The annual Race For Open Space will be returning this year in a virtual format from July 10- July 12, 2020. This race is put on annually by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation Associates. Proceeds from the race go to support the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.
Registrants can participate in the race from anywhere in the world by doing a Virtual 5K, 10K or two-mile walk on a date and time of their choosing between July 10th and July 12th. Walk or run your favorite course or trail for the Virtual race in support of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.
Prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female in the 5K and 10K. New this year, made possible by the virtual format, will be the Triple Crown award. The male and female with the fastest times in all three categories will also receive a prize. Those who register in all three categories will receive a complimentary race tshirt.
Participants can use their own workout tracking app such as RunKeeper, Strava, and Apple to record their time and distance. Once completed, they can upload their time to the website with a screenshot or email firstname.lastname@example.org with their information.
“With COVID, we’ve had to pivot and move the race to a virtual format,” said Grace Hull, Director of Marketing & Communications and Race Director. “While we will miss seeing everyone together out at the Bog, we hope to see increased participation as it will allow people to still take part even if they didn’t make it back to the island this summer or those whose schedule didn’t allow an early Saturday morning start time.”
For those looking for guidance on where to run, the Foundation has added 5K and 10K loops through Foundation owned property on their free mobile app, ACKTrails, available on the App Store and Google Play.
About the Nantucket Conservation Foundation: Founded in 1963, The mission of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation is to assist in the preservation of Nantucket’s character by permanently conserving, maintaining, and managing natural areas and habitats and to encourage an appreciation of and interest in the Island’s natural resources. For more information visit www.nantucketconservation.org.