Race Period: September 8 – 30, 2018
Cost: $45 for Medal and Shirt
To Benefit: Sea Turtle Preservation Society
About this Virtual Run: The Turtle Krawl 5k Run/Walk will be held on September 8, 2018 in Indialantic, Florida. The Turtle Krawl is the largest 5k race in Brevard County and is the Sea Turtle Preservation Society’s biggest fundraiser. Known for gorgeous race shirts and awesome finisher medals, sea turtle lovers from around the world who are unable to attend the physical race have been asking for a virtual Turtle Krawl for years. Due to overwhelming demand, STPS has partnered with Virtual Strides to host the Turtle Krawl virtual 5k.
Run, walk, or ‘krawl’ 3.1 miles whenever and wherever you want to support the sea turtles! All participants will receive a custom digital race bib, a beautiful Turtle Krawl tech shirt featuring artwork from renowned artist Michael “Nemo” Nemnich, and a Turtle Krawl finisher’s medal. This year’s medal is a 3D sea turtle with Nemo’s artwork on the underside.
About the Charity: The Sea Turtle Preservation Society is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization whose mission is “Helping Sea Turtles Survive.” Not only does STPS provide hands-on services that help sea turtles, but they contribute to research and education efforts as well. STPS’s Educational Outreach Program reaches thousands of people annually through presentations to schools, civic organizations, and public sea turtle education classes. A new education center was recently added adjacent to their gift shop/office and includes exhibits, hands-on and interactive education, and sea turtle videos.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. The Sea Turtle Preservation Society will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted.
Race Period: February, 2017 – August, 2018
Distance: 1 mile, 5k, 10k, Half Marathon
Cost: $45 for Medal & Shirt
To Benefit: Honor and Remember
About this Virtual Run: The America’s Run for the Fallen team will blaze a tribute trail across our nation, covering 5 months spanning over 6000 miles from San Diego to Arlington National Cemetery, recognizing nearly 20,000 fallen service members since the USS Cole. In one of the most comprehensive tributes ever organized this run will honor every service member who died while serving or as a result of serving since October 12, 2000. Calling each hero’s name out loud mile after mile, every stop will represent a unique chronological date of death. The men and women being honored include every service member who died during the War on Terror while on active duty or as a result of active duty, including all branches of service and all causes of death.
You may join us for the physical run across the nation between April 7 through August 5, 2018 but you can support this cause now by participating virtually. Simply register here and then run or walk 1 mile, 5k, 10k, or a Half Marathon whenever and wherever you want. As a thank you for your support, we will mail you an official America’s Run for the Fallen dry fit race shirt and finisher medal. Shirts and medals will be mailed when you register (not after you submit your results), in case you’d like to wear the shirt for your run to help spread awareness for this amazing tribute that will take place in 2018.
About the Charity: The mission of Honor and Remember is to perpetually recognize the sacrifice of America’s military fallen heroes and their families. The organization pays tribute to all military lives lost, not only while serving on active duty but also as a result of serving. Military deaths in all wars or conflicts and all branches of service from our nation’s inception are recognized.
One of the primary vehicles for perpetual recognition is the Run for the Fallen Initiatives. These yearly statewide events enable hundreds to participate in an apolitical expression of appreciation, running consecutive miles and calling aloud every local hero name. The year 2018 marks their 10th anniversary and enables a once in a lifetime opportunity with a unique tribute, calling out loud the name of every fallen service member since October 12, 2000. Each mile recognizing the sacrifice of individual heroes and their families during the nationwide America’s Run for the Fallen. Visit RunForTheFallen.org to locate any hero’s name and place of tribute.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. Honor and Remember 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.