If you like running or walking, and solving a mystery, and getting a cool medal, and entered for a chance to win a Blu-ray set, all for the reasonable price of $30 (US), then this is the event for you! (Update: pictures of the medal added at the end).

Geek’d Out Runners is organizing a 22.1 mile “virtual” run (the running or walking is very real, but the course is virtual in that you can run whenever or wherever you want within the time given). You can read all about it at the link above, but here’s a screen shot of the top of the page.

The registration, tracking and medal shipping will be handled by Make Yes Happen. And as they say on their site:

But the reason I’m telling you about this now is if you’re interested in signing up, Geek’d Out Runners will be basing their medal order estimating from how many people are signed up by tomorrow, as noted on their Facebook page. Although actual miles can’t be logged until starting March 1st as also noted above.

So if you want to be sure you’ll get one, sign up tonight! Because it’s a pretty cool medal.

And this virtual run has an added Sherlock themed bonus. In addition to getting pictures of virtual locations as you add miles to your log, you’ll also receive clues to The Case of the Lunette Illumination.

And if you participate in the discussion of the case on Geek’d Out Runner’s Facebook page, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win one of 3 Sherlock Blu-ray box sets. Here are the details.

As clues are collected do your best to try and figure out what tools Waterminer may have used or what trick he may have pulled. Solve the case and Sherlock might just take you with him on his next big case! As you collect clues you are welcome to work together with other Baker Street Runners on our group page, Geek’d Out Runners: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1507192…Everyone who participates in the conversation on facebook will be entered to win one of these epic Sherlock box sets that also includes the brand new “Abominable Bride” on Blu-Ray! As an added bonus, click on the link http://blog.makeyeshappen.com/wp-content/upl… to print your very own 221b Baker Street Race Bib.

Not bad for a $30 entry, right? And the registration fee also goes towards benefiting Badges Supporting Fallen Officers’ Families.


So if you’re interested, and want to be guaranteed a medal, sign up tonight. Happy running (or walking) and happy crime solving! The game won’t be the only thing afoot!

Update (3/28/16): Got my medal last weekend but didn’t get around to pictures until this past weekend, so here they are. It’s pretty cool, the medal has a door with a well known address that opens to reveal a familiar silhouette behind it.