We're going Virtual!

Register HERE today!

Join us for a VIRTUAL Race For Open Space

July 10, 2020 - July 12, 2020

Anywhere in the world

2 mile walk / 5K race / 10K race

Race must be completed and results uploaded by 11:59PM, July 12, 2020

Changes to the 2020 Race for Open Space

Given the uncertainty with COVID-19, and in the interest of safety for participants, staff, and volunteers we have decided to make this year's Race For Open Space Virtual.

Have you or your friends and family been enjoying the properties? Sign up today and support the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.

What is a Virtual Race?

 A Virtual Race allows you to run the race at any time during the allotted time frame, and on any course of your choosing, either here on Nantucket or wherever you may be.

Where can I run?

You can run any course of your choosing, but if you need some ideas we will have some 5K and 10K loops on Foundation property available soon on our mobile app, ACKTrails. ACKTrails is FREE and available in the App Store and Google Play.

How will I be timed? 

You can use a mobile app of your choosing. Some popular apps include Strava, Mapmyrun, Runkeeper, and others. Once you have run, follow the link with your registration and enter in your time, and upload a screenshot of your time. Results will be posted after the race window has closed. We will send you instructions on how to upload your results before race window opens.

When can I run?

As this is a Virtual Race, you can run anytime between July 10th, 2020 and July 12th, 2020. Your results must be uploaded by 11:59PM on July 12, 2020.

Can I run with a friend?

With social distancing precautions in place, you must run (or walk) solo, or with someone who lives in your household.

Organized by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation Associates, this 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles) race or 2 mile walk attracts serious runners, casual joggers, walkers and those who are simply avid conservation supporters. Proceeds from the Race will go to the Foundation’s Land Fund which helps to preserve and protect the Island’s invaluable open spaces.

Online registration now available!

Registration is only available online here.


Results will be posted on July 13, 2020 after registration has been closed.

View 2019 results here.


Prizes will be presented to the Overall Men's and Women's winners in both the 5K and 10K races.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for supporting this very special event! 

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Grace Hull (ghull@nantucketconservation.org)


2020 Gold Sponsors

2020 Silver Sponsors

2020 Bronze Sponsors