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Last week, I set out to complete the Scooby Doo Run Series Challenge. The 2nd race (and final race) of the series is the Scoobtober 5k. Tristan and I’s goal was to run this race a little bit faster than the Doo Good 5k in September, but we had a little hiccup earlier in the week that made this goal a little unreachable.
Tristan decided to get in the garbage a few days before and ate a bunch of trash that he shouldn’t have. Not to worry, he’s fine and recovered well (not without an accident in the house and lots of trips outside for a few days). I thought he was doing better by the time of the Scoobtober 5k, but as we set out for the race, I could tell he wasn’t feeling well and was running way slower than usual, with me practically dragging him behind me.
I turned around and dropped Tristan off with a mile into the race. He looked at me with sad eyes as I shut the door to finish the 5k by myself. With the stop off at home, I definitely didn’t get a faster 5k time than the Doo Good 5k, but that’s okay! Tristan and I still earned our bling and celebrated together when the medals arrived in the mail a few days later!
If you like virtual races, this is definitely a must do! I highly suggest getting on their mailing list so you’re notified when they do another one. The theme is super fun and cute; who doesn’t like Scooby Doo!? Plus, the swag is no joke! The medals, shirt, backpack, and doggie bandanas are high quality! I mean, they dog medals are super cute and unique and the medals humans get are way bigger than I expected!
Above all, this race series gives you a great excuse to get out, exercise and run with your doggie!
I do think the race could use some more communication with its racers (how fun would it have been if they sent out some emails with a Scooby Doo theme to encourage people to run their virtuals races! They could have even made up some mystery story to go with each race!). I also would have loved to see more interaction on social media posts, because that’s always fun (but maybe virtual races don’t do that in general. I don’t know).
Overall, this virtual race series is WELL WORTH IT! The swag is amazing, the theme is fun, and it gives you a reason to take cute pictures with your dog!
Check out the race page HERE.