Starting in 2020, Virtual NorthShore is a new virtual race to accompany our annual Duluth event every September. Virtual NorthShore participants will enjoy many of the same perks as in the NorthShore Run, but will complete their race distance on their own. This way, you can support the sport of running, wherever you are!
Every virtual finisher gets a commemorative 2020 race bib.
Every finisher gets a short sleeve 2020 race shirt mailed.
Every finisher gets a 2020 finisher medal mailed.
Virtual NorthShore times are submitted by each participant online, then uploaded to our results web page. Your window to race is from September 11 through September 20, 2020, and results submissions will be accepted online within that time frame. Simply register for your sport (skate, run or rollerski), select and your distance and route, track your effort, submit your results, and get your stuff mailed to you!
The registration fee for all Virtual NorthShore events is $64.
ENTRY FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE. There are no transfers of race packets or bib numbers and no refunds under any circumstances!
What is a virtual race?
A virtual race gives people the option to participate in the NorthShore Inline Marathon, NorthShore Run, and/or NorthShore Rollerski without physically being in Duluth, MN on race day. Participants instead complete their desired distance on their own course between September 11 and September 20, then enter their time directly into our online results page.
Participants will be mailed many of the same items as in-person participants receive: bib number, finisher shirt, finisher medal, and online results.
How do I participate in Virtual NorthShore?
Registration is very similar to the in-person NorthShore Inline Marathon, NorthShore Run or NorthShore Rollerski races. Sign up is online, registrants receive email notifications and updates, race time are uploaded to our Race Results page, and race materials are mailed out. Registration for all Virtual NorthShore events can be found here: tempotickets.com/virtualnorthshore2020.
How do I pick my race distance?
Race distance is selected during the online race registration process. Distances match NorthShore’s historical race distances of 10k (6.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), marathon (26.2 miles), and combined 39.3 (39.3 miles). Virtual NorthShore results are based on the honor system, so we ask that participants accurately track their distance and report their time accordingly.
How do I actually do the race?
Participants are asked to complete their desired race distance and submit results between September 11 and September 20, 2020. After registering for Virtual NorthShore online, pick your course, go do it, upload your results, and we ship your stuff! Simple as that.
Are there any rules?
The only hard rules are that participants travel the full distance that results are submitted for, and finish times are accurately reported. Virtual NorthShore results are uploaded by the participants, so results are based on the honor system. We also ask that participants follow local regulations on their selected course. For instance, don’t trespass or break local traffic laws. Finally, we strive for an even playing field. Please don’t cheat by making up a time or driving in a car, riding a bike, etc… We think all Virtual NorthShore participants should avoid drafting to create an even playing field for all participants!