What is the virtual run?
For those that are unable to join us in Portland, OR 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 or to request a switch is March 17th, 2024.
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 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?
The submission link to submit your proof of virtual run will be available at the beginning of March. This link will be emailed to all virtual runners at that time. 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 20th will have their packets shipped within 2 weeks of race day (March 17th). Those that submit after March 20th 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.
Are International Participants Allowed?
Unfortunately, not at this time. This event is open to residents of the U.S. only, and medals may only be shipped to addresses within this region.