Capital Quarantine Challenge

Mon May 11 - Tue September 1 Richmond, VA 23219 US
Virginia Capital Trail
Richmond, VA US 23219

Do you want to complete the 51.7 mile Virginia Capital Trail in its entirety? Do you want to complete a fun challenge during quarantine? 

From May 11th to August 31st, Capital Trail users can try to conquer all 51.7 miles of the Virginia Capital Trail! In exchange for completing 51.7 miles on the Capital Trail, you will receive an official Capital Trail certificate and t-shirt! This is for everyone, from cyclists to walkers to rollerbladers AND you can complete the Trail in bits and pieces or all at once! Registration ends August 31st but you can submit your results anytime before September 15th 2020. You can find instructions on how to submit results here

Don’t wait, sign-up today so you can brag to all your friends that you completed the Capital Trail! Please note, all proceeds go to the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation. 

How to Participant

Here are your next steps:

1. Make the pledge and register today! 

2. Complete the Capital Trail by biking, running, walking, etc.! All at once or in portions, whatever works for you. 

3. Registration ends August 31st but you can submit your results anytime before September 15th 2020. You can find instructions on how to submit results here

4. Eagerly await your Quarantine Challenge package! We will be sending packages on June 1st, July 1st, August 3rd, September 1st, and September 22nd. 

5. Show off your new swag/accomplishment on social media through #CapitalQuaratineChallenge

What's Included?

All participants will receive a t-shirt and certificate of completion!

(Shipping is also included.)


1. What if I already completed the Capital Trail? Can I still participate?

Yes! Register now! You can submit your results anytime before September 15th 2020. You can find instructions on how to submit results here. If you cannot remember the time, just guess!

2. Do I have to be a cyclist to participate? 

No! This challenge is for EVERYONE! You can even ride one day and walk the next. 

3. Do I have to complete the Capital Trail all at once?

No! You can complete two miles one day and ten miles the next day. Whatever works for you! 

4. Are there any age restrictions?

Anyone under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult but everyone can participate! 

5. Does time/speed matter?

No, this is not competitive. This is a fun challenge for everyone to complete at their own pace.


Different ways to complete the challenge

1- The obvious: completing the Trail all at once.
2- Divide it into various sections. Make it a goal to accomplish 10 miles (20 total) once a week. This is the most common way I have seen so far.
3- Have a family member or friend drop you off AND pick you up. 
4- Grab a buddy and park your car where you want to start and the other where you want to finish. That way you do not have to double-dip!

Set goals and plan out how many miles you hope to accomplish each time you step on the Trail! You have 3 months to complete this challenge so you can take it slow!

Shipment Dates

We will be shipping your merch on the following dates:

June 1st

July 1st

August 3rd

September 1st

September 21st

What about Covid-19 Restrictions?

We encourage everyone to continue following social distancing on the Capital Trail. For more information, please visit our website

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

I got the wrong size, what do I do?

If you ordered the wrong size you can do the following:

1- Email

2- Donate $10 on RunSignUp to VCTF to cover the cost of the shirt and shipping.


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