Race Period: Feb. 1 – March 31, 2017
Cost: $29 – FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: United Way of Marion County
About this Virtual Run: The 7th annual St. Paddy’s Day 5k takes place in gorgeous historic downtown Ocala, FL on Sat., March 18th. 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 1 and March 31. 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 500 participants at the live race that cross the finish line), will earn this gorgeous stained glass medal!
Lucky Charm Challenge: The St. Paddy’s Day virtual 5k is the 7th race in the Big Hammock Race Series as well as one of two Lucky Charm Challenge races! Complete this virtual race and the Blueberry Horseshoe virtual 5k to be eligible to earn the swoon-worthy Big Hammock Race Series Lucky Charm Challenge medal! This monster medal, featuring a spinner, stained glass, and velcro ribbon closure, will be the crown on your rack of bling!
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.