Raptor run 5k

Oh, the velociraptor. The name literally means “speedy thief”. While we don’t condone robberies, we do cheer on your efforts to race hard and snag some serious hardware.

Because if a dinosaur is chasing you, the best thing to do is run.

"I love doing VRC events because they are the perfect way for me to get motivated to be healthy with the freedom of doing something both fun and hard at my own level. I like how they meet me where I am and give me the accountability to be just a little better." - Dawn C.

Every registration includes:

  • VRC mobile app access to report your race miles
  • Digital badge you can earn in our app
  • Free shipping on all items!

available add-on options:

  • Official Race Shirt
  • Raptor Stickers

See other Raptor Swag on our shop

Get ready to RACE!

Report for Medal

$35 $25

  • Shipping Included (Medal ships after 5K finished in the app)
  • Finisher Medal
  • VRC Mileage Tracking App
  • Lots of add-on shirt choices (optional)
  • Keepsake event sticker (optional)

Great for additional accountability and motivation.

Report your miles in the VRC mobile app and claim the medal when you're done (ships ~1 week after claiming in the app).

AutoShip Medal

$35 $25

  • Shipping Included (Medal ships automatically after registration)
  • Finisher Medal
  • VRC Mileage Tracking App
  • Lots of add-on shirt choices (optional)
  • Keepsake event sticker (optional)

Best for rewarding yourself on your unique timeline.

Receive medal about 1 week after registration. Reporting in the VRC app is completely optional.

No Medal


  • Remove finisher reward from registration
  • VRC Mileage Tracking App
  • Lots of add-on shirt choices (optional)
  • Keepsake event sticker (optional)

Don't need the medal? Still participate and choose any optional add-ons.


Click an item from the dropdown menu below for help. 

Do I have to 'run'?

Nope. You can complete your race however works best for you. Running is great, but so is walking, hiking, dancing, swimming, rucking…

Check out our mileage conversion chart if you plan to transpose another physical activity into wellness miles.

How long do I have to complete MY RACE?

You can finish your race whenever works best for you. The last day to report your time to earn your medal is December 31, 2023. If you need more time, please chose the "autoship" medal option. Regardless of when you finish, we'll be there at the finish line cheering you on.

how does shipping work?

Due to its custom nature, all swag ships separately in the methods and timeframes listed below.


  • Ship with a tracking email from support@virtualrunningclub.com
  • Will automatically ship within 1 week for those who opted to "Autoship" their medal.
  • Will ship within 1 week after reporting on the free VRC app, for those who chose the "After I Report" option. Medals only ship AFTER the race is marked as finished in the app and the award is claimed. If the medal isn't claimed in the app, it isn't sent.

Shirts & Stickers

  • Shirts & stickers are printed specifically for each registration in a process called "print on demand". This hyper-specific method keeps waste down and allows you to get just what you want. They generally take about 2 weeks from the order date to be delivered.

what are the registration deadlines?

Registration remains open while supplies last.

how do i report my race completion?

Your registration comes with access to the VRC mobile app.

Click here to download the app on iOS or Android, then follow the instructions below:

  1. 1
    Enter the email associated with your registration.
  2. 2
    Click "Raptor Run" to report your race completion.
  3. 3
    Select “Add Activity”.
  4. 4
    Enter your completed race distance and click “Save”. Your freshly earned medal will pop up on your screen. Congrats!
  5. 5
    Click the “Claim” button and follow the prompts to receive your reward. (This feature will be enabled in the days leading up to the race window.) If you opted to receive your medal automatically instead, the “Claim” button will not appear.


This event is available as the classic 5k (3.1 miles)!

Looking for more mileage? We've got loads of options. Check them out here

where will i receive email updates from?

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

Can I double-dip these miles with other challenges?

Many 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!

what are my shirt options?

You can either purchase shirts with registration, or click here to shop additional shirt designs.

Love all things dino?

Check out our 100-mile Dino-might challenge and earn dinosaur pins at each milestone on the way to your epic finisher's medal. 

Available Challenges & Races

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