DATE/ TIME

March 1 thru 21, 2021 or whenever you wish!

START LINE

Your Race. Your Course.

FINISH LINE

Virtually Anywhere!

RACE LIMIT

4,000

A NEW CHALLENGE
COVER 26.2 MILES OVER 21 DAYS

ABOUT

Introducing the 2021 Oakland 26.2 Mile Challenge.  Participants will be challenged to run, walk or jog 26.2 miles over the first 26.2 days of March (or whenever you wish).  They can choose to complete their miles wherever they feel most comfortable– on a road, a track or a treadmill.  They will cover the miles over the course of several days- 1.24 miles each day for 17 days or maybe 3 miles a day with a few days off.  The goal is to knock down the barriers and invite as many people as possible to join the fun.

Walkers Always Welcome!

In 2021, you can walk, run, crawl or skip your virtual race with no restrictions.  Walk with your dog?  Sure!  Push a stroller?  You bet!   Do you miles inside on a treadmill?  You got it! 

A NEW OPPORTUNITY

There is a saying- A rising tide lifts all ships.  With the number of gyms, yoga studios, and cross fit centers that have shut down for social distancing as well as some tennis, pickleball and basketball courts being off limits, there are more people out there running, jogging and walking than ever before.

Just think, if we can add more participants to the race day mix maybe that running specialty store around the corner can get back on their feet a little faster.  And maybe there will be enough runners to add a new RRCA club to your area.  Maybe your favorite charity can increase their fundraising by partnering with a running event like the Oakland Running Festival. Or maybe a new passionate runner will start a Girls on the Run chapter at your local elementary school.

AMENITIES

All participants will receive the following benefits for participating in the 2021 virtual event:

  • Participate virtually by running your distance and on your own “course” at your pace over the course of several days in accordance with your local or state social distancing guidelines.
  • We will ship a one of a kind finishers’ medal and Oakland Running Festival race shirt right to your doorstep! (designs are TBD)
  • Opportunity to upload race times & participate in an online virtual experience that only Corrigan Sports can deliver.
  • Engage in social media promotions such as photo contests and trivia
  • Additional random prizes will be included in mailings such as free or discounted 2021 race entries and merchandise.