How it works!
How it Works!
Our platform is developed for you – the runner – where you simply link your fitness/activity account to the virtual race of your choice.
A virtual event experience with integrations to all major platforms including Strava. Simple GPX/TCX/FIT-file import options from your preferred device. Results, as virtually accurate as it gets!
Most frequent questions and answers
We believe digital experiences should be free – and honestly who in their right minds charges a runner for a training run! It’s free to register for any 26virtual event, however we do provide a premium product at $26 where you get a real and awesome medal shipped to you once you have the finished the event of your choice.
Anywhere! Find the course of your choice. However, please respect the standard rule of the decrease in elevation between start and finish shall not exceed an average of 1m per km. Meaning, we do not accept insanely fast downhill times!
Yes! We will e-mail you your own personal race number once you have made your registration. You will get PDF for print and a cool image for sharing on your social media account.
Plan your run wisely! Bring sufficient nutrition, water and energy drinks with you – or plan ahead so your course covers your nutrition and fluid needs on race day.
Your smart phone, smart watch, fitness watch or activity tracker is your personal “virtual timing chip”. Start the session and run your marathon. When you reach 26.2 miles (42.2 km) stop the session and after, simply, link your Strava, Garmin, Polar or Suunto account to your runner profile. We also support session file import for GPX, TCX and FIT formats – so if you use other platforms nothing is holding you back from joining the party!
Your time will updated to the official 26virtual results for the event you participate in. However, real official timing can only be carried out with homologated chip timing technologies at real certified running events. Please also note, that even though your watch or phone may deduct pauses you may have taken during your session, we don’t. We measure from start to finish!
Yes! 26virtual.com will archive and present all the results from all the 26virtual events. You will compete over the standard age categories; under 35 years and over 35 years with segmented by 5 year age intervals. The results will also be fully available in our app where you can subscribe to finish notifications for the runners you want to follow.
Once you have finished the 26.2 mile run for the 26virtual event of your choice, you will receive an awesome virtual personalized medal by e-mail, that you can share on your social media platforms. Also note, we do offer a real medal at $26 including shipping to your door step.