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The Great Race To Promontory

102 Participants

Imagine a world where the only way to move across land was by foot, horse or wagon! Those were the only options for Americans when crossing from 'Sea To Shining Sea'. Until the Transcontinental Railroad was completed at Promontory Summit, Utah on May 10, 1869. To commemorate tho occasion, officials from The Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads drove a ceremonial Golden Spike connecting the two coasts and the nation.

We join with the Golden Spike National Historic Site to celebrate this momentous occasion 150 years later and you're invited—sign up now!

You can run, walk or hike this race and do it wherever you want! Sign up now.


Race Date

May 10, 2019

Distance

5K/10K/Half Marathon

Tags

#RaceVRC
#PromontoryRace
#GoldenSpikeRace

Shirt/Bib Info & Deadlines

  • Register by April 21 & your shirt/bib/sticker will arrive by May 9
  • Register after April 21 and your swag will not ship until Mid-June

We will place two shirt orders for this event — one before and one after. Everyone that registers for a shirt and/or bib will get it - regardless of whether you finish your race. ALL SHIRTS HAVE THE SAME IMPRINT.

*Note: registrations are a la carte, so you get to choose what swag you want

Finisher Medal Info & Deadlines

The above artwork is what our production team is using to produce the medal. Small variations may exist on the finished piece, but generally this is what it will look like. The lighter marks on the image above represent where the medal will be thicker due to the mountains they’re called to represent. The medal will have two “sliders” that represent the engines that met at Promontory Summit with a removable Golden Spike rail nail as well. Thank you for your patience as we work to get the medal finished. We'll post images of the final product as soon as we get them. This will be one of our most unique medals, so don’t wait - sign up now.

Note: while this design is an artistic representation, there is also an attempt to honor the reality of 1869 US States and Territories (e.g. the Dakotas are one territory).

Only those that register for a medal will get one, AND only if they report a finish time. Medals will start to ship shortly after the event, but only to those that report their time. The last day to report your finish time is June 8, 2019.

Add On Options

 

We are also providing our usual customized printed bibs for this event. This can be added once you make your registration option selection.

Important Info

The official race day is as listed above. Registration will be open through that day as supplies last.

To maintain the spirit of traditional events, we believe a finisher reward should be earned by finishing the race. We verify that you finished by requiring that you report your time to your account. If you do not report, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REWARD.

As far as we’re concerned, race day is as listed above and we anticipate that most people will race that day - BUT - the advantage of having a virtual race is you can do it when and where works best for you. So it’s up to you. Because we strive to honor the tradition of in-person races, you’ll receive messages as if that is race day for you, but just know that we’re okay with it if you need to do something different.

A portion of each registration will be donated to the National Park Foundation.


Boring Yet Important Notes: 1) All swag usually ships separately and all timelines are based on US Domestic shipping via the USPS. 2) In rare cases where the shirt style/color we list is out of stock, the next closest color will automatically be substituted for you. 3) If you intend on registering more than one person for this race, please add them to your account BEFORE you register yourself. You can do that in "Profile" once you're logged in. Watch this video to see how this is done. 4) For our US Territory friends, on your address, please list your two-letter country code in "State" and then "United States" in the country field. (AS, GU, MP, FM, PR, VI, MH).  

Shirt Size Charts:
Basic Everyday, Basic Tech 
Premium Everyday - Ladies, Premium Everyday - Tank, Premium Everyday - Men
Premium Tech - Ladies, Premium Tech - Men
Youth - Girls, Youth - Boys

Issues? Email us: support@virtualrunningclub.com

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Registration Options

$29

Finisher Medal Only

The same high quality finisher award you've come to expect from VRC. These medals are about 4" and feature a themed ribbon. Get a medal to remember your race forever.

What's included

  • Medal - Golden Spike

$39

Everyday Shirt & Finisher Medal

Get our classic tee with comfortable softness and lines plus a tear-away tag. (100% cott). Plus the Finisher Medal.

What's included

  • Basic Everyday Shirt - Golden Spike
  • Medal - Golden Spike

$45

Tech Shirt & Finisher Medal

We call this shirt “Slippery Polyester” - It’s lightweight, roomy and highly breathable. 100% poly. Plus the Finisher Medal.

What's included

  • Basic Tech Shirt - Golden Spike
  • Medal - Golden Spike

$49

Premium Everyday Shirt & Finisher Medal

An awesome all-purpose shirt that is good for training AND everyday wear. This shirt mixes one part comfort and one part style to create the perfect tee. 50/25/25 (poly/cott/rayon). Plus the Finisher Medal.

What's included

  • Premium Everyday Shirt - Golden Spike
  • Medal - Golden Spike

$59

Premium Tech Shirt & Finisher Medal

We call this shirt “Soft Polyester” - It looks & feels like cotton, but wicks sweat so you stay cool & dry. Raglan sleeves & anti-pill. 95/5 (poly/spandex). Plus the Finisher Medal.

What's included

  • Premium Tech Shirt - Golden Spike
  • Medal - Golden Spike

$29

Everyday Shirt Only

Just the classic tee with comfortable softness and lines plus a tear-away tag. 100% cotton.

What's included

  • Basic Everyday Shirt - Golden Spike

$35

Tech Shirt Only

Just the “Slippery Polyester” shirt - It’s lightweight, roomy and highly breathable. 100% poly.

What's included

  • Basic Tech Shirt - Golden Spike

$39

Premium Everyday Shirt Only

Just the awesome all-purpose shirt that is good for training AND everyday wear. This shirt mixes one part comfort and one part style to create the perfect tee. 50/25/25 (poly/cott/rayon).

What's included

  • Premium Everyday Shirt - Golden Spike

$49

Premium Tech Shirt Only

Just the “Soft Polyester” shirt - It looks & feels like cotton, but wicks sweat so you stay cool & dry. Raglan sleeves & anti-pill. 95/5 (poly/spandex).

What's included

  • Premium Tech Shirt - Golden Spike

$39

Youth Shirt AND Finisher Medal

Get a comfy shirt & awesome medal for the little ones to commemorate your race!

What's included

  • Youth Shirt - Golden Spike
  • Medal - Golden Spike

$7

Digital Only

No tangible swag with this registration, but you can still participate & stay on track with your goals! Plus you can add a bib to your registration.

What's included

  • Digital Only