Get to Sesame Street Challenge

Accept the Challenge & Become Your Best You

How far will you go in 2022? Run, walk, hike, swim, roll, cycle, paddle, or crawl and be rewarded with Sesame Street character pins as you hit 6 milestones along the way. Choose between the 100 and 500-mile options to customize your journey.

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 sunglasses
  • waterproof keepsake race bib
  • official race shirt

Please note: Shipping times may vary due to supply chain issues affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please familiarize yourself with the deadlines and event format listed in our FAQ section.

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. Click to learn more about Sesame Workshop.

  • 100 Mile Challenge

  • 500 Mile Challenge

Challenge yourself to go 100 miles!

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

Earn a Pin at Each Checkpoint:

15 Miles

Elmo & Zoe

30 Miles


45 Miles


65 Miles

Big Bird

80 Miles

Oscar the Grouch

100 Miles

Bert & Ernie

Get to Sesame Street Challenge

Official Finisher Medal

There are two ways to take on the challenge:


  • Receive free access to our mobile app to log your miles beginning January 1, 2022
  • Claim each reward on the app as you earn it
  • Have each pin and medal shipped to you within 1-2 weeks of earning it

reward yourself - $99

  • Receive all your pins and medals at once
  • Reward yourself as you go, or have a friend or family member reward you as you hit each milestone
  • Log miles however you choose
  • Does not come with access to our mobile app

Sign up now and start logging miles January 1, 2022.

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 Bibs are sent in a standard white envelope with a first class stamp.

what are the registration deadlines?

Registration remains open while supplies last.

how do i log my miles?

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.

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 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!

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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