Please be safe, be mindful of new municipal ordinances being put in place and continue to practice social distancing when you are continuing running.
Run your race whenever you want. It can be next week, next month or two months from now. Share photos on the Garmin Marathon social media channels, let us know how it went.
Make sure you drop in every now and then to let us know how it’s going.
Stay tuned for some cool contests for some awesome prizes in conjunction with the Garmin Virtual Marathon. #GarminMarathon #OzRun #GarminVirtual
Every virtual race registrant get a great MEDAL, COTTON SHIRT & BIB.
When you register go run or walk any distance over any period of time.
Post on your social media accounts that you will be participating to earn a medal. Share the original social media posts, or the registration system will let you post that you registered.
When your medal is delivered post a photo of you with your MEDAL, COTTON SHIRT & BIB on any of your social media platforms to complete your race.
Use the hashtags #OzRun and #GarminVirtual when you post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope, Tumblr, Vine, Google+, or Pinterest.
A $4 to $7 Service Fee for each participant will be added at online checkout depending on the date and registration selected.
A $30 Shipping Fee must be added at online checkout if you choose to mail internationally.
*The Garmin Marathon is Managed by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce. The Garmin Marathon (formerly the “Olathe Marathon” and “Oz Marathon”) is title sponsored by Garmin International and Garmin International does not organize nor manage any events related to the Garmin Marathon or Virtual Race. This promotion is being conducted by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, not Garmin International, entry in the virtual race is with the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, not Garmin International, and any recourse would have to be with the Olathe Chamber of Commerce. The use of the film images for medals legally do not hold harmless Garmin International.
Is this a virtual run or walk?
Yes, you can run or walk.
What exactly is a virtual run or walk?
A virtual run or walk is one that you do on your own time and on the course of your own choosing.
How far do I have to run or walk?
As far as you want for as many days as it takes! Just because the medal is for a Full or Half, you can walk as little or as much as possible. We encourage you to try and go the distance of the medal you bought and then post your distance you walked over so many days.
Why should I participate in this event?
This is your chance to commit to fit in a fun way.
More detailed reasons include:
The chance to get the medal from the Garmin Marathon if you can’t make it.
Be a part of a community of runners without travelling.
Share your story with other, and start running or walking more.
Who can participate?
You, your family, your friends, your co-workers, or anyone.
Do the medals come with a ribbon?
Yes! Every medal will come with a ribbon!
Does the Garmin Marathon Virtual Race benefit any charity?
Yes, see our Charity page on this site that can give you more information our the Charity we support named the Olathe Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund.
Are there age-group or overall awards?
There is no age group or overall awards for the virtual races.
Can I be timed?
The virtual race is not a timed race. However, you can personally time yourself with a watch, gps, or phone. We recommend any Garmin Device.
I don’t live in the United States, can I still participate?
YES, if you live outside the US, you must select the International shipping option that will cost $30 before we can mail your medal. (Note: Transit times are in the hands of USPS mail delivery and may vary by location.)
I don't live in the United States but have an APO/FPO address, can I participate?
Yes. We are happy to able to send packages to our military service members overseas. (Note: Transit times are in the hands of USPS mail delivery and may vary by location.)
We cannot offer refunds, transfers, or deferrals. Make sure that you are good to go when you sign up! All sales are 100% final.