The biggest day of running in Greenville has just become the biggest MONTH of running in Greenville with Spinx Run Fest Virtual Plus! The Greenville Track Club is determined to keep this popular event going amid the Covid 19 pandemic, whatever it takes. Our motto for 2020 is “Keeping the Streak Alive!” , and through the hard work and ingenuity of our organizing team and with the continued support of the Spinx Corporation, we plan to make Spinx Run Fest Virtual Plus the best virtual running event in the nation!
Spinx Run Fest Virtual Plus is exactly what the name implies. It goes above and beyond the usual virtual running event. Spinx Run Fest Virtual Plus offers these features you won’t find elsewhere:
Competitive Racing. Spinx Run Fest Virtual Plus allows runners the option of running the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K on accurately measured courses with accurate timing. We know this won’t matter to everyone – we still offer a Standard Virtual option where you can run a course of your own choosing and submit your time. But for runners who want to participate in a competitive race with age-group awards and especially for marathoners, this is a game-changer!
Camera Timing System (CTS). This is the system we developed in-house to record runners’ times at the start, finish, and at multiple waypoints on the courses. The CTS is highly accurate (as good as chip timing), and a much better option than smartphone GPS timing that’s quite inaccurate and requires the participant to carry a phone with them. The CTS proves you can run a virtual race with accurate timing.
USATF Certified Courses. All the race courses are new for this year. We’ve measured them to USATF standards and they will be officially certified before racing starts. Creating the new routes was necessary since we won’t have police on the courses and need to maximize use of the Swamp Rabbit Trail and minimize use of public roads.
Official Age-Group Awards. Other virtual races are computing age group results and giving out awards, but results don’t mean anything if runners aren’t running a common course with an accurate timing system. With the CTS and certified courses, the results and awards for Spinx Run Fest Virtual Plus will be official and you won’t need to worry about accuracy.
Other Extras. On specific dates, the certified race courses will be “supported” with water tables and portable toilets. Bibs for the CERTIFIED races will be issued dynamically at the start line, so there is no need to pick up your bib at a separate location before the race. Packet pick up (shirts, medals and swag) will be self service at a local running store, so you can drop by anytime to get your stuff. We will mail shirts, medals and swag to out-of-town participants in the STANDARD races for a nominal fee. Race photographs from our CTS will be available to add to your cache of Spinx Run Fest Virtual Plus memorabilia!
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Information about the event is available in : English