How to create your own virtual race for free

Your racers can run a timed virtual 5k or compete in a one month race with inclusive activities.

Whether you anticipate a few dozen participants or thousands, it takes just a few minutes to create a robust virtual race for company morale-building or charity fundraising. With no set-up fee!

Before creating your virtual race, decide:

  1. How long will the race will last? One month works well for most companies. A week or two works best for most charity fundraisers.
  2. Which exercises will count towards miles on the virtual route? While some race organizers restrict participation to only runners or walkers for a virtual 5k, many organizers prefer be more inclusive, allowing multiple exercises (swimming, cycling, rowing, lawn mowing, etc, etc) to convert into miles on the route.
  3. What virtual route your racers will compete on? We’ve got lots of beautiful pre-built routes or you can create a route that perfectly fits your organization’s mission. (Remember, racers can exercise anywhere, the route is virtual!)
  4. Do you want people to compete as members of teams or only as individuals? All our virtual races have individual leader boards so people can track their personal progress. Letting people join teams can add an extra layer of meaning and excitement to big races.

Creating your virtual race is easy

Once you’ve answered these questions, you can quickly test your concept in one of our free virtual race tests. Or dive into creating your actual fundraising virtual race or company virtual challenge! You can also create a virtual 5k!

There’s no setup fee: Racery deducts its fee from each entry fee — or you can prepay for racer coupons.

See Racery’s summary of virtual race features and fees. Or watch some of Racery’s videos on Vimeo.

Why rely on Racery’s virtual race platform?

Thanks to improvements we’ve been making since 2014, building and launching a standard virtual race takes less than 60 seconds!

You can request a virtual race demo or write to get our insights or a free trial race!