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VHTRC Women's Half Marathon

Fountainhead Regional Park, Virginia
September 17, 2016

Entry Is Open
All entry will end on September 6 at 9 pm.

Join Wait List

To join the wait list, take the link to Join Wait List. This process will put you on the wait list at the end. Join Wait List.

There is space on the entrants list. There are 178 entrants, and the maximum is 240. This process will put you on the wait list. After that happens, you should pay the entry fee immediately, and we will move you to the entrants list within a day or two.

Entry Process Schedule
It's 2:10 am on August 25, 2016
All times Eastern
Application OpensJuly 11, 2016 at 9 am
Application ClosesJuly 19, 2016 at 9 pm
LotteryJuly 22, 2016
Pay Entry Fee or Join Wait List OpensJuly 22, 2016 at 9 am
Deadline to Pay Entry Fee or Join Wait List (for initial entrants)July 31, 2016 at 9 pm
First day wait listers may payAugust 1, 2016
First move from wait to entrants listAugust 1, 2016
Entry Reopens to AllAugust 1, 2016 at 9 am
Last day for any refundSeptember 6, 2016 at 9 pm
Entry ClosedSeptember 6, 2016 at 9 pm
Entry Fee: $50
Maximum Entrants: 240

This is the home for VHTRC Women's Half Marathon entry. The current status of entry and the starting point for anything you have to do to enter will be here.

Anyone may enter now. If the entrants list is full, then you may join the wait list at the bottom. All entry ends on September 6 at 9 pm.

Mother Daughter Teams

You may form a mother-daughter team anytime after both team members have applied for entry or, if after the lottery, both team members are on the entrants list. Forming a team is a simple, but separate process from application. There is a link to the team formation on the last page of the application process. If both team members have applied for entry, you can go straight to the team formation page.

The VHTRC Entry Process

The VHTRC uses an entry system designed to promote fairness and transparency, and also to avoid anxiety on the day that registration opens. Our system is a bit different. Some questions and answers:

Am I Going to Get In?
You have a shot at entry only if you complete both steps of our entry process.

How Will I Know If I Get In?
It all depends on how many people apply. If more than 240 runners apply, we will automatically hold a lottery that determines who gets into the race. If you win the lottery, you're in the race -- as long as you pay your entry fee on time. If you lose the lottery, you can pay to join the preference-weighted wait list. The lottery results will be public and announced by July 22.

Why Isn't Entry First-Come, First-Served?
We don't like obsessively refreshing our browser 15 seconds after a entry opens either! So we designed our entry system to promote fairness, transparency, and above all, calm. For more information about the VHTRC's entry system, check out the detailed explanation.

The pace of entry is casual, and you do not need to be the first to do something. But opening and closing times are automatic and final. Don't wait until the last minute! There is no sleepy lackey turning entry off. The clock on our server does. It is punctual.