What event themes would you like to see?

Tagged: 

  • What event themes would you like to see?

    Posted by Ryan on September 26, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    Through the years VRC’s events have had a variety of fun themes like Yellowstone, Acadia, Great Smoky Mountains National Parks, Sesame Street, My Little Pony, Transformers, Gumby, and Smokey Bear, dinosaurs, outer space, and more!

    What other themes would you like to see events built around?

    Michael O’Connor replied 3 months ago 23 Members · 71 Replies
  • 71 Replies
  • Salem Stanley

    Member
    September 27, 2022 at 8:20 am

    Netflix marathon…

    • Stéphanie Noël

      Member
      October 23, 2022 at 6:56 am

      That would help make my decision of what to watch while running on the treadmill 😅

  • Amber Dohrmann

    Member
    September 29, 2022 at 9:48 am

    The Goonies. Each milestone is a pin of the booby trap you narrowly escaped.

    • Ryan

      Member
      September 29, 2022 at 3:57 pm

      That’s a fun idea!

  • Serenity Fonua

    Member
    October 8, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    What about a decades theme? Like 80’s or 90’s? I was thinking 10 pins, so it would be more than the Sesame Street one I’m doing, but you could get a pin for every 50 miles and it would be a 500 mile goal? Or every 100 for a 1000 miler. 90’s could have flannel shirt, JNCO jeans, Blockbuster card…

    • Ryan Jenkins

      Moderator
      October 10, 2022 at 4:31 pm

      Interesting… 😉

    • Molly Bowen

      Member
      October 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm

      I was thinking 80s too! Hair bands, cassette tapes, MTV, neon anything, boom box, blue eyeshadow… 😂

      • Stéphanie Noël

        Member
        October 23, 2022 at 6:57 am

        The merch could be awesome!!

    • Stéphanie Noël

      Member
      October 23, 2022 at 6:57 am

      Wasn’t there talk about a 90s race? I remember there being a FB post voting on the name of it, what happened to that?

  • Jennifer Alexander

    Member
    October 10, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    I love anything associated with animals or national parks. There could be a photo safari race with African animal pins, or a race the length of the Denali park road with pins of the Alaska big 5 and the medal could be the mountain. There could be a race to the international space station (~250 miles) with clouds, jets, meteors, etc., as pins. I love the decade-themed idea as well.

    • Ryan Jenkins

      Moderator
      October 10, 2022 at 4:33 pm

      Ooh, these are some good ideas. I especially love the idea of an ISS event.

    • Marissa Beck

      Member
      October 18, 2022 at 2:37 pm

      I second this! The ISS theme sounds cool (I love space stuff) and I love national park themes too

    • Stéphanie Noël

      Member
      October 23, 2022 at 7:01 am

      I love your ideas! The safari one could have such a cool medal and pins!

  • Stephanie Deschaine

    Member
    October 18, 2022 at 6:48 am

    Christmas Vacation!

    • Ryan Jenkins

      Moderator
      October 18, 2022 at 11:09 am

      Ah, interesting. You don’t just mean Christmas vacation, but “Christmas Vacation”. Is that right? That could be a good one. I wonder how many people have a tradition to watch that each year?

      What about a Christmas Story event with a bb gun medal? 😆

      • Stephanie Deschaine

        Member
        October 18, 2022 at 11:46 am

        Yes! I’m a huge fan of the Christmas Vacation movie. I throw a Christmas Vacation themed watch party every year. And I watch it whenever it is on TV.

        A Christmas Story would be great too! A nice leg lamp medal!

      • Rebecca Amato

        Member
        October 19, 2022 at 6:22 am

        I love the Christmas Story idea! BB Gun…Leg Lamp!

      • Stéphanie Noël

        Member
        October 22, 2022 at 7:19 am

        This movie gives me so much anxiety lol

        • Stéphanie Noël

          Member
          October 23, 2022 at 7:02 am

          Anxiety makes me want to get up and run… maybe this IS a good idea! 🤣

  • Ruth Gursky

    Member
    October 18, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    Don’t forget Winter Solstice, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa when thinking about holiday-based themes…not everyone celebrates Christmas….just thinking aloud!!

    • Ryan Jenkins

      Moderator
      October 18, 2022 at 4:57 pm

      We have done “Ugly Sweater” and “Festivus” events in the past. Those were pretty fun.

  • Marissa Beck

    Member
    October 18, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    Would a Harry Potter theme be possible? Because I would do that in a heartbeat!

    • Ryan Jenkins

      Moderator
      October 18, 2022 at 4:59 pm

      That’s a tricky one for licensing. We’ll check into it again.

      • Stéphanie Noël

        Member
        October 22, 2022 at 7:21 am

        I wouldn’t risk Harry Potter, I was in a non profit hp fans run club and WB took them to court and made them shut down. But what about just wizards and witches in general? I am wearing my witch hat as I type this hahaha it is October after all!

        • Marissa Beck

          Member
          October 23, 2022 at 7:40 am

          Haha how far could we push the wizards and witches theme without bringing on the eyes of lawyers? Like have a castle that ISN’T hogwarts, a snowy owl that ISN’T hedwig, magic wands, a Raven with withva blue background, a lion with a red background, etc.

          • Stéphanie Noël

            Member
            October 23, 2022 at 2:36 pm

            Honestly as long as you don’t use the names and stuff I don’t think they could do anything about it…

  • Marissa Beck

    Member
    October 19, 2022 at 9:22 am

    What about Lord of the Rings? Like, travel from the Shire to Mount Doom?

  • Marissa Beck

    Member
    October 21, 2022 at 7:37 am

    I thought of another one (and this might be a little nerdy, but here it is…) What about a Pokémon theme? Maybe earn “gym badges” for specific distances? Or help your pokemon “evolve”? I would totally do it. 😂

    • Becky Hoffman

      Member
      October 21, 2022 at 5:27 pm

      Yes yes yes!!! I’ll be honest… Pokémon Go has definitely encouraged me to walk and run more 🤣 #nerd

      • Marissa Beck

        Member
        October 21, 2022 at 5:59 pm

        I love Pokémon Go, but I haven’t used it for a while. I’m more into the actual games. I’ve played all of them 😅

    • Stéphanie Noël

      Member
      October 23, 2022 at 7:04 am

      Gotta catch ‘‘em all! Run distances to catch then and your pins are your caught Pokémon and the medal is a pokeball! I never got into Pokémon but I see the potential here! 😄

  • Megan

    Member
    October 21, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    I would love to do a two part series of the 7 ancient and modern wonders of the world!

  • Megan

    Member
    October 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    I also would be a neat idea to do walk from “one side of the country to the other”, do it as a series where you walk the total distance.

    • Molly Bowen

      Member
      October 21, 2022 at 6:46 pm

      This is a very cool idea!

    • Marissa Beck

      Member
      October 23, 2022 at 7:42 am

      I like this idea. Have pins showcasing national parks or cool landmarks that you “see” along the way

  • Megan

    Member
    October 21, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Another idea would be a race that you walk the entire legal of different trails; like the AT, Pacific Crest Trail, John Muir Trail, some of the more well know and famous ones.

    • Molly Bowen

      Member
      October 21, 2022 at 6:47 pm

      I like this one too! 😄

    • Stéphanie Noël

      Member
      October 23, 2022 at 7:04 am

      This one is a great idea!

Page 1 of 3