Explore sunny California

Welcome to our unique collection of virtual runs around the Golden State.You can join thousands of others on our one mile family challenge, 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, full Marathon or you could try a 50 or 100 mile challenge!

Maybe you'll do more than one?

We have one-to-one training support from expert coaches, stunning medals, high quality running t-shirts and much more in our unique festival area. We have routes for all the major cities, the gorgeous West Coast, national parks and many more, so you'll feel as close to the destination as we can get you!

This isn't your normal virtual event, this is the Californian Virtual Running Festival from realbuzz Running Adventures.

Become a Californian Explorer!

You can choose from the Bear Mile (aimed specifically at kids), Poppy 5k, the West Coast 10k, the Gold Rush Half Marathon, the Endless Summer Marathon or the Redwood 100 Mile Challenge

There is also the Brain Research UK 50 Mile California Challenge, an exclusive event to support our partner charity.

Don't worry, all of events can be run over multiple days, so you don't have to do them in a single day.

There are a number of fascinating routes that you can pick, from L.A. and San Francisco to Yosemite National Park and many in between. You'll be able to unlock bonus destination content as you upload your evidence on your chosen route (available on 10k distance and above).

Every event package also comes with a range of digital goodies, like downloadable race numbers, certificates and selfie frames. There is also a detailed festival section where you can find out everything you need to know about this beautiful state.

And it doesn't end there! We have a team of expert coaches on hand to guide you on your adventure. Simply contact them via the Training Support zone to get personalised training support. All FREE of charge and included with each entry.

 

What's included

Every Californian Virtual Running Experience entry comes with your very own Finisher Pack, Race Pack and Travel pack - here's what you'll be getting:

Finisher Pack

 

  • Premium technical running t-shirts
  • High quality bespoke medals
  • Digital finisher certificate
  • Digital finisher photo

 

Race Pack

 

  • Direct online access to expert running coaches
  • Track progress on your chosen route (details below)
  • Race bib
  • Training plans
  • Digital training photo
  • Access to Realbuzz Club, an online community
  • Support & training

Travel Pack

 

  • Spotify playlist
  • Zoom background(s)
  • Colouring guides and puzzles
  • Destination themed arts and craft ideas
  • Downloadable recipe and drink cards
  • Destination articles and videos

Brain Research UK

50 Mile California Challenge

£27 / US$39 / AU$49

Join the 50 Mile Challenge and support Brain Research UK, our partner charity. Don't worry you can run or walk 50 miles over as many days as you like, not all on one day!

The event T-shirt and medal both help us celebrate 50 years of this amazing charity; the leading national funder dedicated to research into neurological conditions.

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The Events

Medal Only or Medal & T-Shirt options are available, simply select from the list below. Or create your own bundle by entering more than one event (configurable on the event entry form) and get FREE SHIPPING on every additional event your enter.

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Poppy 5k

Physical Medal
£15.00
Medal & T-Shirt
£27.00
Physical Medal
US$21.00
Medal & T-Shirt
US$39.00
Physical Medal
AUS$27.00
Medal & T-Shirt
AUS$49.00
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West Coast 10k

Physical Medal
£15.00
Medal & T-Shirt
£27.00
Physical Medal
US$21.00
Medal & T-Shirt
US$39.00
Physical Medal
AUS$27.00
Medal & T-Shirt
AUS$49.00
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Gold Rush Half Marathon

Physical Medal
£15.00
Medal & T-Shirt
£27.00
Physical Medal
US$21.00
Medal & T-Shirt
US$39.00
Physical Medal
AUS$27.00
Medal & T-Shirt
AUS$49.00
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Endless Summer Marathon

Physical Medal
£15.00
Medal & T-Shirt
£27.00
Physical Medal
US$21.00
Medal & T-Shirt
US$39.00
Physical Medal
AUS$27.00
Medal & T-Shirt
AUS$49.00
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Redwood 100 Mile Challenge

Physical Medal
£15.00
Medal & T-Shirt
£27.00
Physical Medal
US$21.00
Medal & T-Shirt
US$39.00
Physical Medal
AUS$27.00
Medal & T-Shirt
AUS$49.00
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The Bundles

Feeling adventurous or simply want to make some great savings?! Then enter one of our great bundles, each includes the event medal and technical t-shirt.

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Pines and Palms
(5k & 10k)

Medal & T-Shirt
£49.00
Medal & T-Shirt
US$69.00
Medal & T-Shirt
AUD$89.00
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California Dreamin'
(10k, Half & Marathon)

Medal & T-Shirt
£69.00
Medal & T-Shirt
US$99.00
Medal & T-Shirt
AUD$129.00
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Heaven on Surf
(Half, Marathon & 100)

Medal & T-Shirt
£69.00
Medal & T-Shirt
US$99.00
Medal & T-Shirt
AUD$129.00
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The Golden State
(All main event distances) Includes free Golden State Challenge medal.

Medal & T-Shirt
£109.00
Medal & T-Shirt
US$149.00
Medal & T-Shirt
AUD$189.00
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The Merchandise

Purchase exclusive California Virtual Running Experience merchandise when you enter and don’t pay for any extra shipping. The exclusive range includes:

  • Neck Warmer - £7.99, US$11.99, AU$14.99
  • Leisure Baseball Cap - £14.99, US$20.99, AU$26.99
  • Hoody - £24.99, US$34.99, AU$44.99

Items will be posted out along with the finisher pack.

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Run for Charity

Use your realbuzz Running Adventure journey to raise money for a charity close to your heart. You can either make a donation when you enter, or join their team when you enter and raise money for them from family and friends. Our charity partners really appreciate your support.

FAQ's

General

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Registration

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The Event

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How do I access the Travel Pack?
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