CALLING ALL RUNNERS, WALKERS, SWIMMERS AND PADDLERS TO JOIN US FOR THE INAUGURAL VIRTUAL HERRING RIVER RUN 5K! MAY IS CELEBRATE HERRING MONTH! BE LIKE A HERRING (VIRTUALLY) AND TRAVEL 5K (herring actually travel approximately 8K) UP THE MOUTH OF THE HERRING RIVER TO THEIR SPAWNING GROUNDS IN THE BEAUTIFUL KETTLE PONDS OF WELLFLEET TO PROTECT THIS SPECIAL HABITAT!
Here is how it works: For your $10 registration fee, you can run, walk, swim or paddle your favorite 5k course! We are virtual this year so pick the route that you enjoy most. Want to create a team? You can do that too! Invite friends and family to run, walk, swim or paddle with you safely (6 feet apart) or virtually.
Event details and schedule
Run/Walk, Swim or Paddle your Virtual Race wherever you want. We’ll ship your Friends of Herring River cinch sack directly to you when you report your completion of the race. This year's race does not include medals.
Where can I run/walk? Anywhere! This is your virtual run/walk, swim or paddle and we want you to complete it wherever and whenever you want throughout the month of May when the herring make their annual journey up the Herring River in Wellfleet and Truro to their spawning grounds. Sidewalks, paths, treadmill, pool, river or rowing machine make this race your own! Want to make this a family run or walk with a stroller or Fido? Now’s the chance to make a team!
When do I need to complete my run? Between May 1st to May 31st 2021, you can log your results and complete other post-race experience actions, like downloading your personalized Finisher’s Certificate, see how you rank on the leaderboard of other participants, and upload your photos.
Do I need to submit results to get my cinch sack? Yes, your cinch sack will be mailed to once you complete your run/walk, swim or paddle. You can log your results and complete other post-race experience actions like sharing pictures with us!
How do I track my distance and time? For the Virtual Run, we accept results on the honor system, but the most accurate tracking is typically via a device with GPS tracking.