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Benefitting Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit helping kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

Enjoy this fun and affordable route to Sesame Street, health, and fitness! You’ll meet your favorite Sesame Street characters on the way to your ultimate goal of 100 or 500 miles.

Charity Partnership

We've partnered with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, to bring you this officially licensed challenge that can be done on your own time and in any location. Click here to learn more about Sesame Workshop.

Every registration includes:

  • 6 exclusive digital character badges
  • Goodr polarized sunglasses when you reach your mileage goal in the app
  • Printable race bib
  • Access to super-supportive private Facebook group

available add-on options:

  • official event shirt

official race gear

digital rewards

  • 100 Mile Challenge

  • 500 Mile Challenge

Challenge yourself to go 500 miles! 

Digital character badges include...

50 Miles

Count von Count

100 Miles

Cookie Monster

200 Miles


300 Miles


400 Miles


500 Miles


How far will you go?

Select your Challenge distance below 

Have a question? Let us help!

Click an item from the dropdown menu below for help.

Do I have to run?

Nope. You can complete your race distance in your movement method of choice. Running is great, but so is walking, hiking, dancing, swimming, rolling, rucking...

Check out our free conversion chart to see how different physical activities can be applied to this challenge.

how does shipping work?

Shirts and sunglasses ship separately in the methods and timeframes listed below. All other items for this challenge are digital, and do not ship.


  • Ship with a tracking email from
  • Ship within a week of reporting event completion on the VRC mobile app


  • Printed on-demand and expected to arrive roughly 2 weeks after you place an order

what are the registration deadlines?

This event remains open for registration while supplies last.

how do i log my miles?

Your registration comes with access to the VRC mobile app. You’ll use the app to log miles and earn digital character badges. Click here to download the app on iOS or Android, then follow the instructions below:

  1. Enter the email address associated with your registration.
  2. Click the Digital Get to Sesame Street Challenge to report your race completion.
  3. Select “Add Activity” to log miles.
  4. Enter your miles and click “Save”.
  5. When you reach a milestone, your freshly earned digital badge will pop up on your screen. Congrats!
  6. When you finish all 100 or 500 miles, click the “Claim” button and follow the prompts to receive your Goodr polarized sunglasses.

Can I receive tangible rewards instead of digital-only ones?

If you’d like to receive pins and a medal in the mail – instead of this event’s digital badges – check out the 2022 Get to Sesame Street Challenge.

what are the distance options?

Choose between a goal of 100 miles or 500 miles.

where will i receive email updates from?

Our messages come from Please add this address to your safe list so you're sure to get all updates.

what is the private facebook group?

There’s a special Facebook group for Sesame Street Races & Challenges. We believe it’s one of the most positive corners of the internet, where members share their achievements and cheer each other on. Joining the group is entirely voluntary.

How Long Do I have to complete the Challenge?

This challenge is designed to be completed on your timeline. You will be able to log miles and earn your digital badges through December 31, 2023.

How Do I Receive my bib?

Your digital bib is included in your registration confirmation email. Make sure is on your safe list, so that you receive the email directly in your inbox.

We encourage you to print your bib out and wear it with pride as you conquer the miles!

Will a portion of my registration benefit a charity?

Yes! A portion of proceeds will benefit Sesame Workshop.


Work with our friends at Wander Project and when you raise the minimum threshold for a non-profit (usually $500), Virtual Running Club will sponsor your participation in this event at no cost to you!

Learn more on the Wander Project Charity Bib Page.


count von count's halloween hustle

Ah, ah, ah! They call him the Count, because he loves to count things – from the bats at his place to the miles in your race. Whether you’re a novice walker or seasoned runner, he’ll be the first to tell you that every step counts.


How far will you go in 2022? Choose between the 100 and 500-mile options and be rewarded with Sesame Street character pins as you hit 6 milestones along the way.

Available Challenges & Races

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