Get to Sesame Street Challenge

Accept the Challenge & Become Your Best You

Run, walk, hike, swim, paddle, or crawl 100 miles and be rewarded with Sesame character pins as you hit 6 milestones along the way. Choose the 500-mile “lite” option to tackle more miles and reach 6 new milestones.

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.

  • 100 Mile Challenge

  • 500 Mile "Lite" Challenge

Challenge yourself to go 100 miles!

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

Every registration includes:

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

Available Add-on Options:

  • Waterproof keepsake printed bib
  • Official "Get to Sesame Street" Challenge t-shirt

The only way to receive each character pin and the medal is to earn them by going the distance and reporting to your VRC account once you're done with each milestone. Each pin is sent after you accomplish each milestone

Earn a Pin at Each Checkpoint!

15 Miles

Elmo

30 Miles

Abby

50 Miles

Count von Count

65 Miles

Big Bird

80 Miles

Oscar the Grouch

100 Miles

Cookie Monster

Get to Sesame Street Challenge

Official Finisher Medal

Optional Add-ons

Waterproof Printed Bib

Official Challenge T-shirt

Get to Sesame Street Challenge Shirt Options

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Event Specifics & FAQs

Registration Deadlines

Registration for this event officially closed on June 30, 2021.

Complete your distance whenever it works best for you during 2021.

Shipping: Shirts & Bibs

There is one shirt and one bib design that you can add on to your order. Shirts start at just $14.95 and bibs are only $6. Shirts and bibs are only available while supplies last.

Shirts and bibs are printed specifically for each participant. We don't produce extras. Be sure to check out the size charts because we'll have none to exchange.

For those who registered by the June 30 deadline, you'll receive your shirt and bib by July 31!

NOTE: Because of international product disruption and supply chain limitations, if the chosen shirt color is no longer available, the next best shirt color for the design will automatically be substituted for you.

Shipping: Pins, Ribbon, and Medal

When you report the completion of each milestone, your name goes into the waitlist to be sent the appropriate pin (and other items as needed). Your first shipment will also include your series ribbon. Your last shipment will also contain your official finisher medal. (The medal attaches to the series ribbon, which contains 6 spots where you can place your pins.)

Due to high demand, we have sold out of inventory several times. Everyone that registers and reports the completion of each milestone will get the associated pin and finisher medal within roughly one month of reporting.

How Shipping Works

All swag ships separately. Shirts, medals and pins ship with a tracking email from support@virtualrunningclub.com. Bibs are sent first class with a stamp. Sometimes bibs are set aside as a bill or other mail. They are in a white envelope.

For those who registered by the June 30 deadline, you'll receive your shirt and bib by July 31. Everyone that registers and reports the completion of each milestone will get the associated pin and finisher medal within roughly two weeks of reporting.

Reporting

There are 2 ways to report your progress:

Using the Spark App
  1. Download our free Spark Challenges app for iPhone or Android.
  2. Sync it to your VRC account on the Profile screen.
  3. Add your mileage after each run/walk.
  4. When you have enough mileage for a milestone, mark it complete.

Note: The Spark app is a supplemental tool designed to help you log your miles as you go. It is free but not required.

By Web Form

The Spark Challenges app is the official way to track your progress in our challenges and report milestone completion.

If you're unable to use Spark you may use this alternate reporting form but it may cause a slight delay in processing your shipment.

Distance Options

The 100 mile challenge and the 500 mile challenge are completely separate challenges. If you wish to participate in both, you'll need to register for each one separately.

Do I have to Run?

Nope. You can complete your distance however works best for you. Ideally you'd complete your distance under your own power, but do what's right for you.

How do i track my distance?

Track of your distance in whatever way works best for you. Many people use their preferred GPS app and others use a notebook. Do what works best for you.

Do I need to let you know each time I run/walk?

No. You track individual efforts on your own. The only time you need to report to us is when you complete a milestone for your challenge.

You may, if you choose, enter your mileage after each run into the Spark Challenges app for iPhone or Android.

What Email Address will updates come from?

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

What are the milestones?

The 100 mile challenge milestones are: 15, 30, 50, 65, 80 & 100

The 500 miles challenge milestones are: 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 & 500

What happens if I register more than one person?

When a participant is added to your registration, their progress is tracked with yours, not individually.  

If another participant wants to track their own progress they should register using their own email and phone number.

Do I have to join the facebook group?

No. The Facebook group is just for fun and provides a place for other participants to share experiences.

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