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How to organize a Virtual Race from A to Z, whether you are transitioning from an in-person event or introducing a new concept.Schedule a Consultation
The running and event industry has adapted to restrictions on travel and gatherings by offering virtual options. Why? A virtual edition of your annual event keeps your tradition alive, maintains connection with your supporters, and brings in needed revenue. Additionally, new virtual concepts can be designed specifically to meet the time, reaching new participants who never showed up at your in-person race. Whether you are starting from scratch, converting your traditional race to virtual, or adding a virtual option to make your race hybrid, GiveSignup | RunSignup has a complete platform for virtual events.
Looking for a master class to get you started on your Virtual Event? Check out our recorded session from the 2021 Virtual Winter Symposium for an overview of all your virtual considerations.Virtual Race Seminar
First up: Create a plan, consult the RunSignup Setup Checklist, and get your sponsors on-board.CREATE A PLAN RUNSIGNUP SETUP CHECKLIST ENGAGE SPONSORS
Reach your supporters and expand your pool of participants.VIRTUAL PROMOTION
Swag sells your event. You ship the swag (or use a partner).SHIPPING & FULFILLMENT
Use a virtual event to bring in financial support and build community around your nonprofit. Not a nonprofit? Consider partnering with a reputable cause to make an impact and attract a larger base of supporters to your event.VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING IDEAS STEP BY STEP: VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS
Ready, Set, DONE!SET UP VIRTUAL RESULTS
Run with a community (from anywhere).ENHANCING RACE DAY
A virtual run/race is typically a one goal activity (like a 5K). A Virtual Challenge consists of multiple activities over time, with either an overall goal or a competition to complete the most of each activity - such as a mileage goal to cross a state or a challenge to complete 500 pushups in a month. For a participant, challenges represent more bang for your buck!
The options are limitless - and we have a full information hub on Challenges to help you learn the ropes of setup, understand the gamification options, and prepare to engage participants.VIRTUAL CHALLENGES
The creativity and dedication in the running community is truly awesome. This section will be a living collection of community-tested best practices, creative solutions, and inspiration for creating a virtual race and providing your virtual runners with a memorable experience.CREATIVE EXAMPLES
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