Sequoia & Kings Canyon
Virtual Race

Celebrate 130 years of these majestic parks with the most majestic trees on the planet. This virtual race celebrates all that is amazing with these special and unique National Parks.

Oversized Trees Deserve An Oversized Medal

Introducing Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Virtual Race! 

Join us in celebrating the 130th year of these two great National Parks. Sequoia was "born" September 25, 1890 with it's next-door neighbor "General Grant National Park" also being established. Then in 1940, General Grant N.P. was greatly expanded and renamed Kings Canyon National Park. 

How This Works

A virtual race is just like a traditional race with medals, shirts and bibs. But you get to do your race when and where you want! Not convinced yet? Check out the 14 reasons why we think you'll like racing with us. 

Registration starts at just $29.95, includes FREE Shipping and is a la carte, so you can get just the swag you want

Race Day: October 24, 2020 (or whenever)
Early Bird Shirt/Bib Deadline: 10/4/20
Registration Deadline: 10/25/20
Reporting Deadline: Report by 11/23/20 to earn your medal
Distance Options: 5K, 10K, 13.1 Mi., 26.2 Mi.
Location: Wherever you want!
Cost: Registration is just $29.95 for a medal. Add a shirt for as little as +$13. Shipping is Free!

Tell Me More

To honor the spirit of traditional races, we require that anyone that registers for a medal can only earn their medal by finishing their race. We verify that a race is finished using the honor system by having participants report their finish time to their VRC account (created during the registration process & tied to the email address entered). Participants can take as long as they need to finish their race and can do it however works best for them. Most participants walk, run or hike their race and ideally, they are using their own power to go their distance, but leave room for individual adaptation where necessary. Biking, swimming, rowing, etc. are welcome. 

Medals do not ship until after the official race day. Participants can complete their race whenever they choose, but that "race day" will be the day that all timetables are based on. There is a 30-day grace period to report your finish time (following the start of the race). Multiple people may be added to a registration. All participants are tied to the main registrant. Only that registrant will get updates about the race and their email address will be needed to report the finish time. 

Messages regarding the race come from [email protected] Please add that address to your safe list.

Early Bird Registration Deadline


Register by October 4 and your shirt and/or bib will arrive just before the race

Registration Deadline


Registration will be open through the weekend – while supplies last.

What You Can Get When You Sign Up




Shirt Type & Color Options

Common Answers and Event Specifics

Registration Deadline & Race Day

Registration will be open as long as swag remains available. Most people will run that day BUT you can do it when and where works best for you. Because we strive to honor the tradition of in-person races, you’ll receive messages as if that is race day for you, just know that we’re okay with it if you need to do something different.

Medals & Shipping

Medals must be earned by finishing the race. This helps us maintain the spirit of the traditional race experience. We'll begin shipping medals after the race to those participants who:

Added a medal to their registration AND reported their finish time (by the reporting deadline)

Shirts & Bibs & SHIPPING

Shirts and bibs are printed specifically for each participant. Shirts and bibs ship regardless of whether your time is reported. All swag ships separately. Once a registration is complete (paid for), it cannot be changed. Registrations are processed according to the timelines below. Due to manufacturing and international shipping constraints, if the color of the shirt you select is out of stock, the next closest color will automatically be substituted for you. Click here to download your own generic digital bib PDF.

Early Bird Shirt/Bib Shipment Deadline: Register by October 4, 2020 and your shirt and/or bib will arrive around October 23, 2020

Registration Deadline: Register after October 4 and your shirt and/or printed bib will be printed after October 25 and arrive around the end of November.

How Shipping Works

All swag ships separately. Shirts & Medals ship with a tracking email from [email protected] Bibs are sent first class with a stamp.

All items will ship according to the timelines listed for each items in this dropdown.


For tracking your distance and time, you can use whatever app or system that works best for you. All we need is the finish time. We use the honor system to verify results, so if you say you did, we have no reason to not believe you.

To report your finish time, click here and follow the prompts. This video shows what the process looks like.


Results are just for fun - but see how you stack up.

Distance Options

5K, 10K, 13.1 Mi., 26.2 Mi.

The distance you chose when you register is technically a placeholder for you. You'll be able to select a different distance when you report your finish time. Note: the medal is the same regardless of the distance you choose.

Does it have to be on race day?

You can do your race when & where works best for you.

Shirt Size Charts

Everyday Shirt Sizes

Basic Everyday

100% Cotton / 50/50 (depending on the color. Click size chart for info.)

Basic Everyday Youth
100% Cotton / 50/50 (depending on the color. Click size chart for info.)

Premium Everyday
Ladies / Tank / Mens
Tri-Blend Poly/Cotton/Rayon (50/25/25)

Tech shirt sizes

Basic Tech
This is a "slippery" polyester shirt

Premium Tech 
Ladies / Mens
This is a "soft" polyester/spandex (95/5) shirt. It feels like cotton, but still wicks

Here’s what people are saying about VRC

We work hard to earn your business and your trust. Our swag is high quality and we try to match that quality with our customer service. Here's what others say:

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Sequoia Parks Conservancy.

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