2020 SACTOWN Virtual Run

Due to current public health mandates and a desire to be as responsible as possible with all considerations in mind, the 2020 SACTOWN Run has been altered to become a “Virtual Run” for 2020.
The chief goal of the event has always been for the Sacramento Running Association to work with California and Nevada’s Credit Unions to bring people together to celebrate community health and wellness as an avenue to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals.  That remains our goal, and we encourage our registrants to continue to take pride in their involvement in such a magnanimous cause and take some time to individually “virtually” engage in the celebration of health and your ability to make a difference in the lives of sick and injured children in our communities.
If you do not wish to participate in the Virtual Run and are satisfied with your race entry going to support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals you do not need to do anything at this time.
If you would like to participate in the Virtual Run and have your participant packet sent to you, AND/OR receive a deferral into the 2021 SACTOWN Run please follow the information below.

2020 SACTOWN Virtual Run Details:

When: April 13th-April 26th (or whenever is convenient or appropriate for you…that’s the beauty of a virtual run!)
What is a “Virtual Run”?: A Virtual Run is an option to engage in a individual run or other fitness activity when you are unable to gather with others to participate is a social running event
A virtual run is a run or other fitness activity that can be done from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, or on a track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it and record it yourself.
You can record and share your effort and achievement digitally and collectively celebrate your achievement and your contribution to helping sick and injured children in your community.
Suggestions for “Virtual Run”:
  • Solo or family run/walk around your neighborhood
  • Solo or family run/walk at a local track
  • Solo or family run/walk on a nearby trail
  • Solo run/fitness activity on a treadmill or other home exercise device
  • Any other health/fitness activity (ie yoga, bike ride, strength workout, meditation, etc.)
How do I opt in to the 2020 SACTOWN Virtual Run?

Please log into your Race Roster Dashboard by 11:59pm on March 22 to indicate that you would still like to participate virtually.  Please check your mailing address and update as needed as this is where your race packet will be mailed. The virtual race is only available to 5k and 10-mile registrants.

Runners will also have the opportunity to defer their 2020 entry to the 2021 SACTOWN Run. To request a deferral, you must log into your Race Roster dashboard before 11:59pm on Sunday, March 22.   If you choose the deferral option, you will receive a deferral code in late 2020 that you must use to register yourself for the 2021 SACTOWN Run.

Please follow these instructions to log into your Race Roster Dashboard.

  1. Sign into your Race Roster account here – if you do not see your SACTOWN 2020 registration on your account please claim your registration by scrolling down to the claim section of the page and click “Claim” next to SACTOWN 2020
  2. Click “Edit registration” in the right corner of the screen.
  3. First check your mailing address (under ‘personal information‘) to make sure it is correct. Then choose ‘Registration Questions‘ to join the virtual run or request a deferral code..
  4. Make your selections then hit SAVE to submit

If you simply value your contribution in helping the Credit Unions of California and Nevada support the Children’s Miracle Network, and do NOT wish to receive your items via mail and do NOT wish to receive a deferral into next year’s event, you do NOT need to update your registration.  We appreciate your contribution and your understanding, and hope to have you back next year for the 2021 SACTOWN Run.  If you would still like to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network, please click here.

Ways to record/celebrate your SACTOWN Virtual Run:
  • Post photo/activity on social media sites
  • Use event hashtags:
    • #runSACTOWN
    • #CUforKIDS
    • #CUSactownRun
  • Use social media captions:
    • “Social Distance Run for Kids”
    • “I Ran for Kids”
    • “I Ran SACTOWN”
  • Title activity “SACTOWN Virtual Run” on fitness tracking apps (ie Strava, Map My Run, etc.)
What does my virtual race packet include?:
  • 2020 race shirt
  • 2020 event medal
  • 2020 race bib
  • Sponsor gifts/samples
Are there results/awards:
The virtual runner participant pack include a finisher medal. There are no official results, but we encourage runners to post their runs/activity on social activity trackers (ie Strava, Map My Run, etc.)
We have created two Strava Segments in Sacramento for runners who would like to compete with other runners virtually and earn age group awards:
  • Strava SACTOWN 10 mile segment challenge (Segment to be posted soon)
  • Strava SACTOWN 3 mile segment challenge (Segment to be posted soon)
Anyone who runs these segments by April 26th will be eligible for an age group award (contact info@runsra.org if you run these segments and would like an Age Group award)