Calling all runners, fitness enthusiasts and walkers looking for a unique fitness challenge! Registration is now open for the Renegade Virtual Run, a four-mile race with a special 20-20 obstacle challenge.
Over the last eight years, Type One has held the popular Renegade Run Obstacle Course Race in Hingham’s Wompatuck State Park and Bare Cove Park to support diabetes research and a cure. This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, a four-mile Renegade Virtual Run, which includes 20 challenging “obstacles,” will be held September 12-27, 2020.
Anytime, Anyplace – How It Works
Participants complete a four-mile run, jog or walk, along with the series of 20 challenging exercises or “obstacles” on their own. Participants can map their own outdoor four-mile route or run/walk the route indoors on a treadmill. For local runners, Type One offers the option of charted four-mile routes through local parks – which is the closest thing to Renegade Run’s traditional race. Simply choose the starting time and Type One will send a trail map to run.
20 Challenging “Obstacles”
In previous years, the traditional Renegade Run Obstacle Course Race featured four miles of paved trails and wooded terrain with more than 30 obstacles such as monkey bars to cross, walls and cargo nets to climb, and tunnels to crawl through. With this year’s Renegade Virtual Run, a
20-20 challenge is presented: 20 obstacles with 20 reps each. These obstacles can be done at any time throughout the course. The obstacles are all bodyweight exercises that use an individual’s own weight to provide resistance against gravity, such as pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, twisting and balancing. The list of exercises is provided to registrants via their confirmation email.
Participants use any tracking method (GPS device/watch, tracking website or app, or treadmill reading), to track their run and record proof for submission. Once the race and obstacles are completed, participants share their time, photos and videos with Type One on social media or by email.
Type One’s Paul Foti commented, “We’re not going to sugarcoat it, so to speak. The 20 ‘obstacles’ with 20 reps may be quite challenging for many participants. The obstacles are part of the attraction of our traditional Renegade Run and what really sets it apart and makes it so popular.”
Renegade Virtual Run supports the Type One Cares campaign, a charity that is making significant strides to support individuals living with type 1 diabetes, while continuing to fund
research at the Faustman Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). To date, the Renegade Run has over one hundred thousand dollars to support the Faustman Lab which is focused on discovering and developing new treatments for type 1 diabetes, a vaccine for the reversal of long-term type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.
Foti continued, “We invite runners and walkers from New England and beyond to participate. The purpose of our Renegade Virtual Run is to have fun, stay motivated and to connect with each other as we continue to raise awareness and funds toward a cure for type 1 diabetes.”
Friends, families and co-workers have the option to form Virtual Teams as they complete the online registration process. There will be free tech t-shirts and finisher medals for those who complete the race, a commemorative bib, as well as opportunities to win prizes.
To learn more about Renegade Virtual Run and register, visit https://typeonerenegaderun.com/register/
Type One Cares Campaign
“Type One Cares” is a campaign dedicated to building a community to assist those affected by type 1 diabetes with support, education and endowment, so they can live a powerful life beyond the diagnosis. To learn more about the campaign, visit https://typeonerenegaderun.com/send-a-kid-to-t1d-camp/
About Type One
Type One, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, recognizes a world free of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and is dedicated to that future by raising public awareness and funds toward a cure through research. Type One was founded in 2012 by a group of South Shore residents to support their friend Tyson Sunnerberg, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, when he was 21 years old. On November 25, 2012, the first ever Renegade Run Obstacle Course Race was held raising awareness and funds toward a cure.
In addition to supporting the Faustman Lab at MGH, Type One donation and fundraising platforms help provide scholarships to local children with type 1 diabetes to attend type 1 diabetes camp, as well as providing qualifying recipients with assistance for diabetes management and treatment. For more information on the Faustman Lab at MGH and type 1 diabetes, visit www.faustmanlab.org
Type One is headquartered in Hingham, MA. Visit https://typeonerenegaderun.com