It's a footrace that is meant for individuals who may not be hardcore running enthusiasts but love the outdoors.
The Herbalife Nutrition 40th Anniversary Virtual Run will celebrate the company’s 40-year track record of bringing good nutrition to people and communities around the world by gathering everyone together online, even if they are staying at home.
This is what the inaugural run offers when it is held from November 1 to 30,
“After months of sedentary living under quarantine, it is high time for us to start moving once again to get our health back on the right track,” said Sridhar Rajagopalan, Senior Director/ Sub-Regional General Manager of Herbalife Nutrition Philippines.
Rajagopalan discussed the specifics of the run, and explained that they could not do standard distance runs of the International Association of Athletics Federations at this time.
And it's because they wanted to attract participants who have been stagnant in months inside their home, and under quarantine.
Participants can sign up for the run as an individual or as a team -- with 4km, 24km and 40km distances for the individual race category, and 24km and 40km distances for the team race category.
They can also volunteer to pledge an additional amount to Herbalife Nutrition Foundation, which will be channeled to the Casa Herbalife Nutrition program beneficiaries.
Registration for the Virtual Run will go on until November 13.
Those who complete the run will receive a limited edition Herbalife Nutrition 40th Anniversary Virtual Run medal and an e-certificate each.
For more information, visit https://www.herbalife40virtualrun.com/.
Rajagopalan said that those joining the team category, they can be part of the 40km, 60km, 80km, and 100km.
“They can also collectively accomplish this in a month. They can do it indoors and outdoors, anywhere they are comfortable in,” explained Rajagopalan.
To help participants prepare for the run, Herbalife Nutrition has lined up a series of virtual run training content, including run training sessions, led by Samantha Clayton, vice president of Sports Performance and Fitness Education at Herbalife Nutrition.