Original Race Period: June 1 – 30
*** Medals Are Still Available! ***
Distances: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon
Cost: $25 prior to race period; Then $29
To Benefit: Defenders of Wildlife
About this Virtual Run: Join the Glorious Gecko virtual race to support an organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities. Register for a 5k, 10k, or half marathon distance and then run or walk whenever and wherever you want to earn this googly-eyed, iridescent, gecko medal! The unique plating on this medal makes them all look a little bit different, so each gecko will be unique and may not look exactly like the one pictured here. The attached ribbon features a beautiful quote from Ghandi: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
About the Charity: Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is a major national conservation organization focused solely on wildlife and habitat conservation and the safeguarding of biodiversity. They believe in the inherent value of wildlife and the natural world, and this singular focus defines the organization’s important niche in the environmental and conservation community and serves as the anchor for their organizational values. Defenders works on the ground, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill to protect and restore imperiled wildlife across North America and around the world.
A portion of the proceeds from this virtual race (at least $5 from each registration) will be donated to Defenders of Wildlife. For more information about this charity or to make a direct contribution, please visit Defenders.org.