Race Period: June 1 – 30, 2018
Distance: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon
Cost: $30 – FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: Do The Right Thing
About this Virtual Run: The Do The Right Thing program is a proactive (as opposed to reactive) student recognition program that acknowledges students for their positive behavior and good citizenship. Join the Do the Right Thing virtual 5k/10k/Half Marathon to support the program and help raise money for a charity committed to bringing together our youth, community, business leaders, and police with everyone committed to working towards a better future. All participants will receive this inspirational 4″ finisher’s medal.
About the Charity: The Do The Right Thing Program originated in 1990 when a teenager was recognized by the Miami Police Department for turning in a loaded gun that he found, despite pressure from peers not to do so. The psychologist in attendance suggested that a formal youth recognition program be implemented by the department. In 1995, the Cape Coral Police Department was the second agency to adopt the “Do The Right Thing” youth recognition program. Today, “Do The Right Thing” is dedicated to ensuring that youth are not only rewarded for doing the right thing but also publicly recognized as role models for their peers.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. Cape Coral Police Department’s Do The Right Thing Program will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted.
Race Period: June 1 – July 21, 2018
Cost: $26 – FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: Sandy Hook 5k
About this Virtual Run: The 6th Annual Sandy Hook 5K taking place in Newtown, CT invites runners/walkers from all over the world to join us virtually where ever they are located. Help us show Newtown that LOVE RUNS THROUGH! All proceeds will be distributed to the chosen nonprofit organizations of those that lost loved ones on 12/14/2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
About The Charity: The Sandy Hook 5K is planned by an all volunteer committee. Since the first event in 2013, more than $600,000 has been raised by participants and donations. The Sandy Hook 5K is a family event that has become a favorite for many runners in CT and beyond, who travel to join us or participate virtually.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. The Sandy Hook 5K 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.