Race Period: Feb. 1 – 28
Distance: 5k, 10k
Cost: $25 – FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: Operation Valor
About this Virtual Run: On the morning of February 2nd, 2013 Navy SEAL Chief Chris Kyle and his close friend Chad Littlefield got in Chris’ truck with a Marine veteran for a day trip out to Rough Creek Lodge in Glen Rose, TX. The day was to be spent at one of the ranges there at RCL shooting guns and bonding…to help that very troubled Marine Corps veteran. Betrayal and tragedy struck when that Marine turned a gun on Chris and Chad and killed them there where they stood.
The Fallen Heroes Memorial Run’s goals have ALWAYS been to honor and remember Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, and help raise money for veteran-oriented charities that have shown a solid track record of dedication to the veteran community and fiscal responsibility. We want to raise awareness for this tragedy and the ultimate sacrifice made by all these men.
The physical Fallen Heroes race was late in 2018 (hence the “2018” on the medal), but you can participate virtually anytime in February of 2019. Please join us for this virtual race to remember and honor Chris and Chad!
Support Operation Valor by registering for the 5k (3″ bronze medal) or 10k (3.5″ silver medal – very limited quantity!) Fallen Heroes virtual race.
About The Charity: Operation Valor is a 501(c)3 non-profit, 100% all-volunteer foundation whose mission is to raise awareness for veterans’ issues and support fully vetted charities that support the veteran community. Each year, we put on a series of fitness competitions and trail/road races both to promote fitness as well as raise funds and awareness for those charities.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. Operation Valor will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted. ALL net proceeds benefit: Lone Survivor Foundation, Navy SEAL Foundation, Operation Enduring Warrior, Combat Wounded Coalition, Raider Project.
Race Period: Feb. 1 – 28
Cost: $30 – FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: #LoveWins
About this Virtual Run: “#LOVEWINS was started on October 3rd, two days after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, because my timeline was flooded with stories about him. It greatly saddened me because being there that night, I saw humanity answer back with ‘not today, evil.’ I simply wanted to flood my timeline with #LOVEWINS moments of happiness and love that people had been experiencing. I needed that to combat all my racing thoughts as I was trying to process what I had just been through. It has been a whirlwind of events, emotions and movement ever since, and my little idea has turned into a full blown movement.
It is life changing, and I truly believe with every ounce that makes me, that ‘A random act of kindness WILL change the world!’ I know this because it’s changing my world. Thank you for believing in the movement. We are just getting started!”
Join the 2019 #LOVEWINS virtual 5k to support this movement. Run or walk whenever and wherever you want to support the cause. All participants will receive a #LOVEWINS ribbon medal featuring a dangling ribbon charm.
About the Charity: The #LOVEWINS mission is to Honor and remember the 58 lives lost in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017 by performing random acts of kindness and remaining a constant foundation of support for the Route 91 Family.
Our vision is to spread love. To make it known that although there was a tragic event that took place and took the lives of 58 amazing people, hate will not prevail. We will move forward and make sure they are not forgotten.
We want to maintain a level of support for the angels’ families and the injured survivors. We plan to start college funds for the children left without a parent, send flowers to a mother who no longer has her child, and genuinely be there for everyone who needs support. We will forever honor our 58 angels, reminding the world that LOVE WINS ALWAYS.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. #LOVEWINS will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted.
Race Period: Feb. 10 – Mar. 24
Cost: $29 – FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: United Way of Marion County
About this Virtual Run: The 9th annual St. Paddy’s Day 5k takes place in gorgeous historic downtown Ocala, FL on Sat., March 16th. Participants will enjoy this road race which traverses this scenic town, a costume contest, prizes, and lots of St. Patrick’s Day fun! If you can’t make it to the physical race, you can still participate virtually anytime and anywhere you’d like between February 10 and March 24. Wear your green and race the leprechaun to the end of the rainbow where you’ll find this 4″ Lucky Pot Of Gold medal! All virtual race participants (and the 1st 400 participants at the live race that cross the finish line), will earn this gorgeous hefty green medal with stained glass & glitter accents!
About the Charity: The United Way focuses on local community needs in the areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. We recruit people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources to get the job done. Proceeds support the United Way of Marion County’s work towards community health and wellness. Hosted by Youth United Way, a program for H.S. juniors and seniors seeking ways to expand their leadership qualities while contributing to their community through volunteering, fundraising, and advocating for issues championed by the United Way.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. United Way of Marion County will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted.
Race Period: February, 2017 – February, 2019
Distance: 1 mile, 5k, 10k, Half Marathon
$45 $35 for Medal & Shirt!
To Benefit: Honor and Remember
About this Virtual Run: America’s Run for the Fallen is concluded but the mission carries forward!
On Flag Day, June 14, 2008, a dedicated team of runners participated in the first Run for the Fallen and ran 4100 miles across America from Fort Irwin, CA to Arlington National Cemetery, one mile for every Soldier, Sailor, Airmen, and Marine killed since the War on Terror began. In 2018 on its tenth anniversary Honor and Remember expanded the initial run by creating America’s Run for the Fallen, the most comprehensive fallen veteran tribute to date. April 7th – August 5th, covering 6,000 miles over 120 days through 19 states and calling out loud the names of over 20,000 service members.
Each year since the first run across America, runners from around the world have joined Run for the Fallen in remembering our fallen. Over 50,000+ participants and over 200,000+ miles have been collectively run in remembrance of those heroes, organized in over 26 states. But there is much more to be developed. We need your help to achieve comprehensive remembrance in all 50 states.
Even though the run across the country has concluded, 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 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.