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Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

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Few events in human history are as momentous, as big, as historic as landing on the Moon. It's hard to find the words to explain what this meant in 1969 and we are still in awe today. At 238,900 miles away, getting to the moon was no easy task. Then landing, walking, re-launching and returning safely were equally as challenging. The men and women involved in the Apollo 11 mission did this successfully and we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of their brilliant work!

Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969 with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin on board. As Armstrong and Aldrin descended to the surface of the moon, Collins stayed back in Lunar Orbit. After an intense descent to the surface of the Moon, the "Eagle" lunar lander touched down July 20.

530 million people watched as Armstrong took "our" first step and uttered his famous phrase: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for Mankind." While there is some argument as to what he actually said, the point remains that this was a BIG DEAL—AND IT STILL IS!

We're honored to be partnered with Celestron for this race. They are providing a NexStar 4SE Computerized Telescope ($499 value) as a prize for one lucky registrant!

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



How this works

A virtual race is just like a traditional race but you can choose where you run! We'll mail your swag to you and then once you finish, we'll send your medal. All items are a la carte, so you can register for just the swag you care about.

Race Date

July 20, 2019

Distance

5K/10K/Half Marathon/Marathon

Tags

Share your experience and use these tags so we are sure to see:

#RaceVRC
#MoonLandingRace


Shirt/Bib/Patch/Coin Info & Deadlines

  • Register by June 26 & your shirt, printed bib, patch, and/or coin will arrive by July 20.
  • Register after June 26 and your swag will not ship until mid- to late-August

We will place two shirt orders for this event — one before and one after. Everyone that registers for a shirt, bib, patch and/or coin will get it - regardless of whether you finish your race. However those that register for a medal will NOT get it until after they report their time & the race is over. 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

This medal is sure to be one of our most popular, so be sure to sign up quickly! The front side has the famous footprint and the back has the plaque that was left on the Moon 50 years ago. The medal includes a removeable ribbon so you can hang it with your other medals or use it as a decroative piece all on its own.

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 August 19, 2019.



Add On Options

 

Printed Bib

We are also providing our usual customized printed bibs for this event. This can be added once you make your registration option selection. [Note, everyone that registers will get a free digital bib emailed to them.]

 

Patch & Coin

For a limited time, we are providing you these two awesome collectibles. The patch is inspired by NASA's original Apollo 11 patch and the coin includes a removable flag (on the back) that you can plant near the boot print. NOTE: We are working on updating our software, but until we get that fixed, just know that when it says "Sticker", it's actually talking about the commemorative patch and coin (only available as a bundle.)

The Patch & Coin (and Printed Bib) are available as an add-on to any registration type. When you click the blue "Register to Run" button below, it will show those options as you choose your other swag.


Important Info

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

To maintain the spirit of traditional events, we believe a finisher medal 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 MEDAL.

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. We've raised over $300,000 for the NPF and we're honored to support them yet again for this race.


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 - Boys

Issues? Email us: support@virtualrunningclub.com

Register Now!



Registration Options

$29.95

Finisher Medal Only

The usual 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 - Apollo 11

$39.95

Everyday Shirt & Finisher Medal

Get our classic tee with comfortable softness and lines plus a tear-away tag. (50/50 cott/poly). Plus the Finisher Medal.

What's included

  • Basic Everyday Shirt - Apollo 11
  • Medal - Apollo 11

$45.95

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 - Apollo 11
  • Medal - Apollo 11

$49.95

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 - Apollo 11
  • Medal - Apollo 11

$59.95

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 - Apollo 11
  • Medal - Apollo 11

$29.95

Everyday Shirt Only

Just the classic tee with comfortable softness and lines plus a tear-away tag. 50/50 cott/poly.

What's included

  • Basic Everyday Shirt - Apollo 11

$35.95

Tech Shirt Only

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

What's included

  • Basic Tech Shirt - Apollo 11

$39.95

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 - Apollo 11

$49.95

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 - Apollo 11

$39.95

Youth Shirt AND Finisher Medal

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

What's included

  • Youth Shirt - Apollo 11
  • Medal - Apollo 11

$69.95

Premium 3/4 Sleeve Everyday Shirt & Finisher Medal

An awesome all-purpose shirt that is good for training AND everyday wear. This 3/4 sleeve "baseball" 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 3/4 Sleeve Shirt - Apollo 11
  • Medal - Apollo 11

$59.95

Premium 3/4 Sleeve Everyday Shirt Only

Just the awesome all-purpose shirt that is good for training AND everyday wear. This 3/4 sleeve "baseball" shirt" mixes one part comfort and one part style to create the perfect tee. 50/25/25 (poly/cott/rayon).

What's included

  • Premium 3/4 Sleeve Shirt - Apollo 11

$0

Digital Only

No tangible shirt or medal with this registration, but you can still participate & stay on track with your goals! Plus you can add a keepsake printed bib, or patch/coin to your registration.

What's included

  • Digital Only