Create a Virtual Race

How to organize a Virtual Race from A to Z - whether you are transitioning from an in-person event or starting a new virtual race. 

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Why go virtual? 

COVID-19, AKA Coronavirus has taken the world by storm and it's drastically changed the running and event industry....for now. With restrictions on travel and gatherings, what can you do to survive, keep your tradition alive, save money, and bring in new revenue? 

 

At RunSignup, we've been analyzing trends and transactions since early March and the data is in - virtual races are helping race organizations and nonprofits see a small light at the end of the tunnel. Whether you are setting up a brand new virtual race, converting your race to virtual, or simply adding a virtual option - RunSignup has options and features specifically designed with virtual races in mind. 

 

Welcome to RunSignup's VIRTUAL RACE HUB.

VIRTUAL FEATURES CREATE A VIRTUAL RACE NOW! SCHEDULE A CALL

10 Ways to Improve Your Virtual Race with RunSignup

STEP 1: PLAN & SETUP

Planning for a virtual race and implementing it on RunSignup

PLANNING A VIRTUAL RACE VIRTUAL RACE SETUP ENGAGE SPONSORS

STEP 2: PROMOTION

Promoting Your Virtual Race

VIRTUAL PROMOTION

STEP 3: FULFILLMENT

You've sold the gear. Up Next: Shipping!

SHIPPING & FULFILLMENT

STEP 4: DONATIONS & FUNDRAISING

95% of races on RunSignup are connected with a nonprofit.

The same is true with virtual races. Virtual runners like to know that some of their registration fee is supporting a reputable cause. Leverage your virtual race to raise funds for your nonprofit organization or your charity partners - keep the momentum going.

VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING IDEAS STEP BY STEP: VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS

VIRTUAL RESULTS

Ready, Set, DONE!

SET UP VIRTUAL RESULTS

RACE DAY EXPERIENCE

Running with a Community - From A Distance!

ENHANCING RACE DAY

VIRTUAL CHALLENGES

A virtual run/race is typically a one goal activity (like a 5K). A  Virtual Challenge consists of multiple activities over time, with either an overall goal or a competition to complete the most of each activity - such as a mileage goal to cross a state or a challenge to complete 500 pushups in a month. For a participant, challenges represent more bang for your buck! 

 

The options are limitless - and we have a full information hub on Challenges to help you learn the ropes of setup, understand the gamification options, and prepare to engage participants.

VIRTUAL CHALLENGES

COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS

Turn the lightbulb ON and let the creativity BEGIN!

The creativity and dedication in the running community is truly awesome. This section will be a living collection of community-tested best practices, creative solutions, and inspiration for creating a virtual race and providing your virtual runners with a memorable experience.

CREATIVE EXAMPLES

Advice For First Time Virtual Race Directors

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