What’s a “virtual run”, and how does it work?

A virtual run is an event that can be run in any location, at any time, at any pace. You can walk, jog, or run; use the treadmill, hit the road, sidewalk, or trail; you can even participate day or night or even in another “real-world” race. It’s completely up to you!

Here in the Fandom Running Club (part of the Fanthropy Running Clubs), each virtual run celebrates an aspect of that fandom, where participants receive a custom-designed finisher’s medal for their fitness effort, and the charity partner for that event receives donations from the proceeds.


Each Fandom Running Club event has a defined distance, and open registration to anyone, anywhere in the world.

You register for the event with a $27 donation, and a percentage of the proceeds from each month’s registrations will go to a sponsored non-profit charity partner!


By registering for a FRC virtual event, you’re able to do the event’s distance in any way you choose, whenever and wherever you choose. Run on a treadmill! Hike in the woods! Walk your campus or workplace hallways! It’s really “your race, your pace, your place”.

You don’t have to report back to us to prove you’ve completed it, or use any tracking apps to monitor distance unless you choose to. This is all about you!


Best of all, about two weeks after the event registration ends you’ll be sent an incredible, uniquely designed geeky-themed medal!

The medals are shipped on the “honor system”: if you don’t have the opportunity to complete your distance by the time the medal arrives, that’s okay! You can do the distance how, when, and where you choose, and then you can show off that medal with fanatical pride!