Join us for the VIRTUAL Hot Trot Half Marathon, 10K and 5K!
In memoriam of Officer David Sherrard.
All proceeds from the Hot Trot benefit Assist the Officer Foundation.
The VIRTUAL Hot Trot Half Marathon, 10K & 5K is a great alternative to a LIVE summer event. Plus, it’s a great way to stay fit and active while “sheltering in place”.
Whether you’re a beginner or an elite athlete, there’s a distance for everyone. This “race” allows registrants to safely participate and complete their distance on their own.
All virtual participants will receive a 5-inch 3D finisher medal, a gender-specific tech tank, and a race bib.
Proceeds from this event benefit Assist the Officer Foundation. Definitely a cause and race swag worth running for!
*All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
** Your run will be at your own risk.
About the Foundation
Assist The Officer Foundation provides financial assistance to officers who are facing the loss of income due to a serious injury, life-threatening illness or other catastrophic events. Immediate assistance is also available to an officer’s family in the event of the death of an active officer.
Since its creation in 1999, the foundation has provided assistance to hundreds of officers and their families who were faced with any number of different life-altering situations.
In memoriam of Officer David Sherrard.
Want to run the course on your own? Check our certified routes. Use Garmin Connect links below for your Virtual 5K, 10K or Half Marathon.
All three courses are USATF certified. Your run will be at your own risk.
Runners should only use the WRL trails or sidewalks on this map. Do NOT run on public roadways. Police will not be present to monitor or control traffic on the roadways.
Please note: The mileage calculator on Garmin Connect may differ slightly from the distance of the USATF certified courses.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE?
A virtual run event is similar to a traditional running event except the participant completes it entirely on their own. There is not a required location that the event must be completed nor a mandatory time. You choose the race, distance, location, and time. AMPT virtual events create positive motivation by awarding each race participant with a bib, shirt, and finisher medal.
HOW DOES THE VIRTUAL RACE WORK?
Run or walk your race anytime and anywhere. Choose your time and place – trails, streets, neighborhood, treadmill, or wherever. Once you have completed your distance, simply submit your RESULTS, download your Finisher Certificate, and share your photos with everyone on social media. Be sure to use hashtag #VirtualHotTrot
DO I HAVE TO RUN THE VIRTUAL HOT TROT ON AUGUST 8, 2020?
Nope. Run or walk your race anytime and anywhere. The LIVE race was scheduled for August 8th; therefore, most participants planned to run on this date. Many Hot Trot participants trained for this event and will run on August 8th as planned – VIRTUALLY, of course. However, you may chose your time an your place.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY RESULTS?
Once you complete your distance, simply go to our RESULTS PAGE. Choose your event from the drop-down menu, then enter your VIRTUAL confirmation number and last name. Record your time, upload a screenshot from your running app (optional), and then hit submit. Don’t forget to print your Finisher Certificate and share your photos with everyone on social media. Be sure to use hashtag #VirtualHotTrot
HOW CAN I EARN A FREE RACE ENTRY INTO THE 2021 HOT TROT?
We want to see your virtual race photos! Take pictures and have some fun! Tag us @amptrunning and use the hashtag #VirtualHotTrot so we can see your great photos. AMPT will do a drawing and 25 lucky participants will be featured on AMPT’s Facebook and Instagram page and receive a FREE entry into next year’s event.
IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO COMPLETE THIS VIRTUAL RACE?
Currently we have no limitations on age. We encourage all ages to take on our challenges and complete them.
DO I HAVE TO “RUN” THE VIRTUAL RACE?
Our challenges all have the same goal and the goal is to get you up and moving. It’s entirely up to you how you complete your race. So, whether you run on a treadmill, jog around the neighborhood, or walk laps around a track, AMPT virtual races are an ideal way to train for other events and to stay active.
I DO NOT LIVE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, CAN I STILL REGISTER?
Unfortunately, price includes shipping and handling within the continental US only. We do not ship outside of the continental US.
DOES THIS VIRTUAL RACE OFFER REFUNDS?
Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds on registrations. You do have the option to transfer your registration to another person or select to have the full amount donated to the benefiting charity. Please email transfer request to email@example.com.
HOW SOON WILL MY RACE PACKET SHIP?
Bibs, shirts & medals will be mailed out based on date of your race entry and/or virtual data submission; however, here is the estimated date of shipment.
Note, if you registered for additional AMPT virtual events, the VIRTUAL BUNDLE, or the Triple Dare Challenge, you may receive multiple shipments. If you need to check the status of your order, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO YOU HAVE A TRACKING NUMBER WHEN MY PACKET SHIPS?
Yes! You will receive an email when your order has shipped. The tracking number will be sent to the email that was used at time of registration. If you do not receive a tracking number, feel free to email email@example.com.
DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE ALL DISTANCES (5K, 10K and HAL MARATHON) FOR THIS VIRTUAL RACE?
No, just one distance is required. Run anytime, anywhere. You choose the distance.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Easy, click REGISTER NOW and select your race distance.
DO I NEED TO SHOW PROOF THAT I COMPLETED MY VIRTUAL RACE?
While our virtual events rely on the honor system and we can’t force you to participate, we do LOVE seeing your results. You can post your results with photos to our Facebook page or post results to our RESULTS PAGE.
I HAVE A LARGE GROUP THAT WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE, DO YOU OFFER ANY GROUP DISCOUNTS?
Yes, feel free to email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN WILL REGISTRATION CLOSE FOR THE VIRTUAL HOT TROT?
We will take registrations until the distances sell out. Remember, the proceeds go to a great cause – Assist the Officer Foundation in memory of Officer David Sherrard. We will close registration when the event sells out.
ARE THERE AGE GROUP AWARDS FOR THIS VIRTUAL EVENT?
Our virtual event is UNTIMED and relies on the honor system. We are not offering VIRTUAL Age Group Awards at this time.
WILL MY VIRTUAL HALF MARATHON COUNT FOR THE TRIPLE DARE HALF MARATHON CHALLENGE?
Yes!! If you register for the 2020 Triple Dare Challenge on or before November 1, 2020 and complete the half marathon distance for Hot Trot, it will count towards the challenge. Just don’t forget to upload your time to our RESULTS PAGE. Runners must have a Virtual half marathon finish time to earn the challenge medal.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE TRIPLE DARE HALF MARATHON CHALLENGE?
You may register for the challenge as a BUNDLE PACKAGE (the easy one-click registration includes entry into all 3 events at their lowest price), OR you can register for each event individually under the SAME first and last name, date of birth, and email address.
(Includes an entry into the LIVE Murphy Half Marathon and LIVE Toyota Music Factory Half Marathon)
(Does NOT include an entry into the LIVE Murphy Half Marathon and LIVE Toyota Music Factory Half Marathon)
PLEASE NOTE: If any of our 2020 LIVE events (Half Marathons) go VIRTUAL due to COVID-19, participants will still be eligible for the Triple Dare Half Marathon Challenge.
• Hot Trot Technical Tank Top – Gender Specific
• Custom 5-inch 3D Finisher Medal
• ATO Badge Charm (for Half Marathon Finishers only)
• Custom Bib
Become an AMPT Champ and take on the Triple Dare Half Marathon Challenge! The schedule includes three half marathons that travel some of the most scenic courses in all of DFW. Put your fitness and training to the test as you accept the Triple Dare Half Marathon challenge!
Haven't registered yet? Let's RUN virtual TOGETHER! Register HERE!
The AMPT Team regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Hot Trot Half Marathon, 10K & 5K LIVE event, which was to be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Norbuck Park in Dallas. We were hopeful that we'd be able to hold our largest benefit event of the year; however, after weeks of assessment in coordination with city and county health officials, the Hot Trot Half Marathon, 10K & 5K has become another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have been exploring other avenues in attempt to hold the LIVE Hot Trot event, but as COVID-19 cases continue to mount in Dallas County, the reality of the pandemic set in. Despite our tireless efforts to find a different venue and city to permit the Hot Trot, our requests and applications were denied.
The Hot Trot Half Marathon, 10K & 5K has brought joy and camaraderie to the running community over the last two years, but the health and well-being of our participants, our partners, our sponsors and vendors, our volunteers, and our team is our top priority.
To that extent, all registrants will automatically be transferred into the VIRTUAL Hot Trot Half Marathon, 10K or 5K. All participants who were registered for the 2020 Hot Trot Half Marathon, 10K & 5K have been contacted directly regarding their registration. Please check your spam folder if you have not seen the email or reach out to us directly at email@example.com.
We can appreciate that many will be disappointed by this decision, but please know that we have not made it lightly. We have left making this decision as late as possible to give the event every chance to go LIVE, but at the same time we understand the urgency to communicate the cancellation to you so that you can amend your plans.
We appreciate your understanding during this unprecedented global situation. We hope you know that we exhausted every opportunity we could to try to make this race happen safely. It is vital that we all work together to protect the health and safety of our community. We look forward to returning to timed, in person races soon. Until then, please stay safe and well.
The AMPT Team wishes you good health today and always.