Vanishing Half-Marathon

Guilford, CT

Vanishing Half-Marathon


"Harmonia Nectere Passus..."

Potterhead Running Club is pleased to present our fourth event of 2019:

The Vanishing Half-Marathon!

For our fourth event of 2019, we're exploring another mysterious magical object used by witches and wizards, for both good and evil purposes, for years : The Vanishing Cabinet. During the first Wizarding War, many used vanishing cabinets to swiftly disappear if Death Eaters paid them a visit. Later on, a pair of vanishing cabinets, one at Borgin & Burkes and the other in the Room of Requirement, were used to sneak Death Eaters into Hogwarts. This led to the Battle of the Astronomy Tower between the Death Eaters and the Order of the Phoenix.

Draco made several attempts to repair the passage between the two vanishing cabinets using both apples and birds. For this event, we're doing something we've never done before: we have TWO versions of the finisher's medal! Your registration will include ONE VERSION of the incredible 3" medal with doors that open to reveal something inside: EITHER an apple or a bird! Like a mystery box or a loot crate, you don't know which one you're going to get! Of course, both version come with the custom sublimated ribbon and the always popular personalized digital bib.

The Apple Version:

The Bird Version:

We have a responsibility to prevent animals and ecosystems from vanishing from our world. Potterhead Running Club is thrilled to announce our charity partner for this event is Wildlife Protection Solutions! Wildlife Protection Solutions is a team of technology experts seeking to enhance conservation best practices through the practical application of new software, hardware and field methods. In simple terms, they put solar-powered motion-activated cameras in areas where poaching occurs to spot poachers and then notify rangers who go out and arrest the bad guys! All of the camera information comes into their WPSWatch app that anyone (yes, that includes YOU) can download to crowdsource the monitoring of the cameras and provide 24/7 notifications to authorities. In the last couple of years, WPS has aided in the arrest of more than 200 poachers who were hunting elephants and rhinos or who were destroying ecosystems (rare trees and other flora are poached too!). Our goal for this event is to raise enough to purchase and install 80 more motion-activated cameras in wildlife preserves and protected ecosystems around the world.

Learn more at

Let's tell the world to #KeepYourEyesOpen.

Don't forget your Vanishing Half-Marathon event shirt. Let's do what we can to help prevent more endangered species from vanishing. Available in multiple fabrics and styles from tee to tank to hoodie, all proceeds go to support our wonderful charity partner! You can get your shirt here:

The suggested run date for the Vanishing Half-Marathon is June 5th in celebration of Draco Malfoy's birthday and it is Global Running Day. Remember, this is only a fun suggestion. Being a virtual run, you’re welcome to complete your distance whenever, wherever, and however you choose!

Registration closes at midnight on June 16th (or early morning on the 17th depending on your Time Zone). All medals will be mailed on Monday, June 24th.

For more information on how our virtual running events work, please visit our FAQ**.

Sign up today and Protect Vanishing Species from Wildlife Crime!