virtual race

Virtual Race Results Verification Link

When submitting your virtual race results you will be asked to submit a verification link so we may verify the information you submitted. Generally, this information is not used but we ask for it in case there is an issue with the time you've submitted and it helps us ensure that those submitting results have completed the virtual race. 

There are many way to create a verification link so we'll just cover a few of the most common and easiest to explain ways. 

Fitness Tracking Tools

If you are using a tool like Garmin Connect, Training Peak, Polar, etc. to track your training and races (and we highly recommend you do if you are wanting to become a faster and more efficient runner) you can simply select the activity, copy the link, and paste that into the verification section of the form. Depending on your privacy settings within the tool, you may need to ensure that the activity is publicly viewable so we can access the information if necessary. Some tracking tools have a function where you can share your workout/race to your favorite social media site. If you choose, you can share the workout and then just copy and paste the post link into the verification section. 

Upload an Image/Screenshot of Your Workout/Race

If you have a fitness tracker, GPS watch, tracking app on your phone, or are running on a treadmill you can simply snap a picture of your watch/treadmill display or take a screenshot of your tracking app and upload the image then share the link. You can upload the image anywhere a shareable link is created including your favorite social media site, your own website,  or an image sharing website. You can use any method you like to create a shareable link but we'll cover the simplest method using our favorite free image sharing site Imgur.com

To upload to Imgur you don't even need to create an account, just follow the simple instructions below. (PLEASE NOTE that Imgur.com is a public photo sharing and browsing site, Houston Race Series LLC cannot be responsible for any content uploaded by other users.)

Step 1. Go to Imgur.com and click "New post" at the top of the page and select "Upload Images", see red box on screenshot below.  

Step 2. Upload your image by either dragging and dropping into the box or selecting "Browse"

Step 3. Once your image is uploaded you can simply copy the link and paste into the verification form. See red box for location of link and copy button. 

And that's all there is to it. If you'd like you can add a title and description to the image and update the privacy setting or even share with the Imgur community if you'd like but there's no need to go any further if you're just tryin to get a shareable link to include in your virtual race submission form. 

Virtual Race Results

If you've signed up to complete one of our events virtually you will need to submit your own time and results so we can post them to the race's official results page. All results can be found at http://runhouston.com/results

Because you can't edit your own results in RunSignUp, we've set up a special form to collect all the information about you and your run. The form and other virtual race information can be found at http://runhouston.com/virtual.

Quick Links TO OTHER PAGES

Official Event Results

Virtual Race Rules & Information

Finding Your Bib (Registration) Number Tutorial

Virtual Race Results Verification Link Tutorial

Virtual Completion Form

This is a screenshot of what the form looks like on a desktop. On mobile, the amount of information you'll see will depend on the size of your screen.

This is a screenshot of what the form looks like on a desktop. On mobile, the amount of information you'll see will depend on the size of your screen.

The items you'll need to submit your Virtual Completion Form include:

  • Email address - Please use the same email address you used when registering.

  • First Name

  • Last Name

  • Birthdate - Please make sure this is accurate because it will be used to confirm your registration status.

  • Race Name - Select the race you are completing from the dropdown menu.

  • Race Bib Number - This is a number assigned to you when you register and identifies you as part of the event. For the virtual race this is used so your results will be associated with your registration and RunSignUp profile. The bib number is a 4-digit number and will generally start with an "8" but may be different if you transferred from the live race. If you do not know where to find your bib number please see the Finding Your Bib (Registration) Number Tutorial. Not including an accurate bib number in your Virtual Completion Form may result in your virtual race results not being accurately completed and delays the posting of results.

  • Date Completed - This is the date you completed your run.

  • Distance Completed - You must run at least 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) to qualify as a virtual race finisher but you may run as long of a distance as you'd like. If you are submitting results for a participant 12 years old or younger you minimum distance is 0.6 miles (1 kilometer).

  • Finish Time - This is the amount of time is took you to complete your run. Please make sure you follow the format listed to ensure the most accurate results (HH:MM:SS). For example, if your run was 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds, you would submit 02:15:25. If you run was 35 minutes and 29 seconds, you would submit 00:35:29. If you do not submit your time in the proper format it will take longer to get the results posted.

  • Verification - This is a link to either a photograph or your uploaded workout on your data management software. Your verification link is only used if there is an issue with your submitted time and will never be posted by Houston Race Series. For details on how to upload a photo and get a link please see our Virtual Race Results Verification Link Tutorial.

When you submit your information via the form linked above, you are sent to a confirmation page once complete with the form. In addition, we have recently updated the form to send a confirmation email to all successful submissions. Please keep this confirmation email until you receive your virtual item shipment, as we will ask for your confirmation email if there is an issues.

Official Results Uploading

When the submission deadline has passed, we will go through and confirm/verify all the results. This may take a few days depending on how many people are completing the race virtually. Once all the results have been scrubbed, we'll upload them to the race's official results page under the Virtual category. If you've opted to receive notification of your results when you registered you may receive an email or a text message notifying you that your results have been posted. Otherwise you will need to visit the official results page for the event to see your results.