When I first learned of the DC Wonder Woman 5K/10K Race Series, I was really bummed that the races weren’t located closer to me. They were all way too far west. One benefit to a global pandemic is that this year’s race went virtual, and that meant I could race. I was ALL IN for the Wonder Woman Swag. When I was a kid, I had the coolest Wonder Woman Underoos. While this swag doesn’t quite rise to that level, it’s pretty great. And also much more appropriate for an adult to wear in public.
The swag for this race includes a sweet medal, two Wonder Woman wrist sweatbands with zipper pockets for keys or tiny snacks, a really nice long-sleeved running shirt that I would describe as slightly lined (perfect for the fall weather that’s hopefully coming my way) and a reusable Wonder Woman bag. You also get a race bib, but I forgot to wear mine while racing. When you upload your results, you also get a finisher certificate, and of course, your finishing time gets added to the stats.
I went out and did the race on my regular running route, and yes, I did pause my watch when I hit the red lights. Cheating? Probably. But it’s 2020 and none of the rules apply. It still wasn’t my fastest 10K, but it was fun to push myself and really see where my running was at.
I’ve definitely never been the biggest fan of virtual races, but this year, it turns out that working towards a virtual race was exactly what I needed. I’m pretty proud to have this medal hanging as a memory of the 2020 racing season. It’s a really substantial medal!
There’s still time to sign up, and I definitely think it’s worth it. Registration is $40, the swag is great, and I think we all need some added motivation to race this year. (And apparently, you can add on the Batman virtual race as well and get a discount!)