Get to Sesame Street Challenge

Accept the Challenge & Become Your Best You This Year

How Far Can You Go?

Over the coming months, run, walk or hike either 100 or 500 cumulative miles and be rewarded with Sesame character pins as you hit 6 milestones along the way.

We have 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.

Choose Your Distance

The Get To Sesame Street 2021 Challenge gives you the opportunity to run, walk, hike or otherwise go either 100 or 500 miles in 2021. You get to choose which distance gives you the best challenge and opportunity of success.

What You Get

Each registration comes with the accountability to stay on track with 6 milestone completion pins and a sweet finisher medal. The pins are 1" and each pin has a spot reserved for it on the medal ribbon. Entry into the series, the 6 pins, 1 finisher medal, additional challenges along the way and a supportive community are all just $99.95. Plus Free Shipping! You will have the opportunity to add a waterproof keepsake printed bib and/or a challenge t-shirt to commemorate this memorable experience.

The only way to receive each 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.

  1. 1
    Sign Up Now & Choose Your Swag Options
  2. 2
    Join the private Facebook group
  3. 3
    Run/Walk/Hike and track your distance 
  4. 4
    Report after you complete each milestone
  5. 5
    Wait for your milestone pin to arrive and Keep Going!

Event Type

Cumulative Virtual Distance Series

Event Date

Through 2021

Location

Wherever you want

Course

Wherever you want

Distances Available

100 or 500 miles

Next Shirt/Bib Deadline 

Register Now!

Final Day to Register

While Supplies Last

Reporting Deadline

ASAP after you complete your distance 

Event Type: Cumulative Virtual Distance Series
Event Date: Through 2021
Location: Wherever you want
Course: Wherever you want
Distance Available: 100 or 500 miles
Next Shirt/Bib Deadline: Register Now!
Final Day to Register: While Supplies Last
Reporting Deadline: ASAP after you complete your distance

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Specifics

We want to help you be your healthiest you in 2021! Join us for the Get To Sesame Street Challenge.

Over the course of 2021, you will be challenged to run, walk, hike or otherwise go (under your own power) either 100 or 500 miles. You will earn unique Sesame-Character-Themed milestone pins along the way. 

100 Mile challenge milestones Pins

  • 15 miles (Elmo)
  • 30 miles (Abbey)
  • 50 miles (Count von Count)
  • 65 miles (Big Bird)
  • 80 miles (Oscar The Grouch)
  • 100 miles (Cookie Monster)

500 mile challenge milestones Pins

  • 50 miles (Count von Count)
  • 100 miles (Cookie Monster)
  • 200 miles (Snuffleupagus)
  • 300 miles (Bert)
  • 400 miles (Ernie)
  • 500 miles (Grover)

Each of these items will ship to you after you complete the distance. We use the honor system to verify results. If you say you completed a distance, then we have no reason to believe otherwise.

Reporting

First download our free Spark Challenges App. After you complete each milestone distance, you will need to mark the completion on the Spark App. Download the app here: Apple (iOS)Google (Android). Once the app is downloaded, you'll need to sync your Spark & VRC accounts. You can do that on the main login screen or from your profile.

Or - you can email or text us as you complete each milestone. support@virtualrunningclub.com435.200.5456 (Note: If you text us, please include your name & email address so we can look you up)

Pin Shipments

Pins will start to ship to those that complete their milestones in late January. If you registered after December 30, 2020, your set of pins is still being manufactured and may not be ready to ship until late February or March. Everyone that completes their milestones will get the associated pins and medal. Scroll down to see more FAQs.

Additional Registrants

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.

More Fun

As 2021 rolls on, we will provide optional side-challenges to help you stay engaged along the way. Be sure to join the Facebook group linked above to stay up to date.



Shirt/Bib Registration Deadline

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Register by January 18 to get your shirt/bib by 2/22/21
DON'T WAIT!


Swag Details

100 Mile Swag

In addition to an entry to the challenge and great memories, you can get some awesome bling. Our swag options are a la carte so you can choose just what you want. ALL REGISTRATIONS include the finisher medal and 6 milestone pins. You will also be able to add a classic race shirt and/or a keepsake printed bib to your registration

Don't wait - swag deadlines are approaching.

FINISHER MEDAL

MILESTONE PINS

500 Mile Swag

In addition to an entry to the challenges and great memories, you can get some awesome bling. Our swag options are a la carte so you can choose just what you want. ALL REGISTRATIONS include the finisher medal and 6 milestone pins. You will also be able to add a classic race shirt and/or a keepsake printed bib to your registration

Don't wait - swag deadlines are approaching.

FINISHER MEDAL

MILESTONE PINS

Additional Swag Options

Printed Bib

Event T-Shirt

Shirt Type & Color Options

Shirt Size Options

Everyday Shirt Sizes

Tech Shirt Sizes

Basic

50/50 Cotton/Poly or

100% Cotton

(see size chart for fabric info)


Basic
This is a "slippery" polyester shirt

Premium

Ladies / Tank / Mens

Tri-Blend Poly/Cotton/Rayon (50/25/25)

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

Youth
(To choose select "Men" then S, M, or L)
50/50 cotton/poly


Event Specifics & FAQs

Registration Deadline 

Registration will be open as supplies last.

You can do your distance when works best for you during 2021.

Pins/Medal & Shipping

After you complete your first milestone, we will send your series ribbon AND the first milestone pin.

When you complete your 2nd through 5th milestone, we'll send each of those pins.

Following your 6th milestone, we'll send your 6th pin AND the finisher medal. The medal will attach to the ribbon and the ribbon will have 6 spots where you can stick your pins.

Pins will ship about 2-3 weeks following each time you report completion of each milestone.

When pins will ship

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 in the anticipated timelines listed here:

Registered by 12/25/20: Pins for completed milestones will start to ship at the end of January
Registered by 1/3/21: Pins for completed milestones will start to ship in March
Registered after 1/3: Pins for completed milestones will start to ship by April
More info: Medals will start to ship to those that have completed all milestones in March 2021. 

Shirts & Bibs & SHIPPING

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. 

All shirts and bibs are printed specifically for each participant, so be sure to check out the size charts because we'll have none to exchange.

The next deadline to register for a shirt is December 2, 2020. If you register by then, your shirt will arrive just before Christmas Day.

Register by January 5, 2021 and your shirt and/or bib will arrive by the end of January.

Register by January 12, and your shirt and/or bib will arrive by February 8.

Register after January 12 and your shirt and/or bib will arrive around February 22. Shirts and bibs are only available while supplies last.

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

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.

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

Reporting

First download our free Spark Challenges App. After you complete each milestone distance, you will need to mark the completion on the Spark App. Download the app here: Apple (iOS) • Google (Android). Once the app is downloaded, you'll need to sync your Spark & VRC accounts. You can do that on the main login screen or from your profile.

Or - you can email or text us as you complete each milestonesupport@virtualrunningclub.com • 435.200.5456 (Note: If you text us, please include your name & email address so we can look you up)

The app is a supplemental tool designed to help you log your miles - while it is free, it is not required.

Distance Options

You can choose either 100 or 500 miles for this challenge. If you would like to do both 100 AND 500, it will require two separate registrations.

Do I have to Run?

You can do your distance however works best for you. Ideally the distance will be completed using your own power, but we allow for adaptation for those not able to move in that way. Do what is right for you.

How do i track my distance?

You can keep track of your distance in whatever way works best for you. Many are using their preferred GPS app and others are using 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.

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.

When does my swag ship?

Please see the Pins/Medals and Shirts & Bibs Shipping sections in this FAQ section

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.

Pin/Medal Shipments

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 in the anticipated timelines listed here:

Registered by 12/25/20: Pins for completed milestones will start to ship at the end of January
Registered by 1/3/21: Pins for completed milestones will start to ship in March
Registered after 1/3: Pins for completed milestones will start to ship by April
More info: Medals will start to ship to those that have completed all milestones in March 2021. 

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