Entry Home
Bull Run Run 50

Clifton, Virginia
April 9, 2016

Time to Pay or Join Wait List
You must act by February 20, 2016 at 9 pm or you will lose your right to enter or join the wait list with priority.

Pay Entry Fee or Join Wait List

We will tell you which list you can join.

This process is only for those who applied for entry prior to the lottery on February 10, 2016. About the Entry Process

Entry Process Schedule
It's 8:42 pm on February 13, 2016
All times Eastern
Scholarship Applications DueFebruary 5, 2016
Application OpensFebruary 1, 2016 at 9 am
Application ClosesFebruary 8, 2016 at 9 pm
LotteryFebruary 10, 2016
Pay Entry Fee or Join Wait List OpensFebruary 12, 2016 at 9 am
Deadline to Pay Entry Fee or Join Wait List (for initial entrants)February 20, 2016 at 9 pm
Entry Reopens to AllFebruary 24, 2016 at 9 am
First day wait listers may payMarch 1, 2016
First move from wait to entrants listMarch 7, 2016
Last day for any refundApril 1, 2016 at 9 pm
Entry ClosedApril 1, 2016 at 9 pm
Entry Fee: $95
Maximum Entrants: 350

This is the home for Bull Run Run 50 entry. The current status of entry and the starting point for anything you have to do to enter will be here.

We have held the lottery. Now is the time for "winners" to pay and join the entrants list. Those who were not chosen in the lottery may join the wait list with their priority ranking. Take the link below, and we will let you know your options and start the process to complete your entry. You must act by February 20, 2016 at 21:00 pm.

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 350 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 February 12.

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.

Deadlines
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.