Garage Sale Virtual Races

Columbus, OH

Garage Sale Virtual Races

June 15 - October 4, 2020

Join us for the most random, fun and wacky race you have ever participated in! First pick the distance you want to run or walk ranging from 1 mile to a full marathon. Second anxiously await your goody bag which will be sent to all registrants every week (no waiting until the event is over to receive your swag). Third complete your distance anytime between today and October 4. You can use our free Itsyourrace tracking app to track your distance and instantly report your time. Fourth (optional) send us a picture wearing your random swag!

High Quality Race Shirts


Race Bibs


Finisher Medals


Event Distances

Choose any distance you want and if you want to do multiple distances sign up for as many as you desire. 
- 1 Mile
- 5k (3.1mi)
- 10k (6.2mi)
- Half Marathon (13.1mi)
- Marathon (26.2mi)


There are 2 registration options:
     $30 - Pick any race distance. A surprise package containing a shirt (your choice of size), race bib and medal will be mailed directly to you within a week of registering for the race! 
      You will be able to self-report the time of your race distance and upon reporting you will instantly see your overall, gender and age group rankings, pace and receive a finishers certificate which can be shared on social media and printed instantly!
      FREE - Run or walk any distance FREE of charge. You will not receive a surprise package in the mail. You will be able to self-report the time of your race distance.

Race Details

Date: Run or walk anytime between June 15 - October 4, 2020

Time: Whenever you want prior to 11:59pm on October 4, 2020

Location: Anywhere, indoors or outdoors!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Virtual Race?
     A Virtual Race is a race that you run at any time and any place that fits into your schedule.  The race can be be completed indoors or outdoors, in a park, on a track or trail, around your neighborhood or around your yard,  even on your treadmill.  Simply decide upon the distance of race you will participating in, use a device or app to keep track of your distance and time, then enter your finish time and any pictures you may have of yourself, friends and family either running or at your homemade finish line!  The results will be posted here on Its Your Race.  (See below)

Who does this event benefit?
     We have partnered with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks and their 12 Feeding America foodbanks, 3,601 member food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and supplemental feeding programs. They are thankful to be the event beneficiary so they can continue to serve all of Ohio’s 88 counties.

When will my surprise package arrive?
     We will send packages every Thursday to those who chose to receive one during registration.

Where do I run or walk?
     Anywhere you want! The free IYR Virtual app tracks how far you've gone and instantly reports your time into results! You can run on a treadmill indoors, around your neighborhood, through the woods, on a path, in a park or if you want you can run house 100 times or however many times it takes to reach your distance! :)

Can I run more than one race?
      Yes, you may run as many races as you want.  Sign up for more than one race during registration or come back and register again for additional races.

How do I report my time?
      You can do so easily from the new IYR Virtual app by logging in with the email you used to register for the race or you can track your time using another app, gps watch, treadmill or certified course and then just keep track of your time. From there you can just go to the Results page of this race from your phone, tablet or computer and enter your time.  All race results must be submitted by 11:59 pm on October 4, 2020  (see instructions below for submitting your results)

How do I get the IYR Virtual App and How Do I Report My Finish Time? 
     Upload the new IYR Virtual app in the Apple App Store (iPhone) or Play Store (Android phone)

The IYR Virtual app will track your race distance, keep your time and report your finish time when race is over
See the instructions below (this will not track your distance on a treadmill)
     You are able to use any running/training app to calculate your distance, such as Map My Run, Runkeeper, Strava and then manually enter your finish times into the Its Your Race Results (instructions below)

How to Record & Upload Your Run Results With the IYR Virtual App
     (for Fitness Challenge Uploads, please see video below)


1. Download the IYR Virtual App to your iPhone from the Apple App Store or Play Store for Android phones

    The app is called IYR VIRTUAL

2. Login to the IYR Virtual app using the email address you registered with (this is your IYR account)

    You must register this app using the EXACT same email address and password as used for registration.

3. Search for your race event (Garage Sale Virtual Races)    Then, Click on the race

4. Click on "Tracker" and then click "Ready For My Race" 

5.   Click on the race distance you registered for on "Select A Race", then Click on "OK", Click "OK" again

When you are ready to start your race, Slide the blue arrow to the right.  You will hear "Get Ready to start your race in 5-4-3-2-1"

You are able to "Pause" the race if necessary.  You can "Continue Race" (you will hear countdown again)

Run or Walk the distance you signed up for and when completed, the app will automatically upload your results (as long as your login email matches your registration email)

6. Check your results HERE

HOW TO MANUALLY UPLOAD YOUR RESULTS (Watch video or read below)
How to Report Your Time Manually (if you used any other app, other than IYR Virtual)
After you complete your race, Log in to your Its Your Race Account
Click on Results
Click on Your Race
Find Your Name
Click on Update Times to enter your finish time.
That is it!

Race Safety 
Be sure to practice Social Distancing while you run or walk. Please visit for updated information on COVID-19.

When & Where

Oct 4, 2020


12:00 AM

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