March 2021 Virtual Races

One year ago, life around the world came to a screeching halt. Businesses, schools and everything in between shut down in an attempt to flatten the Coronavirus curve. Little did we know, it would take much longer. 

As we’ve adjusted to the new normal living through a pandemic, we tragically have lost 500,000 lives since March 2020. Although vaccinations have rolled out around the country, only 15% have been vaccinated in the U.S. 

While we can all see the light at the end of the tunnel, we still have a long road ahead of us. Therefore everyone must still follow the safety guidelines including washing hands, wearing masks, socially distancing and avoiding large gatherings.

Nearing the end of this pandemic, the current mood feels like the scene from Wizard of Oz where Glinda encourages the Munchkins to come out from hiding. “Come out! Come Out wherever you are…”

Of course, large gatherings are still not advisable, but small gatherings outdoors seem less scary as long as everyone follows the same safety precautions. For me, I still have not returned to my gym and continue to workout at home, however, I definitely have been trying to find some sense of a pre-Covid life. In fact, to honor Black History Month, my friend and I took a socially distanced Black History running tour of Downtown Tampa led by Laura of Go Running Tours.

On this four mile tour, we learned so much, such as how Central Ave of Tampa was once a prominent Black community and its history has all been memorialized at the Perry Harvey Park.

Run DMT - Perry Harvey Park - Tampa

Go Running Tours have tours all around the world and it’s such a fantastic way to discover a new city or discover something new about your city. Visit my Instagram post to see more photos and learn more about our tour of Tampa.

So while small gatherings seem less risky, large gatherings are still not happening, which include road races. In fact, to many disappointed fans, the Gasparilla Distance Classic – Tampa’s most popular race – announced last week that its race will be completely virtual this year and runners have until May 9 to complete any of the distances. 

Since road races are still not happening, I have compiled another list of virtual races for March 2021.  Living in lockdown for a year, I find these lists therapeutic and necessary as they help me focus on a virtual running goal in the absence of in-person races. 

See my first list of virtual races from April 2020 and learn why virtual races make such great motivators.

March 2021 Virtual Races - Run DMT

March 2021 Virtual Races

Lucky for us, March is full of fun St. Patrick’s Day theme races. With March also being Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8, there are also a few empowering women fun runs. Given that we have been living with Covid for a year now, I included a few races to acknowledge the heroic work of our frontline workers, essential workers and our teachers.

Covid Themes

I Run to Kick Corona - virtual race

I Run 2 Kick Corona

  • March 1 – 31
  • $34.99
  • 5K or 10K
  • Kick Corona medal
  • Bib
  • Kick Corona t-shirt or tank
  • Share on social media #IRun2KickCorona #IRun4Movement
  • Chance to win prizes
  • Earn money back when you refer friends
  • Benefits First Responders Children’s Foundation

I Run 4 Teachers

  • March 1 – 31
  • $34.99
  • 5K or 10K
  • Apple I Run 4 Teachers medal
  • Bib
  • I Run 4 Teachers workers t-shirt or tank
  • Share on social media #IRun4Teachers #IRun4Movement
  • Chance to win prizes
  • Earn money back when you refer friends
  • Benefits AdoptAClassroom

Make Tracks for the Vax

  • March 27
  • $20
  • 5K or 10K
  • Covid vaccination spinning medal
  • Submit results to private Facebook group

Run of Your Life

  • March 15
  • $39.00 
  • 5K, 10K or half marathon
  • Star medal
  • T-shirt or tanks
  • Bib and medal only – $29
  • T-shirt only – $29
  • Submit results to private Facebook group
  • Share on social media #RunOfYourLife
  • Benefits the National Domestic Violence Hotline
I Run 4 Frontline Heroes - virtual race

I Run 4 Frontline Heroes

  • March 1 – 31
  • $34.99
  • 5K or 10K
  • Heart-shaped I Run 4 Frontline Workers medal
  • Bib
  • I Run 4 Frontline workers t-shirt or tank
  • Share on social media #Running2FightBack #IRun4Movement
  • Chance to win prizes
  • Earn money back when you refer friends
  • Benefits First Responders Children’s Foundation

Women’s History Month

ZOOMA Women's Day 5K - virtual race

ZOOMA Women’s Day 5K

  • March 8
  • FREE (bib only)
  • $15 – medal, bib and magnet
  • Tank an additional $15
  • Share on social media @zoomarun and #womensday5k

International Women’s Day 5K

  • March 8 – December 31
  • $25
  • Girls Run the World medal
  • Digital bib
  • Submit time online
  • Share on social media #VirtualRunningSquad 

International Women’s Day Run

  • March 1 -31 
  • $25
  • 1 mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon
  • Digital bib
  • Flower Medal with quote by Anais Nin “And the Day Came When the Risk to Remain Tight In a Bud Was More Painful Than the Risk It Took to Blossom.”
  • Benefits Dress for Success

March for Movement

  • March 1-31 
  • $30
  • 5K, 10K, half marathon, 100 mile (500 mile team)
  • BLM T-Shirt 
  • Digital bib
  • BLM medal
  • Submit results online
  • Benefits Black Lives Matter movement

We Can Do It! Run

  • March 1 – 31
  • $29.99
  • 5K, 10K or half marathon
  • Bib
  • T-shirt
  • Finisher’s certificate
  • Medal an additional $9.99
  • Earn 25% off your next registration
  • Submit results online
  • Benefits Dress for Success

Run Like a Girl

  • March 1 – 31
  • 5K, 10K, half marathon
  • Bib
  • T-shirt
  • Finisher’s certificate
  • Medal an additional $9.99
  • Earn 25% off your next registration
  • Submit results online
  • Benefits Dress for Success

GRL PWR

  • March 1 – 31
  • $34.99
  • 5K or 10K
  • GRL PWR medal
  • Bib
  • GRL PWR t-shirt or tank
  • Share on social media #GirlPower5K10K #IRun4Movement
  • Chance to win prizes
  • Earn money back when you refer friends
  • Benefits StandUp2Cancer

Pi Day – 3.14

Pi Day 5K - virtual race

Pi Day 5 K

  • March 14 – December 31
  • $25
  • 3.14 miles
  • Pie medal
  • Digital bib
  • Submit time online
  • Share on social media #VirtualRunningSquad 

Pi Day

  • March 14
  • $8.99
  • 3.14 miles
  • Digital bib only
  • Benefits Soles 4 Souls

St Patrick’s Day

Happy Go Lucky - St Patrick's Day - virtual race

Happy Go Lucky

  • March 1 – 31
  • $34.99
  • 5K or 10K
  • Green Happy Go Lucky t-shirt or tank
  • Bib
  • Share on social media #HappyGoLucky5k10K #IRun4Movement
  • Chance to win prizes
  • Earn money back when you refer friends
  • Benefits Feeding America

Irving St. Patrick’s Day 5K

  • March 1 -31
  • $39.99
  • Green gender-Specific Performance Irving St. Patrick’s Shirt 
  • Bib
  • Irving Marathon Clear Clinch Bag
  • Join The Movement Bracelet
  • Event sticker
  • Submit finish time online
  • Bundle races and save 10% or 15%
  • Benefits Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation

Pub Run 5K

  • March 17
  • $18
  • Leprechaun medal
  • Bib
  • T-shirt additional $8
  • Benefits Action Against Hunger

Gold Rush

  • March 17 – December 31
  • $25
  • 5K or 10K 
  • Pot of gold medal 
  • Digital bib
  • Submit time online
  • Share on social media #VirtualRunningSquad 

Lucky Dog 5K

  • March 1 – April 30
  • $35
  • 5K
  • Earn cash back for referrals 
  • Short Sleeve T-Shirt
  • Digital Bib
  • Finisher Medal
  • Submit results online 
  • Benefits local animal shelters

St. Paddy’s 5K

  • March 17
  • $29.99 – 5K, 10K, half marathon
  • $39.99 – Marathon 
  • Bib
  • T-shirt
  • Finisher’s certificate
  • Medal an additional $9.99 for 5K,10K, half marathon
  • Earn 25% off your next registration
  • Submit results online
  • Share on social media #StPaddysRun
  • Benefits ALS Association – Greater Chicago Chapter 

Lucky Dash 5K

  • March 1 – 31
  • $29.99 
  • 5K
  • Bib
  • Chocolate coins
  • Clover medal
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Chance to earn $150 for referrals 
  • Submit results online

Kiss Me I’m a Runner

  • March 1 – 31
  • $39.99
  • Bib
  • Running Leprechaun medal
  • T-shirt or tank
  • Medal and bib only – $26.99
  • Share on social media #GoneForaRunVirtualRaceSeries
  • Submit results online
  • Benefits WorldVentures Foundation

Everybody’s Irish

  • March 1 – 31
  • $29.99 
  • 5K, 10K, half marathon
  • Bib
  • T-shirt
  • Finisher’s certificate
  • Medal an additional $9.99
  • Earn 25% off your next registration
  • Submit results online
  • Benefits ALS Association – Greater Chicago Chapter 
St Patrick's Day 5K - virutal race

St. Patty’s Day 5K

  • March 1 – 31
  • $36.99
  • Bib
  • Leprechaun and pot of gold medal
  • T-shirt or tank
  • Share on social media #GoneForaRunVirtualRaceSeries
  • Submit results online
  • Benefits Achilles International

Luck of the Irish

  • March 1 – 31 
  • $25
  • 3.17 miles
  • Digital bib
  • Four leaf clover medal
  • Benefits National Hemophilia Foundation

St. Patrick’s Day 5K/10K

  • March 17
  • $35
  • Good luck charm bracelet
  • Clover headband
  • Bib
  • Irish woman and pot of gold finisher medal
  • Submit results online
  • Share on social media #STPATRICKSDAY2021

Delray St. Patrick’s Day Run

  • March 17
  • $29.99
  • Leprechaun with hairy beard medal
  • Badass Finisher Mask
  • Race Bib
  • St. Patrick’s Day Bling Necklace
  • Benefits Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County 

America’s Shamrock Run

  • March 1- 31
  • $40
  • 1 mile, 5k, 8k, half marathon or bike 10 or 25 miles
  • Full zip Shamrock Run jacket
  • Shamrock Run finisher’s medal
  • Shamrock Run hat 
  • Personalized bib
  • Submit results online
  • Benefits St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Shamrock Shuffle

  • March 19 – 21
  • $30
  • A Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Nike Dri-FIT Shirt
  • Shamrock Shuffle running belt
  • Digital bib 
  • Access to the 8-week Training Challenge
  • Access to the Shamrock Shuffle Spotify playlist
  • Benefits several charity partners
Will Run for Beer 5K - virtual race

Will Run for Beer 5K

  • March 1 – 31
  • $39.99
  • Bib
  • Beer shaped bottle opener medal
  • T-shirt or tank
  • Medal and bib only – $26.99
  • Share on social media #GoneForaRunVirtualRaceSeries
  • Submit results online
  • Benefits WorldVentures Foundation

Spring Themes

Bee Kind Virtual Race

Bee Kind

  • Feb 1- 28
  • $34.99
  • 5K or 10K 
  • Bee shaped medal
  • Bib
  • Save the Bee Kind t-shirt or tank
  • Share on social media for fun prizes 
  • Chance to win prizes
  • Earn money back when you refer friends
  • Benefits Feeding America
Mermaid Day virtual race

Mermaid Day

  • March 29
  • $25
  • 1 mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon
  • Mermaid medal
  • Bib
  • Benefits Mercy Ships

Which March virtual race will you run?

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