2020 Platte River Half Marathon & Buckhorn Exchange Relay Virtual Race Instructions

Dear Runners,

Thank you for choosing the 2020 Platte River Half Marathon & Buckhorn Exchange Relay virtual race. We are very excited to offer this to everyone who has put in hours training for April 5th and has not let the current situation with COVID-19 stop them from participating, even if it is virtually.
You will receive all of the race swag that you would normally get: shirt, medal, bib, finisher’s cup, and koozie. The Virtual Race is to be run on your own – your choice of time, place, and date. No early alarm to wake you up so you get to the starting line on time, no long lines at the porta-johns before the start of the race, and no final final hill climb on the 8th Ave. viaduct(unless you want to do that)!
The Virtual Race must be completed and submitted by Sunday, April 12, 2020. Entries received after that date will not be accepted. Once you’ve run the 13.1 miles, all you need to do is submit your run time via this link:
Then send proof of your time (Strava, Garmin data, photo of your GPS, etc.) to [email protected] by 10pm on April 12th. Your results will be posted to the official Platte River Half Marathon website.
Please note that your virtual race will be unsupported, with no aid stations, road closures, or additional assistance during your race. We also ask that you remember to keep a safe distance of no less than 6 feet with anyone that you are running with. Also, please remember the waiver that you signed when you registered*.
We will be mailing out all packets to those who participated in the virtual race. They will be mailed out once we have received and logged all virtual race submissions.
As an added bonus, you’ll get $20 off your 2021 registration! After we accept your results, we’ll send you an email with a special $20 discount code to be used for the 2021 Platte River Half registration during the month of May (2020). We’ll open up registration for all of May and give you the best price possible for the 2021 race!

Please stay safe, healthy and positive at this time. We appreciate your understanding and hope that you have a great virtual race!

Good Luck!

PLA Events

*I understand that the entry fee is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to any other person. It is unlawful for anyone to run under someone else’s entry. Additionally, the entry fee will not be deferred to a future year’s race.
I understand that by registering electronically, I accept and agree to the waiver and release agreement presented in the online registration and that this document includes a release of liability and waiver of legal rights that deprive me of the right to sue certain parties. By agreeing electronically, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the release agreement presented to me as part of the online registration process.
I understand that my ‘Virtual Race’ is my sole responsibility and I accept all risks with my ‘Virtual Race’. I understand that I choose the date, time and location. I understand that I am not required to nor encouraged to run the official race course to receive an official time. I understand that when I run the ‘Virtual Race’, there will be NO race sponsored support. Support is defined as, but not limited to, the following: aid stations, water stations, course vehicles, emergency responders, medical aid, medical attention, first aid, traffic control, road closures, trail closures, police officers or any other person or entity affiliated or associated with the race.
I know that running a ‘Virtual Race’ is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able to do so and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including, but not limited to: falls, slips, inclement weather, traffic and general health conditions, all such risks being known and understood by me. I am aware there will be no race official, volunteer personnel or medical support for my ‘Virtual Race’.
I understand I need to supply a verified time and distance to the race by Sunday, April 12, 2020. I also understand my ‘Virtual Race’ cannot be used as a qualifying time for other races.
I understand that the Platte River Half Marathon & Buckhorn Exchange Relay, PLA Events, LLC, Alamo Events LP, City and County of Denver, City of Littleton, City of Englewood, City of Sheridan, State of Colorado, Regional Transportation District, Platte River Trail, South Suburban Parks and Recreation Department, USNFS, the race organizers, volunteers or anyone else involved with this race assumes no responsibility or liability with respect to my participation in this event. I agree, however, to abide by any decision of any race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run.
I hereby grant permission to the Platte River Half Marathon and its sponsors to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any record of this event for legitimate purposes. I agree to abide by the rules of this race as stated in all official race information.
Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, myself and anyone entitled to action on my behalf do hereby release and discharge the Platte River Half Marathon & Buckhorn Exchange Relay, PLA Events, LLC, Alamo Events LP, City and County of Denver, City of Littleton, City of Englewood, City of Sheridan, State of Colorado, Platte River Trail, Regional Transportation District, South Suburban Parks and Recreation Department, USNFS, all event coordinators, volunteers, all sponsors, representatives (including event volunteers), and employees of any of them, from any and all claims or liability of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of persons or entities named in this waiver.
If under 18, the parent or legal guardian signature shall serve as acknowledgement that the undersigned parent or legal guardian is signing this Release on behalf of the minor listed on the Waiver and that the minor listed shall be bound by all terms of this Waiver.