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Registration for the virtual race is $30 and includes a Red Rose Run 2020 neck gaiter, eligibility to win categories by submitting your time, and a donation to the Lancaster Central Market.


What is a virtual 5 miler?
A virtual 5-mile run can be completed virtually anywhere! Participants can run/walk their 5 miles any time between September 19th – 22nd, anywhere you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, a trail, or on a treadmill. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.

When does the 2020 Red Rose Run Virtual 5 Mile Run take place?
The race week begins on Saturday, September 19th, and should be completed on or before Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020. You can upload your results, via an emailed form, anytime between 12:01 am on September 19th through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, September 22nd. You will receive the link to submit results prior to September 19th.

Who can participate in the virtual 5-mile run/walk?
We encourage everyone to participate. All fitness levels and ages are welcome to join us. We would ask that if your child (under 14) wants to enter, you as the parent/guardian must complete the online entry form on the child’s behalf. Just get out there and run or walk, whatever works for you!

Do I need to complete the 5-mile distance in one go?
To be considered in contention for the overall winner categories you will need to show proof of completing the full 5-mile distance in one go to qualify. If you are not interested in winning the overall winner categories, you can split your race over a few days or weeks and they can be in any amount of distances as you need!

Does registration include a t-shirt?

This year, we designed a lightweight Red Rose Run 2020 neck gaiter that double as a face-covering or headband! If your t-shirt drawer is calling our name, purchase a limited edition 2020 tie-dye tee here, offered in tank, long sleeve and short sleeve.

What’s needed in order to submit my race results?
You must submit your results to be counted as having completed the 5-mile run/walk distance. Closer to the race week, we will share the electronic form for you to submit your time. For the serious competitors, we request submitting proof of your time and distance with a picture of your running watch (showing date), or screenshots from any of the popular running apps including Strava and Nike Run (you cannot be considered for a top finisher without this proof).

We also welcome you to upload any selfies, short videos, or other creative posts so we can share with others and make the race as interactive as possible so, please help us share our efforts and continue to raise awareness in our community. Photos and videos will lift everyone’s spirits! Share with hashtag #RRR2020

How will I know if I am getting a special category prize? When will I get it?
The week of September 28th, we will email participants to let them know what they will be receiving. Items will be shipped after we have time to process and determine the winners and funds raised. We expect to send the awards via U.S. mail.

What if I registered for the original Red Rose Run date on June 6th, 2020?
Runners registered for the original race planned for June 6 will automatically be carried over to the virtual race or can request a refund by emailing their confirmation number to Please send in your refund request before the beginning of the race on September 19th.

Will there be race bibs?
Not for each individual runner. A virtual race bib can be downloaded here.

Where can I view the full race results?
At the end of the Virtual race, results will be posted on at We will send an email to all participants once the results are posted.

Where do the proceeds of the Red Rose Run go?
The Lancaster Central Market!

I need some playlist inspiration, have any music recommendations?
Yes! So glad you asked. Check out our Red Rose Run 2020 Playlist on Spotify our staff put together. Enjoy the mix!