Virtual Racers Take Their Sweet Time!

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VR PRO was thrilled to introduce their first-ever Virtual Race with the 2019 GGS LAW CANADA DAY 5K. Those who could not be with us on race day were still able to take part in this exciting virtual event! Registered participants received a race bib, T-shirt, and a beautiful finishers medal! The event sold out right away as running groups and families held their own Virtual Canada Day 5K Races (just like the one held at the Oshawa Running Room Store pictured at right with some of their participants). We invite you to register for one of the new VR PRO Virtual Race Events and race with us - wherever you are!

First-Ever Virtual Race a Huge Success!

‘Virtual Canada Day Races’

With iRun Santa Races in Hamilton and Burlington, as well as the Virtual iRun Santa Event, Santa was spotted just about everywhere this holiday season!

Check out some of the great pics from runners and walkers who completed the iRun Santa Virtual Race by visiting the iRun Santa Virtual Race Gallery.


Santa Was Virtually Everywhere in 2019!...

Visit the iRun Santa

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The first-ever Aqua at Plaza 88 Virtual Santa Race was a great success! Not only did we have individuals, families, and groups holding their own Virtual Santa Races, the Burnaby Running Room arranged a group run on December 15 from their store to Aqua at Place 88.


Our First-Ever West Coast Event!...

Visit the ‘Aqua Santa’

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When the Virtual Butter Tart 5K event sold out right away, we added spots to accommodate the demand. Those additional spots also sold out right away because so many people wanted to take part in this unique event.

We’ve received so many great pics and stories from runners and walkers who completed their Virtual Race, we started a gallery to show some of the results.


When race events everywhere began to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VR PRO decided to extend the deadline for the 2020 Virtual Chilly Half Marathon, Virtual Frigid 10K, and Virtual Frosty 5K. Many runners who had already completed one of the virtual races decided to attempt another virtual race distance. Others who had run in one of the live events on March 1 were happy to now have a Virtual Race option so they could practice social distancing and still enjoy racing!


Virtual Chilly, Frigid, & Frosty Finishers:

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Don’t Give Up Hope...The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Is In Sight!

Stay positive and look to a brighter future by running or walking our new, hope-filled event...introducing the “Light at the end of the Tunnel” Race!

Choose from three different distance options; 5KM, 10KM and 15KM. Then, run or walk your distance of choice anytime between May 1st and August 31st.

This race is part of the very popular VR PRO series of virtual races and is priced at just $25! (It’s only an additional $5 if you need to have your race kit mailed to you.) There will be pickup options for those living in the Burlington, ON area.

Each race kit comes with a finisher medal that actually lights along with a custom-imprinted face mask!

You can record your run or walk through an app, GPS watch, or other timing device. Once you have completed and recorded your run/walk, please submit your results to

Results will be posted within a few days on along with a link to your finisher's certificate. Include in the email, which race you completed, the method you used to time and measure your run/walk and, of course, your finishing time.


4 Great Virtual Race Events Bundled For One Low Price!

Get three race kits for only $99! (Shipping and Handling is only an additional $5 if you need your race kit mailed to you. There will be pickup options for those living in the Burlington, Ontario area.)

Stay positive and look to a brighter future by participating in one of the "Light at the end of the Tunnel" Races. Choose from a 5km, 10km or 15km event and receive a finisher medal and a face mask.

Earn a once in a lifetime finisher medal with the COVID-19 Virtual Race. Receive your finisher medal when you run or walk a 5km, 10km or 21.1km.

Stay fit and focused while we wait for the vaccine and run or walk the Race For A Vaccine with 3km, 5km, 10km and 19km options, and a race kit that includes a spinner finisher medal and a buff. 

JUST ADDED!!!...Now includes the Lockdown Race (See details below.) can add the "Where is the Finish Wine?" Race for only $25 extra and receive a race kit that includes two bottles of wine and a medal that doubles as a wine stopper!

Click below for complete details or to register.



LOCKDOWN RACE: In support of the fight against COVID in India

India is undergoing a modern-day humanitarian catastrophe, in which basic human care is simply not being met due to critical shortage of medical equipment and supplies. The need is now and the need is urgent. People are dying due to the relentless spread of COVID-19, the subsequent lack of oxygen, exacerbated by the inability to monitor and control health.

Register for the Lockdown Race and help us raise funds to purchase lifesaving medical supplies to help with the fight of COVID-19 in India. Choose from two different distance options - 5KM and 10KM. There is also a kids 1KM event. Run or walk your distance of choice anytime between May 11 and August 31. Participate on your own or with people from your household. This race is part of the very popular VR PRO series of virtual races.

This race is priced at just $25 and includes shipping and handling. (A mandatory donation of $5 will be added to each race entry)

We are engaging in fundraising and awareness activities locally and internationally to help raise funds towards assisting those in desperate need. We have connected with local organizers (doctors and volunteers) to procure and distribute relief equipment, supplies and other such critical requirements with a goal of servicing between 50 to 100 villages.



Register now for one of three historically significant virtual race distances and receive a race kit that includes a beautiful, oversized, stand-up finisher medal (like the one pictured at right) with a removable ribbon and depicting one of Canada’s Volunteer Soldiers, along with a Remembrance Day “Lest We Forget” Flag, a keepsake D-Day race bib, a Remembrance Day Poppy, and a Commemorative Pin with the image of a classic WWII Lancaster Bomber, and more! Run or walk your event distance of choice including a 1500m, 8K, or half marathon anytime between September 1 and December 31, 2021. Donations will go to support the Juno Beach Centre honouring those brave Canadians and the sacrifices they made. (Click the button below to register.)


The Remembrance Day Races Virtual Running & Walking Events benefit Juno Beach Centre (


Join ‘Hall-of Famer’ and Global Sports Icon, Donovan Bailey in supporting youth charities by participating in one of the races in the Donovan Bailey Pass The Baton Canada. This event runs now thru August 3 and features a 1K, 5K, and 4x 100m, as well as the newly added 10K and 25K for which you can also earn a gold coin! Don’t pass up this exciting event opportunity!



This Virtual Race Is Set To Also Be Run As A LIVE Race Event!...Register Now!

Currently, this event is set up to register for the virtual race only and not the in person race. However, we have permits pending for a live, in-person race to take place in Barrie on Sunday, September 12. Once the permit is approved, we will open up spots in the in-person race. Anyone who is already registered for the virtual race will have the right of first refusal to register for the in-person race. (There will be an additional $15 to switch from the virtual to the in-person race.)

We will have a limited number of spots available in the in-person event, so by registering for the virtual race now you secure a spot in the in-person race when we get the go-ahead from the city.

Donations raised through the First Race Back will be given to the Barrie Native Friendship Centre.

If you have any difficulty registering for this event online, simply contact Kelly Arnott directly at (905) 512-2488 and she will get you signed up -  plus, you will save the online fees!



All New “This Is For YOU Race” Has An Incredible Race Kit Featuring A Beautiful Technical Shirt, Matching Mask, And A Jewelled Spinner Finisher Medal!

Avella Injury and Pain Management Centre “This Is For YOU Race!” Presented by Clear Point Pharmacy & Compounding Centre

With four race distances options including a 1K, 2K, 5K and 10K, you can run or walk your choice of event anytime between June 1 and September 30, 2021.

This race is priced at only $35 plus $10 for shipping and handling if you want your kit to be mailed to you. The race kit includes a jewelled, spinner finisher medal, a technical t-shirt available in both men's and women's styles, and a matching face mask!



Next year’s New Balance Chilly Half Marathon, Frigid 10K & Frosty 5K will be the first truly big, in-person events of 2022.

The 2020 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon, Frigid 10 & Frosty 5K were the last big in-person race events to take place before the pandemic began...

Be a part of the return to live racing... Join us as, and together we will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this truly epic event. (For those unable to attend the live in-person races, we will still offer virtual options for these events) Register now!


Register for the 2022 New Balance Chilly Half Marathon and reserve your

spot in what will be an epic event!

Come Run Your Virtual Race LIVE With Us This Weekend!

Celebrate and support your local downtown by running or walking a 3km, 5km, 10km, or Half Marathon (21.1km) in your city anytime between May 20 and August 31.

All participants receive a beautiful finisher medal, and choice of an awesome wrap-around cityscape imprinted technical t-shirt(just like the one pictured at right in the race kit photo) or a very nice imprinted reflective running cap with race logo!

This race is priced at only $40 plus $10 for shipping and handling if you need your kit mailed to you.

In partnership with Strathallen Capital, VR PRO will be hosting three safe, curb-side race kit pick-ups and race meet-ups with finish line celebrations. Get your race kit early and get extra goodies in your bag when you pickup your race kit in person.

Join us LIVE Saturday July 24 from 10 am - 1 pm at Bowmanville Mall located at 243 King St. East, Bowmanville, ON.  Come run 'Your Downtown' Race using route maps we will provide. There will be a finish line set up where you can take pictures. Bring someone to run with you and receive an additional gift!

Use discount code: RUNNINGROOM when you register and receive a $10 discount!



Come Celebrate Halloween With Us At A LIVE IN-PERSON Halloween Race!

Come celebrate Halloween with us at an IN-PERSON Halloween Race!
5K and 10K distance options are available.

Everyone who participates in the in-person event will get a post-race breakfast from the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. Be sure to dress in Halloween attire...We will have prizes for the best 3 Halloween costumes! For those who do not wish to race in-person yet, we have a virtual option for you!

The in-person race is priced at only $60 and includes breakfast, the virtual race is priced at only $50 for the virtual and includes shipping and handling. The race kit includes a finisher medal, a trick-or-treat bag and a pumpkin (only those participating in the in-person race will receive a pumpkin).

All participants receive a beautiful finisher medal that opens up and has a voice box that says Happy Halloween!

The in-person race will be hosted at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. Both the 5K and 10K route are out-and-back style courses that start and end at the yacht club. All event participants will be expected to show up to the race with their bib already attached and ready to run. Everyone who participates in the in-person event will get a breakfast from the yacht club.