Level Up Virtual Runs: The Runner Awakens

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In February, Brad at Level Up Virtual Runs contacted me asking if I’d be interested in reviewing their February virtual run, The Runner Awakens. Anxious to help out a new company and because, well, the medal looked SWEET, I happily agreed! I also figured this would be a great addition to my training for the Pittsburgh Marathon. 


Brad sent me some mock ups of what the medals would look like to share on social media. With the ongoing popularity of Star Wars and the recent release of another movie, this virtual run had a great theme! 

A photo posted by Lauren H (@pghlauren) on


A photo posted by Lauren H (@pghlauren) on






Something I really appreciated about partnering with Level Up Virtual Runs is that Brad is great about communicating. He’s also committed to quality. When there was a production issue that left the medals looking less than perfect, Brad sent them all back and had them corrected, even though it meant a delay in shipment of the medals. He communicated about the delay – I’m sure most people (including me) would rather have quality medals even if there’s a slight delay. And the beauty of a virtual race is that it doesn’t have to be done on a specific day, so it’s not like I was running through an official finish line only to not receive a medal.

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Overall, partnering with Level Up was a great experience! Their medals are awesome and the commitment to quality is much appreciated. I look forward to participating in their virtual races in the future! 


In the meantime, check out their April race, The Incredible Virtual Run. Registration is $25 and includes this awesome medal AND a $25 gift certificate for SLS3 (remember I reviewed one of their belts?). So really, it’s like you’re getting the medal for FREE! 

You can follow Level Up Virtual Runs on Facebook and Instagram

Have you ever done a virtual race before? Share in the comments below! 


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