A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to The One Fund for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. The runningnerds racing series is proud to bring you an exciting and fun addition to your fitness and racing experience. Virtual Half Marathon & Treadmill 5K Summer Heat Series!July 20-28, 2013*Run your race when and where you like!**Virtually run with runners all over the nation!*Get ALL the SWAG and NONE of the fees to park, travel, book hotels, hire a dogsitter, etc.!*Never completed a 5K or a Half Marathon before?? What a perfect way to try it out and build your confidence!!How it Works!Virtual Half MarathonStep 1. Register online for the Virtual Half Marathon!Step 2. Map your own 3.1 or 13.1 mile course. -Suggested routes can be found on sites such as runkeeper.com, mapmyrun.com, walkjogrun.net -Your local running stores will often have routes mapped up for runners/walkersStep 3. Run Your Race! You can complete your 5k or Half Marathon on a treadmill, in a park, in the city, in the morning, in the evening...basically anywhere and anytime you choose during the race period. Once your race starts, your clock runs until you complete your goal of 3.1 or 13.1 miles! -Check the www.facebook.com/virtualhalfmarathontreadmillchallenge5k or www.runningnerdnation.com for opportunities to complete your VHM with a group in your area.Step 4. Record your time and report your results online to your runningnerds/Orion Racing Portal.Step 5. Check the national leaderboard throughout the race period. Check the final results by 9pm on the final day of the race period!Step 6. Congrats you did it!! You will receive your finishers s.w.a.g. pack upon completion of your race! VHM Participant's s.w.a.g. (stuff we all get)VHM Finisher's Summer Singlet or Technical ShirtVHM Finisher's MedalPersonalized Custom BibRace pack full of give aways, coupons, and runtastic info from our sponsors and supporters.TC5K Participant's s.w.a.g.Finisher's Technical ShirtSpecial runningnerds giftPersonalized Custom BibRace pack full of give aways, coupons, and runtastic info from our sponsors and supporters.VHM&TC5K Turn Up the Summer Heat Challenge (both races) VHM Finisher's Summer Singlet or Technical ShirtBonus Finisher's Technical Shirt (different design)VHM Finisher's MedalSpecial runningnerds gift*runningnerds custom yankzPersonalized Custom BibDiscounted registrationRace pack full of give aways, coupons, and runtastic info from our sponsors and supporters.