Be part of our community. Be a part of the 2020 VIRTUAL Half.

VIRTUAL Half Marathon

$60.00until Aug. 29

UPDATE 7/6/20:
Join us for the Joy of Running in Community! That’s what we always say, but this year it will have to be “VIRTUALLY joining us for the Joy of Running in YOUR community”!

The in-person version of the 2020 Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon, and all its ancillary events, have been canceled. But you can still have some fun, support the fire company, get a shirt and that great horseshoe medal by signing up for the 2020 VIRTUAL Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon.

Registration is open until August 29, 2020. At that time, shirts and medals will be ordered. They will be shipped to all participants as soon as they arrive. Our goal it so be able to begin shipping on, or just after, Sept 12, 2020, (the original in-person race date), with the hope to have them all delivered by Oct. 10, 2020.

For those of you who completed the Garden Spot Village Virtual Half Marathon this past spring, (March 2020), your Road Apple Award will be mailed to you along with your BIH shirt and medal. All you need to do is register for the Virtual BIH Half, (and run 13.1 miles, of course). There is nothing extra or special you need to do. We have the participant list from the 2020 Virtual GSV Half and will cross-reference it with the registration roster of the 2020 Virtual BIH Half.

As always, 100% of your registration fee goes directly to the Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company. And they are EXCEEDINGLY GRATEFUL for your support!

Being a virtual event, please feel free to run 13.1 miles on any day, and any location, you choose. Sept 12, 2020 remains the “official” race date, but you are not required to run a half marathon distance that particular day.

NOTE: Everyone who had signed up for the 2020 IN-PERSON events will receive a 100% refund of their registration fee.  Refunds will be sent via check, and will be mailed as soon as possible.  If you want to register for the VIRTUAL race, then you’ll do that separately (we cannot transfer registrations from the in-person to virtual events.)

NOTE FROM 7/4/20:

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.

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!