My Little Pony | The Rainbow Retro Challenge

Gather your friends, the Rainbow Retro Challenge is here!

A new challenge has come to Ponyland! To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the iconic 1986 movie, Virtual Running Club and Hasbro have teamed up to bring you an event that'll strengthen the bonds of friendship! 

You'll have three months to complete 6 tasks designed with the spirit of friendship and fun in mind! By completing the task you'll earn a cutie mark puzzle piece that'll make up your medal.

How do I join the challenge?

The tasks are simple and anyone can do them! You don't have to be a runner to earn your puzzle pieces, we welcome participants of all ages, abilities, and athletic skill levels. 

For each Pony listed below, you're tasked with running 5K or completing 30 minutes of an activity of your choice like biking or walking, and completing the associated activity during your workout. 

Blossom (Flowers) - The earth is our home - take care of it.  Be generous to the earth by picking up litter during your activity.

Blue Bell (Stars) - Do your activity in the woods or a park and see how many different flowers you can find on your activity’s route!

Butterscotch (Butterflies) - Try to make this your best time putting your athletic skills to the test 

Minty (Clovers) - Don’t forget to stop and take it all in! Have you noticed any different smells while taking part in your activity? Pause your activity to take a picture of something that enchants your senses and share it with a friend to brighten their day.

Snuzzle (Hearts) - Do a random act of kindness while completing your activity. 

Cotton Candy (Dots) -  Wear a bright color or silly outfit to bring joy and laughter to your neighborhood while completing your activity. 

Give me the goodies!

Every registration includes: 

  • Official finisher medal
  • Free shipping on all items!

Available add-ons:

  • Waterproof keepsake race bib
  • Official My Little Pony Rainbow Retro Challenge Shirt
  • NoSo Patch to Show Off Your Cutie Mark
  • Headband

When should I sign up?

Pre-order registration ends soon!


Register by DATE to receive shirts and bibs by DATE.

Have a question? Let us help!

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Do I have to Run?

Nope. Do what best suits you and do your best. Whether it's 5K or 30 minutes of other activity, we trust you to have a magical and empowering experience!

How does Shipping Work?

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

Shipping Timelines for Shirts/Bibs

Register by DATE to receive your shirt and/or bib by DATE.
Register by DATE to receive your shirt and/or bib by DATE.

Shipping Timeline for Medals

Medals are expected to arrive to us from the manufacturer by DATE. As soon as we get them, we'll ship your two medals directly to you. You can expect medals to arrive by DATE. 

what are the Registration Deadlines?

The pre-order registration deadline is DATE. Pre-order registrants will receive their shirts/bibs by race day.

The second registration deadline is DATE to receive shirts/bibs by DATE.

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 are the distance options?

5K or 30 minutes of activity, plus the bonus Pony-themed activity

how do i report my time?

Reporting your finishing 5k, 10k, or half marathon time for this event is not required. All registrants will receive both medals.

If you'd like to share your race success with us, click here to report your time. The reporting deadline is December 31, 2021.

Can I stack 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 can i share my experience?

We'd love to see your experience on social so we can cheer you on! Tag us at @virtualrunningclub, or use the hashtags #RaceVRC and #VRCRetroRainbow.

Don’t see the answer to your question? Visit our help center and contact our support team.

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