Limited Edition

Stay Home Virtual Race

Half Marathon / 10K / 5K

April 25 - June 3, 2020 (or whenever)

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

20,000+ 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: 4/25-6/3 (or whenever you want, we don't really care)
Reporting Deadline: June 15, 2020
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.

Early Shipment Deadline: Register by April 5 and your shirt/bib will arrive before the race (April 25)
April 12 Deadline: Register by 4/12 and your shirt/bib will arrive around May 2
April 19 Deadline: Register by 4/19 and your shirt/bib will arrive around May 9
April 26 Deadline: Register by April 26 and your shirt/bib will arrive around May 18
May 4 Deadline: Register by May 4 and your shirt/bib will arrive around May 26
May 18 Deadline: Register by May 18 and your shirt/bib will arrive around June 8
Register after May 18: For those that register after May 18, your shirt and/or bib will be printed at the beginning of June and will ship around June 15.
Registration Deadline: Last Day To Register is June 3, 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 an event. Considering what's going on in the world, reporting will be open through at least June 15, 2020.

NOTE - because this race was not planned, we are working to get the medals manufactured as quickly as possible. They are tracking to be done at the manufacturer as shown above and we're doing all we can to get them here faster. Essential items are getting priority when being shipped, so that might cause a delay. Thanks for your patience.

IMPORTANT: We have sold out of our first & second batches of medals. More medals have been ordered, but will be sent out according to when you initially registered AND after your finish time is entered.

MEDAL SHIPPING TIMELINES:

REgistered Before April 16

registered between 4/17 & 4/25

registered 4/26 or later

End of May
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Mid June
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Mid July
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For those that registered before 4/16, you are in "Batch 1" and your medal should ship around the end of May but only AFTER you report your finish time

For those that registered between 4/17 & 4/25, you are in "Batch 2" and your medal should ship around mid-June AFTER you report your finish time

For those that registered April 26 or later,  you are in "Batch 3" and your medal should ship around mid-July but only AFTER you report your finish time

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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