Congrats to all participants!

What is a virtual race?

A virtual race allows you to run or walk the race distance at your own pace and at a time and location of your choosing. Since we are unable to have an in-person race, this option will allow those who have been training to complete the ten-mile distance and be rewarded for their efforts with an official race shirt and medal.

Will I need to run on a set course, or can I make one up?

You can choose your own route for the virtual race. It is not our intention for all runners to run the normal course because it would be unsafe since runners might not be able to adhere to social distancing guidelines. In addition, Broad Street will not be shut down for traffic at any point. Making the race virtual allows runners to participate no matter where they live.

When do I need to complete the virtual race by?

You can choose your own race day any time between September 12 and September 28, 2020. We are asking runners who wish to submit photos/videos of their virtual race for possible inclusion in the NBC10/Telemundo 62 broadcast to do so no later than September 28, 2020.

Please note:  Runners who do not wish to submit photos/videos have until Sunday, October 4, 2020 to complete their race and submit their results.

How do I sign up for the virtual race?

You don’t have to sign up for the virtual race. All participants will be transferred to the virtual event, including those who deferred their 2020 entry. All runners will be guaranteed a spot in the 2021 race. However, you will still have to pay an entry fee in 2021 even though you will be guaranteed entry. The 2021 entry fee will be discounted by 20%.

How will I receive my race packet if the Expo is also canceled?

We will mail your race packet to the address you provided during registration. Your race packet will also include your official race shirt, medal, a face wrap, and hand sanitizer.

We are planning to mail these prior to the race so that you can wear them proudly on your race day. Shipments will begin in mid-August.

We will also email you instructions for downloadable race items prior to September 10. These include a race bib and a customizable finisher certificate.

Please note: If you paid to have your race packet mailed to you, you will receive a $20.00 fee refund.

Shipments of packages began in mid-August and we anticipate this process will take approximately four weeks to complete.

Tip: To complete the virtual run, you just need to have your bib number to upload results. You can find your bib number through our bib lookup feature.

Can I still run the actual race course on October 4?

We strongly discourage runners from using our actual course as the streets will be open to traffic and there will be no police or runner support along the course. Plus, it will be unsafe and harder to follow social distancing guidelines.

Do I need to use my phone, running watch, or another device to record my virtual run?

You can use any device to record your run and time. After your run, you may log into your RunSignUp profile to submit your results. We ask that you be honest with your race time.

We will be using the RACEJOY app this year.  This is optional, but it offers many enhanced features to make your 2020 Blue Cross Broad Street Run even more memorable. 

View instruction on RACEJOY

Tip: The app may drain your phone’s battery – be sure to read the tips on how to conserve power during your run.

Don’t forget to take a picture of yourself at your “finish line,” and post it to social media using #BCBSR20 so the Blue Cross Broad Street Run community can share your accomplishment.

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

Yes, the shirt and medal you receive for your virtual race will be the same as they would have been for the in-person race.

Shipments of packages began in mid-August and we anticipate this process taking take approximately four weeks to complete.
Tip: To complete the virtual run, you just need to have your bib number to upload results. You can find your bib number through our bib lookup feature.

Will there be awards for the virtual race?

We will not offer awards for the 2020 race, as results are based on an honor system.

If I didn’t get into the 2020 race, can I register for the virtual run?

Unfortunately, we are not accepting additional registrants as those who are registered will be guaranteed entry bypassing the 2021 lottery.

Do I need to complete ten miles to receive a medal?

No, we will mail your race packet starting mid-August (we anticipate this process will take approximately four weeks to complete). Your race packet will include your medal. But we encourage you to complete your 10 miles between September 12 and September 28, 2020.

We are asking runners who wish to submit photos/videos of their virtual race for possible inclusion in the NBC10/Telemundo 62 broadcast to do so no later than September 28, 2020.

Please note:  Runners who do not wish to submit photos/videos have until Sunday, October 4, 2020 to complete their race and submit their results.

Tip: To complete the virtual run, you just need to have your bib number to upload results. You can find your bib number through our bib lookup feature.

 

Will I still receive my T-shirt?

Yes, your official race T-shirt will be included in your race packet, which we will mail to you starting in mid-August (we anticipate it will take four weeks to complete). We encourage you to wear your official race T-shirt when you run your ten miles.

Tip: To complete the virtual run, you just need to have your bib number to upload results. You can find your bib number through our bib lookup feature.

Can I still defer my spot to 2021?

All participants will have guaranteed entry into the 2021 race. You do not need to take any action to defer to 2021. Please note that although your entry is guaranteed, you will still need to pay the race fee for the 2021 race at registration with a 20% discount.

Will I still be charged a fee in 2021 if I defer my spot to 2021?

Yes, you will still be charged an entry fee to the 2021 race at registration with a 20% discount, but your spot will be guaranteed.

Will I get a refund?

Unfortunately, we can’t offer runners a refund. We understand how the pandemic has impacted runners and your investment in races. However, there were certain fixed costs (e.g. shirts, medals, contract fulfillment and signage) that were made months in advance of the race, and these costs are unrecoverable. We appreciate your understanding of the position we are in and our need to follow our “no refund” policy that was included in your registration materials.

How can I be part of the NBC/Telemundo 62 broadcast special?

Our broadcast partner, NBC10/Telemundo 62, will be producing a 2020 Virtual Blue Cross Broad Street Run Special that will be aired on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The special will be shown on both NBC10 and Telemundo 62.

We are asking runners who wish to submit photos/videos of their virtual race for possible inclusion in the broadcast to do so no later than September 28, 2020.

Don’t forget to take a picture of yourself at your “finish line,” and post it to social media using #BCBSR20 so the Blue Cross Broad Street Run community can share your accomplishment.

For the 2020 race, we have partnered with Marathon Foto for start/finish line photos. There will be an array of backdrops that you can upload your photo into. The photos will include the actual start and finish lines of the 2020 race. These photos are free to all runners.