Virtual Event FAQs

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL EVENT? 

A virtual event allows participants to complete the race on their own. You will run or walk the race distance at your own pace and at a time and location of your choosing. You choose your own race day and your own starting line, whether it’s a treadmill, a park or your neighborhood street. This option will allow those, who want to invest heavily in their training and want to be part of Queen Bee Weekend despite where you live, to be rewarded for their efforts with the shirt and medal from their respective race.

DO I HAVE TO RUN/WALK MY VIRTUAL EVENT ON A SPECIFIC WEEKEND? 

We suggest completing the race between October 1 and October 16, 2022. 

WILL IT BE A SET COURSE OR ONE WE CAN MAKE UP? 

Participants will be choosing their own route for the virtual event. It would be unsafe for us to provide a route that all could use at any specific time. Additionally, the geographic nature of our participants being all over the country/world makes that difficult.

WE SPECIFICALLY ASK THAT YOU DO NOT USE ANY OF OUR RACE DAY ROUTES AS THESE ARE NOT PEDESTRIAN SAFE WITHOUT THE USUAL STREET CLOSURES AND POLICE ASSISTANCE WITH TRAFFIC. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT A GROUP RUN ON RACE WEEKEND.

WILL I HAVE TO USE MY PHONE, RUNNING WATCH OR OTHER DEVICE TO RECORD IT AND UPLOAD RESULTS?

We’re going to be on the honor system for completing the event.  However, we ask that participants upload their finish time so we have a results page. You will have the option to upload your results manually or through the ASICS Runkeeper App.  

After virtual final instructions are sent, you will receive a separate email on how to merge your race(s) from your Race Roster account to your Runkeeper profile.  You will then select “Start Virtual Run” and follow the prompts to record your participation.  Once recorded, your results will post automatically to Race Roster.

WHAT PARTICIPANT AMENITIES WILL I RECEIVE FOR THE VIRTUAL EVENT?

You will receive a shirt and medal for the event(s) you completed virtually. Please note that the estimated shipping time may take longer for participants living outside the U.S.

Downloadable race bibs, commemorative poster and finisher certificates will be available.

WILL I RECEIVE MY BAG IF I SIGNED UP FOR THE HALF MARATHON? 

All Queen Bee Half Marathon participants will receive a premium Queen Bee bag. You will not have to pay any additional fees for having this item mailed to you.

WILL THERE BE AWARDS FOR THE VIRTUAL EVENT?

As everyone will be on the honor system and submitting their own finish times, we will not be offering awards for the virtual event. 

HOW CAN I REGISTER FOR THE QUEEN BEE VIRTUAL EVENTS?

Registration is now open, click here.

IS THE PIG WORKS APP AVAILABLE FOR THE QUEEN BEE?

Check out our Pig Works App, available for free in the Google Play or Apple App Store or click here to see routes our team created if you need ideas!

ARE THERE ANY TRAINING PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR QUEEN BEE VIRTUAL EVENTS? 

Training is being offered by all of our official running partners. Some programs are being offered in person, while others are being offered virtually. Click the links below to explore all your options, including those from our official training partner, Fleet Feet: 

Fleet Feet Cincinnati 

Tri-State Running Company

Queen City Running

Buckeye Running Company  

ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THE QUEEN BEE VIRTUAL EVENT?

Stay tuned for more specific information on how to complete your virtual event. We will send a final instruction email by late September with more details.