What is a virtual race?
A virtual race is an event that can be completed in your own location. You decide where you will run it, you map out your own race route, run or walk the designated miles, and report your participation online. You can run it in your neighborhood, on local trails, on a track, on a treadmill, or even at a local organized race. The beauty of a virtual race is that you choose the location!
What if I’m not fast?
Doesn’t matter!! Our virtual races do NOT go by time since there is no way to compare courses, terrain, weather, or prove distance/times are accurate. Our virtual races will just have you submit a time to show you did it
Do I need a garmin or some proof to show my time/distance?
Yes our Virtual Race works with The Racejoy App for your phoneWhy do people participate in virtual races?
Virtual races can be used as a motivation or training tool. Once you commit to the miles, you'll want to get out there and follow through. Another reason people participate in virtual races is because there may not be any traditional organized races nearby and it is fun way to be a part of a bigger running community without having to travel anywhere.
How do I know how far I ran?
Since you don't have the benefit of a preplanned race course with mile markers in a virtual race, you will have to figure out how to log the distance you will run. If you don't have a GPS watch to track your mileage, there are a couple of other ways to document your distance. There are websites like Map My Run that allow you to create your own race route online. You can also use running apps like RunKeeper or Runtastic that use the GPS on your phone to log your distance. If all that technology is too much for you, you could simply get in your car and map out the mileage in your car.
We are excited to share that auto result submission for virtual events is now available in RunSignup’s race day app, RaceJoy. Those participants using RaceJoy for GPS tracking and cheer sending, will have their GPS-based results automatically submitted to the race as they cross the finish line. For events using RunSignup’s Virtual Results, this data will then be scored and comparative results will be displayed in the app and other outlets like the race’s website.
RaceJoy delivers progress alerts at every mile along the course to participants and to those tracking them – without the need for timing equipment. Races can monitor participants’ progress through the RaceJoy’s monitoring dashboard. As finishing times are submitted, scored results appear in the app as shown below.
Finisher data is issued to RunSignup’s Virtual Results platform where it is scored and then distributed to RaceJoy and the event’s website. Timers and race organizers have the option to set up Enhanced Results where they can review and approve results as they are submitted.
Should the participant need to adjust their results, they can easily do this by clicking on the Result Questions banner ad shown on the screen below.
Online Registration is Closed
Online pre-registration is closed.
Post Registration and Pre-Registration Packet Pick-up
• Available on Saturday June 16, 2018 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM At Knights of Columbus
Registration, Day of Race
• 5K: $30 (Registration: 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Absolutely no registration after this time.)
• Attending event, unable to run/walk, but will participate in barbeque/raffle and entitled to a t-shirt/gift bag: $25
• Kids Fun Run, 12 and under: No fee (Registration: 8 to 9 a.m.)
• Pre-registration and day of registration numbers can be picked up from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at The Knights of Columbus.