Start: November 10, 2019 - Finish: November 30, 2019
1K / 5K / 10K
This year Sesame Street turns 50! We are excited to join the festivities with an Anniversary Race in support of The Sesame Street Yellow Feather Fund, which brings educational programs to children both in the U.S. and around the world. In support of their work, we are donating $5 of each race registration to the Yellow Feather Fund. You will have the opportunity to make your own donation during the checkout process!
The 50th Anniversary Race is designed for participants of all abilities, this race can be done as a 1K, 5K or 10K. This is a virtual race so you can run, walk or hike this race and do it wherever you want! Sign up now. 1K/5K/10K distance options.
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Learn more about Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit sesameworkshop.org.
How this works
A virtual race is just like a traditional race but you can choose where you run! We'll mail your swag to you and then once you finish, we'll send your medal. All items are a la carte, so you can register for just the swag you care about.
When is the Race?
The official anniversary is November 10, 2019, but the race is 11/10 - 11/30
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Shirt/Bib Info & Deadlines
Register by October 21, 2019 and your shirt and/or bib will arrive around November 9.
Register between 10/21 & 11/10 and your shirt and/or bib will not ship until late-November.
Register after 11/10 and your shirt and/or bib will not ship until just before Christmas.
Everyone that registers for a shirt or bib will get it - regardless of whether you finish your race. However those that register for a medal will NOT get it until after they report their time & the race is over. All shirts have the same imprints.
*Note: registrations are a la carte, so you get to choose what swag you want
Finisher Medal Info & Deadlines
IMPORTANT: As of November 9, we have sold out of our first batch of medals.
More are on the way, but for those that sign up 11/9 or later, they won't ship until late December/Early January.
This metal medal is about 5" and honors 5 Sesame Street characters in a modern yet retro style. Register now to ensure you get yours before we sell out!
Only those that register for a medal will get one, AND only if they report a finish time. Medals will start to ship shortly after the event, but only to those that report their time. The last day to report your finish time is December 9, 2019.
The official race day is as listed above. To maintain the spirit of traditional events, we believe a finisher medal should be earned by finishing the race. We verify that you finished by requiring that you report your time to your account. If you do not report, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A MEDAL.
As far as we’re concerned, race day is as listed above and we anticipate that most people will race then - BUT - the advantage of having a virtual race is you can do it when and where works best for you. So it’s up to you. Because we strive to honor the tradition of in-person races, you’ll receive messages as if that is race day for you, but just know that we’re okay with it if you need to do something different.
A portion of each registration will be given to the Yellow Feather Fund. You can increase your impact by donating even more on their site.
Please Note: 1) All swag usually ships separately and all timelines are based on US Domestic shipping via the USPS. 2) In rare cases where the shirt style/color we list is out of stock, the next closest color will automatically be substituted for you.