We've officially dubbed October 10th as Taiko Day and to celebrate, we are hosting our annual virtual race. So dust off your running shoes and bring out your Taiko for a fun filled day. Race registration will officially open on Tuesday, July 5th.

Part of the proceeds will also be donated to the National Endowment for the Arts in support of arts and art education in America.


What is a virtual race?
A virtual race is a race that can be done anywhere at any time.

How much is it?
$40 for U.S. friends | $55 for international friends

Do I have to run?
No. You can walk, skip, dance, chassé, whatever. All we ask is that you have a good time while you're doing it.

What's included with my registration?
Registration includes a technical tee, a race bib and a race medal. (Oh! And shipping and handling of course.) A portion will also be donated to the National Endowment for the Arts to help support the arts and art organizations across America.

How long do I have to run?
We ask that you run a minimum of a 5k but if you run a 10k or more, you might receive a little surprise. And since it is Taiko Day and a taiko run afterall, we'd love for you to mark the start and finish of your run by hitting a taiko for us. An oroshi perhaps?

What's a taiko?
A taiko is a Japanese drum. Watch some videos on YouTube and you'll see how amazing it is.

When is it? Can I join on a later date?
We encourage you to start your run on October 10th to coincide with Taiko Day, but you can run it whenever is most convenient for you. That's the beauty of a virtual race!

Can I dress up? And can I do it with a group of friends?
Heck yes! Have fun with it and get creative. We'd love to see what you come up with! Don't forget to post pictures on Facebook please.

Will the race be chip-timed?
No we won't be timing the race but please feel free to share with us your stats on our Facebook page. There are various running apps in the app store that can help you keep track of your time.

How will you really know if I ran it?
We won't, but we'll trust that you'll get 'er done. We work on the honor system around here.

Are refunds available?
Sorry, no refunds will be given for any reason.

I missed last year's race. Do you have any more medals?
Today is your lucky day! We actually have a few left. Visit this link. (Sorry this is open to U.S. friends only.)

Are refunds available?
Sorry, no refunds will be given for any reason.

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Race Kit

This is the awesome swag we will send you when you register. We'll send you a race shirt, a race bib and a race medal. If you happen to run 10k or more, we have something in store for you overachievers.


Race registration is only open to 100 participants. If you register by September 1st, you should receive your race kit in time for race day (U.S. residents only). International friends please be aware that ship times vary per country and we cannot guarantee when your kit will arrive. Late registration will continue as long as space allows but it's not guaranteed. The response to host this event has been overwhelming and we are likely to sell out.

Contact Us

If you have any further questions, send us an email and we'll get to your questions as soon as we can: info@taikoday.com. Or if you like, post your question on our Facebook page and have our community help you out.