While we’re not able to physically run our favorite local Chicago series events with you this year, we wanted to give everyone the opportunity to experience a piece of each of these iconic events. You only need to register once for the Run This Town Virtual Run to participate in each of these virtual events- Soldier Field 10 Mile/5k, North Shore Classic Half Marathon/5k, Run Mag Mile 10k/5k, and Bucktown 5k. You’ll have distance options for each of the races, so you can really make this event your own! Don’t worry, we’re giving you a lot of time to complete them all!
We’ve picked our most iconic events around the city to be part of the Run This Town Virtual Run- Soldier Field (choose a 10 mile or 5k distance), North Shore Classic Half/5k (choose a half marathon or 5k distance), Run Mag Mile (choose a 10k or 5k distance), and Bucktown (5k only distance). Run/walk as much as 32.4 miles, or as few as 12.4 miles, and do it over as much time as you need to complete!
Start off your racing season with the Soldier Field 10 Mile/5k, then head north for the North Shore Classic Half Marathon/5k, go back downtown for the Run Mag Mile 10k/5k, and finish up in Bucktown for the Bucktown 5k. This is your Run This Town Virtual Run- you get to do the distances, locations, and times that work best for you! Bring a friend or Fido to run with you for one or all of the distances. Run them all in 4 consecutive weekends, or take your time and do them over a few months. It’s your run, you do it however works best for you!
So much! You’ll receive FIVE medals for the Run This Town Virtual Run (yes, FIVE!), including finisher medals for Soldier Field, North Shore Classic Half/5k, Run Mag Mile, and Bucktown, PLUS an iconic Chicago flag themed Run This Town medal. You’ll also get a Run This Town long sleeve quarter zip, Run This Town Chicago-themed trucker hat, and bibs for each of the races!
It’s similar, but not the same. In 2019, we asked you to run at least 4 of our live events to qualify for an extra Run This Town medal. In 2021, because we won’t be live for many of our Chicago events, we’re doing it virtually. It’s up to you to run the 4 events on your own, but you’ll still earn the 2021 Run This Town medal.
You can complete each of your runs whenever you want, in whatever order you want, but if you want to follow a typical live event calendar, you would run Soldier Field, then North Shore, then Run Mag Mile, and end with Bucktown. Do the runs whenever work best for you, but we just ask that if you want to submit your times, please do so by November 1st, 2021.
Your medal will be mailed to you with your packet, but if you’d like to download a finishers certificate with your results, you can go here to enter your information: https://ramraces.enmotive.com/users/account.
For the Virtual Run, we accept results on the honor system, but the most accurate tracking is typically via a device with GPS tracking.
Packets will begin shipping week of 5/10/2021. After 5/10/2021, packets will be shipped within 10-14 business days. The virtual race is currently only open to addresses in the 48 contiguous United States.
The Run This Town Virtual Run is currently available only for addresses within the United States. We cannot ship outside the United States at this time.
We do not offer any size exchanges post packet shipment. All changes to sizes need to be made prior to confirming registration. We highly recommend that all participants take care to view the sizing chart on our 'SWAG' page to order the correct size.
If you have any questions about the race, please email us at [email protected].