Planning Your Virtual Race Route

We suggest choosing one of three types of routes: out-and-back, lollipop or loop.

  • Out and Back: Run  slightly more than half of the total distance you are running, then follow the same route back to the start. 
    • For example, if running the Race 13.1 you should run ‘out’ approximately 6.6 miles and return back on the same route, stopping at the same location you started.

  • Lollipop: You run out for a distance, then make a large loop, and return on the same route you ran while outbound.
    • To ensure that you reach the full race distance and finish within 50 feet of where you started, you may need to make an adjustment with an out-and-back at the end of your course.
    • For example, if you’re running the Race 13.1 and you’ve only run 12.8 miles when you return to the place you started, you should run ‘out’ approximately 0.2 miles, turn around and run back to where you start. This will ensure you’ve reached 13.1 miles!

  • Loop: It’s just like it sounds! Run a loop on different roads ending where you started. Just like a lollipop course, you will need to be prepared to make an adjustment with an out-and-back at the end of your course to get your full distance and end within 50ft of where you started. 
    • For example, if you’re running the Race 13.1 and you’ve only run 12.8 miles when you return to the place you started, you should run ‘out’ approximately 0.2 miles, turn around and run back to where you start. This will ensure you’ve reached 13.1 miles!