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Ready, get set, go online! 42Race takes running to the virtual space

And yes, marathons overseas are part of this startup.

Anything can be done online, and running a marathon is no exception. 42Race, a startup fueled by passion for running, is Singapore's first Virtual Race to inspire people to run and provide value-added services for people going overseas to run.

It is the only company in Singapore that offers online race and offline races (local and overseas). Virtual race is a very new concept and 42Race is the first company that created a virtual race in Singapore. "Given our generation obsession with digital/online life in additions to what we do physically, we are determined to create something that add great experiences to both digital and physical life. Hence we created our Virtual race series," Augustine Chua, co-founder of 42Race, said.

"We were lamenting that it is quite expensive to fly overseas to participate in a race and wondered if there is anything we can do about it. We thought if the race is not geographically bound many people can participate all around the world. Hence we created our Virtual race series. We provide the benefits of a regular race, race packs, medals, race bibs etc and also the flexibility for runners to run anywhere and anytime with anybody. We make our virtual race interesting and they are themed based, with worthwhile and valuable medals and entitlements, such as a beer opener as a Father's Day Gift," Chua added.

42Race is expanding to China and creating innovative virtual race series there. China's running industry is growing at a phenomenal rate. 

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