Virtual Runner Info
Run virtually from anywhere across the country.
The Father's Day 5K opportunity allows you to participate in the race remotely!
Virtual Running? What’s that?
The virtual running opportunity allows runners to run the event remotely & still receive your Father's Day 5K Shirt, Finisher Medal, Bib, and NEW buff/face mask in the mail AFTER the event.
What do I have to do to earn my finisher medal, bragging rights, awards, etc.?
Sign up as a Virtual 5K Runner via our registration page & go for a run on Father's Day Weekend wherever you are located.
Can I run from anywhere in the USA?
Virtual runners can run anywhere in the USA, the Virtual 5K Runner registration fee includes shipping of your Father's Day 5K Shirt, Finisher Medal, Bib, and NEW buff/face mask to the address you provided at registration.
What’s the deadline to sign up to be a Virtual Runner?
The Virtual 5K Runner registration will close on June 20, 2021! Once online registration is closed, you may NOT sign up to run virtually.
Who can sign up to run virtually?
Anyone is eligible to sign up to be a Virtual Runner. REGISTER HERE
How do I submit my run?
We are relying on the honor system for completion but we are encouraging you to show your evidence (photo of your distance on your watch, treadmill, or fitness app, photo of you running/walking, etc.)
Here are a few ways you can track and prove your accomplishment;
1. Join our Virtual Father's Day 5K Facebook Group - Here you can upload photos of your activity and also interact with others who are doing the same event. Use Hashtag #Fathersday5k
2. Join Strava - Upload your results, share on social media
3. Email your evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Submit nothing.
What kind of SWAG do I get for being a Virtual Runner?
You still receive your Father's Day 5K Shirt, Finisher Medal, and Bib.
Can I still receive an Age Group Award if I’ve earned it based on how fast I complete my course (wherever in the world I may be)?
No; Age Group Awards will only be awarded to those who’ve earned them on site at the Father's Day 5K in Charlotte, NC.
I’ve signed up to run the Father's Day 5K in person, but something’s come up–can I run virtually instead?
Yes, but you’d have to transfer in to be a Virtual 5K Runner by June 15th, 2022.
I’ve signed up to run virtually, but I’ve decided I want to come to the Father's Day 5K on race day to enjoy the festivities. Can I?
Yes, but you must complete the run PRIOR TO JUNE 15. There is no refund of difference of registration fee.