Contest #1: Backdrop Photo

Best Custom Backdrop Photo!

We’re selecting the funniest, most creative, or all-out best custom back drop photo from all your submissions!

If we use your photo, e-mail us at info@thebestraces.com to claim your free award we’ll ship to you! 

Past awards have included headphones, sponsor items, apparel, running gear, and more!


Contest #2: Inspiring Story

We’re looking for stories of encouragement ,inspiration, and hope! If we use your story, e-mail us at info@thebestraces.com to claim your free award we’ll ship to you! 

Past awards have included headphones, sponsor items, apparel, running gear, and more! E-mail us at info@thebestraces.com.


I wanted to share my experience/story with this run. Throughout these past however many weeks it has been since social distancing I have experienced ups and downs. I run to better myself physically and mentally. I started running this year and love doing it. I used to run at the gym but with social distancing and gyms being closed I’ve been running on the roads where I live. It’s been fine and dandy, but have been experiencing pain in my calves even with all the stretching and self-care I do. I usually push through and try my best, I take rest days when I need them.

On top of that, I have personal events occurring in my life that add up. I have people who are close to me who have COVID-19 and has been hospitalized. Also, my job went virtual and I have been working from home. It’s been a challenge finding a balance to it all without losing my sanity. For the most part, I’ve been preserving through this all.

Today, was a big realization that people will have those days. I had one of those days where everything was pushing my mental limit, but I pushed through. I took the time I needed after and reflected on life. There are worse things that could be happening to me, but I remember that this moment will pass. There will be days and times where we will feel defeated and want to give up. I pushed through and finished the race, might not be what I wanted but I finished the race. Sometimes just finishing is the feeling that is needed. A feeling of accomplishment. Sure, things might get tough but always look for the silver lining and keep your head up – Michaela L

Contest #3: Best photo submission

Send in your photos from your run!

We’re selecting the funniest, most creative, or all-out best general photos from all your submissions!

If we use your photo, e-mail us at info@thebestraces.com to claim your free award we’ll ship to you! 

Past awards have included headphones, sponsor items, apparel, running gear, and more!