We are experiencing deliverability issues with Microsoft email accounts including @hotmail.com; @live.com; @msn.com; @outlook.com; @passport.com. Please be sure to check SPAM folders.

NYRR Virtual Sunrise to Sunset 5K (May 1-15)

 

Are you a sunrise or sunset runner? Do you prefer hitting the trails at the crack of dawn or late in the afternoon?

Run this virtual 5K during the early or late golden hours of the day, and share a photo from your run with #NYRRVirtualRacing to cast your vote for the best time to run! Rise to this challenge with people from around the world and let's hear your voice: Sunrise or Sunset?

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

2018 NYRR Virtual Sunrise to Sunset 5K Photo Challenge

Help us decide: sunrise or sunset running? Take part in our photo challenge for a chance to win one of 20 New Balance “Sunrise” or “Sunset” themed running kits. All you have to do is share a photo on Instagram of the sunrise or sunset from your run, mention @nyrr, and include the hashtags #NYRRVirtualRacing and #Contest. View the official contest rules.


NYC Group Runs

Located in New York City? Meet up with us to complete the NYRR Virtual Sunrise to Sunset 5K. Check out the routes and sign up to join us for our Bridges Sunrise Group Run (May 8) or Lower Manhattan Sunset Group Run (May 9).


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.


Pricing

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

Category NYRR Members NYRR Friend (Non-Member)
General Entry $10 $15
Virtual 6 Entry $20 $30

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

Runners may choose to purchase this race for credit toward the NYRR Virtual 6 program. NYRR Virtual 6 program participants that register for and complete six (6) NYRR virtual races at the NYRR Virtual 6 program rate before December 31, 2018 will be eligible to receive one (1) non-complimentary entry to the 2019 Popular Brooklyn Half and one (1) Popular Brooklyn Half Virtual Training program to help them prepare for the race. Limit one (1) Popular Brooklyn Half entry and one (1) Popular Brooklyn Half Virtual Training program per person. The ability to register for the NYRR Virtual 6 Program is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. The NYRR Virtual 6 program will not be available to additional registrants once NYRR Virtual 6 registrant spaces have been exhausted. NYRR Virtual 6 program participants must be at least 18 years of age.

The 2018 NYRR Virtual Racing series will include a total of nine virtual races. All races in the NYRR Virtual 6 program will follow the same price structure.

The Popular® Brooklyn Half, the largest half-marathon in the country, is an iconic 13.1-mile journey through the amazing borough of Brooklyn. The race starts near the Brooklyn Museum and ends at a finish line on the Coney Island boardwalk. Check back at a later date for more details on what to expect for the 2019 race.

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:

Set-up

1. Register for a virtual race in My NYRR or in the NYRR app. Ensure you're using the most up-to-date version of the app. 

2. Connect your My NYRR account to your Strava account. You will only be able to register for a race after this has been completed.

Don’t have a My NYRR account? Create one.
Don’t have a Strava account? Create one.

3. After registration, you'll receive both a race receipt email and a confirmation details email. Read through for information on how to complete your race.

Run and Record

4. Anytime during the race window, get outside and run! (Please note: Treadmill runs are not supported.)

Tracking Your Run on a GPS Device/Watch

  • Starting: Prepare your device as you normally would for a run.

  • Racing: To account for any corrections with GPS data, run slightly more than the required race distance. You must run the entire race distance in a single run.

  • Finishing: Upload your run to Strava from your device. Then open the Strava app, choose your run and tap “Edit” in the upper right hand corner. Under “Type” choose “Race,” then tap “Update Activity” at the bottom of the screen.

Tracking Your Run within the Strava App

  • Starting: Open the Strava app and wait for your phone to acquire a GPS signal. Tap the “Record” button bottom center of the app and begin your run.

  • Racing: To account for any corrections with GPS data, run slightly more than the required race distance. You must run the entire race distance in a single run.

  • Finishing: Upon completing your race, tap “Finish” to end your run. On the “Save Activity” screen, tap “Type” and choose “Race,” then tap “Save Activity” at the bottom of the screen.

Results

5. Upload your run to Strava within three days of the event’s end date. Your race will immediately appear in the Strava Leaderboard and you will receive a digital finisher’s badge in your Strava feed. Your race will appear on the NYRR results page four days following the race end date.

The start and end times of each race are based on each runner’s local time zone.

Manual entries, treadmill runs, or runs marked private will not count toward completing a race.


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.
strava

DATE
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 12:00am

LOCATION
Anywhere

DISTANCE
5K

RACE TYPES
Both Men and Women
Virtual

EVENT HASHTAG
#NYRRVirtualRacing

RACE STATUS
Completed

 

Volunteer

Are you interested in volunteering for this race? View the open opportunities at the Volunteer site.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Have Questions?

Check out our help center for information about our events.

Visit Help Center

Click on a race below to register or view results.
Icon Key
ICON KEY
Completed
Advance Registration
Charity Spots
Near Capacity
Sold Out
Temporarily Closed
Available
Register at Event
In Person
Future Event
Coming Soon