Socially Distant Races

A woman just finishing one of her recent socially distant races in Canada

Socially Distant Races: The New Way to Run

As individuals all across the world are looking for ways to stay more socially distant, public gatherings and social events have taken a hit. One thing that’s been hit particularly hard is sporting events and, namely, races. From fun runs to 5Ks, these types of events have been few and far between. Thankfully, there’s an easy solution to this problem! Socially distant races called virtual runs have become the latest fad. And when looking for one to participate in, athletes can count on Virtual Run CA to offer several safe and fun events.

Why are so Many Athletes Gravitating Toward Virtual Running?

As previously mentioned, the big draw for virtual running is that you can stay socially distant while participating in an event. However, there are several other reasons people are choosing virtual running over traditional races.
  • The Flexibility to Race When You Want : After you enter into a virtual race, you’ll be given a window to complete your run and record your race time. As long as you stay within that time frame of a few weeks, you can choose to run whenever you want! Whether late-night or sometime in the early morning works best for you, you get to choose!
  • The Freedom to Choose Your Own Course : When it comes to virtual races, there’s no having to meet up at one specific location or course. Whether you want to run at your local park or finish your time at home on your treadmill, the choice is up to you!
  • The Same Great Benefits : Although virtual runs lack the in-person component, they make up for it by providing many of the same great benefits of traditional racing. With socially distant races, you still receive incredible race swag that you can show off to others. And if you want, you can still complete your race with a small group of friends or family members. Furthermore, the spirit of competition is alive and well when you compete with others across the country for the best times.
A woman tying up her running shoes, getting ready to participate in socially distant races in Canada

How to Get Involved

If you are a serious or casual athlete who misses regular running events, then socially distant races might be the solution for you! And with Virtual Run CA, it’s never been easier to find the right race. Whether looking for a specific theme or a worthy cause to run for, Virtual Run CA has several different types of racing events to choose from. Fun runs, 5Ks, half marathons and more: no matter which you choose, you're sure to have a great time competing at a comfortable distance. And with Sportstats, our race tracking program, you can record your time and compare it with those of friends, family members and other athletes all across the country.

More Information

To see what events are currently available, check out Virtual Run CA’s website today! And for additional comments or questions, contact us at