NYRR Virtual Racing

We’re excited to continue beta-testing New York Road Runners Virtual Racing Powered by Strava throughout 2018, and invite you to join us in running these races on your own terms.  

Unlike other virtual races, we want to create the feeling of a real race through our partnership with Strava. NYRR Virtual Racing includes:

  • A leaderboard on Strava, with cumulative race results on NYRR’s Race Results platform to verify completion
  • A running community on Strava and the NYRR Virtual Racing Facebook group
  • An opportunity to gain guaranteed, non-complimentary entry into the 2019 Popular® Brooklyn Half
  • Proceeds benefit NYRR’s free youth and community programs

NYRR Virtual racing gives you access to more great NYRR events, provides you with more motivation to challenge yourself, and helps you give back to the running community—no matter where you live.

The NYRR Virtual Racing series will include nine virtual races. Four races have already been held, one is open for registration, and the additional four races will be announced this summer and fall. Check our race calendar for upcoming races.

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 Tips and Tricks 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.

Why race with NYRR?

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

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.

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 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. Six races have already been held, and the additional three races will be announced this summer and fall. 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 as credit toward our Four Out of Six program or the 9+1 program.

NYRR Virtual Racing Series

NYRR Virtual New Balance 5th Avenue Mile
September 1–9, 2018
Learn More and Sign Up

TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 26.2M (sold out)
November 1–4, 2018
Learn More

How to Complete Your Virtual Race

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

Click on a race below to register or view results.
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