October Virtual Races

As the months on the calendar begin to fall into fall, we drift into the ultimate race season here in Florida. The cooler months of autumn (Yes, the temperatures do actually drop a bit.) make running much more enjoyable in Florida. Although it doesn’t feel like we have any seasons here in the Sunshine State, autumn is definitely our race season.

While it may be our optimal race season, many races are sadly still cancelled; however, virtual races are still in abundance!

Besides being great motivators, I have four more reasons why you should run a virtual race.

But before you start digging into this doggone spooktacular list of October races, don’t miss my giveaway for the Doggone Dash happening on October 3 (THIS SATURDAY). Read more about the Doggone Dash here and see how my dogs, Lily and Poppy, and I are training for our virtual race day.

Scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter to win a Doggone Dash Virtual Race entry.

October Virtual Races

Doggone Dash  

  • Oct. 3
  • $25.00 + $2.50 fees
  • Packet pick-up in Tampa or $5 mailing fee
  • Two medals – one for to be used as a keychain and one for your dog’s collar.
  • A neck gaiter for you (dogs are so glad they don’t need them)!
  • A sticker to show how much LOVE you have for your best four-legged friend
  • Share finish time to Doggone Things To Do Facebook group
  • Share on social media @doggoneevents  #doggone5K     
  • Benefits a Tampa Bay area pet rescue organization
  • SAVE $5 savings with the code  BLOGGERS

Marine Corp Marathon Weekend

  • Now until November 10 (Marine Corp Birthday)
  • $45 – Virtual 50K or marathon
  • $33 – 10K
  • Shirt
  • Bib
  • Medal
  • Submit results online

Cocoa Beach Half Marathon

  • October 11
  • $49
  • I Dream of Jeanie Bottle shaped medal
  • Hat 
  • Bib
  • T-shirt available for purchase
  • Submit finish time to smoothrunningorg@gmail.com

ZOOMA Virtual Amelia Island

  • October 17
  • $55 Half Marathon, 12K or 5K
  • ZOOMA Amelia Island finisher medal 
  • $75 Seaside Challenge medal – 3 medals (5K Lighthouse Loop + Half Marathon or 12K )
  • Bib
  • Beach hair, don’t care tank top
  • Run ZOOMA visor
  • Run ZOOMA decal
  • Run ZOOMA luggage tag
  • Run ZOOMA mini-backpack
  • Submit results via live tracking app
  • Share on social media @runZooma #ZOOMANation #runZooma

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Panther Prowl

  • October 11 
  • 5K 
  • $25 adults, $15 students $12 for kid’s dash 
  • Bib
  • Proud Panther striped scarf
  • Add-on T-shirt $25
  • Benefits Chancellor’s Student Success Fund
  • Share on social media #2020Prowl 

Women’s Half Marathon 

  • October 17 – 18
  • Half marathon – $49.95), 10K – $39.95 or 5K – $34.95
  • Double (Half marathon + 10K) – $59.95 or Triple challenge (Half + 10K + 5K) – $69.95
  • The ultimate goodie bag
  • The unique 2-in-1 medal with removable charm
  • Women’s-specific tech tee
  • Race bib
  • Finisher’s certificate
  • Benefits Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund

October Causes

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Treasure Chest 5K

  • Oct. 18 – 31
  • $40
  • Bib
  • Official Treasure Chests 5K + Fun Run t-shirt
  • Medal
  • Finisher certificate
  • Benefits breast cancer research and patient services

Run For All Children

  • Oct. 3
  • $35
  • Includes registration for the virtual race and 2021 in-person race
  • Digital bib

Team Gina

  • Now until October 31
  • $40 – 5K
  • T-shirt
  • Pink butterfly ribbon medal
  • Post finish time to Facebook page
  • Benefits The Gina McReynolds Foundation

Michael J. Fox  Foundation for Parkinson’s Fox Trot

  • Oct. 3
  • 5K or 10K
  • $40, $20 for children 6 and under 
  • T-shirt
  • Bib
  • Share on social media @michaeljfoxorg
  • 100% of proceeds for Parkinson’s research and cure

Dyslexia Dash 

  • Oct. 24- Nov. 1
  • $30 – 5K
  • T-shirt 
  • Medal 
  • Other great items
  • Hat also available for purchase
  • Upload fish time results online by Nov. 1
  • Benefits International Dyslexia Association Georgia

Kansas/Missouri Dyslexia Dash

  • Oct. 12  – 18 
  • $40 
  • Share on social media  #UntilEveryoneCanRead
  • Benefits the International Dyslexia Association Kansas and Missouri Branch

Break the Stigma

  • Oct. 4 -10
  • $45
  • 1k, 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon or Marathon
  • Get $10 Off with code SAVE10
  • Medal
  • Bib
  • Submit finish time online
  • Share on social media #RunsForAPurpose
  • Benefits National Alliance on Mental Illness

Oktoberfest Themes

Irving Marathon Oktoberfest

  • October 1 – 31
  • $44.99 
  • 5K
  • Bib
  • Sweat Revealed Performance Shirt 
  • Finisher Medal 
  • Irving Marathon Clear Clinch Bag
  • Bundle other Irving races (Turkey Trot and Frost) and save 15%

Oktoberfest 5K

  • Oct. 1
  • $40
  • Oktoberfest stein medal with bottle opener
  • *T-shirt optional add-on
  • Bib
  • Share on social media #OktoberfestVirtual5k and #virtualrunchallenge 
  • Submit finish time online

Fall Themes 

It’s Fall Y’all

  • Now until November 30
  • 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon
  • $32.75 (Scarecrow medal and bib only)
  • $38.75 (Scarecrow medal, bib and Fall Y’all shirt)
  • SAVE $3 with code FALLYALL
  • Refer friends and earn money back
  • Submit results online or on social media @medaldash
  • Benefits Feeding America

I Run For Pumpkin Spiced Lattes

  • $35
  • 5K/10K
  • Bib
  • Medal
  • Starbucks gift card (Good for 1 Pumpkin Spice Latte)
  • Refer friends and earn money back
  • Share on social media #IRun4PumpkinSpiceLattes #IRun4Movement
  • Benefits Stand Up To Cancer 

Hot Cider Hustle

  • Now until Nov 8
  • Marathon, half Marathon, 10K & 5K 
  • Submit finish time online  
  • Long sleeved t-shirt
  • Digital bib 
  • Digital finisher certificate
  • Mug and medal are available as add-ons during registration. (Included in marathon registration)
  • Submit results online

Halloween Themes

I Run For the BOOS

  • $34.95
  • Oct. 1 – 31
  • 5K/10K
  • I Run 4 The Boos shirt OR tank
  • Ghost with wine medal
  • Bib
  • Benefits Feeding America
  • Share on social media #IRun4TheBoos #IRun4Movement
  • Chance to win prizes
  • Earn money back when you refer friends

Halloween Fun Run

  • $21.95
  • Digital bib
  • Haunted house medal
  • T-shirt
  • Digital finisher certificate
  • Submit finish time in runner’s portal online
  • Share your costume picture on Facebook for a chance to win a $500 gift voucher

Thanks-Oween-Mas Challenge

  • $27 – 5K (one medal)
  • $45 -10K (two medals)
  • $65 – 15K (three medals)
  • Submit finish time online
  • Share on social media #ThanksOweenMasChallenge #virtualrunchallenge 

Scarefest 5K

  • October 31
  • $25 + $9 shipping fees
  • Medal
  • Glow In The Dark Shirt
  • Bib
  • Glow In The Dark Neck Gaiter
  • Qure Water
  • Energy Bar
  • Michelob Ultra Swag
  • Bottlekeeper Swag

Gourdy’s Pumpkin Run

  • Now until November 22
  • $39 
  • Lightweight tech hoodie
  • Medal
  • Bib
  • Gourdy’s Apple Cider Spice Blend
  • Virtual finisher’s badge
  • Submit finish time online
  • Share on social media @gourdyspumpkin run #GourdysPumpkinRun
  • Form a team and save $5 per person 
  • Benefits Girls on the Run 
  • #toughpumpkin option – Run with a pumpkin – earn a tough pumpkin medal  

Which October Virtual Race will you run?

Enter to Win a Doggone Dash Virtual Race Entry!

To enter, tell me your four-legged running partner’s name, the distance you will choose and your virtual race route.

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