About Us

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Thank you for visiting! We are a small group of people dedicated to bringing you fun and uplifting virtual race events. Vacation Races owns and operates this awesome Virtual Running Club. If you’re interested in running a traditional race, we think Vacation Races is the best option out there! The 2017 slate of races is second to none. Check it out!

What Is A Virtual Race?

Virtual races are just like traditional races with a shirt, medal, bib, community and fun, but you can run, walk or hike your race wherever you want with whoever you want. Even on a treadmill! Racers report their time and then we send a medal to them for completing the race. What have you got to lose? Try us out – Register now!

A full registration comes with a quality race shirt, bib, medal and the chance to win prizes. Plus, you can opt out of the medal or shirt or bib and pay a little less. In addition, be sure to join the supportive and fun social community on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & Pinterest.

Learn more about how to participate in our virtual races here

Why you should race with us:

We are a race company that believes that – just like our in-person races – a medal should be earned by finishing the race. You “prove” that you finished by submitting your race time to your account. We’ll send your finisher’s medal after you report your time.

How To Claim Your Account & Report Your Time

Having trouble reporting your time? Have more questions? Check out our support page.

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Charities We Support

We are here first and foremost to help you have an awesome time with a great community. We also believe in helping people. Learn more about how we do charitable contributions and partnerships.

2017 Virtual Race Docket

We have been running virtual races for 4 years now. We think we’re starting to get things figured out to make these events really fantastic. That being said, we are constantly listening to your feedback and honing our events to be better aligned with your needs and experiences. We have assembled the 2017 races and are working hard to make each race an incredible value.

Check them out!

The People

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Salem Stanley President & Founder Vacation Races salem@vacationraces.com

Salem is the President and Founder of Vacation Races & Virtual Running Club. He loves the personal growth that comes from athletics and physical challenges. He also is in love with National Parks. He received a BA in Business from Southern Virginia University where he was an All-American track athlete. He also has an MBA from BYU.

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Holland Newton Virtual Running Club Manager holland@virtualrunningclub.com

Once a ‘running for fun’ hater, Holland fell in love with the sport when he used it to help him lose more than 80 pounds (he even wrote a book about it: The Fat Trainer). With a background in personal training and some degrees in advertising and marketing from Mizzou, Virtual Running Club is the perfect fit for Holland. While long runs on the beach are always fun, Holland prefers the mountain trails in Utah.

Chiara McIntire
Virtual Running Club Customer Support Expert

Plus the Vacation Races staff and a handful of skilled partners and contractors.