Virtual Events

This page lists all 'Virtual Events', challenges that traditionally involve simulating a race, submitting a result, and/or receiving some award.  We also list Software Platforms and Other Virtual Resources (like online workouts, extended challenges, activities, etc).   There is some overlap between each of these areas so check out all the pages if you don't find what you like.

Registration now open : #wekeeprunning's 1st Virtual Challenge : The Run Through Colorado.  Next up :  The Space Race.

Events are sorted by 'end date'. Some ongoing events may be closed, others may be open still.  This will be clarified and improved in a future update that will also include better searching.


Dates Event Name/Link
05/20 - 08/28 The Mitten Run
$49-60 - Charity Listed: None Listed
07/01 - 08/31 DIY TRI (California)
$15 per event - Charity Listed:
05/15 - 08/31 One NY Virtual Challenge
$60 - Charity Listed: Direct Relief
05/01 - 08/31 The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee 1000k
$60 - Charity Listed: Feeding America or Animal Shelters in need
04/01 - 09/01 New one each month - J+A Racing Virtual Events
Varies - Charity Listed: Varies
06/03 - 09/07 One PA Summer Challenge - Run the Keystone State
$60 - Charity Listed: No Kid Hungry
06/10 - 09/07 1KNX Challenge
$60 - Charity Listed: East TN Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Second Harvest
05/15 - 09/15 NYSVR434
$60 - Charity Listed: FeedMore WNY
05/31 - 09/27 Virtual Calgary Marathon
C$25-120 - Charity Listed: Multiple
09/01 - 11/22 Gourdy's Pumpkin Run (Formerly Great Pumpkin Run)
$35 - Charity Listed: None listed
05/01 - 12/21 We Run the Parks National Challenge
Free - Charity Listed:
05/01 - 12/31 Run Indiana Virtual Event
$35-45 - Charity Listed: Local Running Clubs
04/01 - 12/31 Savage Anywhere
$30-62 - Charity Listed: None
04/01 - 12/31 Gone For A Run Virtual Run Series
Varies - Charity Listed: Various
04/01 - 12/31 Medal Dash
Cost Varies - Charity Listed: First Responders Children’s Foundation
04/01 - 12/31 On Your Mark Virtual Fitness Challenge
Cost Varies - Charity Listed: None
04/01 - 12/31 Battle Miles - The World's Toughest Race
$15-$25 - Charity Listed:
04/15 - 12/31 Bonefrog Virtual Challenge
$40+ - Charity Listed: None
05/16 - 05/15 The Buckeye State Challenge
$60 - Charity Listed: Shoes 4 the Shoeless

The Mitten Run - 05/20 - 08/28

From Endurance Evolution in Traverse City, this virtual challenge takes you across the beautiful mystical land we Michiganderds know as "Up North".

Cost: $49-60
Event Benefits: None Listed
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: Yes
Results?: Yes
Other Swag: Bib
Event Producer: Endurance Evolution
Additional Details:

DIY TRI (California) - 07/01 - 08/31

We know it’s been a tough year for competitive sports and it’s even harder to get excited about virtual events, but let’s face it – that’s what we’ve got to work with this year!  We hope this one adds a little bit of variety to your swimming, biking, and running....

Cost: $15 per event
Event Benefits:
Medal? : Digital
Shirt?: Digital
Results?: Yes
Other Swag:
Event Producer: Finish Line Production
Additional Details:

One NY Virtual Challenge - 05/15 - 08/31

Anything Can Happen in a New York Summer! 1000k & 500k Challenges!

Cost: $60
Event Benefits: Direct Relief
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: No
Results?: Yes
Other Swag: Gaiter
Event Producer: Leone Timing
Additional Details:

The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee 1000k - 05/01 - 08/31

The brainchild of famed Barkley Marathons producer Lazarus Lake sends you across the great state of Tennessee this summer.  With over 18,000 participants as of early May!

Cost: $60
Event Benefits: Feeding America or Animal Shelters in need
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: No
Results?: Yes
Other Swag: No
Event Producer: Lazarus Lake
Additional Details:

New one each month – J+A Racing Virtual Events - 04/01 - 09/01 - Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia-based producers of the popular Yuengling Shamrock Marathon and others launch a monthly virtual event series from April-August!

Cost: Varies
Event Benefits: Varies
Medal? : Yes, Varies
Shirt?: Yes, Varies
Results?: Yes
Other Swag: Yes, Varies
Event Producer: Yes, Varies
Additional Details: Varies

One PA Summer Challenge – Run the Keystone State - 06/03 - 09/07

From the producers of the 10,000 strong One NY challenge.

Cost: $60
Event Benefits: No Kid Hungry
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: Hoodie
Results?: Yes
Other Swag:
Event Producer: Leone Timing
Additional Details:

1KNX Challenge - 06/10 - 09/07

Explore the Greenways of Knoxville Tennessee with this challenge supporting Knoxville Youth Athletics and local running businesses1

Cost: $60
Event Benefits: East TN Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Second Harvest
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: Yes
Results?: Yes
Other Swag:
Event Producer: Knoxville Youth Athletics
Additional Details:

NYSVR434 - 05/15 - 09/15

The 2nd of two hot "Runs across NY", this one ends a little shorter in Times Square 😉  It also gives medals/stars for each city you pass and the option to bike or swim!

Cost: $60
Event Benefits: FeedMore WNY
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: Yes
Results?: Yes
Other Swag: No
Event Producer: Score This!
Additional Details:

Virtual Calgary Marathon - 05/31 - 09/27

We may not be able to run together in traditional ways but we can still set goals, get outside to move and connect digitally, which keeps us motivated, inspired and celebrating one another’s achievements.

Cost: C$25-120
Event Benefits: Multiple
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: Yes
Results?: Yes
Other Swag: Finisher cert
Event Producer: Calgary Marathon
Additional Details:

Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run (Formerly Great Pumpkin Run) - 09/01 - 11/22 - New York, NY

From Sour Fish Events (also producers of the Cheddar Challenge and formerly Hard Cider Run). This already wildly popular series of family-fun events has a virtual run that comes with cool swag, cider (!), a tech hoodie for that cold fall weather, and a great community on FB + Strava...

Cost: $35
Event Benefits: None listed
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: Tech hoodie
Results?: Yes
Other Swag: Digital badget
Event Producer: Sour Fish Events
Additional Details: Apple cider, Referrals for swag, Strava Group

We Run the Parks National Challenge - 05/01 - 12/21

THE NATIONAL CHALLENGE: Walk or run as many state and local trails as possible by the end of Fall 2020. Log your Journeys on our Remote Runners Program. Take your time and enjoy the journey. This unique REMOTE RUNNERS® experience is designed to get people outdoors and moving. While we...

Cost: Free
Event Benefits:
Medal? : Additional $
Shirt?: Additional $
Results?: No
Other Swag: Additional Bibs
Event Producer: 5Kevents.org
Additional Details: Works with RUnGo app

Run Indiana Virtual Event - 05/01 - 12/31

Your chance to virtually run or walk the "Crossroads of America!"

Cost: $35-45
Event Benefits: Local Running Clubs
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: Yes
Results?: Yes
Other Swag:
Event Producer: Virtual Races USA
Additional Details:

Savage Anywhere - 04/01 - 12/31 - Dade City, FL

Coronavirus has brought the events industry to a screeching halt. Here at Savage HQ, we make our living producing world…

Cost: $30-62
Event Benefits: None
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: Yes
Results?: Yes
Other Swag: Full Training program, Counts towards Savage Syndicate
Event Producer: Savage Race
Additional Details:

Gone For A Run Virtual Run Series - 04/01 - 12/31

Several Virtual races hosted by the apparel brand Gone for a Run.

Cost: Varies
Event Benefits: Various
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: Yes
Results?: No
Other Swag: Bib
Event Producer: Gone for a Run
Additional Details: Training Program, tips, guides, etc

Medal Dash - 04/01 - 12/31 - Houston, TX

Also includes a substantial size Facebook Group. Regular races with specialized swag and unique themes.

Cost: Cost Varies
Event Benefits: First Responders Children’s Foundation
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: Some times
Results?: Not officially
Other Swag: Specialized Swag
Event Producer: Medal Dash
Additional Details:

On Your Mark Virtual Fitness Challenge - 04/01 - 12/31 - Toronto, Ontario

This Toronto-based company sells various crafted medals and provides encouragement. Challenges are to get out in the community and do various good deeds while exercising.

Cost: Cost Varies
Event Benefits: None
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: No
Results?: No
Other Swag: Bib, varies
Event Producer: On Your Mark Virtual Fitness
Additional Details: Encouragement to do good deeds

Battle Miles – The World’s Toughest Race - 04/01 - 12/31

Battle Miles is the world's toughest online (virtual) races, with members competing against each other online in various races. There are multiple different races to-date; the 2Miler, 5Miler, 10Miler, X-Miler, Tribute Series, Pro Series, and the Death Race to name a few, each with a specific set of rules.

Cost: $15-$25
Event Benefits:
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?:
Results?: Yes
Other Swag:
Event Producer: Battles Miles
Additional Details: Distances, Competitions Vary

Bonefrog Virtual Challenge - 04/15 - 12/31

From the producers of the Bonefrog OCR series, a cross functional challenge that can be taken any time.

Cost: $40+
Event Benefits: None
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: Yes
Results?: Running/Workout
Other Swag: Decal
Event Producer: Bonefrog OCR
Additional Details:

The Buckeye State Challenge - 05/16 - 05/15

From the Advanced Running Project, this challenge represents all things Ohio with a race around the perimeter of the state.

Cost: $60
Event Benefits: Shoes 4 the Shoeless
Medal? : Yes
Shirt?: Yes
Results?: Yes
Other Swag:
Event Producer: Advanced Running Project
Additional Details: