What is the virtual run?
For those that are unable to join us in Portland for the traditional Shamrock Run event, you can participate in the virtual run. Virtual runners can run a course/route of their choosing and submit proof of their run via our submission link to get credit for completing the Shamrock Run Portland event.
What distances are offered for the Virtual Run?
The virtual run is offered for the half marathon, 15K, 8K, and 5K distances only.
How does it work?
Virtual runners can plan their own course/route and run either the half marathon or 5K distance on their own. Submit the proof of your run via our submission link and you will receive your race packet mailed to you after the fact. Race proof can be:
- Photo proof of your tracking device showing the date and distance
- Link to Garmin, MapMyRun, Nikeplus, RunKeeper, Runtastic, Strava or other tracking program
Do I need to register as a virtual runner?
Yes. All those participating in the virtual run must be registered in the Virtual Races category. If you're not yet registered, look for the Virtual Races categories 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. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to change your race to the virtual event at no charge.
The deadline to be registered as a virtual runner is March 13th.
Do I need to pick up my race packet?
No. Virtual runners are NOT able to pick up their race packets at the Fitness Fair. Race packets will be mailed to virtual runners after they have submitted their race results via the submission link.
When can I run my virtual race?
Participants can complete their virtual race from February 1st - March 31st. The deadline to submit your virtual race proof is March 31st.
Where can I submit my virtual race proof?
You can submit your virtual race time here. This link was emailed to all virtual runners at the beginning of March. The deadline to submit race proof is March 31st.
When can I expect to receive my race packet?
Those that submit their proof of finish by March 15th will have their packets shipped within 2 weeks of race day (March 13th). Those that submit after March 15th will have their packets shipped in early April. You will receive an email notification with tracking information as soon as your race packet is ready to ship. You must submit your virtual race proof to receive your race packet.
What can I expect in my race packet?
You will receive the same race goodies as our in-person participants. You will receive your race bib, official race shirt, and your finisher medal.