Race Period: May 1 – 31, 2017
Distances: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon*
Cost: $25 – FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: Medals of Honor
About this Virtual Run: Long after the casseroles and sympathy cards stop coming and rest of the world has moved on; (often) families of fallen military feel alone and isolated in their grief. And for most, their greatest fear is that their loved one will be forgotten. Medals of Honor exists to serve the forgotten casualties of war, their families. By participating in the Honor the Fallen virtual race, you are not only paying tribute and honoring these brave heroes, but your presence gives solace and comfort to the families they left behind.
Ruck, walk, or run in honor of our fallen military service men and women, in support of their surviving families through either 5k, 10k, or Half Marathon distances*. All participants will receive a digital race bib and a 3D medal featuring a kneeling-soldier and a hanging dog tag.
Honoring ALL BRANCHES, ALL DATES OF DEATH, and ALL LOSS OF LIFE. Thank you for helping us to honor the sacrifice!
*Please note that the medal says “HONOR THE FALLEN 5K” to match the SOLD OUT physical event held in Franklin, TN. The virtual race has 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon distances available for those who prefer longer distances, but all medals are the same and will have “5K” on them.
About the Charity: Medals of Honor is a national 501(c)3 awareness campaign. We give the endurance/race community a tangible way to thank and give back to the families that lost loved ones while serving our Military. Through Medals of Honor, racers can compete in honor of a fallen U.S. service member and donate a finisher’s medal to the surviving family.
We cultivate a healing environment that helps to bridge the gap between surviving families, veterans and civilians. We promote healing through endurance type sporting events, while promoting patriotism and gratitude for active duty, retired and veteran military personnel.
HONOR — Fallen Men and Women of the United States Military
HEAL — The visible and invisible wounds of war
CONNECT — Active duty Military, Veterans, Civilians and Surviving families through endurance sports and fitness.
MoH is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)3 organization founded and run by military families and veterans. Donations go directly towards operational support of the organization and programs such as Remembrance Packages (to families of fallen), Memorial Back Bibs and Enduring Heroes. Please visit our website for program details.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. Medals of Honor will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted. Funds from this virtual fundraiser will go to help off-set expenses to send surviving family members (Gold Star Families) and veterans to the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon.
About this Virtual Run: Pizza Lovers unite! The 6th annual Eat My Crust 5k will be held on May 7, 2017 in Viera, FL. If you can’t make it to the race, lace up your shoes and celebrate your love of pizza for a great cause virtually! Run or walk your own 5K whenever and wherever you want, and Joey Pepperoni (the official EMC mascot) will send you the coolest pizza medal you have ever seen. The 4″ pizza box medal opens to reveal a removable Joey Pepperoni charm!
About the Charity: Power of Pizza Charities’ mission is to inspire youth and adults to participate in sporting events to improve their lives and health. Proceeds support the Viera High School Athletics, Special Olympics of Brevard County and Early Steps services. We’re contributing to make a positive impact in the lives of children of all ages in our community.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. Power of Pizza Charities will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted.
Race Period: May 1 – June 18, 2017
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon
Cost: $30 – FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: Family Lives On Foundation
About this Virtual Run: Who Runs the World? Moms do – that’s who! This virtual 5k/10k/Half Marathon is dedicated to mothers everywhere. Whether you are a mom yourself or want to run or walk in honor of one, all participants will receive this wonderful ‘Who Runs the World?’ wine stopper medal. The race period for this event includes all of May and ends on Father’s Day, June 18th. Run or walk your chosen distance whenever and wherever you want!
About the Charity: There are more than two million children and teens in the United States grieving the death of their mom or dad. 1 in 20 children experience the death of a parent before the age of 16 – that’s one in every classroom, and two on every school bus. Family Lives On provides ongoing support tools to these children, who are at much greater risk for psychological and behavioral problems than their non-bereaved peers.
The Foundation’s Tradition Program encourages the healthy emotional development of parentally-bereaved children and teens by providing annual opportunities for intentional remembering, creating a safe haven for grief, communication and celebration.
In addition, Family Lives On promotes awareness of the need for childhood grief intervention. The vision is that someday continuing a family tradition, following the death of a parent, will become mainstream. What is your family tradition?
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. Family Lives On Foundation will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted.
Race Period: May 15 – June 30, 2017
Distance: 5k, 1 Mile, +Fitness
Cost: $30 – FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: Feeding Tomorrow
About this Virtual Run: Do you like food? Do you like science? Are you passionate about a safe and abundant food supply? Participate in the 2017 Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run + Fitness and support the next generation of professionals in the science of food. Run, walk, bike, hike, yoga, or swim… virtually anywhere, anytime.
All registrants will receive an electronic race bib, medal and digital goody bag with coupons and vouchers from our generous sponsors and corporate partners.
Are you attending IFT’s annual event in Las Vegas (IFT17) from Jun 25-28, 2017? Want to get fit together with other attendees? You can participate on Monday, June 26th at 6:30 a.m. at the IFT17 5k run, 1 mile walk, or 30-min yoga! More details will be shared via email, so be sure to let us know during the Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run + Fitness registration that we might see you in Vegas.
Medals will be shipped to participants after they upload their results or at the end of the race period, whichever comes first, unless you indicate you would like your medal sent before doing so.
This year’s medal was designed by Grace Fox, a senior at Oak Park & River Forest High School in Illinois.
About the Charity: Feeding Tomorrow is the Foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists. Our mission is simple: bring the best and brightest minds to the science of food and help them improve the world.
Each day, we work to raise both the awareness of and the interest in the science of food as a desirable career path. By attracting, retaining and celebrating the best and brightest minds of the profession, we will ensure the world has the ability to feed a growing and diverse population.
Food science and technology professionals around the world have committed to advance the science of food, all the while ensuring a safe and abundant food supply and contributing to healthier people everywhere. Feeding Tomorrow and the Institute of Food Technologists have committed to supporting and developing university students that are pursuing degrees in the science of food to ensure there will be a next generation of professionals in the field.
We award. We educate. We research. We innovate. We share.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. Feeding Tomorrow will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted.
All of our Past Partner Virtual Races are SOLD OUT, but you can still check them out if you’d like to see who we have helped and the medals that were available.