Running Virtually

The 2021 Oakland Running Festival will once again be run as a virtual event. Although this is not the decision any of us wanted, ultimately it was the only choice, and we look forward to continuing to support you through your run, even virtually! With 5 great distances, the 5k, the BRAND NEW 10K distance, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and our BRAND NEW 26.2 Challenge, there’s something for everyone. So get registered today and then check out the next steps below!

I registered to run virtually… what next?!

1.) CHECK OUT OUR SOCIAL TEAM PROGRAM. Get your friends to join the race! Once your team reaches 10 people, you all get a $10 discount! For more information see our social team page.

2.) JOIN OUR FACEBOOK VIRTUAL COMMUNITY (coming soon!) We’ll be creating a special Virtual Run ORF Facebook Group to encourage the community race day feel we all know and love. The page will have all the information you need to complete your run, as well as interactive activities, special guest appearances, encouragement & race day tips.

While most of our virtual fun will happen on our Facebook Page, you can also join us on our other social media accounts. You can find us on Instagram at @OaklandMarathon and Strava @Oakland Running Festival.

We’ll also be sending out need to know information through emails.

2.) Prepare for your race day:

  • Download your bib on Run Sign Up
  • Make sure to download RaceJoy to get the complete race day experience!
    • Please note RaceJoy will NOT work for the 26.2 Challengers
  • Keep checking out our online Facebook community for tips, tricks and fun

3.) How to Run virtually:

We’re encouraging everyone to complete their race on March 21st for a true race day feel. However, you’re free to do your race ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

You  may use whatever timing and distance tracking method/app that you chose. You are not required to submit your time, however if you want your time posted online, you must submit your time on Run Sign Up by March 30th . Regardless of whether or not you submit your time, you will get your premium and medal.

If you’re completing the 26.2 Mile Challenge see HERE for instructions on recording and updating your results over the course of the challenge. Those in the challenge will have until March 30 to submit results.

4.) Enjoy your SWAG!

We are hoping to hold a live, socially distanced packet pick up in March. More information TBA!

If you do not attend the packet pick up, your items will automatically be mailed to you!

 

VIRTUAL PRICING

DISTANCE

Age Range

Open – 7/31

8/1 – 10/31

11/1-1/31

EXPO

Virtual Marathon 12+ $50 $55 $60 N/A
Virtual Half 12+ $50 $55 $60 N/A
Virtual 10K 12+ $40 $45 $50 N/A
Virtual 5K All Ages $40 $45 $50 N/A
Virtual We Run the Town Challenge 12+ $75 $80 $85 N/A
26.2 Challenge 12+ $55 $60 $65 N/A