Ratification Virtual Race – 100th Anniversary

10K / 5K / Half Marathon

August 18, 2020 (or whenever)

Race Wherever You Want! 

Limited Medals Available Don't wait to register

100 Years!

It's been 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which stated the right to vote could not be denied due to one’s sex. Join us in commemorating this historic step towards equality and honor the suffragists who worked for the advancement of women.

We are proud to partner with the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, to preserve and share stories of trailblazing women who made history and continue to shape our future.

$3 from each registration is donated to the National Park Foundation’s Women in Parks initiative in support of projects and programs that highlight the breadth and depth of women’s role in shaping America’s past, present, and future. Women’s history can be found at each of the 400+ sites across the National Park System and in the thousands of communities represented by National Park Service programs like the National Register of Historic Places, Certified Local Governments, and National Heritage Areas. Click here to learn more about the remarkable legacy of American women on our nation’s history.

Race Overview

How This Works

A virtual race is just like a traditional race except you have the flexibility to do your race when and where works best for you!

Race Day: 8/18 (or whenever you want - Try 7/20-8/18*)

Shirt Shipment Deadline: July 26
Reporting Deadline: September 17, 2020
Distance Options: 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon

Location: Wherever you want!

All swag is on track to ship as outlined below. See the drop down toggle below. Click here to jump there.

Registration Options

Note: Participating in a virtual race is a great way to keep your mind and body healthy. Be sure to follow CDC and state and local guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious diseases while participating.

Swag Options:

MEDAL, SHIRT, AND/OR KEEPSAKE PRINTED BIB swag is available in our a la carte registration system.

Invite a friend (near or Far) to race With You!

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Beautiful Swag Options

Items are a la carte. Choose just the swag you want to commemorate your race.

Official Race Shirt

Keepsake Printed Bib

Finisher Medal

ABOUT THE MEDAL DESIGN!

This race medal design pays homage to the Justice Bell, a close replica of the Liberty Bell, cast without a crack in 1915. Once completed, the bell was taken on a driving tour with its clapper (the part of the bell that makes a sound) chained, symbolizing the silence of women who did not have the vote. Similarly, the clapper on the medal is clipped to the side of the medal - ready for racers to follow history and ring the bell as was done in August 1920. The white lanyard nods to this color reflecting the “purity of intent” of those supporting the 19th Amendment and remains a meaningful color choice today among those pursuing women’s interests at large. To learn more about the Justice Bell, visit here.

Shirt Types & Colors

Common Questions and Event Specifics

Registration Deadline & 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.

Shirts & Bibs

Shirts and bibs are printed specifically for each participant. Shirts and bibs ship regardless of whether your time is reported. All swag ships separately. Once a registration is complete (paid for), it cannot be changed. Registrations are processed according to the timelines below. If the color of the shirt you select is out of stock, the next closest color will automatically be substituted for you. Click here to download your own generic digital bib PDF.


Regular Shirt Shipment Deadline: Register by July 26 and your shirt and/or bib will arrive around August 17.

SHIRT SIZING

Everyday

Tech

Basic Everyday

100% cotton

Basic Tech

This is a "slippery" polyester shirt

Premium Everyday 
Ladies / Tank / Mens

Tri-Blend Poly/Cotton/Rayon (50/25/25)

Premium Tech 
Ladies / Mens

This is a "soft" polyester/spandex (95/5) shirt. It feels like cotton, but still wicks

Youth (To choose select "Men" then S, M, or L)

50/50 cotton/poly

Cell

Medals

Medals must be earned by finishing the race. This helps us maintain the spirit of the traditional race experience. We'll begin shipping medals after the race to those participants who:

added a medal to their registration AND reported their finish time (by the reporting deadline)

HOW SHIPPING WORKS

All swag ships separately. Shirts & Medals ship with a tracking email from support@virtualrunningclub.com. Bibs are sent first class with a stamp.

REPORTING

For tracking your distance and time, you can use whatever app or system that works best for you. All we need is the finish time. We use the honor system to verify results, so if you say you did, we have no reason to not believe you.

To report your finish time, click here and follow the prompts. This video shows what the process looks like.

RESULTS

Results are just for fun - but see how you stack up.

Distance options

5K, 10K, Half: The distance you chose when you register is technically a placeholder for you. You'll be able to select a different distance when you report your finish time. Note: the medal is the same regardless of the distance you choose.

MERCHANDISE OPTIONS

We've got a great selection of Merch options that we're adding to all the time. Check them out by clicking here!


Following the Footsteps of Trailblazers in National Parks

Today, over 400 areas are included in the National Park System, covering more than 85 million acres in every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These parks represent some of the most important natural, cultural, and historically significant locations in our country. Women’s history can be found at every park and in every community across the country. Explore these remarkable legacies anytime as a virtual visitor to NPS.gov or plan a future visit to experience these places in person. The two NPS sites featured below are excellent places to start your journey. 


Women’s Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls, New York shares the story of how the fight for civil rights can change the world by telling the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention held on July 19-20, 1848. Convention participants debated and voted in support of the Declaration of Sentiments, which declared "All men and women are created equal" and called for women's right to vote. Seventy-two years later, after a hard-fought battle in courtrooms, in the streets, and in Congress, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed. 


Among the leaders in that long fight were the National Woman’s Party, whose DC headquarters are preserved as the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. The civil rights fight to ensure all citizens can vote has continued since then. Join us to honor the legacy of the past and shape the future.

Not all Women Were Granted Access to the Right to Vote

Women’s individual citizenship, race, origin, and these determinations by states continued to impact their access to the right to vote after the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Native Americans, Chinese, and African Americans faced exclusion from voting. The Magnuson Act (1943), Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act (1965) eliminated many of these exclusions.

Learn more about the 19th Amendment and women’s access to the vote across America through a series of fourteen essays.

*What's the significance of July 19? It's the date of the first Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 learn more here.


Note: Unfortunately, we can only ship to the US and its territories. We've had other customers set up virtual post office boxes where a company gives you a US address and then forwards your stuff to you. While we can't vouch for it, others have had success with this in the past: http://myusaddress.ca (for Canadians).

Only one registration can be done with one email address. Do not register simultaneously on two separate windows or devices using the same email address. 

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