Apollo 9
50th Anniversary Virtual Race

1K / 5K / 10K

When? March 3–13, 2019

Where? Wherever you want!

Just like Apollo 9 was designated as a training event for the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, we have created this event as a training race to help you stay on track with your goals and get you ready for the main event in the Moon Landing Race Series later in 2019 (Moon Landing Race in July).

Apollo 9 was a monumental mission that helped prepare for the eventual moon landing later in 1969. Spending several days in low Earth orbit, astronauts performed critical tests with the command and service module and the lunar module. The 3-person crew spent 10 days in orbit testing vital aspects of landing on the surface of the Moon, including the LM engines, backpack life support, navigation and docking systems.

All tests were deemed successful. Once you complete the Apollo 9 Virtual Race, you too can be successful! 😀

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Choose Your Swag

We're honored to be partnering with Celestron again for our Space Race Series. A portion of each registration will be donated to the National Park Foundation.

Race Shirt

Show your passion for space travel! Choose from basic everyday t-shirts to performance tech-tees. (sizing)

Everyone that registers for a shirt will get it regardless of whether you finish your race.

(All shirts have the same imprint.)

Race Bib

Building your bib collection? Grab one of these sexy custom-printed bibs on waterproof paper.

Everyone that registers for a bib will get it regardless of whether you finish your race.

Race Patch

Want a sweet patch? You can't just buy it, you have to run!

Report your finish time by May 19th and we'll ship your patch!

Why do it this way?
To maintain the spirit of traditional races we believe finisher awards should be earned by finishing the race.

Registration closes in...

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Other Important Details

Official race week is March 3–13th. Registration will be open through that week as supplies last. We anticipate that most people will race that week - 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.

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

Questions? Email us: support@virtualrunningclub.com

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