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Abbey Road 50th

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Often heralded as the best and most influential album release ever, Abbey Road continues to influence music and culture even 50 years later.

Released September 26, 1969, Abbey Road was a 47 minute, 17 track hit that many say was the Beatles best work. This is especially true as it was only a few months later in April of 1970 that the band broke up. The album was an immediate success as it reached No. 1 in both the US & UK. The album cover features the four band members crossing a Zebra Crossing outside Abbey Road Studios in London. It has become one of the most famous and imitated images in pop music history.

We are excited to celebrate this piece of history back to life with the Abbey Road Race in September. You're invited to join us and get some awesome swag, plus earn a one-of-a-kind medal. 

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

September 26, 2019

Distances

1K/5K/10K

Tags

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

#RaceVRC
#AbbeyRoadRace


Shirt/Bib Info & Deadlines

  • Register by September 3 and your shirt and/or printed bib will arrive by September 26.
  • Register after September 3 and that swag will not ship until late October.

We will place two shirt/bib 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. 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 iconic image of the Beatles on the Zebra Crossing with a "running" twist. The back has the details of the race. Plus the ribbon features each of the songs included on that famous album!

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 October 25, 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 BASIC digital bib emailed to them. Click here to see a preview of the free version.]


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. Watch this video to see how to report your finish time.

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 VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Learn more about them here.


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 - Abbey 50th

$39.95

Everyday Shirt & Finisher Medal

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

What's included

  • Basic Everyday Shirt - Abbey 50th
  • Medal - Abbey 50th

$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 - Abbey 50th
  • Medal - Abbey 50th

$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 - Abbey 50th
  • Medal - Abbey 50th

$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 - Abbey 50th
  • Medal - Abbey 50th

$29.95

Everyday Shirt Only

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

What's included

  • Basic Everyday Shirt - Abbey 50th

$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 - Abbey 50th

$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 - Abbey 50th

$49.95

Premium Tech Shirt Only And MEdal

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 - Abbey 50th

$35.95

Youth Shirt AND Finisher Medal

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

What's included

  • Youth Shirt - Abbey 50th
  • Medal - Abbey 50th

$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 ¾ Sleeve Shirt - Abbey 50th
  • Medal - Abbey 50th

$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 ¾ Sleeve Shirt - Abbey 50th
  • Medal - Abbey 50th

$7.95

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 to your registration.

What's included

  • Digital Only