VirtualRun.World

Virtual Run World is a premier virtual athletic world, where everyone is welcome to participate in virtual races. These races range from unique challenges, to traditional distance races, and other out-of-the-ordinary race concepts. We welcome any family member (dog jog, anyone?), who can find a way to safely participate in our events, to do so.


Our Goals:

Engage the running community on both a local, and national scale.
Provide support to athletes and those just starting their fitness journey.
Create an online community where participants can engage with one another, and form friendships.
Host events that are fun, safe and relevant to the Virtual Run World community.


We wish we could be out on the roads or hitting the trails as a #VirtualRunningSquad. Since we all have to adjust our race routine to stay healthy, and keep others healthy, Virtual Run World is putting its best running shoe forward with a race series you can complete on your own turf, and your own time.

Active Challenges

Great Lakes Challenge: Lake Michigan - Wave 1

Jun 15, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021
EDT/EST
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, Hike, Ride, ... 307 Miles in 200 days
What is referred to as the Third Coast of the United States, Lake Michigan holds a special place in our hearts. We've all vacationed there, frozen our butts off swimming in August, watched incredible sunsets and searched for Petoskey stones.

While we might not be able to visit all the Great Lakes this summer, we wanted to create a challenge that keeps you connected to the 'Best Kept Secret' of the Midwest.

The first of the Series highlights the most popular lake; Lake Michigan. At nautical miles long, we think this is the best first challenge to tackle. Run, walk, wheel or swim 307 miles (and log it!) to start your journey across the five HOMES (Lake Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior).

Great Lakes Challenge: Lake Huron - Wave 1

Jun 29, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021
EDT/EST
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Hike, Ride, Walk, ... 206 Miles in 186 days
Renowned for its beaches, sand dunes, wetlands, and forests, Lake Huron boasts the largest shoreline of the Great Lakes. Long stretches of beach and beautiful, turquoise water, along with the rich history Lake Huron holds makes it a popular vacation destination. Its many islands are dotted with caves, hundreds of shipwrecks lie beneath the water’s surface, and it hosts some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

Join a challenge that is truly breathtaking by running, walking, wheeling, or swimming 206 miles (331 KM).

Great Lakes Challenge: Lake Ontario - Wave 1

Jul 20, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021
EDT/EST
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, Hike, Ride, ... 193 Miles in 165 days
Bordered by Ontario and New York, Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes. Which came first, the province or the lake? The province of Ontario was named after Lake Ontario!

Legend has it, Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run…right into Lake Ontario! Hit your own home run and crush nautical 193 miles by running, walking, wheeling, or swimming to complete this challenge and earn another piece of bling for your collection.

Great Lakes Challenge: Lake Erie - Wave 1

Aug 3, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021
EDT/EST
Individual Challenge
Virtual Run, Run, Walk, Hike, Ride, ... 241 Miles in 151 days
Lake Erie copy for Challenge Hound: The fourth-largest and shallowest of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie was named for its shape. “Erie” is shortened from the Iroquoian word erielhonan, meaning long tail!

Have you ever heard of Nessie the Loch Ness Monster? But have you heard of Bessie, the 40-foot monster, who is rumoured to make her home in Lake Erie? Race Bessie 388 KM (241 miles) across Lake Erie in this unique, monster of a challenge. Log your miles by running, walking, wheeling, or swimming!

A portion of these proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization that preserves, protects and cleans up our Great Lakes.

Great Lakes Challenge: Lake Superior - Wave 1

Aug 17, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021
EDT/EST
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, Hike, Ride, ... 350 Miles in 137 days
Lake Superior holds a whopping 10% of the world’s fresh surface water. In fact, it’s so large that all four of the other great lakes would fit inside Lake Superior! Exploring ice caves in the winter and waterfalls in the summer, this lake draws visitors year-round.

Prove you’re top dog by taking on the Lake Superior Challenge. Run, walk, wheel, or swim 349 miles to add this medal to your collection.

A portion of these proceeds will be donated to Swim Drink Fish, a non-profit organization that preserves, protects and cleans up our Great Lakes.

Everest Challenge

Sep 1, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021
EDT/EST
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, Hike, Ride, ... 29,029 Feet in elevation in 122 days
Collect your gear. Set out for Nepal. Meet your Sherpa. Start your trek by climbing to base camp, where you will spend two weeks adjusting to the altitude and praying for good weather. You will face harsh climates and unparalleled elevation gain.

This journey takes most climbers a minimum of 10 weeks. When you reach the top of snow-capped Mount Everest, you will have climbed 29,029 ft (8,848m) straight up. Can you conquer the distance, or will Everest conquer you?

Great Lakes 50 Mile Challenge - Wave 1

Sep 1, 2020 - Apr 1, 2021
EDT
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, Hike, Ride, ... 50 Miles in 212 days
Looking for your next adventure? Life is better at the lake! Whether you have already conquered all 5 Great Lakes or are just dipping your toe in the water, this next challenge is for you. Introducing our brand-new 50 Mile Challenge! Run, walk, roll, swim, or paddle your way through 50 miles to earn the 6th medal in this collection, highlighting iconic images from each of the Great Lakes. There may be plenty of medals in the sea, but this is the one you want to hook.

Great Lakes Challenge: Lake Michigan - Wave 2

Sep 1, 2020 - Apr 1, 2021
EDT
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, Hike, Ride, ... 307 Miles in 212 days
What is referred to as the Third Coast of the United States, Lake Michigan holds a special place in our hearts. We've all vacationed there, frozen our butts off swimming in August, watched incredible sunsets and searched for Petoskey stones.

While we might not be able to visit all the Great Lakes this summer, we wanted to create a challenge that keeps you connected to the 'Best Kept Secret' of the Midwest.

The first of the Series highlights the most popular lake; Lake Michigan. At nautical miles long, we think this is the best first challenge to tackle. Run, walk, wheel or swim 307 miles (and log it!) to start your journey across the five HOMES (Lake Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior).

Great Lakes Challenge: Lake Huron - Wave 2

Sep 1, 2020 - Apr 1, 2021
EDT
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Hike, Ride, Walk, ... 206 Miles in 212 days
Renowned for its beaches, sand dunes, wetlands, and forests, Lake Huron boasts the largest shoreline of the Great Lakes. Long stretches of beach and beautiful, turquoise water, along with the rich history Lake Huron holds makes it a popular vacation destination. Its many islands are dotted with caves, hundreds of shipwrecks lie beneath the water’s surface, and it hosts some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

Join a challenge that is truly breathtaking by running, walking, wheeling, or swimming 206 miles (331 KM).

Great Lakes Challenge: Lake Ontario - Wave 2

Sep 1, 2020 - Apr 1, 2021
EDT
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, Hike, Ride, ... 193 Miles in 212 days
Bordered by Ontario and New York, Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes. Which came first, the province or the lake? The province of Ontario was named after Lake Ontario!

Legend has it, Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run…right into Lake Ontario! Hit your own home run and crush nautical 193 miles by running, walking, wheeling, or swimming to complete this challenge and earn another piece of bling for your collection.

Great Lakes Challenge: Lake Erie - Wave 2

Sep 1, 2020 - Apr 1, 2021
EDT
Individual Challenge
Virtual Run, Run, Walk, Hike, Ride, ... 241 Miles in 212 days
Lake Erie copy for Challenge Hound: The fourth-largest and shallowest of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie was named for its shape. “Erie” is shortened from the Iroquoian word erielhonan, meaning long tail!

Have you ever heard of Nessie the Loch Ness Monster? But have you heard of Bessie, the 40-foot monster, who is rumoured to make her home in Lake Erie? Race Bessie 388 KM (241 miles) across Lake Erie in this unique, monster of a challenge. Log your miles by running, walking, wheeling, or swimming!

A portion of these proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization that preserves, protects and cleans up our Great Lakes.

Great Lakes Challenge: Lake Superior - Wave 2

Sep 1, 2020 - Apr 1, 2021
EDT
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, Hike, Ride, ... 350 Miles in 212 days
Lake Superior holds a whopping 10% of the world’s fresh surface water. In fact, it’s so large that all four of the other great lakes would fit inside Lake Superior! Exploring ice caves in the winter and waterfalls in the summer, this lake draws visitors year-round.

Prove you’re top dog by taking on the Lake Superior Challenge. Run, walk, wheel, or swim 349 miles to add this medal to your collection.

A portion of these proceeds will be donated to Swim Drink Fish, a non-profit organization that preserves, protects and cleans up our Great Lakes.

Mustache Challenge - 30 Day Challenge

Nov 1, 2020 - Dec 1, 2020
EDT/EST
Individual Challenge
Runs, Virtual Runs, Walks, ... as much as possible in 30 days
On average, men die 6 years earlier than women. Every year, on November 1, men emerge clean-shaven, vowing to grow a mustache throughout the month of November to support men’s health. These are our fathers, brothers, partners, and friends. We believe in the importance of supporting this work, so we created a challenge that everyone can take part in and a mustache that you can wear proudly. Commit to being active every single day in November to take the Mustache Challenge and raise money for Movember. You choose the type of activity and the length! Go for a long walk, a short run, do yoga, cycle, paddle…it is up to you how you complete your challenge.

25 Miles of Christmas Challenge

Dec 1, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021
EST
Individual Challenge
Run, Virtual Run, Walk, Hike, Ride, ... 25 Miles in 31 days
The countdown to Christmas is on! We are already dreaming of candy canes, snowman building, eggnog, and ugly sweaters. The elves are hard at work in the North Pole getting everything ready for the big day. They have also been working on a special surprise for the big guy. Make your way to the North Pole (virtually) and help light up a special design for Santa by completing 25 miles during the month of December. Run, walk, cycle, skate, cross-country ski…the choice is yours. Complete this challenge to earn your 25 Miles of Christmas medal, featuring Santa celebrating your achievement!
Archived Challenges
VirtualRun.World

4th of July Freedom 5k

Jul 3, 2020 - Jul 7, 2020
EDT
Individual Challenge
Run a Virtual 5k Race
Happy Birthday, America!!! This year, we are celebrating the 4th of July by offering a FREE 5k virtual event! Wear your red, white, and blue proudly with our custom FREEDOM 5k bib design.
Challenge Over