Arches 50th

5K · 10K · Half Marathon

If you've been to Arches, you know that while pictures spark wonder and sweet memories, they just don't do the majesty and magic of the park any justice. If you have not yet been there yet, you're in for a pleasant surprise. Join us as we celebrate its 50th anniversary of being a national park with this unique 5K/10K/Half with the coolest swag around. 

Founded as a national park in November of 1971, Arches contains the largest concentration of natural arches on earth. Additionally the park protects diverse ecosystems and an array of cultural sites of the Colorado Plateau. The park has become busier than ever in recent years so in an attempt to celebrate the uniqueness of the area without requiring visits, we are hosting this virtual race that can be done anywhere you want. A virtual race is just like a traditional race where you can run, walk, hike or otherwise go in any way you choose, AND you can do it when and where works best for you.

For more information, check out the FAQ section below.

Benefitting Wander Project

What do I get?

Create your custom race kit starting at $35 with no hidden fees!

  • Finisher Medal - 4" bronze Delicate Arch-themed medal is sure to be an instant favorite
  • Official Race Shirt - Choose between two shirt designs with several fabric and cut options. Add-on available during registration. Click here for additional information on shirt sizing, styles, and materials 
  • Keepsake Bib -  Celebrate the entire park with this one-of-a-kind bib featuring Delicate Arch from an entirely new angle. Add-on available during registration.   
  • FREE shipping on all items! 

When to Register

Race Day: 12/4/21 (or whenever)

Pre-Order Registration Deadline: 10/31/21

Reporting Deadline: January 3, 2022

Distance Options: 5K • 10K • Half Marathon

When Medals Ship: Staring in mid-December & after finish time is reported

Location: Wherever you want!

Registration deadlines are just around the corner. Remember - shirts and bibs are printed specifically for each participant in batches, so get in before the deadlines to ensure your shirt/bib ships sooner than later.

NOTE: We believe a medal should be earned by finishing the race. Medals do not ship until after the race and your finish time is reported to your account (created when you sign up).

Pre-order deadline 
October 31 at Midnight Local Time

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Have a Question? Let us help!

Click an item from the dropdown menu below for help.

Registration Deadline & Race Day

Registration will be open as long as swag remains available. You ARE required to report your finish time to earn your medal. If you register by October 31, and choose a shirt and/or bib, those items will arrive by December 4. If you register after that deadline, shirts/bibs will ship in late December.

While "Race Day" is 12/4/21, you're welcome to do your race whenever works best for you. 

Visit this link to report your time by January 3, 2022.

Medals & Shipping

Important: You ARE required to report your finish time to earn your medal. Medals will start to ship in mid-December to those that have reported their finish time. Medals are 4" tall and come with a 1.5" themed ribbon.

Visit this link to report your time by January 3, 2022.

Shirts & Bibs & SHIPPING

Shirts and bibs are printed specifically for each participant. Shirts and bibs ship regardless of whether your distance is reported.

If you register by October 31, your shirt and/or bib will arrive by December 4. If you register after that deadline, shirts/bibs will ship in late December.

Note: Due to manufacturing and shipping constraints, if the color of the shirt you select is out of stock, the next closest color will automatically be substituted for you. 

Reporting

You ARE required to report your finish time to earn your medal. There is a 30-day grace period following the event for you to report your finish.

Visit this link to report your time by January 3, 2022.

Results

Results are just for fun, but are listed here.

Distance Options

5K
10K
Half Marathon

Note: the distance you choose when you sign up is just a placeholder for you. You can run any distance you like. 

Does it have to be on race day?

While most will do their race on Race Day, you can do your race whenever works best for you.

Do I Have To "Run"?

You can run, walk, hike, roll, swim, etc. We prefer that however you go, that it's done under your own power, but adapt this event to your needs where necessary.

What is a virtual race?

A virtual race is just like a traditional race where participants sign up, train and then go their distance on race day. We provide shirts, bibs (race number) and medals just like in-person events, but you can do your race wherever you want with whomever you want!

Shirt Sizes, Styles & Materials

Basic Everyday

Unisex / Youth

60/40 Cotton/Poly for ultimate comfort and value. Shirts run true to size, but are designed to wear a little snug.

  • 4.3-ounce, 60/40 cotton/poly, 32 singles
  • Slightly slimmer body and shorter sleeves
  • 1x1 rib knit neck
  • Tear-away label
Premium Everyday

Ladies / Tank / Mens
Tri-Blend Poly/Cotton/Rayon (50/25/25)

These tri-blend shirts and tanks form a perfect easygoing look.

  • 4.5-ounce, 50/25/25 poly/combed ring spun cotton/rayon, 32 singles
  • 1x1 rib knit neck
  • Tear-away label
  • Shoulder to shoulder taping
Care Instructions:


Machine wash cold with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach. Tumble dry low. Warm iron if necessary (do not iron decoration).

Basic Tech

Unisex
This is a "slippery" polyester shirt that is lightweight, roomy and highly breathable. These moisture-wicking tees a priced for both value and comfort!

  • 3.8-ounce, 100% poly
  • Removable tag
  • Set-in sleeves
Premium Tech (Sublimated)

Ladies / Mens
This is a fully sublimated polyester shirt. Made with super lightweight fabric that quickly transfers moisture of the body to increase vaporization.

  • Anti-odor tech prevents the growth of microbes
  • All-over printing
  • Shirts are designed to wear more snug to the body
CARE INSTRUCTIONS:


Machine wash cold with like colors. Do not use fabric softener, tumble dry low, remove promptly. Cool iron if necessary and do not dry clean.


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