Be a Virtual Runner or Walker

If you can’t make it to State College on April 14th to participate in-person at the 10th Annual Beaver Stadium Run for Special Olympics PA, but still want to get involved by fundraising and/or being part of a team, register today as a Virtual Runner/Walker! Join the movement toward making this world more inclusive by fundraising through our new Virtual Runner/Walker program.

What is Virtual Running/Walking?

Virtual running/walking is a way to participate that can be done at any location, any time, and at any pace at the distance of your choice (3.1 mile run or a 2 mile fun walk). You can walk, jog, use the treadmill, run outside, or you can participate in another "real-world" race. It's completely up to you! You can run your race at your own pace wherever and whenever you like. However, we recommend you do your virtual run/walk between April 1st and April 21st to coincide closely with the official Beaver Stadium Run on April 14th.

Will Race/Walk Times Need To Be Submitted?

You don't need to submit a time in order to receive your official event t-shirt. Special Olympics PA believes in the honor system, so we will not require you to post "proof" of your run/walk. If you're registered, you will receive a's up to you to complete the distance.

What are the fees & deadlines associated with the Virtual Run/Walk?

Regular Registration thru April 14, 2019

  • Virtual Runner/Walker (all ages)
    • $35 (includes cost of shipping t-shirt)
      • Note: Cut-off date for t-shirts to be mailed prior to actual BSR event day is 3/31/19
      • Registration after March 31st: T-shirts will be mailed 3 weeks after the event

How Do I Fundraise For The Virtual Run/Walk?

  • Once registered as a virtual participant, your personal fundraising page will be    automatically created. Virtual participants can be team captains, members of teams, participate in fundraising contests and become top fundraisers. 
  • Maximize your fundraising impact! Ask your friends and family to sponsor your efforts. Ask them to donate per mile or to donate a flat amount for the total 5k or 2 mile walk. Please also keep in mind that there’s no set amount for sponsorship, so your friends and family can sponsor you at any level that’s feasible for them. You can also choose to pay more than the registration fee as an extra donation!
  • Be sure to share your experience by using #VirtualBSR on any social media platform!

Tips & Ideas for Your Virtual Run/Walk

Use different apps like Google Maps, Map My Run, Nike Running, etc., to determine a 3.1 mile (5K) or 2 mile route near you! You can do this in a group, with a friend or by yourself. It’s up to you how you will participate? You can share your 5K or 2 mile Fun Walk with your friends, family, etc., through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using #VirtualBSR! Can’t Run 3.1 miles or Walk 2 miles in one day? No problem! You can break the distance up over multiple days to make it more manageable. All you have to do is register!

Sharing Your Virtual Run/Walk Experience

We welcome everyone to post selfies or photos of their run/walk progress to our Beaver Stadium Run Facebook page, and on their own personal timelines, using #VirtualBSR so that they might receive the congratulations that they deserve! Being a Virtual participant is an excellent opportunity for you, your friends, and your family to raise money and awareness for a good cause with global impact. You’ll be with us in spirit and show appreciation for people living with intellectual disabilities everywhere!