Space Race

A 400-mile challenge exploring the solar system

Launch a fitness journey that is out of this world! We challenge you to run, walk, hike, swim, roll, cycle, or paddle your way through outer space in this cumulative distance challenge – no space suit required. You’ll be rewarded with planetary pins as you hit 8 milestones along the way.

For more information, check out the FAQ section below.

What do I get?

Each registration incudes 8 planetary pins, a galactic lanyard to showcase them, and a medal for mission completion. Outfit yourself as true voyager with add-ons available during registration including a custom race bib and official event shirt.

Every Registration Includes:

  • 8 planetary pins
  • Galactic lanyard to showcase your pins
  • Medal for mission completion
  • FREE shipping on all items! 

Available add-on options:

  • 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.

how far will you g0?

Start 2022 off with a big bang with a 400-mile challenge to be completed at your pace! Embark on your mission and earn unique planetary pins along the way as you reach each milestone. Complete the mission to earn your medal.

how to take on the challenge

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

Report for rewards

  • 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

  • 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

YOUR MISSION REWARDS

Check out the pins you'll be collecting as you reach each checkpoint! Complete all 400 miles to receive your medal. 

400 MILE CHALLENGE

25 MILES | Mercury

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70 MILES | venus

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120 MILES | earth

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170 MILES | mars

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225 MILES | jupiter

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280 MILES | saturn

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340 MILES | uranus

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400 MILES | neptune

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finisher medal

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Have a Question? Let us help!

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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.

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.

How long do I have to complete the challenge?

You have through June 2023 to complete this challenge! Take the time you need to reach the 400-mile distance goal.

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.

can I double-dip these 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 Pluto Be part of this challenge?

Absolutely! Pluto will be incorporated into one of your event awards, so keep your eyes peeled.

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