5 Hours of Verdun: Cross Country Relay Race

Sat May 8, 2021 Rixeyville, VA 22737 US Directions
Events

5 Hours of Verdun

10:00AM EDT - 3:00PM EDT
5 Hours of Verdun Cancelled Due to Lack Of Interest

I'm sorry to announce that the 5 Hours of Verdun is cancelled.  With only a couple weeks left, we have only 1 full team and a total of 7 Runners. It is clear that there is not sufficient interest in this unique event.  Whose crazy idea was this, anyway?

Refunds will be issued to all registered runners.

Place
17044 Adventure Bound Trail
Rixeyville, VA US 22737
Description

4 Person Team 5 Hour Relay:
Verdun invites runners to form 4 person teams for a 5 hour relay on a 3.4K (about 2 mile) course.  
How it Works: The relay will start at 10:00 AM and finishes at 3:00PM.  Your team of 4 runners will trade laps, in regular succession, for the duration of the race. The team completing the most laps, or the same number of laps in the shortest time, will be the winner in their category.  No runners will be allowed start a lap after 2:50PM, and laps completed after 3:00PM will not count.  Teams will likely complete 3 to 4 laps per hour, with each runner covering approximately 8 to 10 miles in total.

Supporting
This race is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to support Verdun Adventure Bound.  Verdun is a educational 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to support youth and adult personal growth incorporating experiential learning and stewardship of the land on its 66 acre retreat facility. Check them out at the link below.

3 Team Categories:
1. All Male
2. All Female
3. Coed (any combination of males and females).

Registration:
Registration is initiated by the Team Captain, who will pay a setup fee plus a registration fee.  The captain will specify the team category, team name, and supply his team members with a password to allow them to register while joining the team.  Once 4 team members have registered, the team registration is complete.  Changes can be made, later on, if a team member is no longer available to race.
Registration not Working Properly?  This is the first team race I've done on RunSignUp, and I think I've got it working properly.  But if you are having a problem or have questions, please contact steve at gorilla.race@hughes.net.  I'll get back to you within 24 hours, and likely much quicker.

Team Names:
Feel free to identify your team with a fun team name.  Teams will be identified by a Team Name Abbreviation of no more than 5 characters.  If duplicate abbreviations are submitted, they will be granted on a first come basis, and the later submitting teams will be notified of the duplication and asked to choose another abbreviation.

Looking for a Team or Team Members?
Contact steve at gorilla.race@hughes.net and I will keep a list of unattached runners and assist you in forming or completing 4 person teams.  If you are looking to join a team, please include your personal info (age, sex, typical road 5K time) to assist me.

Prices
$100 Per Team: Pre-registration through noon April 16, 2021.  Team captain pays $40 ($20 reg fee + $20 setup fee), and additional team members pay $20.
$120 Per Team: Pre-reg April 17 through May 7.  Team captain pays $50 ($25 reg fee + $25 setup fee), and additional team members pay $25.
$130 Per Team: On race day.  Captain must pay the full fee at registration.

Short Sleeve Race T-Shirts included and guaranteed for all members of teams who pre-reg by April 16.  Teams registering later may get T-Shirts, but we can't guarantee that due to supplier deadlines.

Race Course
Verdun has a beautiful cross country course with just enough hills to make it interesting.  We will run on a 3.5K subsection of the usual 5K course, because the 5K course includes repeated sections that would cause confusion in a relay.  In early May, temperatures should be in the low 70s: warm enough to stay loose while waiting, but not too hot for competitive running.  If it is raining, waiting runners can hang out under the pavilion at the start/finish area.

Awards:
To be determined based on participation level.

Incomplete Teams:
If any members of your team fail to show, you will be allowed to race with fewer than 4 runners or to recombine with other incomplete teams.  Let us know at registration or by email if your team will be incomplete and we will do what we can.

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