2022 Challenge
Get to
Sesame Street

Become Your Best You in 2022

30-miles
45-miles
80-miles
100-miles
finishers-medal

How far will you go in 2022? Run, walk, hike, swim, roll, cycle, paddle, or crawl and earn Sesame Street character pins as you reach milestones along the way. Choose between the 100 and 500-mile options to customize your journey.

Charity Partnership

We've partnered with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit behind Sesame Street, to bring you this unique officially licensed virtual distance challenge that can be done on your own time and in any location.

Learn more about Sesame Workshop

Every registration includes:

  • 6 exclusive character pins
  • Commemorative lanyard to hold your pins
  • Finisher medal
  • Access to super-supportive private Facebook group
  • Free shipping on all items!

available add-on options:

  • goodr polarized Running sunglasses
  • waterproof keepsake race bib
  • official race shirt

Brand New VRC Reporting App!

Access to the VRC Reporting app is included FREE for participants signing up for the Report For Rewards option below. (The app will help you log your miles, claim your milestone awards, celebrate your accomplishments, etc.)

official race gear

Please note: Shipping times may vary due to supply chain issues affecting us all. Please familiarize yourself with the deadlines and event format listed in our FAQ section.

What REwards will I earn?

  • 100 Mile Challenge

  • 500 Mile Challenge

Challenge yourself
Go 100 miles and earn the following Character pins & Medal!

Elmo & Zoe

15 Miles

30-miles

Abby

30 Miles

45-miles

Snuffy

45 Miles

Big Bird

65 Miles

80-miles

Oscar the Grouch

80 Miles

100-miles

Bert & Ernie

100 Miles

finishers-medal

Official Finisher Medal

It doesn't matter how you do it. Run, walk, hike, swim, roll, cycle, paddle, or crawl. 

Accept the challenge

Report for Rewards

Accountability
Package 

$130

  • Stay accountable through the entire length of the program! (If you don't do the distance, you don't get the reward.)
  • Includes free access to the required VRC Reporting mobile app to log your miles beginning January 1, 2022
  • Claim each reward on the app as you unlock it
  • Each reward will ship 1-2 weeks after you complete the corresponding milestone

Everything Ships Up Front

Self Serve
Package

$85

  • More affordable
  • Receive all your pins and medals at once*
  • Open each reward immediately upon finishing, or have a friend reward you as you hit each milestone
  • Track your miles however you choose
  • Does NOT include access to the VRC mobile app

*Regardless of the option chosen, pins and medals will start to ship early March 2022. Other swag items (shirts, bibs, sunglasses) are batch-printed specifically for each participant and will ship at the timelines in our FAQ section.

Why take on the challenge?

Virtual Running Club works hard to earn your business and your trust. Our swag is high quality and we work to match that quality with our customer service. But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what previous Get to Sesame Street challengers have to say:

michelle mcCord

Get to Sesame Street participant

“I love the smaller milestones throughout the challenge because there are more things to celebrate! I started because of the pandemic but I’ll keep coming back because it’s awesome!”

Rebecca McCorkindale

Get to Sesame Street participant

"This race has changed my life. When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia over five years ago, I thought my race days were over. This challenge has motivated me to get up each morning and do what I can - and over time I've been able to do more and more. I'm now running 3 miles on most days and the possibility of doing an in-person race is becoming a reality."

Deb o.

Get to Sesame Street participant

“I signed up for the 100 and 500 mile challenges as a way to curb my virtual race habit during COVID. It’s been a blast! What’s even better is that I’ve been able to share this with my 75-year old father. Dad has been working on his 100 mile challenge since signing up and he just finished last week. We walked the last mile together and my mom met us in the driveway to give Dad his medal. It was a special day and a momentous occasion.”

Kathryn ShaughnaRioux

Get to Sesame Street participant

“I figured the pins and medal were motivation enough to get me to do 500 miles over a year.Then seeing all the stories and celebrations on Facebook was an added dimension to the motivation that I had not anticipated. There was no “pressure”, lots of positive reinforcement, and the miles added up. The run organizers are cheerfully responsive. We overwhelmed them with love for Sesame Street and they responded with grace and enthusiasm in creating another event with even more input from the Facebook group. Kudos to all involved, looking forward to more journeys together.”

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, rucking...

how does shipping work?

All swag ships separately. Shirts, pins, and medals ship with a tracking email from support@virtualrunningclub.com. Bibs are sent in a standard white envelope with a first class stamp.

Pins and medals will start to ship early March 2022. Other swag items (shirts, bibs, sunglasses) are batch-printed specifically for each participant based on the timelines listed below.

Standard Registration Deadline: February 4

Those who register by February 4 will receive the shirts, bibs, and sunglasses they ordered by March 4, 2022.

Pre-order Registration Deadline: January 4

Those who registered by January 4 will receive the shirts, bibs, and sunglasses they ordered by February 4, 2022.

what are the registration deadlines?

Pins and medals will start to ship early March 2022. Other swag items (shirts, bibs, sunglasses) are batch-printed specifically for each participant based on the timelines listed below.

Standard Registration Deadline: February 4

Those who register by February 4 will receive the shirts, bibs, and sunglasses they ordered by March 4, 2022.

Pre-order Registration Deadline: January 4

Those who registered by January 4 will receive the shirts, bibs, and sunglasses they ordered by February 4, 2022.

how do i log my miles?

Paper and pencil, GPS watch, or however you choose! If you select the Report for Rewards option, you’ll need to report your miles through our new mobile app. Starting January 1, 2022, you can log into the app with the email address you used with registration.

Click here to download the app on iOS or Android.

Check out our video tutorial or the following instructions to navigate the app:

  1. Enter the email associated with your registration.
  2. Click the event you would like to add miles for. Only challenges that you are registered for with reporting will be shown in the app. 
  3. To add miles, scroll down to the bottom and select “Add Activity”.
  4. Enter your miles and click “Save”.
  5. When you reach a milestone, your freshly earned pin will pop up on your screen. Congrats! Click “Claim” and follow the prompts to receive your reward.

what are the distance options?

Choose between completing 100 miles or 500 miles through the course of a calendar year!

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.

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 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!

How Long Do I have to complete the Challenge?

This challenge takes place over the course of the 2022 calendar year. You have until December 31, 2022 to report your progress and see just how far you can go.

Not sure if you’ll get to the finish line? We recommend customizing your journey with the Reward Yourself option, where you receive all the rewards up front and can earn them on your own timeline.

Will a portion of my registration benefit a charity?

Yes! A portion of proceeds will benefit Sesame Workshop’s Yellow Feather Fund.

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