Run your Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5K, and/or 1 mile run anytime May 30-June 13, 2020

Due to public health & safety concerns, this is now a virtual race. The switch to a virtual event allows us to still hold an event that is encouraging, fun, and uplifting despite the unique circumstances. Plus, we’ll package up and mail you your swag items, finisher medal(s), and park ticket (valid until Labor Day 2020, unless otherwise indicated).

This is a difficult time for everyone. We value your business and appreciate your understanding. We are doing everything we can to offer an option that allows us all to continue being a part of the Run & Ride running family and hold future events while also taking measures to protect our communities.

Keep scrolling for general race information.

June 6, 2020

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The Details

COVID-19 Update

Unfortunately, to adhere to guidelines and recommendations regarding COVID-19, we have transformed the Run & Ride to a virtual event where you can run the distance in a safe location. The switch to a virtual event allows us to still hold an event that is encouraging, fun, and uplifting despite the unique circumstances. Plus, we’ll package up and mail you your swag items, finisher medal(s), and park ticket (valid until Labor Day 2020, unless otherwise indicated). 


This is a difficult time for everyone. We value your business and appreciate your understanding. We are doing everything we can to offer an option that allows us all to continue being a part of the Run & Ride running family and hold future events while also taking measures to protect our communities.  


What is a virtual race or how will it work? 

"A virtual race is one that you can participate in on your own time and at a safe distance from other runners. Virtual races have existed for years, but with social distancing guidelines, many races are using virtual events to allow participants to complete their race and stay active…With so many people isolated from the people they love, the ability to virtually connect with a shared experience is more important than ever." (From Run Signup)   

You can even run at the same time with your family or a group of friends (your team!) virtually.  In mid May we will send an email with final information about conducting your virtual run, verifying your address for swag and medal shipment, and uploading your race results. In the meantime, we are transferring everyone over to the virtual event. You do not need to do anything.  


What is the time range for completing the run?  

The run can be completed and your time uploaded any time between May 30 and June 13, 2020.  


Where should I run? 

You can run anywhere that is safe and adheres to suggested social distancing protocols. You can even run on a treadmill.  You can mark out your distance with a GPS watch or a step counter or by driving it in your car.  


What swag will I get, and when and how will I get it?   

We will send your race swag for your registered distance, T-shirt, finisher medal(s), and park ticket via US mail during the race period. To ensure that we have your correct mailing address, you can review and update your address by navigating to your profile, choosing “manage registration,” and selecting the “Shipping Address” tab. (If you purchased bib or packet mailing at registration, we are refunding that.)  


What is the process for reporting results?  

We will send you a link via email to update your results online.  


Why can’t I get a refund or defer until next year? 

As soon as the Run & Ride summer races are over, we start planning the next year’s events, from determining new and unique ideas for finisher medals and swag to organizing staffing (usually the same old tried and true few if we’re lucky!), advertising and marketing, coordinating with the parks to set a date, reserving on-course supplies, paying permit and police fees, and acquiring all that great swag you’ve come to love over the years. The time, effort, and expense that goes into planning for race weekend have been well underway for many months now, and a large portion of our expenditures have already occurred and are irreversible. 

We are all in this together and we all share in your disappointment. The current situation is frustrating, scary, and destabilizing for everyone, our staff included. Thank you all for your patience, understanding, and kindness as we all work through these unprecedented times together.  Looking ahead, we sincerely hope we are able to bring you a fabulous Run & Ride race weekend at Kings Dominion in 2021.

Registration

Online registration is available and we'd love for you, your friends, and your family to join the virtual run (and visit the park later)! We offer 4 race distances--the 1 mile fun run and 5K on Saturday and the quarter marathon and half on Sunday. The more you race, the more you save! Add a distance to your cart, then add another event (for the same participant) and get 20% off! Add another and get $5 more off! Add the 4th event for $10 off. You'll earn an awesome medal for every distance you complete! Other discounts cannot be used with this deal.

Schedule

Late May: We'll start mailing out race packets to all registrants 

May 30-June 13: Run your race on your chosen course and submit your time at the link we provide with your packet mailing

Enjoy your swag items and plan a super-fun visit to the park once all of this is behind us!

SWAG and Finisher Medals

Each participant receives a park ticket, Peanuts Run & Ride t-shirt, and an additional piece of swag according to race their distance with their registration! Every finisher, every distance also earns a collectible and connectable Peanuts Run & Ride finisher medal! Medals connect to make a roller coaster train, so you can continue your coaster collection or start a new one. We will mail all your swag to you starting in late May.

Included Park Tickets

Included park tickets will be mailed with race packets.

Friends and Family Discount Park Tickets

A link to discounted park tickets for friends and family of race participants is available under Extra Tickets in the top toolbar. Share the fun!

Fees

The more you race, the more you save: Add a second event and get 20% off the highest priced event. Pick a 3rd event for $5 more off. Add a 4th event for $10 off. (Now that'll build a medal roller coaster train)! With the multi-event discount, you will only receive one park ticket. Registration includes a 1-day park pass. You also have the option to upgrade to a weekend pass ($15 more...an amazing deal). If you are a season pass holder and do not need a park ticket, add the distance(s) to your cart, and just before checkout, click the No ticket/season pass holder option. On the payment page, $10 will be deducted from your final price. 

Prices until 11/11/19: Half , $70; Quarter: $55; 5K: $50; 1 mile: $40 

Prices until 12/2/19: Half , $80; Quarter: $60; 5K: $53; 1 mile: $43

Prices until 12/31/19: Half , $90; Quarter: $65; 5K: $55; 1 mile: $45

Prices until 6/13/20: Half , $105; Quarter: $70; 5K: $60; 1 mile: $50

Park Hours and Directions

Click here for park hours and here for directions to the park.

Course Maps

Half marathons, quarter marathons, 5Ks, and 1-mile fun runs with the best swag and post-race entertainment around--a run through amazing amusement parks with park admission included!

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Half marathons, quarter marathons, 5Ks, and 1-mile fun runs with the best swag and post-race entertainment around--a run through amazing amusement parks with park admission included