Virtual 8K

Run with the Bulls, UB Recreation's Virtual 8K Race.

What is a Virtual Race?

Is it a race with no official starting line, date or time. Participants who register for the event online, choose their own starting line, to walk, jog, or run on a street, sidewalk, field, trail, track or treadmill.  Each participant will complete the mileage their own pace and submit finishing time. Participants decide where and when to complete the race.

How Does it Work?

Track and time your route with any watch, smartphone, app, or pedometer. When you've reached 8K or 5 miles, you're done! Time to celebrate!

How to Submit Your Results

Once you have completed your 8K you will submit your results here! You will be asked to provide proof of distance completed. You can upload a photo of your watch, screenshot of your tracking app, etc.

What is the Deadline to Submit Your Results?

UB Rec will be hosting a new race each month starting on the first day of the month. Results are due by the last day of the month at midnight.

How Do You Win?

Everyone who finishes the race wins; you have strengthened your stamina and challenged for physical and mental endurance! Throughout the event we'll be sharing updates on those who have completed their race. At the end of the month we'll celebrate all of our finishers and highlight some of our top competitors.

Ready to Race?


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Jessica Nyrop

Associate Director for Fitness and Instruction


175 Alumni Arena

Phone: 716-645-2534