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NYRR Virtual Racing

Want to run with New York Road Runners but can’t make it to one of our races? Join us virtually by completing one of the twelve races in the 2019 Virtual Racing Powered by Strava series. 

NYRR Virtual Racing provides runners around the world the access and motivation to challenge themselves to set goals and achieve them, and helps them give back to the running community—no matter where they live.

NYRR Virtual Racing includes:

  • A leaderboard on Strava, with cumulative race results on NYRR’s Race Results platform to verify completion
  • An inspiring running community on Strava and in the NYRR Virtual Racing Facebook group
  • An opportunity to gain guaranteed, non-complimentary entry into the 2020 Popular® Brooklyn Half
  • Proceeds benefit NYRR’s free youth and community programs

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

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, 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 Virutal 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 for credit toward our 4 Out of 6 program or the 9+1 program.

NYRR Virtual Racing Series


NYRR NYC Half – Virtual 13.1M
March 14–17, 2019
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NYRR NYC Half – Virtual 5K
March 14–17, 2019
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Completed (2019)


NYRR Virtual Resolution Run 5K
January 1-13, 2019
NYRR Virtual Valentine's Duo 5K
February 11–17, 2019

How to Complete Your Virtual Race

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

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