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Virtual Race: A Christmas Story House

Race Title: A Christmas Story 5k
Distance:  5k
Company:  A Christmas Story House
Charity:  A Christmas Story House Neighborhood Restoration Project

Every Christmas Eve, I watch A Christmas Story at least once.  I turn it on and watch from wherever it is in the marathon and then keep watching until I’ve looped through and seen it at least once.  When I was looking for a Christmas-y race to enter, I knew that the 5k benefiting the Christmas Story House was the one for me – since I am also obsessed with actual locations of movie/tv show homes! I finished this one the day after Christmas – it’s a major award!

Virtual Race: Cupcake 5k

Race Title: Cupcake Run
Distance:   5k
Company:   Virtual Runner UK
Charity:   Alzheimer’s Society

After walking nearly a mile to find a cupcake vending machine, I decided that I needed to find myself a cupcake medal! There are several out there but I thought this one was the prettiest and would taste the best if it were an actual cupcake 🙂


Virtual Race: Kruger National Park Safari

Race Title: Kruger National Park Safari
Distance:  117mi
Company:  Yes.Fit
Charity:  NA

I started this race in June or July and finished it in December.  It took quite some time and I was kind of bummed I didn’t see any animals on my safari as I went through the actual area on the Yes.Fit website.  Ah well, someday I will get there for real and see animals 🙂

Virtual Race: Umbridge Run

Race Title: Umbridge 13k (Or until it sinks in)
Distance: 13k
Company:  Hogwarts Running Club
Charity: My Stuff Bags Foundation

When I first found HRC this event was either just closing or had just closed.  I wasn’t entirely a fan of the medal so I skipped it.  But when this and Molly were the only medals holding me back from being a Perfect Prefect as a first year, I decided I had to go for it.

Virtual Race: Molly Weasley Ugly Jumper Run

Race Title: Molly Weasley Ugly Jumper Run
Distance:  5k
Company:  Hogwarts Running Club
Charity:  One Warm Coat

Molly’s Ugly Jumper Run was one that I picked up during the “Time Turner” from Hogwarts Running Club.  I think the medal is really cute (may be my 2nd fave for the year from HRC?) and I’m glad that I was able to pick it up and do my 5K!

Virtual Race: I Solemnly Swear

Race Title: I Solemnly Swear
Distance:  5k
Company: Level Up Virtual Runs
Charity:  ?


I had vowed no more Harry Potter unless it was from Hogwarts Running Club but this medal was just so pretty with all it’s charms that I had to have it!

Virtual Race: Escape from Azkaban

Race Title: Escape from Azkaban
Distance:  25k
Company:  Run Long and Perspire
Charity: American Dog Rescue


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Virtual Race: Platform 9 3/4k

Race Title: Platform 9 3/4k Year 3
Distance:  9.75k
Company: Hogwarts Running Club
Charity: Carry the Future


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Virtual Race: Never Say Die 5k

Race Title: Never Say Die
Distance: 5k
Company: Comic Con Run
Charity: N/A?


Several times this year I had declared – NO MORE RACES!  But Goonies is one of my all time favorite movies so when I saw this race from Comic Con Run I couldn’t resist.  The image they had displayed originally the medal looked a little bit different, but I guess they weren’t able to get the actual medals to look exactly like the mock up, which was a bummer.  That one had the nose cut out too and looked more like the one from the movie.  But it’s still a really fun medal to add to the collection.


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Virtual Race: Road to Hogwarts 2

Race Title: Escape from Privet Drive
Distance:  50 miles
Company: Harry Potter Alliance
Charity: Harry Potter Alliance


I keep saying no more races and no more harry potter races unless they a re from HRC – but I am a sucker for Hedwig and so I had to support the Harry Potter Alliance with their Escape To Hogwards 2 race.  (1 was done last year through the former Make Yes Happen with the tracking but they no longer hosts races from other companies now that they are Yes.Fit and really seem to be taking off)  Anything that is longer than a half marathon I’ve been tracking using ALL my steps rather than just dedicated walks or I would be here forever… this took just over 2 months to accomplish.



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