The Giant Race Virtual Running opportunity is brand new for 2017! If your question is not answered below, send us a note: email@example.com.
Virtual Running? What's that?
The virtual running opportunity allows Giant Racers to run the event remotely & still receive your medal, shirt, and any other race goodies the event provides in the mail AFTER the event.
What do I have to do to earn my finisher medal, bragging rights, awards, etc.?
Sign up for any Virtual race distance you want via our registration page & go for a run on race day wherever you may be. Snap a photo of yourself on your run and post it to any social media account you may have with the hashtag #GiantRace (also tag us! @giantrace). Your well-deserved Giant Race swag will be mailed to you AFTER the event day.
What's the deadline to sign up to be a Virtual Runner?
The Virtual Runner registration will close on AUGUST 24th! Once online registration is closed, you may NOT sign up to run virtually. If for some reason you are registered to be physically present to run the event and are unable to attend due to a last minute conflict or emergency, we will not be able to mail you your race items.
Will running virtually still make me eligible for the Giant Race Series Awards? (Turn Two, Three Bagger & Series Sweep awards)
Yes! All awards will be handed out during The San Francisco Giant Race Weekend, August 25 - 27. If you choose to run the San Francisco Giant Race virtually, you will receive your awards in the mail AFTER the event. *Awards & other race goodies will only be mailed domestically unless special arrangements are made.
Who can sign up to run virtually?
Anyone is eligible to sign up for any virtual distance offered. *The Family Relay does not qualify, however.
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 at the event.
I've signed up to run the Giant Race in person, but something's come up--can I run virtually instead?
Yes, but you must complete the switch PRIOR TO AUGUST 24th. Virtual Run Registration closes on AUGUST 24th & we will not be able to switch your race after that date. Switch your race to the Virtual Run distance of your choice prior to August 24th by managing your registration - visit the Manage My Registration page here.
I've signed up to run virtually, but I've decided I want to come to the event and run with the other Giant Racers instead. Can I?
Yes, but you must complete the switch PRIOR TO AUGUST 24th. Online Registration closes on AUGUST 24th & we will not be able to switch your race after that date. Switch your race to the distance of your choice prior to August 24th by managing your registration - visit the Manage My Registration page here.