An introduction to the Virtual Runner app

The Virtual Runner app is here – everything you love about virtual running, now available for your smartphone!

We wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy the benefits of virtual running, so the app does exactly that. Free to download for iOS and Android, it lets you find and buy a wide range of races with just a few taps. You can submit your times and view your results, and see your well-earned custom medals.

You can still run wherever and whenever you like – whether it’s for a good cause, as part of a competition or just for fun. It’s that simple! And it’s totally free.

To help you get up and running (pun intended!), here’s a quick overview of everything you need to know.

How to download the app

Search for Virtual Runner UK in the App Store.

How to log in

Once your download is complete, you’ll need to log in to your account. You can do this via email or Facebook. If you don’t have an account already, you can sign up for one. Alternatively, sign up on the website.

How to find races

There are a few ways to find the right race for you. Tap Discover to see all of the trending races, or tap Find races to view all available races. You can filter by date and race type.

How to buy a race

When you’ve found a race you’d like to purchase, simply tap the button to add it to your basket. It’s a quick and easy checkout process, and you can pay by either credit/debit card or Paypal. Just like on the website, race prices range from £5 to £15.

How to view your races

Tap the red button in the bottom centre of your screen to view all of your races. You’ll be able to see your race history, as well as any upcoming races you have scheduled in.

How to view your results

Simply tap ‘See results’ for a full list of all race times.


Download the app from the App Store and via Android.