Sesame street's dream big race

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

Lace up your shoes and chase your dreams, while empowering others to chase theirs!

The Dream Big Race is your opportunity to go after your dreams – however near or far they are – with a 5k, 10k, or half marathon. Your registration benefits Sesame Workshop and their efforts to eliminate gender-based barriers so children around the world can pursue their dreams, too.

How far will your dreams take you?

We've partnered with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit 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:

available add-on options:

  • Personalized keepsake race bib
  • official race shirt
  • Keychain we encourage you to give someone who inspires you to dream big

official race gear


how far will your dreams take you?



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, rucking...

how does shipping work?

Swag ships separately in the methods and timeframes listed below.


  • Ship with a tracking email from
  • If you opt to report for awards, medals ship within a week of reporting race completion on the VRC mobile app
  • If you choose the autoship option, medals ship within a week of registration


  • Ship with a tracking email from within a week of registration


  • Sent in a standard white envelope with a first class stamp
  • No longer available for purchase
  • Will arrive in mid-May for those who registered by April 21, 2022


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

what are the registration deadlines?

Registration remains open while supplies last. Personalized race bibs were available for purchase through April 21, 2022.

how do i log my miles?

Your registration comes with access to the VRC mobile app. Use the app to report your race completion. 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 the Dream Big Race 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. If you opted to receive your medal up front instead, the “Claim” button will not appear.


Choose between traditional race distances of 5k (3.1 miles), 10k (6.2 miles), or half marathon (13.1 miles). The distance you choose is entirely up to you.

How long do I have to complete MY RACE?

You’ll need to report your race completion on the VRC mobile app by December 31, 2022 to receive your medal.

If you’d like more flexibility with when you complete your race, you can opt to receive your medal up front during registration. Then have a friend or family member award it to you at the finish line!

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.

Can I double-dip my miles with other events?

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!

Is extra race gear available for purchase?

Extra gear is available for purchase while supplies last. Click here to visit the Dream Big store.

will a portion of my registration benefit a charity?

Yes! A portion of proceeds will benefit Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit helping kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

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Check out our page dedicated to all things Sesame Street, including trivia and upcoming events!

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