7-Eleven Race

7-Eleven Race

Saturday, July 11, 2020  @  7:11 AM


LIVE Real-Time Virtual

Registration closed:

The race has already concluded.


Don't sleep in for this virtual race!

Race starts promptly at 7:11 am MDT.
It's the 7-Eleven Birthday Month!
This year is different. So 7-Eleven is celebrating differently – all month long. They're giving a month of gifts to you and our community. Celebrate their birthday with a FREE medium Slurpee®, only with 7REWARDS. Get all the details of your FREE Slurpee® and how 7-Eleven is celebrating its birthday this year at their website.
To further celebrate 7-Eleven's birthday in a safe manner, the 7-Eleven at E. Woodmen Rd and Marksheffel is sponsoring this year's 7-Eleven® Race. They'll be there for whatever you need, whenever you need it.

NOTE: This event is not being held at the store ... it is a LIVE Real-Time Virtual Race. We are encouraging that you exercise, run ... and also follow the CDC guidelines for safe distancing. So come into our stores when you need something, just don't come to our stores for this fun LIVE virtual event.
We all get to return to some sort of "real" racing with this inaugural 7-Eleven® Race ... a 7.11K race where you pick the course.

This is a LIVE Real-Time Virtual race. This means you will be running at the same time as everyone else and you will see the leaderboard constantly updating as you run.

Lace up your favorite running shoes, do your best race prep, print your race bib, and pick your best course (anywhere). Then race against others in real-time and watch the comments during and after the race.

This is a great way to #StayConnected while staying together.


 T Shirt

 Event Timed


Course description:

You get to pick the course you like. Pick a challenging course. Pick an easy course. Pick a course that works best for you to compete against other runners.

Directions to start:

You pick it!

Show up 10 or so minutes before the start for handy information and some warmup exercises.


Don't worry about this. And, sorry, there is no map of the portapotty lines either.

Awards info:

All runners registered thru RunningGuru are eligible for these 7-Eleven gift card prizes: 

1st Female: $24.70    (get it? 24/7 ... 7-Eleven stores are always open)
2nd Female: $19.99
3rd Female: $7.11
1st Male: $24.70   (yep, they're still open 24/7)
2nd Male: $19.99
3rd Male: $7.11
Runners unable to collect these prizes due to their amateur status may request that we donate their prize to the Pikes Peak Road Runners scholarship fund.

Additional info

After registering, we will email you the details of downloading the app for your smart phone so you can be properly tracked during this LIVE Real-Time Virtual Race.

What is a LIVE virtual race

You probably have seen the latest craze of Virtual Races. Over time, this has come to mean "to participate in our virtual run, simply run any distance, any time, any place. Then send in your results if you want to."

Our LIVE Virtual Race is different. We understand there needs to be some level of togetherness and comradery even if we can't all gather at the same place. For this reason, our LIVE Virtual Race starts at the same time and everyone runs or walks the same distance. You get to see throughout the race where you are in the pack and you even get to share feedback with others along the way. Since you are competing with others, be sure to pick a course that showcases your talent. :)

Do I have to live in Colorado Springs?

No! We want your help to celebrate 7-Eleven's birthday no matter where you live. You can participate in this LIVE Real-Time Virtual race from anywhere. All you have to do is figure out the correct time to start if you're in a different time zone and how to pick up your shirt. The app will take care of the time thing and we can mail your shirt to take care of the shirt thing. Bam!

Announcer for the Day

Since 7.11k is a little longer than the 5K distance that many are accustomed to running, we've enlisted a high-energy running coach to spin the music and cheer you on. He will throw in some coaching and motivation along the way ... and he might even throw in some fun 7-Eleven trivia along the way.
Say howdy to Justin Horneker when you show up to the race on 7/11.
Justin was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri (home to 11 7-Eleven stores!) where he fell in love with running while competing in cross country in middle school. He later became a collegiate athlete at Fontbonne University where he received all conference honors as a 1500m runner and graduate with a BS in Biology.
Justin holds a USATF Level 1 coaching certification and has a passion for helping runners achieve their running goals.


Packet pickup:

  We'll email your customized race bib so you can print it before the race.
If you opt for a shirt (extra fee), it will be available at the 7-Eleven store at E. Woodmen Rd and Marksheffel in Colorado Springs around 7-11 days after the event. We will email and post here when it is available for safe, contactless, and socially distanced pickup. Or you can choose to have us mail it to you if you'd prefer (extra fee).



The race has already concluded.