The Dashing Whippets Running Team is putting on a series of races — or stages — for you to compete against one another every other weekend throughout the summer.
We’re calling it the Tour de Summer.
Based (very) loosely off of the Tour de France, our virtual race series will consist of five (5) “stages” complete with both stage and overall prizes, shoutouts, and yes, even our own Tour-de-France-jersey-inspired knee-high socks. The TdS tests your ability to run fast, slow, and steady. Some may run for speed, others for entertainment – and we have prizes for both! – though regardless of your goals, we hope these races will motivate, connect, and share joy across the team during these uncertain times.
Registration is free and absolutely open to all – both Whippets and non-Whippets – who want to take part! In lieu of a fee, we ask that you make a donation to our donation partners. The DWRT contributed a 1:1 match of the first $1,000 donated to these organizations, which focus on inclusion, reform, and community engagement.
Save the dates: the five races of the tour will take place on
7/4, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15, and 8/29.
The “mountain” stage is next up!