After many hours of discussion and research, the Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s in-person Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon, 5k, Kid’s Fun Run and related events. Our community will miss you, but we believe this is the best choice amidst rapidly changing circumstances and guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 situation.
Everyone who had signed up for the 2020 events will receive a 100% refund of their registration fee. Refunds will be sent via check, and will be mailed as soon as possible, beginning the week of July 6.
We are happy to offer a virtual race for this exceptionally atypical year. We hope this helps motivate you to keep running and to remain connected to our community. (And, for those of you who completed the GSV virtual half this past spring, this keeps the coveted Road Apple Award within reach. When life gives you lemons, you can still run for horse poop!)
While a virtual race doesn’t come close to the experience of running the Bird-in-Hand race, we hope it will hold you over until next year, when we sincerely hope you’re able to come run with us in person again!
Registration for the 2020 Virtual Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon will be open very soon. Be sure to check the race website for the details and the link. www.bihhalfmarathon.com
All virtual race participants will receive a shirt and a horseshoe medal.
Additionally, if you ran the GSV virtual half marathon (March 2020), and complete our virtual event, you will receive your Road Apple Award.
Each year, our community is blown away by the impact this race has on the fundraising efforts of our local Fire Company. We are so grateful for your understanding and continued support!
Event details and schedule