2020 Wolfpack Virtual Laser-Run
Laser-Run is the last phase of Modern Pentathlon, which has been an Olympic sport since 1912. Laser-Run is an event in its own right and provides a thrilling and accessible introduction to the whole family of multi-sports, such as Modern Triathlon, Modern Tetrathlon, and Modern Pentathlon itself. Laser-Run is suitable for all ages, genders, and abilities–with no previous experience needed–but also presents a unique opportunity for keen runners to add a new dimension to their race.
Registration for the 2020 event is now open at RunSignup.com!
Date and Time
November 21, 2020 to December 31, 2020
The location of the 2020 event is on a course of your choosing
Events to be Contested
For one low entry-fee, you can compete in as many events as you want and as many times as you want during the competition window.
Standard UIPM Laser-Run Events
Elite UIPM Laser-Run Events
IMPORTANT: Competitors must obey all local laws and guidelines, including those pertaining to mask-wearing and social distancing.
Competitors are responsible for following the rules set forth in the UIPM 2019-2020 Laser Run Competition Guidelines.
If you do not have a laser pistol, simply take a 50-second break between intervals (that’s the maximum time you would lose if you could not make five hits on the target).
For the full experience, you can rent a laser pistol and target set from Wolfpack Pentathlon Club for a small fee (see the online registration form). (This rental option is available only to those who live near Santa Clara, CA.)
According to the 2018 UIPM Competition Rules and Regulations, the age group of an athlete is calculated as follows:
i) The age of the pentathlete will be counted by subtracting the year of birth from the year of the competition. Months and days will not be taken into account.
ii) Except for Masters competitions, a pentathlete may compete in the age group immediately higher than his age group. With permission from the competent national body, a pentathlete may compete in any higher age group.
Competitors may compete in their own age division and/or any higher age divisions.
Example 1: a 40-year-old competitor can compete in the Seniors (ages 21-39) division and the Masters 40+ (ages 40-49) division, but cannot compete in the Juniors (under 21), Youth, or Masters 50+ and higher divisions.
Example 2: a 10-year-old competitor can compete in the U11, U13, U15, U17, U19, Juniors, and Seniors divisions, but cannot compete in the U9 or Masters divisions.
The current leader board for the Wolfpack 2020 Virtual Laser Run is being continuously updated on the Results page:
All corresponding videos and photos are being continuously updated on the Photos page.
The 2020 Wolfpack Virtual Laser Run has been officially listed on the USA Pentathlon Multisport section of the Team USA Web site!
About the 2019 Event
The results and highlights from the 2019 event are posted here:
The meet records are posted here:
We made the news! For information about our inaugural 2019 event, see this UIPM news article: http://www.uipmworld.org/news/athletes-enjoy-first-laser-run-experience-alongside-track-races-campbell-usa