Limited Edition

Stay Home Virtual Race

Half Marathon / 10K / 5K

April 25 - July 19, 2020 (or whenever)

Run where you play have to run because you can't go anywhere else right now. 

21,000+ have already signed up.

Stay Home Half Marathon / 10k / 5k Virtual Race Logo & Medal

Yes, this is REAL

Plan Your Getaway

Race Overview

This is a challenging course but also easy, we're not exactly sure what it'll look like for you. Could go either way. There will be plenty of water and leftovers at the aid stations.

Race Day: 4/25-7/19​
Reporting Deadline: July 31, 2020 (EXTENDED!)
Time: Early morning or late evening or sometime in between
Location: Your house.
Course Type: Loop probably
Stroller Friendly: Why not
Dog friendly: Are you going to make your dog leave?!
Terrain: Road or trail (or maybe carpet)

Travel Overview

We recommend staying in your house and not going anywhere. Seriously. Don't even think about it. Okay maybe the grocery store but that's IT. 

Weather: Whatever your thermostat is set to
Where to fly into: Don't fly, too many germs
Where to Stay: Home (yours, not someone else's)
Driving Directions: Just turn your car on and then off again
Shipping Timelines & Essential FAQs: See the drop down toggle below. Click here to jump there.

Invite a friend to run with 6 ft. away from you!

#RaceVRC #StayHomeHalf

Beautiful Swag Options

In all seriousness, this is a real "virtual" race that you can sign up for! Do it on your own time and wherever works best for you. A portion of each registration will be donated to the Wander Project to support our National Park communities. 

Note: We have sold out of our first & second batch of medals, but more are on the way! Sign up now to reserve yours.

Official Race Shirt

Keepsake Printed Bib

Finisher Medal

Shirt Types & Colors

Rave Reviews

NO, these are NOT REAL

man's face

I can't believe how epic this location was. Absolutely stunning. I've gotta say, it felt like home from the moment I arrived. You guys always do such a stellar job and this event was no exception!


John Fancyhouse
woman's face

Thank you so much for finally hosting an event here. It's been on my bucket list for years! Now I can finally say I've run here.


Annie Nicedigs
man's face

This is literally the last place I would ever choose to run. The location was disappointing, the course was not how they described it (nobody told me there'd be LEGOs all over the ground), and they RAN OUT OF TOILET PAPER!!


Tim Grumpalumpagus
woman's face

What the heck is THIS all about?! Why would I pay you to run in my own house? This doesn't make any sense.


Negative Nancy

Common Questions and Event Specifics

Registration Deadline & Race Day

Registration will be open through race day as supplies last. Most people will run that day BUT you can do it when and where works best for you. Because we strive to honor the tradition of in-person races, you’ll receive messages as if that is race day for you, just know that we’re okay with it if you need to do something different.

Shirts & Bibs

Shirts and bibs are printed specifically for each participant. Shirts and bibs ship regardless of whether your time is reported. All swag ships separately. Once a registration is complete (paid for), it cannot be changed. Registrations are processed according to the timelines below. If the color of the shirt you select is out of stock, the next closest color will automatically be substituted for you. Click here to download your own generic digital bib PDF.

June 3 Deadline: Registered before June 3? Your shirt/bib have already shipped!
June 30 Deadline: Register between June 3 & June 30 and your shirt/bib will ship around July 24
Register after June 30: For those that register after June 30, your shirt and/or bib will be printed after July 19 and will ship around August 3.
Registration Deadline: Last Day To Register is July 19, 2020

SHIRT SIZING

Everyday

Tech

Basic Everyday

50/50 cotton/poly

Basic Tech

This is a "slippery" polyester shirt

Premium Everyday 
Ladies / Tank / Mens

Tri-Blend Poly/Cotton/Rayon (50/25/25)

Premium Tech 
Ladies / Mens

This is a "soft" polyester/spandex (95/5) shirt. It feels like cotton, but still wicks

Youth (To choose select "Men" then S, M, or L)

50/50 cotton/poly

Cell

Medals

Medals must be earned by finishing the race. This helps us maintain the spirit of the traditional race experience. We'll begin shipping medals in late May to those participants who:

added a medal to their registration AND reported their finish time (by the reporting deadline)

The reporting deadline is usually 30 days after the start of an event. Considering what's going on in the world, reporting will be open until July 31, 2020.

MEDAL SHIPPING TIMELINES:

Initially, we told you that for those that registered after April 25 wouldn't get their medals until July. But, we were able to get our backordered medals manufactured earlier! Medals are shipping to EVERYONE that reports their finish time once about every two weeks or so. 

HOW SHIPPING WORKS

All swag ships separately. Shirts & Medals ship with a tracking email from support@virtualrunningclub.com. Bibs are sent first class with a stamp.

REPORTING

For tracking your distance and time, you can use whatever app or system that works best for you. All we need is the finish time. We use the honor system to verify results, so if you say you did, we have no reason to not believe you.

To report your finish time, click here and follow the prompts. This video shows what the process looks like.

RESULTS

Results are just for fun - but see how you stack up.

Distance options

5K, 10K, Half: The distance you chose when you register is technically a placeholder for you. You'll be able to select a different distance when you report your finish time. Note: the medal is the same regardless of the distance you choose.

MERCHANDISE OPTIONS

We've got a great selection of Merch options that we're adding to all the time. Check them out by clicking here!


About Wander Project

It's more important than ever to support the communities that inspire us to run, explore and of course, wander.

Wander Project is working closely with community partners and athletes to raise funds to help these communities survive the impacts they're seeing as a result of COVID 19. 

We also know this has impacted other communities so we're expanding our reach! We're offering options to raise additional funds that can go to support nonprofit organizations in the areas athletes live... this means the money raised in your community will come back to your community!

This Event is Sponsored By

Vacation Races Sponsors

Note: Unfortunately, we can only ship to the US and its territories. We've had other customers set up virtual post office boxes where a company gives you a US address and then forwards your stuff to you. While we can't vouch for it, others have had success with this in the past: http://myusaddress.ca (for Canadians).

Only one registration can be done with one email address. Do not register simultaneously on two separate windows or devices using the same email address. 

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