About Us

Born from the spirit of traditional races, Virtual Running Club is the finest virtual experience provider in America. VRC gives participants the incentive, motivation and accountability to make meaningful positive actions through tangible rewards via online events.

We use technology to help people disconnect from that same technology. Our purpose is to help you spend time with loved-ones, both near and far, while working toward a common goal of accomplishment.

We do this with virtual races and other events that come with a physical reward once the challenge has been completed through an honor-based, self-report system. Usually, the reward is a medal, coin or medallion designed with upmost care to commemorate the achievement. Additionally, participants find support from the VRC community.

Because we believe that awards should only be given to those that finish, participants are accountable to VRC and other registrants. Even more important however, participants are accountable to themselves to complete their challenge. They can do their race/challenge at their pace anywhere in the world, but it must be completed before we'll send the award.

Give us a try! Be a part of the global VRC community whether you are racing by yourself or meeting up with other runners in your community to participate in these events. Link to Races

The Team


Salem Stanley

President & Founder

Salem is the President and Founder of Vacation Races & Virtual Running Club. He loves the personal growth that comes from athletics and physical challenges as well as National Parks.

Salem received a BA in Business from Southern Virginia University and an MBA from BYU. During his time at Southern Virginia University, he also ran track where he was an All-American track athlete.  


Holland Newton

Chief Operating Officer

Once a 'running for fun' hater, Holland fell in love with the sport when he used it to help him lose more than 80 pounds (Even wrote a book about it: The Fat Trainer).

Holland has a background in personal training and degrees in advertising and marketing from Mizzou. While long runs on the beach are always fun, Holland prefers the mountain trails in Utah.


Ryan Jenkins

Chief Marketing Officer

Self proclaimed nerd, Ryan is always looking for the best, cutting edge tools. He is always working on his craft claiming to be a “product in infinite beta”; never perfect, always improving.

Ryan loves all things marketing almost as much as he loves hamburgers and peanut butter (not together). He should really should run more. 


Whitney Ginsburg

senior Marketing manager

Whitney is an enthusiast for all things fitness. When she's not working on marketing for the next VRC event, you can find her teaching spin classes.

Whitney has an extensive background in marketing, specializing in digital marketing.  She brings sparkle to every meeting (seriously, she bedazzles everything) and helps make everyday magical at VRC. 


Melanie Brender

Research & Product Development Manager

Melanie appreciates a good peanut butter and salami sandwich, and the natural beauty of Michigan. She has a background in race marketing and event planning.

Melanie was a professional runner for 3 years and ran cross country and track for Michigan State University.  While there, she helped the team win 5 Big Ten championships and an NCAA title.  

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Lora Stewart

Fulfilment Ninja

Lora embodies her title as Fulfilment Ninja and is a pro at managing all race swag and getting it out to you! All this swag needs someone that knows how to keep it straight and Lora is that person.

When Lora isn't keeping track of your package, you can find her out enjoying all that Southern Utah has to offer either hiking or biking. 


Tana Seaford

Customer Support Manager

Tana is your first point of contact receiving and responding to all support emails and requests. She is a problem solving wizard and can help you with just about anything and will always offer encouragement!

While customer care is her passion, a close second is hiking in red rock country near her home in Kanab, Utah.  

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Nathanial Runner

Brand ambassador

Looking for a cheerleader to finish that last mile? Nathanial is your guy. He has a passion for VRC events and challenges and is always sporting our swag on his adventures.

Not only easy on the eyes, he's also an exceptional cat dad (He has 8...we're not kitten you). 

What Is A Virtual Race?

Virtual races are just like traditional races with a shirt, medal, bib, community and fun, but you can run, walk or hike your race wherever you want with whoever you want. Even on a treadmill! Racers report their time and then we send a medal to them for completing the race. What have you got to lose? Try us out ? Register now!

A full registration comes with a quality race shirt, bib, medal and the chance to win prizes. Plus, you can opt out of the medal or shirt or bib and pay a little less. In addition, be sure to join the supportive and fun social community on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.

Why should you race with us?

We are a race company that believes that, just like our in-person races, a medal should be earned by finishing the race. You prove that you finished by submitting your race time to your account. We'll send your finisher's medal after you report your time.

For any customer support, race questions or other issue, please visit the Help Center.

Available Challenges & Races

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