Great Smoky Mountains 85th

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There's good reason why Great Smoky Mountains is the most visited National Park. With over 11M visitors each year, this amazing area creates lifelong fans with its diverse selection of plants, animals and scenery. 

North Carolina and Tennessee share this national treasure that treats visitors with Black Bear, Salamander and Turkey sightings plus as much flora as a rainforest. AND the unique opportunity to spot fireflies displaying a synchronous show unrivaled anywhere in the world

We join with the park to celebrate it's 85th year as a National Park and you're invited—sign up now!

You can run, walk or hike this race and do it wherever you want! Sign up now.

Note: As of May 29, we have sold out of medals. More are on the way, but they will not ship until August

Race Date

June 15, 2019


5K/10K/Half Marathon



Shirt/Bib Info & Deadlines

  • Register by May 23 & your shirt and/or bib will arrive by June 15
  • Register after May 23 and your swag will not ship until Mid-July

We will place two shirt orders for this event — one before and one after. Everyone that registers for a shirt and/or bib will get it - regardless of whether you finish your race. ALL SHIRTS HAVE THE SAME IMPRINT.

*Note: registrations are a la carte, so you get to choose what swag you want

Finisher Medal Info & Deadlines

Only those that register for a medal will get one, AND only if they report a finish time. Medals will start to ship shortly after the event, but only to those that report their time. For those that register after May 28, we have sold out of our first batch of medals. More are on the way, but they will not ship until August. The last day to report your finish time is July 14, 2019.

Add On Options


We are also providing our usual customized printed bibs for this event. This can be added once you make your registration option selection.

Important Info

The official race day is as listed above. Registration will be open through that day but only as supplies last.

To maintain the spirit of traditional events, we believe a finisher reward should be earned by finishing the race. We verify that you finished by requiring that you report your time to your account. If you do not report, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REWARD.

As far as we’re concerned, race day is as listed above and we anticipate that most people will race that day - BUT - the advantage of having a virtual race is you can do it when and where works best for you. So it’s up to you. Because we strive to honor the tradition of in-person races, you’ll receive messages as if that is race day for you, but just know that we’re okay with it if you need to do something different.

A portion of each registration will be donated to the National Park Foundation.

Boring Yet Important Notes: 1) All swag usually ships separately and all timelines are based on US Domestic shipping via the USPS. 2) In rare cases where the shirt style/color we list is out of stock, the next closest color will automatically be substituted for you. 3) If you intend on registering more than one person for this race, please add them to your account BEFORE you register yourself. You can do that in "Profile" once you're logged in. Watch this video to see how this is done. 4) For our US Territory friends, on your address, please list your two-letter country code in "State" and then "United States" in the country field. (AS, GU, MP, FM, PR, VI, MH).  

Shirt Size Charts:
Basic Everyday, Basic Tech 
Premium Everyday - Ladies, Premium Everyday - Tank, Premium Everyday - Men
Premium Tech - Ladies, Premium Tech - Men
Youth - Girls, Youth - Boys

Issues? Email us: support@virtualrunningclub.com

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