Virtual Event FAQs

Thinking of participating in a Flying Pig Weekend event virtually this year? See below for helpful information regarding the virtual option and what to expect if you select the virtual experience and click here to register.

Please email registration@flyingpigmarathon.com with additional questions.

Already registered for the spring Flying Pig virtual event?

Click here to view our spring Virtual Event participant race instructions.

What is a virtual event? 

A virtual event allows participants to complete the 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.  For the spring virtual Flying Pig events, we suggest completing by June 1, 2020. More information to come for the fall virtual options. 

Will it be a set course or one we can make up? 

Participants will be choosing their own route for the virtual event. 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.

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. However, we will be asking participants to upload their finish time so we can have a results page. 

Please share your “finish line” photos on social media using the hashtag #FlyingPigVirtual so we can see those swine smiles!

Will the medal and shirt be the same for the virtual event and the postponed race?

Yes, the shirt and medal you receive for your virtual event will be the same that we will distribute October 9-11. The medals and shirt will be specific to the race in which you are participating.

What participant amenities will I receive for the virtual event?

You will receive a shirt and medal for the event(s) you completed virtually. We will attempt to have in-person pickup for local residents to pick up these items when it’s safe to do so. For non-local residents and those unable to make an in-person pickup, we will mail to the address provided during the registration process.

We will also email you these downloadable items: race bib, commemorative poster and customizable finisher certificate prior to the event. All shirts and medals will be mailed to you. Please note that the estimated shipping time may take longer for participants living outside the U.S.

Will I receive my bag if I signed up for the full marathon, half marathon or relay? 

Please stay tuned for information on our premium bags. We plan to make them available for pickup later this summer or will ship for an additional fee.

Will I receive my additional premiums for participating in a Skyline Chili Challenge?

You will receive a shirt and medal for each event you are registered for, as well as a specific Challenge shirt and medal via mail. 

If I participate in the Virtual Race, will my status as a Streaker, Squadron member or Brew Hog be changed?

If you decide to participate in the Virtual race we will honor your status as a Streaker, Squadron and Brew Hog. 

Am I eligible for the Snouts and Stingers Challenge if I participate virtually?

Yes, participants who choose to run the fall virtual races will be included in the challenge. Spring virtual events will not eligible for the challenge.

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.

Is the Pig Works app available for virtual participants?

Yes, the Pig Works app, driven by TQL, is live for our virtual participants. The app is available for free in the Google Play or Apple App Store. To download, click the links provided or search “Pig Works.