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Upcoming Virtual Runs for Triangle Locals that You Don’t Want to Miss

(The Triangle Trend) — 5ks, 10ks, and longer distance runs have always been good fun, good fitness motivation, and good reasons to support nonprofit causes. But with anything more than 10 people still posing a significant health risk nation-wide, there’s been a lot less group fitness this year. Most runners have taken to practicing on their own and slowly saving up for a treadmill. Many locals don’t realize just how many virtual runs are going on behind the scenes, and how easy it is to get involved in one. Chances are you’re just one registration click away from sweating your socks off in the next few weeks. Here are the top upcoming virtual runs that Triangle locals can happily and healthily look forward to.

September 11 Memorial Virtual Run Walk (9.11 Miles)

Sunday, August 23, 2020, 12:00 AM – Sat, October 3, 2020, 11:30 PM 

$27 – $37

Registration for Raleigh

Registration for Cary

Registration for Durham

Registration for Fayetteville

On the 19th year of remembrance this 2020 September 11th Memorial Virtual Run honors those individuals that lost their lives or continue to be affected. This year, the chosen charity organizations are the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Tuesday’s Children. Only 1000 spots are available for this virtual challenge. The distance will be 9.11 Miles.

Turkey Trot Virtual Challenge

Sunday, November 1, 2020, 12:00 AM – Sat, Dec 12, 2020, 11:30 PM 

$22 – $32

Registration for Raleigh

Registration for Cary

Registration for Durham

Registration for Fayetteville

The 2020 Turkey Trot Virtual Challenge is made up of 2- 3 Mile Challenges and 2 – 2 Mile Challenges for a total of 10 miles in entirety.

#MilesforEquality Virtual 8.46 Mile Run Walk

July 1 – August 31, 2020

$25 – $35

Registration for Raleigh

Registration for Cary

Registration for Durham

Registration for Fayetteville

This run is a chance for runners and walkers from all over the world to show their support for the movement to end racism. Just1MileProject.org will be donating 100% of the proceeds of this Virtual Run to organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice, and greater access to education

Bull Moon Ride & Run

August 16, 2020 at 7:30 AM

Free, Donation Encouraged

Registration for Durham

Two Ways to Participate:

  • August 1 – 16 Virtual Ride & Run:
    • Virtual 5K Run
    • Virtual 6 Mile Bike Ride
    • Virtual 12 Mile Bike Ride
    • Do all 3 virtual events for one registration fee
  • August 16:  IN PERSON 5K Socially-Distanced Time Trial

All events benefit Habitat for Humanity of Durham.

Oktoberfest 4 Miler

September 19, 2020 at 10:30 AM

$27 for virtual runners

$35 – $45 for in-person runners

Registration

The nOg Run Club, creators of the fairly epic St. Paddy’s 4 Miler and World’s Largest Flip Flop 1K, invite you to join them for the ninth running of the Oktoberfest 4 Miler. Don your best lederhosen and dirndl for a day of running and friendly fun in downtown Raleigh or your choice location.

St. Paddy’s 4 Miler

September 19, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Race Day Participant – $35

Virtual Participant – $27

Registration

The nOg Run Club also invites you to join them for the 12th running of the St. Paddy’s 4 Miler. Don your best kilt for a day of running and friendly fun in downtown Cary or your choice location.

Bull City Race Fest Virtual Event

October 18 – 25, 2020

$50

Registration

Experience the convenience of running wherever you like – whether that’s at your favorite park or on the treadmill in the a/c. Snag your own brag-worthy swag and enjoy fun ways to support the Durham community all while staying safe and social distancing.

Race the Night Virtual Run

Saturday, September 5, 2020

$5 – $39

Registration

Run a 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon, or Marathon through the night and The Best Races™ will help you look fabulous running with glow-up gear. Runners can choose to order ahead to receive a special packet of Digital Tools and LED Armbands shipped to their home.

Trail Run Ultra Virtual

Saturday, September 12, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT

Saturday, October 10 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT

$5 – $39

Registration

Lace up your shoes and get out on the trails! With this virtual run, The Best Races™ will send you a headlamp to keep you safe and sharp on the trails! You can decide whether to run a 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon, or Marathon.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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