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The Great Sustainable Race

Flats or Spikes hosted the world's first true virtual race on November 6th, 2021, focusing on the sustainability of running.

A True Virtual Race Around the World!

Flats or Spikes is revolutionizing virtual racing. A true race starts at the same time for all participants in the race. Our goal is to race around the world (24,901 miles / 40,075 km) in total participant mileage. A tree will be planted for every entry into the Great Sustainable Race by our charitable partner One Tree Planted!

The Great Sustainable Race

Running is one of the most sustainable activities that millions of people engage in on a daily basis. Travel to races, however, represents more than 80% of the total energy used including shoes, training, hygiene, and participation in the event itself.

 

The Great Sustainable Race is a true virtual race where everyone races together against a single clock without the travel. This means the virtual race starts the same time for everyone just like any other race.  An entire community of runners can race together virtually, outside in real-time for the first time.

 

Results are posted instantly in the app. You have 12 hours to post your time.

We are partnering with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every entry to the race.

Flats or Spikes hosted the world's first true virtual race November 6th, 2021, focusing on the sustainability of running. Registration is now closed.

Plant a Tree with us!

 

Buy Merch

The race has ended but it’s not too late to buy an official medal and shirt for the Great Sustainable Race.

One Tree Planted

We’re thrilled to be partnering with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every entry to the Great Sustainable Race. 

What's Next?

The Great Sustainable Race occurred on November 6th, 2021.
If you want information about future events, please join our list with the form below!

Connect with Flats or Spikes while we truly make virtual racing and distance running a new, unique real-time experience.

Thank you for sharing your interest in virtual racing!