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NYRR Virtual New Balance 5th Avenue Mile (Sept. 1-9)


How fast can you run a mile? Challenge yourself to run your personal best in the NYRR Virtual New Balance 5th Avenue Mile Powered by Strava between September 1 and 9, wherever in the world you love to run.

Coinciding with the iconic New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on September 9, in which thousands of runners will dash down a beautiful 20-block stretch of New York City, this is your chance to join the competition virtually. (P.S. If you’re in NYC on September 9, you can register for the in-person race, and count your run toward your virtual race, too!)

Proceeds support NYRR's mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefit NYRR’s nationwide youth and community programs, so you can feel good about completing the race while doing some good as well.

NYRR Virtual New Balance 5th Avenue Mile Broadcast Submissions

Share photos and videos from your virtual race and we may feature you in the NBC Sports broadcast of the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on September 9!

All you have to do is register for and run the virtual race, and then share a photo or video on Instagram and/or Twitter using the hashtags #NB5thAveMileBroadcast and #NYRRVirtualRacing between September 1 and September 8. Read the terms and conditions.

We’d love to see photos and videos that include both you and your surroundings from during your run—whether that’s through Hyde Park in London, along Leblon Beach in Rio de Janeiro, or beside the Kamogawa River in Kyoto.

Show us your beautiful mile, wherever it may be!

What is an NYRR Virtual Race?

A virtual race is a race that can be run at your convenience during a specified period of time. To participate in NYRR Virtual Racing, create your free Strava account, sign up for a race, and run or walk the distance of the race on a course you select wherever you are.

Visit the NYRR Virtual Racing page to learn more about how to run a virtual race with NYRR and Strava and visit our FAQ page if you have any additional questions.


Proceeds support NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running, and benefit NYRR’s nationwide youth and community programs. 

Category NYRR Members NYRR Friend (Non-Member)
General Entry Free* Free*
Virtual 6 Entry $20 $30

*While General Entry is complimentary for this race, we encourage you to make a donation in support of NYRR's nationwide youth and community programs. Donations can be made at checkout. 

The NYRR Members category includes NYRR members in the following levels: Member, Member Plus, Miler, 5K, 10K, Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Program Leads and Assistants.

NYRR Virtual 6 Program

We are no longer accepting new participants in the NYRR Virtual 6 program. The registration option will remain open for those runners who have already begun the program to allow them to fulfill their six virtual races as part of the program.

Please note: Completing an NYRR virtual race does not count toward the 4 Out of 6 program or the 9+1 program.

Completing Your Virtual Race: Tips and Tricks

Here’s the how-to for taking part in NYRR Virtual Racing Powered by Strava:

NYRR Virtual Racing How-To Guide

Share Your Experience

  • Share your accomplishments using the hashtag #NYRRVirtualRacing in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts.
  • Join the NYRR Virtual Racing Facebook group to connect with runners from all over the world who are participating in NYRR Virtual Racing.
  • Complete the NYRR Virtual Racing Storytelling Survey and tell us why you're taking part in NYRR Virtual Racing, where you're running, and what makes your story different. We may feature you on our blog and social media channels or ask you to participate in local or national media opportunities.

Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:00am


1 Mile

Both Men and Women

#NYRRVirtualRacing and #NB5thAveMile



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Title Sponsor / Foundation Partner
Strategic Partner


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