NYRR Virtual Racing Hosted by Strava

Do I have to connect to Strava to complete a virtual race? Dec 21, 2017 12:22PM EST

Yes, you must connect to Strava in order to register for a virtual race and have the race result appear in NYRR Race Results and the Strava Leaderboard. Check out Strava’s Getting ...


What if I get the message “Your Strava account is already connected to another My NYRR account"? Dec 21, 2017 12:23PM EST

Your Strava account can only be connected to one My NYRR account. Try disconnecting your Strava account from My NYRR in Account Settings, and contact mynyrr@nyrr.org if you need ad...


How do I record my run? Dec 21, 2017 12:23PM EST

Run with any Strava-compatible tracking device such as a smartphone or GPS watch and sync your device to Strava, or track directly on your phone using the Strava app. If you record...


How far do I have to run? Dec 21, 2017 12:23PM EST

We recommend you run a small amount over the virtual race distance (about 0.5km/0.3mi) to give you a buffer in the event your activity distance is shortened after uploading to Stra...


What happens if I run more than the race distance? Dec 21, 2017 12:23PM EST

You can run more than the required distance and we will take the best effort time for the required NYRR virtual race distance and match you to the Strava Leaderboard. You may want ...


What if I pause my GPS device during my race? Dec 21, 2017 12:25PM EST

If you pause your device, your virtual race's elapsed time will keep accruing, just as in a physical race.


Can I run my virtual race more than once? Dec 21, 2017 12:26PM EST

You can attempt the race as many times as you like during the race start and end dates. Your position on the Strava Leaderboard will change only if you improve your best-effort tim...


Can I walk the race? Dec 21, 2017 12:26PM EST

Yes, you can walk the race, but make sure to tag your activity as a race when you upload to Strava.


How do I upload my NYRR Virtual race result? Dec 21, 2017 12:26PM EST

Upon completing your race, upload your activity to Strava, tag your activity as a race and ensure your entry is not private to provide proof of completion. Here’s how to mark your ...


Do I have to upload my results within a certain timeframe? Dec 21, 2017 12:26PM EST

You will have three days after the race end date to upload your results.