Virtual Race

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RUN?

Due to the postponement of the 2020 SDCCU OC Marathon, Half Marathon and OC 5K scheduled for May 2020, participants can now choose to Run the OC virtually.  If you can't make the rescheduled event weekend, or want to run before November, the virtual option might be right for you! Running a virtual race allows you to pick your path and get your miles in on your own time! Virtual races can be done around the neighborhood, a local course of your choosing, or even on the treadmill! The only rule is that the race must be completed in a single run (just like a real race).

Virtual runners can qualify for challenges such as Beach Cities Challenge, or 3 year Legacy qualification.

Runners can sign up to run the race virtually by transfering their in-person SDCCU OC Marathon registration to virtual, or creating a new registration for the virtual event via the link below.

Have questions? Email info@ocmarathon.com

VIRTUAL RUN FAQS

HOW DOES A VIRTUAL RUN WORK?

-Track your run with a virtual fitness tracker (Fitbit, Strava, Runkeeper, etc.)

-Complete the virtual 13.1-mile race (Half Marathon) or 26.2-mile race (Full marathon) and submit proof through the Virtual Run Submission Link between March 15, 2020, and July 1, 2020.

How do I submit proof? Just take a screenshot or a picture of your run results from your fitness tracker!

-Receive your FINISHER'S MEDAL and 2020 OC Marathon shirt in the mail! If you completed The Beach Cities Challenge, the Combo Crush, or became a Legacy Runner, you'll be awarded for those as well!

DO I HAVE TO RUN ON MAY 1-3?

No, you can plan a run any time between March 15 - July 1, 2020.

WHERE DO I RUN?

Participants choose their own race course. We ask that you do NOT run the event courses, as they are much different on event weekend due to closures and police assistance with traffic. It would be unsafe to run the event course on your own. We also ask that you do not run in groups, per the CDC recommendations during social distancing times.

IS A VIRTUAL RUN ELIGIBLE FOR THE BEACH CITIES CHALLENGE?

Yes. If you run the Virtual OC Marathon or Half Marathon in 2020, you will maintain your Beach Cities Challenge status. If the OC is your final race in the series, we will include the Beach Cities medal in your shipment.

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE FOR COMPLETING A VIRTUAL RACE?

After the race, beginning mid-May, you will receive a finisher's medal and the event tshirt. We are considering an in-person pick up option for local runners depending on the safety recommendations regarding COVID-19. If no pick up option is available, all race materials will be mailed.

DOES THIS COUNT AS AN OFFICIAL RACE TIME? CAN I QUALIFY FOR BOSTON?

Virtual Runs are unofficial results and do not count for any qualification standards.

CAN I STILL REGISTER?

Yes. We will re-open registration soon. Thank you for your patience.

Eligible Races:

Virtual Full Marathon

Virtual Half Marathon

Virtual 5K/Combo Crush

Virtual 5K

Virtual participants will not be eligible for age group or overall awards.

Virtual Race Rules

The Virtual run option will allow you to maintain your Legacy status or maintain your status within the Beach Cities Challenge.

Virtual Race Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.

Virtual race results will not be posted on the event results page.

Virtual Race results must be submitted by July 1st.