Social Distancing Virtual Races Week 6 - Boston Marathon Weekend

Sat April 18 - Mon April 20 Winston Salem, NC US 27102
Boston Marathon Weekend Races

Long-distance running enthusiasts recognize the third Monday in April as“Marathon Monday", the traditional date of the Boston Marathon.  This year, the Boston Marathon has been moved to September 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In honor of the traditional Marathon Monday and those who were scheduled to run on April 20.2020, we are adding marathon distance races to our virtual race offerings for this week and extending the race period to include Marathon Monday.  Marathon distances can be run as an individual or as a virtual relay team.  See below for more information about running as a virtual team.

Description

Looking for an alternative for your cancelled race?  Here's your solution! 

The recent COVID-19 crisis has disrupted all of our lives and resulted in the cancellation of most near-term running races. We feel your pain. Twin City Track Club is presenting this virtual race opportunity so you can keep doing what you enjoy while staying in compliance with the safety and health guidelines of public health officials and governing bodies. 

 

Custom Race Bibs

Customize your bib!  Open and download the bib file. Change the bib number to match your assigned bib. Then print and cut around the edges.  You’re ready to race!

Click here to open and download the bib!

Door Prizes

We will select 3 Virtual Race finishers by random drawing and award these finishers with coupons to local retailers/restaurants and/or the TCTC store.  Coupons will be valued at $10 each.  Stay tuned for more information about the coupon retailers for this week. 

How Virtual Races Work

You must register to participate and registration must be completed no later than Monday afternoon.
Note: extended to Monday this week only in honor of the traditional date for the Boston Marathon.

You can run your virtual race anytime on Saturday, Sunday or Monday up until 7:45 pm. Results must be reported no later than 8:00pm on Monday..

You can run on any course you choose. GPS distances and treadmill dashboards are acceptable for distance verifications.

Note that you must be registered and have an assigned bib number to submit results.  Look up your bib number on your registration confirmation email or on the Find A Participant link above after registering.

Registration caps established to keep virtual race results processing manageable.  Caps may be lifted after we gain more experience with Virtual Races.

Virtual Marathon Relay Teams

Virtual Marathon Teams can range from 2-5 people and the team must complete 26.2 miles in total distance. Team members should coordinate with each other to verify the distance each runner completes and their individual time. 

Unlike traditional relay teams, there is no physical handoff of the baton.  Each segment can be run anytime during the open race period and in any order.  Each team will upload their results through an online form (see instructions below).  Results must be uploaded no later than 8:00pm on Monday evening and overall results will be posted online later that evening.

Social Distancing and Virtual Races

Please practice social distancing and other safe hygiene practices that can also help prevent the spread of germs.

  • Ensure six feet of separation between other runners and walkers at all times.
  • Move safely away from others if you need to cough or sneeze.
  • Don't shake hands.
  • Wash your hands promptly after you run.
  • If you are sick or feeling ill, stay quarantined at home and away from others.
Submit Your Virtual Race Results

Submitting Results for individual virtual races (5K, 10K, HM, Marathon)

You will submit results through RunSignUp. You will receive an email next weekend after you have registered with instructions for submitting your results.

Submitting Results for Virtual Marathon Relay Teams

Submit Relay Team Reults here: https://forms.gle/cDsnNRfSanBS9Dk98 

You must know your Group/Team Bib number and will enter the following:

  1. Relay Team Name
  2. Relay Team Group Bib #
  3. Total Relay Team Time for 26. 2miles
  4. Date Completed
  5. Team member names, times, and distances (total distance must add up to 26.2 miles or more)

This is an honor system!  Don't be a cheater!

Note that you must be registered and have an assigned bib number to submit results.  Your bib number will be on your confirmation email below the bar code and before the Registration Cart summary.

Look up your individual and group bib numbers using the Find A Participant menu link at the top of the page.

Post a picture on Instagram and/or Facebook and tag us!

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Race Cost

This virtual race is free! But we would welcome any contributions you want to make.

The COVID-19 crisis has created significant hardships and resource constraints in our community. You can make a difference by making a donation to help your community get through this crisis. We are providing two charity partners so you can choose how you want to direct your donation.

A donation to the COVID-19 Response Fund for Forsyth County will support several local community members impacted by the novel coronavirus.

A donation to Twin City Track Club will help offset the significant loss of race timing revenue due to canceled races.

Any amount is helpful. We are grateful for your support.

The Twin City Track Club (TCTC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting running and fitness in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area since 1977.

SELECT THE DONATE BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE TO CONTRIBUTE

 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

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Place
PO Box 692
Winston Salem, NC US 27102

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