Race Period: Apr. 1 – 30
Cost: $30 – FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: HIPPY USA
About this Virtual Run: Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) USA is celebrating their 30th anniversary all year long. Help support this organization by registering to run, walk, bike, or participate in the way most convenient for you! All competitors will receive a colorful medal and the knowledge that you are impacting the lives of so many children and their families.
About The Charity: Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters – known as HIPPY – partners with parents to prepare their children for success in school, particularly those most at risk because of poverty, parents’ limited education, social isolation and lack of English proficiency. HIPPY is an evidenced-based family strengthening/engagement model that works directly with parents in their homes to give them books, activities and skills needed to prepare their children for success in school and beyond. Peer home visitors deliver 30 weeks of high-quality school readiness curriculum activities and books directly to parents, who then work each day with their own three, four and five-year-old children.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. HIPPY USA will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted. For more information about this organization or to make a direct contribution, please visit HIPPYUSA.org
Race Period: Apr. 1 – May 12
Distance: 1 mile, 5k, 10k
Cost: $29- FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: PACE Center for Girls
About this Virtual Run: Get out there & run with horses of majestic Kentucky Derby with the amazing medal that is an ode to last year’s Kentucky Derby & triple crown winner. Strut your stuff & celebrate your victory with your favorite hat & signature mint julep.
About the Charity: Proceeds will benefit PACE Center for Girls, Marion. PACE provides academic and counseling services to middle- and high-school aged girls who are at risk for dropping out of school, emotional or behavioral disorders, and for involvement with the juvenile justice system..
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. PACE Center for Girls, Marion will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted.
Race Period: May 1 – 31
Cost: $29 – FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: Hope for Depression Research Foundation
About this Virtual Run: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Lace up your sneakers and join Hope for Depression Research Foundation during the 2019 Race of Hope to Defeat Depression, including participating in the virtual race option hosted here at Virtual Strides. These events will raise awareness for the cause and 100% of funds raised will go directly to brain research that will transform the way depression is viewed, diagnosed, treated and prevented. Run or walk whenever and wherever you want to support the cause and help save lives, while earning an official 2019 Race of Hope medal for yourself!
About the Charity: The mission of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) is to fund cutting-edge, scientific research into the origins, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression and its related mood and other emotional disorders – bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome, anxiety disorder and suicide.
In 2010, HDRF launched its Depression Task Force (DTF) – an outstanding collaboration of seven leading scientists, at the frontiers of brain science, from different research institutions across the U.S. and Canada. These scientists have developed an unprecedented research plan that integrates the most advanced knowledge in genetics, epigenetics, molecular biology, electrophysiology, and brain imaging. To accelerate breakthrough research, they share ongoing results, in real time, at a centralized data bank, the HDRF Data Center.
HDRF was founded in April 2006 by Audrey Gruss in memory of her mother, Hope, who suffered from clinical depression.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. Hope For Depression Research Foundation will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted. For more information about this organization or to make a direct contribution, please visit HopeForDepression.org.
Original Race Period: July 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019
*** Medals Are Still Available! ***
Cost: $29 – FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: Big Hammock Race Series
About this Virtual Run: The Super RockStar Virtual 5k Race can be walked/run any time and place you choose. The only requirement while completing your distance is that you focus on what empowers and makes you stronger! Take the time to celebrate you and channel your inner RockStar! Use any training workout to tackle the 5k distance. It’s the perfect time to encourage a friend and get moving! Get out there with your favorite uplifting peeps, find your inner “toughie” and unleash it!
About the Charity: The Big Hammock Race Series (BHRS) is a non-profit organization that promotes the health through increased movement to throughout North & Central Florida. The races that are invited & featured each season experience a huge boost in participation. The impact for each race is realized in increased mission awareness & the amount of the charitable dollars they raise for their featured cause. In Season 3, the BHRS will help to support 10 additional charities!: VOCAL (Voice of Change Animal League), Cornerstone School scholarships, Marion County Children’s Alliance, Heart of Florida Youth Ranch, Tyler’s Hope (Battle against Dystonia & Parkinson’s Disease), Buffalo Scholarship Foundation law enforcement scholarships for high school seniors, Five Points of Life Foundation, United Way of Marion County, Marion County Springs & Waterways health, PACE Center for Girls.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. Big Hammock Race Series 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.