How it works

Register for Your Virtual Race

Find a virtual event on ITS YOUR RACE and click the REGISTER button. When prompted during the registration process, either login or create a new account for ITS YOUR RACE.  

  • **The email you use to login to ITS YOUR RACE must match the email address that you enter during race registration**

Download the ITS YOUR RACE Mobile App


This app will allow you to run your virtual race and automatically track your pace, distance and overall time.  The app will recognize the race distance that you registered for and automatically stop your session at the appropriate distance (eg 3.1 miles for a 5K virtual race) and send your results in.  It's the closest thing you can get to running a real race!

If you do not wish to use the IYR Virtual mobile app for your virtual race, please see instructions for manually entering your finish time at the bottom of this page.

Set Up Your Location Settings

IMPORTANT! In order for the app to work properly for tracking your race, the app will need to run in the background and use your phone’s GPS location. 

  1. Go to the SETTINGS on your phone. 
  2. At the top of the screen in the search bar, search for ITS YOUR RACE. This will bring up the app. Tap on the name of the app to go into the permission settings for this app. 
  3. Select the LOCATION setting and set the access to ALWAYS ALLOW. 

Open the ITS YOUR RACE App & Login

Open the app. If you’ve already created your ITS YOUR RACE account, tap “I’ve used it before”. If you need to create an account, tap “It’s my first time!”. 

**Be sure to create your account using the SAME EMAIL ADDRESS that was entered when you registered for your race.**

Access Your Event

  1. Once you are logged into the app, tap the icon at the bottom that says “ME” to go to your profile. You will receive a notification with instructions to edit your profile. Tap the OK button.
  2. Under UPCOMING EVENTS, you should see the event that you are registered for. Tap the name of the race.
  3. This will bring you into the event search and automatically bring up your event. Tap your event listing.
  4. Tap the TRACKER tab and hit “READY FOR MY RACE”
  5. A window will pop up that asks you to select the DIVISION that you are entered in. Select the division that you registered for. 

Start Your Race and Allow App Permissions

When you're ready, slide the START RACE button at the bottom. The app will count down 5 seconds and you will receive notifications from your phone to allow motion and fitness activity, and then to allow GPS BE SURE TO TAP OK and ALLOW for these as the app will not be able to track you if you do not allow these permissions

Run or Walk!

Stow your phone and get moving! The app will automatically calculate your distance, pace and time. When you've reached the exact distance, the app will automatically stop your activity and send your results to the event's results page.  You can save a screenshot of your accomplishment and share it with your friends, family and followers!

*NOTE* If for any reason you need to cancel your race once you've started, you can completely close out the app and it will wipe out your session.  When you restart the app, you can begin your race again.

Please remember to check your local regulations to see where you can and can't run or walk at this time, and remember to social distance!

Check Your Results and Get Your
Finisher Certificate

  • Go to ITS YOUR, search for your event and go to the RESULTS PAGE. 
  • Select the distance that you ran or walked from RACE dropdown
  • Search for your name and click on your participant listing
  • Click on the zoom icon over the finisher certificate to open a detailed custom finisher certificate with all of your race information. Feel free to download, print and share your certificate!


If you do not wish to download the IYR Virtual app to run your virtual race, you also have the option of manually entering your finish time directly on the website. Please follow the instructions in this video.