In case you have not yet heard, the Justice League™ is coming to South Africa! We know it seems a little surprising, given that we’re still in lockdown and mass gatherings are not yet allowed. But fear not! Your favourite superheroes are more powerful than anything a pandemic can throw at us. That is why, for the very first time ever, Sportsvendo will bring you the Justice League™ Virtual Run Series. So get your superhero kit and sidekicks ready, because this is going to be an event you will be talking about for decades to come.
How will the Justice League™ Virtual Run Series work?
We’re glad you asked. Since we are still in lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic, runners won’t be able to come together and run the race in one predetermined location. But, just like our favourite superheroes, we won’t allow the bad guys (in this case a virus) to take over the world or take away any of the fun. That is why every participant will take off from their home and complete the race in their own neighbourhood. This is a great way to beat cabin fever or simply get a little break from the family members you’ve gotten to know really well over the last few months. In fact, enter them in the race too - a little fresh air will do wonders for the whole family. You can choose to do a 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km or 10km run. And, of course, how you choose to complete it is up to you – you can walk, cycle, or crawl… As long as you have fun doing it!
Which Justice League™ member are you?
You don’t actually need to choose one, though… You can be all five. Each race is represented by Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Batman and The Flash, respectively. The best part of it all? For every race you take part in you will get a Collector’s Edition Justice League™ Medal, a limited edition Justice League™ t-shirt and a limited edition badge. Make sure you collect all of them – there’s even a Justice League™ medal display plaque to showcase your medals. Top tip: Get more bang for your buck by booking your entry to all five events in one fell swoop! Check out our website if you have more questions.
Why is the Justice League™ Virtual Run Series so groundbreaking?
“Sportsvendo is proud to be the first and only company in South Africa licensed to produce these events and that makes South Africa the first country in the world presenting the Justice League™ Virtual Run Series,” says Leon Swanepoel, CEO of Sportsvendo International Pty LTD.
Sportsvendo is cementing its reputation as a player on the world stage in terms of bringing and hosting world-class sporting events in South Africa. The Justice League™ Series follows shortly on the success of another global phenomenon Sportsvendo brought to the African continent… They were also responsible for introducing the wildly successful The Color Run series of events to 10 South African cities. It therefore makes complete sense that they would be the first enter into a partnership with the world-renowned Warner Bros. and DC Comics to make even more magic happen.
Are the Justice League™ Virtual Run Series events timed?
Attention all 10km runners! If you would like to put yourself in the running to win exciting prizes, you should consider timing your run. In order to nab the title of Best Improved Runner, record your results for each race on the Justice League™ Virtual Run Series. The process will be based on an honour system for submitting results. Who knows? You could be a winner!
We know a virtual event is not quite the same as being surrounded by fellow runners on the day. But your safety and well-being is our number one priority. We are all in this together, so let’s adhere to government regulations about exercise times and respect social distancing. For a sense of community, join in the social media “warm ups” leading up to the event days. To stay on top of all the latest Justice League™ Virtual Run Series developments, follow all the action on Facebook and Instagram.