|Entry Process Schedule|
It's 8:19 am on July 28, 2014
All times Eastern
|Application Opens||July 7, 2014 at 9 am|
|Application Closes||July 14, 2014 at 9 pm|
|Lottery||July 16, 2014|
|Pay Entry Fee or Join Wait List Opens||July 18, 2014 at 9 am|
|Deadline to Pay Entry Fee or Join Wait List (for initial entrants)||July 25, 2014 at 9 pm|
|First day wait listers may pay||August 1, 2014|
|First move from wait to entrants list||August 6, 2014|
|Entry Reopens to All||August 1, 2014 at 9 am|
|Last day for any refund||September 5, 2014 at 9 pm|
|Entry Closed||September 5, 2014 at 9 pm|
|Entry Fee: $45|
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.
The initial entry process is over. We will reopen entry on August 1 at 9:00 am at which time anyone may enter if there is space on the entrants list or join the wait list at the end.
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.
- 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 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 18.
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.