Cicadamania 1.7 mi/10k/17 Mi Brood X American Tour

Get amped to make some noise for the most buzzworthy event of the season!

You may have heard of Brood X – Brood 10, in Roman numerals – the giant generation of cicadas emerging from the ground as we speak. Aka the hottest act to break onto the scene this summer.

Or you may have literally heard Brood X making noise outside your window on a summer night. Their talent and decibels know no bounds.

Celebrate this special phenomenon, occurring once every 17 years, with a special race event. It’s a festival of miles celebrating fantastic insect music. Wherever you are, on your own schedule, seek out the intense hum of the cicada over 1.7 miles,10k (6.2 miles), or 17 miles (for our hard core rockers!). No amp required. The only need is you, out there, living your best life by rocking your best miles, dude!

Registration open now ONLY through July 14!

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  • Distance: 1.7 miles, 10K, or 17 Miles (For our hardcore rockers!)
  • Event Start Date: Whenever and wherever you want!
  • Shipping Timeline:  Registration only open through July 14!
  • Event Merchandise: Commemorative t-shirt and personalized keepsake bib as an add-on option!
  • Additional Information: View FAQs






Click "Register Now" to sign up for the challenge and select your swag! 

2. Get Moving!

Start working on your training for your race. Decide on the timeline that will work best for you and determine your race day. 

3. Go the Distance!

When it's your race day, complete the distance you registered for and celebrate your accomplishment!

4. Report Your Time (optional)

1. Visit the VRC website.

2. Select "Report My Time" in the navigation. 

3. Follow the prompts to enter your time and complete your race!


Click an item from the dropdown menu below for help. If you don’t see the answer to your question, click here to visit our help center and fill out a form to contact our support team.

what is the distance for the race?

Pick between 1.7 miles, 10k, or 17 miles (those who like to rock hardcore, we salute you).


All swag ships separately. Shirts ship with a tracking email from Bibs are sent first class with a stamp.

All shirts and bibs are printed specifically for each participant. Make sure to check out the size charts for shirts, as we will not be able to make exchanges.

When will i receive my swag?

Your custom shirt and/or bib will arrive by August 7, 2021

How long do I have to finish my race?

You can race whenever and wherever you feel like it! There is no deadline to complete your distance. We just ask that you have fun and feel accomplished once you've completed it. 

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, biking, dancing, swimming, rollerblading, rucking...

how do I report my FINISH TIME?

Click "Report My Time" in the menu on our site then follow the prompts. For more information, view the "How it Works" section. 

Can I stack vrc events and challenges?

We find some of our participants like to do multiple Virtual Running Club events at once. If you want to double-dip – that is, apply your miles to multiple events – you have our full permission to do so. Choose whatever works best for you!

will a portion of my registration benefit a charity?

Yes! We are finalizing the non-profit beneficiary now and will announce that in the coming days.

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