|Entry Process Schedule|
It's 11:33 pm on May 5, 2016
All times Eastern
|Scholarship Applications Due||February 5, 2016|
|Application Opens||February 1, 2016 at 9 am|
|Application Closes||February 8, 2016 at 9 pm|
|Lottery||February 10, 2016|
|Pay Entry Fee or Join Wait List Opens||February 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 All||February 24, 2016 at 9 am|
|First day wait listers may pay||March 1, 2016|
|First move from wait to entrants list||March 7, 2016|
|Last day for any refund||April 1, 2016 at 9 pm|
|Entry Closed||April 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.
- Step 1: Apply for entry.
- Step 2: Come back later to pay - either as an entrant or to join the wait list.
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.