eating, or having drinks somewhere nearby.
WHAT DO THE MEDALS LOOK LIKE?
They are virtual medals. Picture it in your head, be creative.
HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH THE RACE DIRECTOR?
There is no race director. These are informal runs, not races.