Entry Home
Bull Run Run 50

Clifton, Virginia
April 9, 2016

Entry Is Closed

Entry Process Schedule
It's 11:38 am on September 26, 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.

The entry system is now closed. The entrants list is final. No one else may join the entrants list.

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.

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.