What is the virtual run?
For those that are unable to join us in Malibu for the traditional Run Malibu event, you can participate in the virtual run. Virtual runners can run a course/route of their choosing and submit proof of their run directly into their RunSignUp.com profile.
What distances are offered for the Virtual Run?
5K, Half-Marathon, and the Combo (5K + Half-Marathon = Bonus Medal)
How does it work?
Run from wherever you like, at whatever time is convenient and submit your results by November 19th, 2023 directly onto your RunSignUp.com profile. For a step-by-step tutorial, click here.
You can track your run or walk with your favorite wearable device (Fitbit, Garming, Apple Watch etc.) or mobile app such as MapMyRun, Nikeplus, RunKeeper, Runtastic or Strava tracking.
If you're looking for an app that includes mapping information alongside run statistics, Run with MapMyRun is a good choice.
I am participating in the Golden State Challenge. Will the virtual race qualify me to keep my status?
Yes! Participating as a virtual runner will qualify you for the Golden State Challenge.
Will the Virtual Event Count towards my Legacy Status?
Yes, absolutely! Your loyalty and determination to be part of the Run Malibu experience will always be rewarded.
Do I need to register as a virtual runner?
Yes. All those participating in the virtual run must be registered in the Virtual Runner race category. If you're not yet registered, look for the Virtual race option at the bottom of the registration form to select your distance.
If you're registered for the in-person race, you can switch to the virtual race.
Begin by logging into your account, and go to your “Profile” page. On the “Profile” page, see Races under Upcoming Events. This shows a list of all Race(s) that are coming up. You are able to manage the registration for the Race by clicking "Manage Registration" --> "Transfer Event".
You will be charged any price difference between the events however, if you are downgrading we will not issue a refund.
Note: The deadline to edit is October 31st. If you need longer than that, please email a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need to pick up my race packet?
No. Virtual runners are NOT able to pick up their race packets at the Race Expo. Race packets will be mailed to virtual runners after they have submitted their race results.
When can I run my virtual race?
You may complete your virtual race prior to November 5th, but you will need to submit your proof of finish between November 3rd and 5th.
Where can I submit my virtual race proof?
Submit your results by November 19th, 2023 directly onto your RunSignUp.com profile. For a step-by-step tutorial, click here.
How do I download my Digital Bib?
You will be able to access them via the Digital Bib tab on your Registration Management page by logging onto RunSignup, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Manage Registration.
The Digital Bib option will be located on the top of the page. See screenshots below for reference, and good luck with your race.
For a step-by-step tutorial click here.
How do I download my Digital Finisher Certificate?
After you have submitted your virtual results, you will be able to download your Digital Finisher Certificate by logging onto RunSignup, navigating to Profile > clicking on Results > View Finisher Certificate.
For a step-by-step tutorial, click here.
When can I expect to receive my race packet?
Packets with medals and shirts will be sent out 2-4 weeks after the result submission window is closed. We appreciate your patience with shipping.
What can I expect in my race packet?
Included in the registration fee is your virtual race entry, our signature performance shirt, a finisher medal and a digital race bib and finisher certificate.
Are Virtual Results Published?
Virtual race results will not be included in the Official Results.
Are International Participants Allowed?
Unfortunately, not at this time. This event is open to residents of the U.S. and medals may only be shipped to addresses within this region.