January 2021 Virtual Races

Here we go! A new month and a new year! Hello 2021!

Sadly, not much will change when the ball drops and we roll into 2021 with our stockpiles of toilet paper and hand sanitizer. *Insert sad trumpet sound.*

Thanks to Covid-19, most large crowd events are still cancelled and there are very few in-person road races, however, fortunately, there are still many virtual races and challenges to start the new year off on the right foot!

If you are new to running, but you have set a goal to run your first race in 2021, virtually races will help keep you motivated until in-person races happen again. If you have been running for years, but are looking to go the extra mile with your training, there are plenty of big mile challenges to keep you on track with your running goals throughout 2021.

Besides being great motivators, I have four more reasons why you should run a virtual race in 2021.

January rings in the New Year with lots of fun “Buh-Bye 2020” themes and winter theme runs. For the Harry Potter Potterheads and Wonder Woman fans, there are lots of fun fandom runs to get your geek on. Even your favorite marathons and half marathons are offering a chance to run their bucket list races virtually.

virtual races - fun runs- January 2021

January 2021 Virtual Races

Ringing in the New Year

2021 Virtual Race

Goodbye 2020 Hello 2021

  • January 1 – 31
  • 5K, 10K or Half Marathon
  • $32.75 – Medal and bib only
  • $38.75 – Short sleeve shirt, medal and bib
  • $48.75 – Long sleeve shirt, medal and bib
  • Save $5 with code 2021
  • Downloadable finisher’s certificate
  • Post results in a private Facebook group and/or online.
  • Share on social media @medaldash
  • Earn cash back when you refer friends
  • Benefits Make-A-Wish
2021 Virtual Race

Run into the New Year

Running From 2020 – Zoom into 2021

  • January 1 – March 1, 2021
  • $29
  • 5K, 15 miles, 25 miles, 50 miles, 100 miles or 250 miles challenge
  • Earn cash back for referrals 
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Computer shaped medal
  • Digital Bib
  • Submit results online
  • Share on social media

Bling in the New Year Virtual Challenge

  • January 1 – 31
  • $35
  • Triathlete Challenge: Run, Bike, or Strength Train every day for 31 days
  • Pull-up Challenge: Train to be able to do a pull up in 31 days
  • Mile-A-Day Challenge: Get outside and run or walk or ski one mile each day for 31 days
  • Bling in the New Year by running or walking a 5K on New Year’s Day
  • 2021 medal
  • Shirt
  • Submit results on Facebook
  • Discount for more than 10 registrations
Fuck 2020 virtual race

F*ck 2020

  • December 31 – January 1
  • $35
  • 5K or 10K
  • Dumpster fire medal
  • T-shirt, medal, DD
  • Digital race bib 
  • Finisher certificate
  • Submit time online
  • Benefits front line workers

Back on Track

  • January 1 – 31
  • 100, 200 or 300 mile challenge – walk/run or bike or both
  • 30 Day Challenge
  • T-shirt
  • Medal
  • Digital bib
  • Submit results online
  • Benefits front line workers

Run the Year

  • January 1 – December 31 
  • Run or walk 2,021 miles
  • $60 (Digital only – $30)
  • Interactive Pocket Watch Medal Legacy Coin (current year)
  • Shirt
  • Run The Year 2021 passport and stickers
  • Mobile-friendly mileage tracker
  • Submit miles to private Facebook group
  • Run The Year 2021 Mileage Guide

2021 Invincible Challenge

  • January 1 – December 31
  • 2021 mile challenge or 600 Rise Higher Challenge
  • Run, walk, swim or bike 
  • $20 – Digital access only
  • $32 – T-shirt or tank only
  • $33 – Medal only
  • $50 – Medal and T-shirt or tank
  • Join Facebook group
  • Log miles online
  • Digital finisher’s certificate
  • Sign up for email to earn 10% off

Winter Themes

RUN-derful Winter

  • $18 – Snowflake medal and bib only
  • 5K, 10K or half marathon
  • “The cold never bothered me anyway” T-shirt – $18 upgrade
  • Share results on social media
  • Portion of race donated to charity

Frost 5K

  • January 9
  • $39.99
  • 5K, 10K or Half Marathon 
  • Gender-Specific Performance Irving Frost Shirt 
  • Bib
  • Irving Marathon Clear Clinch Bag
  • Join The Movement Bracelet
  • Event sticker
  • Submit finish time online
  • Benefits Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation

Historical Figures

Inauguration Day 5K

Inauguration Day 5K

  • January 20
  • $35
  • 5K or 10K
  • Long-sleeve Next Level tee
  • Face mask
  • Medal
  • RaceJoy course experience 
  • Finisher’s certificate
  • Submit results online
Kamala Harris - Inauguration Day 5K

Glass Shattered 5K

  • January 20
  • $35
  • Medal 
  • Downloadable bib
  • ​Optional shirt for $24.99 – Proceeds benefit Black Women’s Voters League
  • Custom sticker *while supplies last*
  • Bonus medal if you run two or more PNW races
  • Benefits Fair Fight

RBG – Rise to Vote 5K

  • January 20
  • $35
  • Medal 
  • Downloadable bib
  • ​RBG sticker 
  • Optional shirt for $24.99 – Proceeds benefit Black Women’s Voters League
  • Custom sticker *while supplies last*
  • Race proceeds benefit Fair Fight.

I Have a Dream 

  • January 1 – March 7
  • $29.99
  • 5K, 10K or Half Marathon
  • Bib
  • Finisher’s certificate
  • Shirt
  • Medal additional – $9.99
  • Submit results online
  • Benefits Back on My Feet
Martin Luther King Jr - I Have a Dream Medal

I Have a Dream

  • January 18 – March 31
  • $25
  • 1 mile, 5K 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon
  • MLK medal 
  • Bib
  • Benefits the Equal Justice Initiative

Fandom Runs

Wonder Woman Virtual Race

DC Wonder Woman Run

  • $40
  • 5K or 10K
  • Wonder Woman medal
  • Wonder Woman athletic jacket
  • Wonder Woman tote
  • Wonder Woman wrist cuffs
  • Bib
  • Finsher’s certificate
  • Submit results online
  • Tag @dcwonderwomanrun 
  • Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Harry Potter Virtual Race - Wizard Run

Wizard Run

  • $45
  • Race shirt in the color of your choice: red, green, yellow or blue.
  • Potions medal
  • Custom metal core wand
  • Bib 
  • Additional Wizard Run Virtual Rus available including a Holiday Wizard Run. 
  • Broomstick Wizard Run on sale for $40 
Sesame Street Running Challenge

Get to Sesame Street Challenge

  • January 1 – December 31
  • $99.95 
  • Run, hike or walk 500 or 100 miles
  • Finisher medal
  • Milestone pins
  • T-shirt
  • Digital bib
  • Join Facebook group
  • Track miles online

Other Fun Runs

ZOOMA Love Run Challenge

Zooma Love Run Challenge

  • January 1 – February 14
  • $55
  • 6-Week run streak challenge (Run or walk 1 mile every day)
  • Weekly tips on how to train and stay motivated through the winter
  • Access to a private Facebook Motivation Group
  • Motivated Mondays featuring motivation, running content, and tips and tricks to keep you motivated and moving.
  • Tank 
  • Heart medal
  • Save $10 with code NEWYEAR10

Run With the Dawgs

  • January 1 – 31
  • 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon
  • Orange and brown neck gaiter
  • Orange and brown t-shirt
  • Orange and brown Ohio shaped medal
  • Bib
  • Post results online
Virtual Wine 5K

Wine Run 5K

  • January 10
  • $29 (Free Shipping)
  • 5K
  • T-Shirt
  • Wine Glass
  • Wine Run/Walk Digital Race Bib
  • Finisher Medal
  • Swag upgrades available
  • Submit results to Facebook Page

Key West Half Marathon and 5K

  • January 16 – 18
  • $85 – Half Marathon 
  • $65 – 5K
  • Long sleeve tech shirt
  • Dragonfly medal
  • Bib
  • Submit finish time online
Miami Marathon Virtual Race

Miami Marathon #VirtuallyMiamiFamous

  • January 10 – 31
  • $40 – One distance (5K, Half Marathon or Marathon) – Shirt, medal and TuneUp training program
  • $60 – Two distances (5K, Half Marathon or Marathon) – Shirt, medal, water bottle and TuneUp program
  • $80 – Three distances (5K, Half Marathon and Marathon) – Shirt, medal, water bottle, hat, TuneUp program
  • T-shirts available for additional purchase
  • Submit results online
  • Share on social media #VirtuallyMiamiFamous #NotRunningWithoutYou #NotMiamiWithoutYou

Which January virtual race will you?

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