Apollo 13 Virtual Race “Overcome” » Virtual Running Club

Apollo 13 Race

Registration is closed, but you can still purchase shirts from our Merch Store
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In April 1970 the World held its breath as it awaited the safe return of the astronauts of the Apollo 13 mission. In continuance of our Apollo Series, we honor "NASA's Finest Hour" with our Apollo 13 race. Join us!

In the face of failure and devastation, the crew and teams at NASA overcame the odds to bring the astronauts safely home. While your challenges may not be the same as theirs, we all have struggles to overcome. Celebrate the human spirit and strive to overcome whatever you're facing.


Thanks to our friends at Celestron. After the race, one random participant will be awarded this awesome telescope! The Celestron StarSense Explorer telescope makes enjoying the sky a piece of cake for new astronomy hobbyist. No longer do you need to feel the intimidation of complicated star charts or expensive computerized telescopes, with StarSense patent-pending technology, your smartphone calculates your position and guides you to the object you want to see. Parents can feel like super-heroes in front of their kids, kids can feel empowered. This telescope will change your view of astronomy and HELP TO OVERCOME the headache of understanding the sky. Learn more on their site.


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Event Details

Distances: 5k / 10k / half marathon
Race Day: Whenever you want (we suggest April 17, 2020)
Location: Wherever you want!

Registration Deadline

Final Registration Deadline: Medals and Bibs are sold out, but you can still get a shirt on our merch store. Click here.

Choose Your Swag

Race Shirt

Show your conquering spirit! Choose from basic everyday t-shirts to performance tech-tees.

NOTE: Screenprinted shirts are sold out. You can still purchase a Print On Demand from our Merch Store by clicking here.

See all Apollo Missions Race Shirts Here!

Printed Bib

Building your bib collection? Grab one of these great collectible printed bibs on waterproof paper.

Bibs are shipped regardless of whether you finish your race.

BIBS ARE SOLD OUT

Keepsake Medal

This medal is gonna be awesome and inspire you to overcome. But you can't just buy one, you have to earn it by finishing your race!

Add a Medal to your Registration
AND

Report your Finish by 6/12/2020

MEDALS ARE SOLD OUT


 Overcome Medal - unfinished

Other Important Details

Official Race Day

Registration will be open through race day as supplies last. Most people will run that day BUT you can do it when and where works best for you. Because we strive to honor the tradition of in-person races, you’ll receive messages as if that is race day for you, just know that we’re okay with it if you need to do something different.

Register by March 30, 2020 and your shirt and/or bib will arrive around April 16.
Register after March 30 shirts are only available via our
Print On Demand Merch Store. After March 30, your keepsake bib will not ship until late May.
In order to get a medal you must 1. Register for one and 2. Report a finish time by June 12, 2020. If you do not report a finish time by the deadline, you WILL NOT get a medal (even if you paid for one.)

After April 30, Medals will be shipped about every 2 weeks (to those that have finished).

  • spacegeek says:

    No patch?! But I’ve collected all the others…

    • Angie says:

      I know! I have the whole collection on my teacher bag!

    • Jaime says:

      Same! I just came back on here to double check that I didn’t accidentally forget it! 🙁

  • diana says:

    Beautiful day for a run in Vegas! Can’t believe it’s been 50 years since Apollo 13!

  • Josh says:

    I know, I was looking forward to another patch as well…

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