Registration for the 2021 Spring Virtual Flying Pig Marathon and Fall Virtual Flying Pig Marathon is now open! The Fall Virtual Flying Pig Marathon is opening as a virtual event only. Once we are able to receive approvals to hold an in-person event, those registered for the fall virtual event will have the first priority to switch their registration to in-person.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL EVENT?
A virtual event allows participants to complete a race on their own. You will run or walk the race distance at your own pace and at a time and location of your choosing. You choose your own race day and your own starting line, whether it’s a treadmill, a park or your neighborhood street. This option will allow those invested so heavily in their training to keep going and be rewarded for their efforts with the shirt and medal from their respective race(s).
DO I HAVE TO RUN MY VIRTUAL EVENT ON A SPECIFIC WEEKEND?
No, you choose your planned race date. We encourage Spring Virtual participants to complete their event(s) between May 1st and June 15th, 2021 and Fall Virtual participants to complete their event(s) between October 1st and November 15th, 2021.
WILL I NEED TO COMPLETE MY VIRTUAL RACE ON A SET COURSE?
Participants will be choosing their own route for the virtual event(s). It would be unsafe (particularly in these social distancing days) for us to provide a route that all could use at any specific time. Additionally, the geographic nature of our participants being all over the country/world makes that difficult. Check out our Pig Works App, available for free in the Google Play or Apple App Store or click here to see routes our team created if you need ideas!
WE SPECIFICALLY ASK THAT YOU DO NOT USE ANY OF OUR RACE DAY ROUTES AS THESE ARE NOT PEDESTRIAN SAFE WITHOUT THE USUAL STREET CLOSURES AND POLICE ASSISTANCE WITH TRAFFIC. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT A GROUP RUN ON RACE WEEKEND.
WILL I HAVE TO USE MY PHONE, RUNNING WATCH OR OTHER DEVICE TO RECORD IT AND UPLOAD RESULTS?
We’re going to be on the honor system for completing the event(s). However, we ask that participants upload their finish time so we have a results page. You will have the option to upload your results manually or through the ASICS Runkeeper App. Click here for instructions on how to merge your race(s) from your Race Roster account to your Runkeeper profile.
WHICH PARTICIPANT AMENITIES WILL I RECEIVE FOR THE VIRTUAL EVENT?
You will receive a shirt and medal for the event(s) you complete virtually. We will mail to the address provided during the registration process. Please note that the estimated shipping time may take longer for participants living outside the U.S.
Downloadable race bibs, a commemorative poster and finisher certificates will also be made available to you.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A PREMIUM BAG?
Those registered for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, or Relay events are eligible to receive an additional premium item as part of their registration. This item will be shipped with your shirt and medal. You will not be required to pay any additional shipping fees in order to receive this item.
WILL I RECEIVE ADDITIONAL PREMIUMS FOR PARTICIPATING IN ANY OF THE 2021 CHALLENGES?
You will receive a shirt and medal for each event you are registered for, as well as the additional premium items assigned to each challenge.
Please visit the link below to review 2021 Pig Works Challenge information:
WILL THERE BE AWARDS FOR THE VIRTUAL EVENT AND CAN I QUALIFY FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON?
As everyone will be on the honor system and submitting their own finish times, we will not be offering awards for the virtual event. Additionally, since you’ll be creating your own courses that will not be certified, you will not be eligible for Boston Marathon qualification.
HOW CAN I REGISTER FOR THE FLYING PIG VIRTUAL EVENTS?
Registration is now open, click here.
ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THE 2021 FLYING PIG VIRTUAL EVENT?
We will reach out with Spring Virtual Final Instructions via email by the end of April.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.