2019 TVR Invitation

You and yours are invited to participate in the 21st Annual


WHAT:  A one-hour footrace

WHERE: Your local track

WHEN:  Anytime between May Day (May 1) and Flag Day (June 14) 2019


* Your performance must take place on a standard 400-meter/440-yard track. Include partial laps in your final total; estimate distances as accurately as possible within reason.

* Send results to <andyleeroth@gmail.com> by midnight, 14 June 2019.  In your results, please note name, total distance completed (in meters or yards), gender, age, date, and location.  We encourage you to include a brief report of your experience for the official race report.

* You may run the event more than once if desired, but only submit your best mark.

* You are encouraged to invite others to participate in the event.


World champions in football and baseball celebrate with champagne; the victor at the Indy 500 gets a bottle of milk.  At TVR, the celebratory beverage of choice is black cherry soda. We encourage you to maintain the tradition.


World, women: 18,517 meters (~11.5 miles)

Dire Tune (Eth), Ostrava, Czech Republic 6/12/08

World, men: 21,285m (~13.2 miles)

Haile Gebrselassie (Eth), Ostrava, Czech Republic 6/27/07


USA, women: 17,273m (~10.7 miles)

Nancy Conz, Amherst, MA 6/25/81

USA, men: 20,547m (~12.8 miles)

Bill Rodgers (GBTC), Boston, MA 8/9/77


TVR, women: 15,370m (~9.55 miles)  

Pam Smith (OR), Salem, OR, 6/8/2017

TVR, men: 18,115 (~11.25 miles)

  Greg Crowther (WA), Seattle, WA 5/27/2006

Since 1999, TVR competitors have amassed more than 12.84 million meters of distance and countless gallons of black cherry soda. Join the fun!

Find TVR news and results at the official Titus Van Rijn blog: https://tvr1hour.wordpress.com 

and join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/340462322681978/

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? Please contact Andy Roth (andyleeroth@gmail.com) or Mike Persick (tvr1hour@gmail.com), TVR Meet Directors.

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