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NYRR’s Virtual Racing platform, powered by Strava, is transforming organized racing as we know it. Freed from geographical limits, runners from around the globe can all take part in the same race—in new and exciting ways. Since the launch in January 2018, more than 57,000 people from more than 130 countries around the world have participated in the series.

Now, even when we run alone, we run together. Because no matter where we start, we all end on the same leaderboard.

Greatness runs through all of us. And with NYRR Virtual Racing, you can see how you and your route stack up against the rest of the running world.

NYRR Virtual Racing Powered by Strava

There are 12 races in the 2019 NYRR Virtual Racing series. Read on to learn more and sign up for an upcoming virtual race!

NYRR Virtual Racing includes:

Why race with NYRR?

When you run with NYRR, you do more than compete in a world-class race—you join a worldwide community. And now that community is bigger than ever.

With NYRR’s Virtual Racing platform you also have the opportunity to give back to the running community—no matter where you live. Proceeds support NYRR mission’s to help and inspire people through running and benefit NYRR’s free youth and community programs, including Rising New York Road Runners, NYRR Striders, and more.

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What is a Virtual Race?

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

Visit the How to Complete Your Virtual Race section below to learn more about how to run a virtual race with NYRR and visit our FAQ page if you have any additional questions.

How Much Does It cost?

NYRR Virtual Racing is completely FREE with general entry. Runners also have the choice to register at a paid entry tier to receive access to program benefits.

Did you know that more than 57,000 people from 130 countries have participated in NYRR Virtual Racing*.

Top 10 Countries by Participation

1. 🇺🇸 United States
6. 🇩🇪 Germany

2. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
7. 🇮🇳 India

3. 🇧🇷 Brazil
8. 🇫🇷 France

4. 🇨🇦 Canada
9. 🇮🇹 Italy

5. 🇦🇺 Australia
10. 🇪🇸 Spain


*Non-unique finishers since 2018. Darker color indicates greater number of participants.

NYRR Virtual Racing Series

NYRR Virtual Resolution Run 5K

January 01, 2019
Virtual Race

NYRR Virtual Valentine's Duo 5K

February 11, 2019
Virtual Race

NYRR NYC Half - Virtual 5K

March 14, 2019
Virtual Race

NYRR NYC Half - Virtual 13.1M

March 14, 2019
Virtual Race

NYRR Virtual Dog Jog 5K

May 01, 2019
Virtual Race

NYRR Virtual Global Running Day 1M

June 01, 2019
Virtual Race

NYRR Virtual Pride Run 5K

June 22, 2019
Virtual Race

NYRR Virtual World Championship 5K

August 16, 2019
Virtual Race

NYRR Virtual Halfway There 13.1M

September 07, 2019
Virtual Race

TCS New York City Marathon - Virtual 26.2M

October 31, 2019
Virtual Race

TCS New York City Marathon - Virtual 26.2M 2020 Entry

October 31, 2019
Virtual Race

TCS New York City Marathon - Virtual 5K

October 31, 2019
Virtual Race

NYRR Virtual Turkey Trot 5K

November 23, 2019
Virtual Race

NYRR Virtual 6 Program

We are no longer accepting new runners into the 2019 program. Runners who have already started the 2019 program may continue to sign up at the NYRR Virtual 6 entry level to continue the program.

Runners may choose to purchase a 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 between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 will be eligible to receive one (1) non-complimentary entry to the 2020 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 2019 NYRR Virtual Racing series will include a total of 12 virtual races. Races will be announced throughout the year. 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 2020 race.

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

How to Complete Your Virtual Race

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What is Strava?

Strava is the social network for athletes. Strava's website and mobile apps bring athletes together from all walks of life and inspire them to unlock their potential—both as individuals and as communities. Creating an account with Strava allows you to record and upload your runs, rides, and other activities, connect your GPS devices, and create a home for your active life.

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.

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