Running Resources During COVID-19
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Virtual Runs
Did your race get canceled? Looking for some running motivation? Are you a endurance sports business owner looking for support? Here is an growing list of exciting virtual runs you can sign up for.
There are currently
80+ virtual runs, programs, resources and more for business owners and the everyday runner
in this list. You can filter it by date, type and more to make it easy to find what you are looking for.

A Running Resource Directory
Hi - I’m an avid runner and the Founder of
, an activewear brand for runners, creating the world’s first Hydroshirt. We are changing the way runners hydrate during their runs
but
before all else, we’re runners at heart ❤ and have been saddened to see the impact COVID-19 has had on the running industry.

Despite our current circumstances, I am hopeful that our community will bounce back stronger and more united than ever.
The number of virtual runs, community support, workout guides, and more being offered to runners during this time had me a bit overwhelmed. There’s just so much to participate in! What started as a private list I put together to find virtual runs and workouts to keep me active while sheltering-in-place, has now become a public running resource directory put together by my team and myself to help
ANY
runner or running business owner navigate the course during these trying times. Enjoy! 🙂 - Jasmine Sanchez

Update - Runners Against Racial Injustice
We have recently added links to various organizations, articles, virtual runs and more that are supporting the fight against racism. A 🖤 will be found next those links.

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#MilesforEquality Virtual 8.46 Mile Run Walk 🖤
7/1/2020
8/31/2020
FreePaidDonation
The Just1MileProject was founded this spring to help focus those efforts around unifying runners and walkers from all over the world to help create awareness and make a difference. This is one of those times.
To honor those that have lost their lives and to help educate to end racism, they have put together the
#MilesforEquality Virtual 8.64 Mile Virtual Run
. Join runners from all over the world to show your support for a movement to end racism.

100% of the proceeds of this event will be donated to the National Urban League. This event is hosted through the Just1Mile Project.

Participants can sign up for free digital medal and make a donation or they can sign up for a real medal.
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1 Million Miles for Justice 🖤
6/5/2020
7/15/2020
PaidDonation
This is a virtual event to
raise funds to help fight against injustices
in our communities.

This event is for all walkers, runners, cyclists, and communities to help reach a goal of 1,000,000 miles. Net race profits will go to the National NAACP, an organization fighting against injustices in our communities.
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2ND REORDER 2020 Grateful for Nurses 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2
7/31/2020
Paid
Our annual Grateful For Nurses has more meaning than ever before as we are witnessing the tireless work of nurses all over the world to help those facing the COVID-19 pandemic! Thank you nurses! We couldn’t do this without you!
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2020 Get Truckin’ 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2 – Thanks a Load!
6/1/2020
9/30/2020
Paid
The Covid-19 Pandemic has created a tough and crazy time for so many of us. There are many unsung heroes that have worked tirelessly to meet the needs of so many people We want to honor a group of these heroes, the truck drivers, that are putting countless hours on the roads making sure hospitals get the equipment they need, grocery stores are able to keep their shelves stocked and so many other necessities that keep life going. We couldn’t be more grateful and dedicate our Get Truckin’ 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2 to every truck driver out there on the road. THANKS A LOAD!
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2020 Global 24 Hour Relay
6/3/2020
6/3/2020
Paid
Pass the baton. On June 3rd, 2020, be a part of a relay race with runners all over the world. Your team will be running from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM and virtually handing off the baton to the next runner every 30 minutes. All runners will receive a medal and t-shirt which will be mailed out at the end of June.
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2020 Social Distancing 6K – We’re All In This Together, But Six Feet Apart
1/1/2020
12/31/2020
Paid
We invite you to join our Social Distancing 6K as a way to help promote social distancing, as well as help others in great need right now. Many of us are doing our best to stay home, keep a proper social distance and do what we can to keep ourselves, and so many others, protected against this ugly virus. We are all in this together…but six feet apart! So lace up those shoes, keep six feet away from everyone else and get racing! Since it’s a virtual race you will be able to avoid the crowds but still participate in event with other people around the world! We know that right now is a very serious time for the world and many are being affected by the Coronavirus. Our thoughts and prayers are constantly for those that have been affected and the courageous members of the medical field and first responders that are on the front lines helping out. Stay tuned in the next couple of days we will be releasing a medal in honor of those doctors, nurses and others that are fighting to keep us healthy and safe.
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2020 STAY SOFT TP MAN VIRTUAL 4 MILE RUN WALK
5/15/2020
6/30/2020
Paid
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2020 The Great Toilet Paper Chase of 2020 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2
1/1/2020
12/31/2020
Paid
We know that right now is a very serious time for the world and many are being affected by the Coronavirus. Our thoughts and prayers are constantly for those that have been affected and the courageous members of the medical field and first responders that are on the front lines helping out. While we respect the seriousness of what’a happening, we know that we can help connect people around the world through one of our virtual races. Did you know that National Toilet Paper Day takes place on August 26, 2020? We thought one way to honor this day is The Great Toilet Paper Chase of 2020. Toilet paper has become such a hot commodity through this pandemic and this medal will be a way to remember this crazy time in our history. So lace up those shoes, keep six feet away from everyone else and race for the toilet paper!
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2020 The Real Heroes
1/1/2020
12/31/2020
In the last few weeks our world has been flipped upside down and we’re all trying to cope with and make sense of what’s going on. Amidst the chaos, there are hundreds and thousands of people on the front lines working non-stop with those that are sick and at risk of getting COVID-19. This race honors these heroes, THE REAL HEROES, the doctors, nurses, EMS, first responders, researchers and others that are working incredibly long hours, and putting their own lives at risk, and we for that we say THANK YOU. Thank you for showing up and for giving us hope that we’re going to make it through this. Help us say thank you with The Real Heroes 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2. This race can be completed on your own, so you can stick with social distancing and staying home, and still complete this race while doing your part in helping slow this virus.
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2020 Walking Day 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2 – GET OUT AND WALK!
1/1/2020
12/31/2020
Did you know that April 1, 2020 was National Walking Day? We thought we’d celebrate with our fourth annual WALKING DAY 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2! We encourage you to get out and WALK! You’ll get a beautiful medal that says, “Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” – Thich Nhat
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Big Gay 5K
6/1/2020
6/30/2020
Paid
The Big Gay 5K is back in a
BIG
way and they have gone virtual.
Cue Gay Gasp!

Runners will join together across the country to complete 5k virtual races while celebrating LGBTQ Pride in a positive and healthy way. Athletes will have a choice of two routes in their city to run or walk and experience an interactive experience through the RaceJoy app.

The swag will be flowing - All registrants will be treated to an exclusive face covering designed to be THE centerpiece of any Pride ensemble for those carefully planned food and drank pick-ups. And, everyone will receive the glitteriest, pinkest, gayest finisher medal you can dream up.
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Calgary Marathon
5/31/2020
9/27/2020
Paid
For 56 years, the Calgary Marathon has been at the forefront of running in Canada, attracting runners from all over the world to discover our city while staying true to our western roots and loyal to our homegrown runners. This years run has gone virtual!
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California Coast 500 - Run the One by Run Local
6/8/2020
9/11/2020
Paid
Join the Run Local movement and challenge yourself to run 500 virtual miles this summer from LA’s Santa Monica Pier to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge along California’s idyllic Highway One. Maintain your motivation along the way with custom content, mini-challenges, digital badge awards, and bespoke California swag. Finally, reward yourself with a Golden State-sized finisher medal upon completion.
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Canada Day 5K
6/1/2020
8/15/2020
Paid
Run virtually to celebrate Canada Day!
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Cowtown “Blast from the Past” Virtual Run and Distance Training Program
5/20/2020
10/18/2020
Paid
The Cowtown offers virtual runs and training programs for individual athletes to complete on their own, but then share the glory on social and via zoom! There is a Facebook LIVE Interest Meeting about the training program being held on Tuesday May 26 @ 7:30pm and the virtual training program starts on June 1, 2020.
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Every Victory Counts Challenge
7/1/2020
7/31/2020
DonationPaid
Get moving to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. Join the Every Victory Counts Challenge!
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Faith Over Fear 5K
6/13/2020
6/13/2020
Paid
Trinity Ministries first ever Faith over Fear 5K will feature a Logo Bag with a medal, a magnet, a shirt, and the possibility of winning a transferable $1500.00 tuition credit for Trinity Lutheran Christian School, or for the Trinity Learning Center. There will also be small ministry gifts and snacks for your virtual run.
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Fleet Feet Liberty Mile
7/20/2020
8/7/2020
Paid
The Fleet Feet Liberty Mile will be going virtual for the FIRST TIME EVER. As a participant, you’ll earn both the race medal and shirt. The Fleet Feet Liberty Mile is all about challenging yourself and having FUN!
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Graduation Run - I’d Rather Run Than Walk
4/24/2020
6/13/2020
Paid
Support your grad or treat yourself to a truly unforgettable commencement. Run together or virtually and share the memory of their accomplishment with a customizable medal to show if you are the parent, bestie, relative, spouse, or are the proud graduate. You can run a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K or Kids Run!
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Lou2Lex Virtual Ultra by Louisville Running Company
5/1/2020
7/31/2020
Paid
100 Miles. 3 Months. Do you have what it takes to run Louisville to Lexington? This will test your endurance as you run the equivalent of a scenic route from Cardinal Stadium in Louisville to Kroger Field in Lexington while supporting a great cause. Keep track of your miles and when you reach 100 miles, you'll receive a great gender-specific tank top and Kentucky-shaped finisher medal.
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Monumental Mile
6/4/2020
6/4/2020
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My Big Run
6/3/2020
6/3/2020
Paid
Run from anywhere. Distances include 1 mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon. Registration is $10. Participants receive a $15 Fleet Feet voucher and other benefits.
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New Balance Falmouth Road Race
8/15/2020
8/29/2020
Paid
You're the Race Director! Receive a Race Bib, Bag, Mug and More for Doing 7 Miles Any Way You Choose from Aug. 15-29. Registration will open on May 18, and the first 5,000 to enter will be guaranteed a spot in the 2021 New Balance Falmouth Road Race.
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NYRR Virtual Global Running Day 1M + More
5/28/2020
6/7/2020
FreePaid
New York Road Runners are hosting a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone of all ages and abilities to get moving. This year’s observance will digitally unite people across the world to encourage physical wellness, strengthen community, and offer support. As part of these efforts, thousands of runners will participate in a one-mile virtual race, the NYRR Virtual Global Running Day 1M. Additionally, NYRR will host several interactive opportunities including a social media challenge, online community programming, and interactive digital and social experiences to engage the running community.
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One New England Challenge
6/20/2020
9/22/2020
Paid
Challenge yourself, your family, and your friends to run New England! With all summer races cancelled or postponed, this is an amazing opportunity to get out the door, log some much needed miles and get recognized along the way.
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Ottawa Virtual Race Weekend
5/15/2020
9/7/2020
Paid
Canada’s biggest marathon weekend has gone virtual! Run your race at your pace while adhering to the physical distancing guidelines provided by your local public health agencies! Tamarack Ottawa Virtual Race Weekend 2020 participants will receive all the amenities of a live, in-person event: a customizable race bib, commemorative finisher medal & t-shirt, option to upload finish times to the Sportstats results platform plus a few surprises from our event partners!
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Paradise Running Club Virtual 7o9(00K) Challenge
5/11/2020
9/13/2020
Paid
The Virtual-7o9(00K) Challenge a summer long goal to see if you can log enough kilometers to virtually cross the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador. You can run/walk anywhere and upload your data to see your progress. After registering, participants will be given access to a website/app that will record their daily progress to update a progress map (with Street View for an up-close look) and leaderboard.
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Race Against Racism 2020 🖤
7/11/2020
7/11/2020
Donation
On Saturday, July 11th, team up with your loved ones in the Race Against Racism. The goal is to collectively make at least half a million steps towards achieving equality and dismantling the current system of oppression. 100% of the proceeds from this virtual event, including your entire registration fee, will be donated to The Marian Cheek Jackson Center dedicated to honoring, renewing, and building community in the historically Black neighborhoods of Chapel Hill, NC.
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Rock n Roll Virtual Series Race
Paid
Run, race, connect, and get rewarded via the all-new Rock 'n' Roll Virtual Running Club. Weekends are still for start lines, wherever yours may be. Keep bringing fun to your run!

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Run Across Nova Scotia (RANS)
6/1/2020
9/7/2020
Paid
RANS is offering a virtual race route that spans the entire province of Nova Scotia, from Yarmouth on the westernmost tip to Meat Cove on the other side of the island. Starting June 1st...can you average 56k/week for 99 days, from anywhere in the world!? That's what you have to do to complete it on time. Doesn't sound too bad...only 8k/day, right!?
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Run for Girls Unite 5K
6/6/2020
6/7/2020
PaidDonation
Proceeds benefit Girls Unite, a San Francisco-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing an empowering environment for young female athletes, increasing leadership and visibility of women in soccer, and making club soccer accessible to all girls in our region.
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Run for Justice - wear black in solidarity 🖤
6/13/2020
6/13/2020
Free
Join Run for Justice, a FREE virtual 5K to show support for the Black community.

This is an important time in our history and we must all get involved and stand up against police brutality and take action to end the racism that threatens a person’s freedom. ✊🏽

We are asking the running community to join us virtually for a 5k Run as we #RUNFORJUSTICE and work together to try to find ways to eliminate all forms of hatred, bigotry and racism around the world.
Led by Latinos Run and Black Men Run
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Run for Water Virtual Races
5/15/2020
6/20/2020
FreeDonation
RUN FOR WATER and FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY CANADA are partnering to bring you a
FREE VIRTUAL RACE
to help you and your loved ones stay active during this unprecedented time.

They are also
raising funds
to help our partners in Ethiopia prepare for the pandemic.
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Run it Out - we have miles to go for justice 🖤
6/13/2020
6/14/2020
Donation
Run It Out is a virtual 5k or 10k race that will take place on June 13 and 14, 2020 to promote change and raise money for nonprofits focused on supporting racial equality and justice in America.
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Run the South Half, 10K, 5K
6/13/2020
6/20/2020
Paid
Register by June 8th. Choose your desired distance. Bring your favorite tracking device and when finished, upload a picture of your time to be eligible for awards. You will also receive a swag package.
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SBLI Kids At-Home Challenge by Falmouth Road Race
8/15/2020
8/29/2020
Free
In the SBLI Kids At-Home Challenge, children will be encouraged to run at least 7 minutes in a customizable race bib they will get in the mail. The backside of the bib will list 7 Challenges for them to complete. Challenges include calling a friend or relative; writing a note to a teacher, first responder or healthcare professional; and reading a book.
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The Distance by Atlanta Track Club
5/11/2020
5/25/2020
Free
Atlanta Track Club's The Distance is a free online resource for running workouts, training programs, live strength classes, challenges, diet and health information and more, all created by the Club's expert staff, coaches and partners.
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The Dog Days of Summer 5K - J&A Racing
6/1/2020
8/31/2020
Paid
We opened our doors in 2001 because we wanted to share our passion for running, fitness, and fun with our community. That passion still burns inside us, and it fuels the company today. Whether you run, walk or simply get off the couch and move, we are here to do what we have always done. We want to bring the running community together. If you miss races as much as we do, sign up for one of our virtual options to keep the spirit of racing going.
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The JUST RUN Home School Program
5/7/2020
7/15/2020
Free
An effort of the Big Sur Marathon Foundation to encourage children to stay physically active during the Coronavirus Shelter in Place order. If you'd like your child to participate in the Home School program, please fill out the form in the link.
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The New England Virtual Triathlon by QT2 Systems
6/28/2020
7/5/2020
PaidDonation
Four of the New England region's premier Race Directors and QT2 Systems, LLC have teamed up to bring you this unique new event! It has never been done before, and may we never have to do it again. This event is meant to serve as New England triathlon's response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic! Participate! Compete! Win great prizes! Choose your own finisher's award! Help to raise money for The Greater Boston Food Bank.
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The Social Distancing Run by Marathon Training Academy
5/15/2020
12/31/2020
FreePaid
Has your race been cancelled? The Social Distancing Run was started to keep people motivated and earn some cool bling. Between now and the end of 2020 this race is open to all distances 5k and greater. You can run it at your convenience and a finisher’s medal will be shipped to you.
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The Spring Run Off
5/4/2020
7/1/2020
Paid
The Toronto-based event will be offered as a virtual 8K or 5K. Once completed, runners can visit Sportstats to upload their finishing time. Your finishers medal and shirt will then be mailed out to you.
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The Virtual Brooklyn Mile
6/19/2020
6/21/2020
PaidDonation
This year’s sole beneficiary will be NYC’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which provides resources and support to health care workers, local businesses, displaced hourly workers, families, youth and vulnerable New Yorkers. Participants will compete against one another and ranked according to their VDOT score. Race fee is $15.
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To The Moon Virtual Relay
6/30/2020
7/5/2020
Free
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USA Triathlon to Host Fourth Annual National Triathlon Week from June 22-28
6/22/2020
6/28/2020
Free
National Triathlon Week is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the sport of triathlon and all of the members of the multisport community. It is taking place from June 22-28, 2020. This week is geared toward education, celebration and participation in the multisport lifestyle.
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Virtual Race - Social Distance Runner 5K (2020)
5/28/2020
Paid
The Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is dedicated to finding the ultimate cure of pancreatic cancer. Along with finding a cure, Rolfe is working on the development of early detection test, funding medical research and providing resources for patients and their loved ones. Please read more about this amazing foundation at rolfefoundation.orgopens a new window.
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Virtual Run Minne-Series by Minnesota Running Series
5/14/2020
7/15/2020
FreeDonation
This series provides five distances to select from and a way to track your times on an official results page. Registration is FREE. Plus if you make a donation of $10 or more to the Open Door Food Shelf, you earn the official finisher medal.
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