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. VIRTUAL race results for the 2020 Hot Trot Half Marathon, 10K & 5K must be submitted on or before December 31, 2020.
I TRIED TO SUBMIT MY RESULTS, BUT MY CONFIRMATION NUMBER IS INVALID. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Be sure to enter your 2020 AMPT Virtual Series Confirmation Number. If you originally registered for the LIVE event, your confirmation number changed when we switched you to the VIRTUAL event. Race Roster sent an email on July 28th with a new (VIRTUAL) confirmation number. The subject line of that email was titled “2020 AMPT Virtual Series – Event Confirmation.” When submitting your VIRTUAL RESULTS, please be sure to use the VIRTUAL SERIES confirmation number in that email. Your VIRTUAL SERIES confirmation number can ALSO be found on the receipt in your SWAG bag. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Please allow 10-14 business days for shipping.
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 email@example.com.
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. Please allow 10-14 business days for shipping. If you do not receive a tracking number, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
*AMPT Drawstring Bag NOT included