NYRR Virtual Turkey Trot 5K (Nov. 19–Dec. 2)


This event is now complete. Look out for our next virtual race, launching in mid-December. 

Get into the spirit of giving with the free NYRR Virtual Turkey Trot 5K Powered by Strava! Start the holiday season with this virtual race, where you can compete with friends and family for bragging rights, and with runners around the globe on the Strava leaderboard.

Prepare yourself for second helpings on Turkey Day—or burn those calories after your big feast—by running 5K anywhere in the world, anytime between November 19 and December 2. Already have a Turkey Trot lined up for the holiday? You can count those miles toward your virtual race result.

Proceeds from NYRR Virtual Racing benefit NYRR’s nationwide youth and community programs, so you can give back to the running community when you run this virtual race. In addition, by completing the race, you’ll be entered for the chance to win a $100 New Balance gift card for you and $100 for a charity of your choice. Read the official sweepstakes rules and view eligible charities.

What is an NYRR Virtual Race?

A virtual race is a race that can be run or walked 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, so you can feel good about completing the race while doing some good as well.

Category NYRR Members NYRR Friend (Non-Member)
General Entry $0 $0
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.

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.

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. Both the TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 26.2M and Virtual 5K are eligible for credit toward the Virtual 6 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

Runners must complete the full 5K distance in a single run activity, and must upload the activity to Strava and tag it as a Race within three days of the event close date.

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.

Monday, November 19, 2018 12:00am


Both Men and Women




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