I really loved the idea of this race but after reading other people's comments I was worried that the race might be a scam. One of my SparkPeople friends, Tiagayepfa, is a serious runner who lives in Tampa. I thought she might know something about the race and indeed she did. Here is the message I received from her:
Yes, it is legitimate. I know the race directors personally (Benjamin & Beth Shaw) and they were overwhelmed when the virtual race went viral, and of course with that came suspicions of it being a scam. I'm signed up for it! Feel free to check out the Facebook page for it as well:
I was so relieved to hear this that I asked her whether I could share her message on this page and she was happy to have me let all of you know. So now I am definitely signing up for the race and I hope lots of other people from this team will too.
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