frequently asked questions

Got questions about the Ultimate Virtual Race of New Zealand? You should find answers to most questions you have here. But if you don't, please contact us. Additional FAQs will be added as we get questions in from entrants

How do I log my mileage?

A full tutorial on how to log your mileage has been created here.

When does the race start?

You can start anytime you want from from 30 April onwards. Entries close 30 Dec 2021, so you have to have started before this date.

Is there a cut off finish date?

You can complete the distance at your own pace, taking as long as 12 months if you start on 30 April 2021. The cut off date is 29 April 2022, at which point all mileage has to have been logged into our system..

Bling - Is there a finishers medal?

Heck Yeah (and it is going to be epic!!)

What are the prizes?

There will be two major prizes, each for two people. Both prizes consists of unforgettable tourism experiences from around New Zealand donated by local tourism operators. Estimated value of each major prize is $15,000.


These major prizes will be awarded by a random draw - not for crossing the line first (something which can't be monitored in a virtual event). The main prizes are drawn 31 December and you don't have to have completed the distance to be eligible to win.


Throughout the challenge, we will be also awarding fantastic spot prizes.


For more details about prizes check out the Prizes page 


Merchandise - can we buy race shirts?

Yes we are currently organising a design competition and will be putting the top designs up for public vote during April

What currency is the entry fee?

All entry fees are displayed and charged in USD. The event is open to entrants all over the world and the event management and registration platform is also US-based technology.

What is the $3.84 sign-up fee?

This is additional to the race entry fee and is a service fee charged by the RunSignUp platform for processing your race application. 

Is the multi-sport option a Triathlon?

No. Under the multi-sport option you can combine any Intentional human-powered exercise you (or your team) undertake towards the total distance. Walking, Swimming, Cycling, Running (and treadmill) activity.

Can I use my daily steps around the office or home?

In the spirit of the event, we have chosen to only allow “intentional exercise” so walking around the house, doing the shopping, steps at work etc should not be calculated. You can however use your commute to work if you walk, cycle or run.

How do teams work?

The team’s option is not a relay race. You can create a team of up to 10 people to collectively complete the distance. You each log your mileage individually and our system combines the total towards the overall distance.


This is a great option for corporates and if you want to create a social option with friends of varying abilities and or exercise preferences.

How many members make up a team?

Teams consist of 1 – 10 members.

Can we start a team with less than 10 people, and then add more as we go?

Yes. As long as the new member is a newly registered member; NOT someone who comes off of another team.

Can we enter a corporate team?

Absolutely - you can either follow the normal team entry process and add additional participants on the one entry or contact us directly and we will invoice you.

What if I don't have a team?

Don’t worry, there will be plenty of people looking for teammates so you can either add to the Teammate request thread in the private Facebook group after you join or we can add you to a team in the same category before the start date.

Registration FAQs

The Ultimate Virtual Race of New Zealand uses the RunSignUp platform for both registration and event management. There are numerous great FAQ responses and tutorials on this platform and the links below will direct you to them.

How to Register for a Race
How to Resend Confirmation Email
How to View/Edit Registration If you registered for a Race
How to Transfer to Another Runner
How To View My Digital Bib

How To Create/Join a New Team/Group
How To Join an Existing Team/Group
How To View/Manage An Existing Team/Group
How To Invite Others To Join Your Team/Group

Race FAQs

Just like the registration process, we are using the RunSignUp platform for participants to manage their mileage entry etc. There are numerous FAQ’s and tutorials already available and the links below will direct you straight to that section.


Where do I find race information

When/Where are Results Posted?

Submit and Manage Virtual Results

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