During these times of social distancing, one of the activities that is deemed essential is exercise that follows the CDC’s guidelines. In an effort to help people be creative with social distancing and get healthy exercise, the City of Mount Dora is hosting a three-day Virtual 5K Race.
May 1 through May 3, participants can choose their own course, which can be in their neighborhood, down a trail, or even on their bedroom treadmill. After the 3.106 miles has been run, walked or jogged, the time can be recorded on social media with the hashtags: #WeRunThisCity and #MountDoraVirtual5K. Anyone who logs their time will receive a participation medal in the mail from the City.
“Leisure Services staff are excited to host our first virtual race when it is needed most due to social distancing requirements,” said Mount Dora Leisure Services Director Amy Jewell. “We hope the race motivates and inspires people to set a new personal goal, challenge a friend, enjoy nature, or exercise with family members.”