We're going Virtual!

Registration NOW OPEN

Join us for a VIRTUAL Race for Open Space!

July 9-11, 2021

Anywhere in the world

2 mile / 5K  / 10K

Race must be completed and results uploaded by 11:59PM, July 11, 2021

Changes to the 2021 Race for Open Space

Given the ongoing uncertainty with COVID-19 regulations, and in the interest of safety for participants, staff, and volunteers we have decided to make this year's Race For Open Space Virtual again for 2021.

We are evaluating a Race Day component, but the virtual race will continue as scheduled.

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 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 9th and July 11th, 2021. Your results must be uploaded by 11:59PM on July 11, 2021.

Can I run with a friend?

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

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 OPEN!

click here to register!


Results will be posted on July 12, 2021 after registration has been closed.

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

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

2021 Title Sponsors

2021 Gold Sponsors

2021 Silver Sponsors

2021 Bronze Sponsors

2021 Cranberry Sponsors