Reston, VA

People looking for group exercise without being in close proximity to fellow athletes can take part in an upcoming “virtual race.”

Organized by the Reston Association and Reston Camps, the event encourages people to stay fit on their own time. Anyone from around the area can participate — not just Restonians.

Participants are expected to pick a distance goal and complete their challenge either on a treadmill at home or around their neighborhood.

“The gyms are closed but the sidewalks and trails are open and there is no better way to get some exercise than by using your own in-home equipment or by walking, running, or jogging,” the event page said.

People can track their distance using a walk-run distance tracking log, which can be found online. Runners, walkers or joggers must submit their log for April 24-May 22, the Facebook page said.

The challenge is free and open to people of all ages and abilities, the event page said.

People who want to support the cause can post on social media accounts using the hashtag #FlattenTheCurve, while wearing their own printable race bib.

Photo via Reston Association/Facebook

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