There are many paths to fitness these days, and I think we should embrace any ideas that will enable us to achieve or fitness goals.
Check out 'My Virtual 5K' at:http://myvirtual5k.com/
I think this is truly a unique idea that brings fitness right to you.
Some folks simply don't feel comfortable attending a race, so, for them, My Virtual 5K is a great way to test their fitness level in the comfort of their home or backyard.
What's more, there are many "paths" you can take to complete your virtual 5K.
The website describes the various methods.