What is a virtual race?

A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose.  You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track.

You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.  And your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete a virtual 5K, 10K, half marathon and more! Read more...

How It Began

Years ago, before national championship meets, high school runners mailed in their times to a national postal competition, and a champion was then selected and announced. 

This was the early model of virtual racing.

So why do people enter virtual races?

If you come from a “real” race background, you may struggle to understand why anyone would enter a virtual race.

Even if you would never do a virtual race yourself, however, it is essential that you understand the reasons why people enter virtual races to be able to market yours effectively to them.

There’s three main groups of people taking part in virtual races: Read more...


Virtual Run SA is the first company in South Africa to introduce the very popular Virtual Races from aboard.


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