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 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 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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Beaver Creek Half Marathon, 10K, 5K ー Endurance Race Series Virtual Options
8/16/2020
8/16/2020
Paid
Due to the new surge in COVID cases in Colorado, the Endurance Race Series has decided to cancel the 2020 event and make it a virtual only option.
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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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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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JULY VIRTUAL RUNNING CHALLENGE - Breonna Taylor 🖤
7/1/2020
7/31/2020
Free
Meet Nicol, a competitive runner, cyclist, and fitness enthusiast!

In honor of Breonna Taylor, Nicol wanted to challenge us to do a virtual run/walk challenge to bring awareness and attention to her case.

“for the month of July, I challenge you to run for Breonna Taylor!”

Nicol has listed out more information for how you can help bring justice to Breonna Taylor. She has also designed a printable race bib to wear during your runs!
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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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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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New York City Virtual Marathon 26.2M
10/17/2020
11/1/2020
FreePaidDonation
Run New York City in your hometown! Complete your virtual 26.2-mile race anytime between October 17 and November 1. Join runners from around the globe and make this the world's largest virtual marathon. Check out the four different ways you can participate in this virtual run!
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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 Justice - wear black in solidarity 🖤
6/13/2020
9/14/2020
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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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 Big Surreal Virtual Challenge
9/1/2020
9/30/2020
Paid
The Big Surreal invites participants to complete a series of challenges and earn cumulative swag items during the entire month of September. Each challenge mirrors a distance usually offered on the Big Sur Marathon weekend in April: 5K, 12K, 11-Miler, 21-Miler, and Marathon. The more challenges a participant completes, the more swag they earn. All challenge participants will also receive a handmade medal corresponding to the longest distance they complete between September 1stand 30th.
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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 Great Colorado Sign Challenge
7/1/2020
12/31/2020
Paid
Run, walk or bike the length of Colorado from the “Welcome to Colorful Colorado” sign on I-25 near Wyoming to the sign near the New Mexico border. Start now and track your miles through the end of 2020.
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The Hartford Marathon Foundation
10/8/2020
10/11/2020
PaidDonation
The
(HMF) will create a large-scale community movement this October to raise funds for local charities and bring thousands together virtually for a shared purpose.

The 2020 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon will take place from October 8 through 11 as a virtual event and include a new 10K race distance, the 5K race and three new multi-distance race challenges to engage widespread participation.

Every dollar in registration fees will be donated through the new HMF GIVES initiative to benefit the event's official charities, which support urgent local needs.
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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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