Racing for Relief Virtual Run

The last few days, I’ve seen several creative ideas to encourage runners to give back and assist in Sandy recovery efforts.  Yesterday, my friend Carlyn from Just Keep Sweating asked for help throwing together a virtual run for relief, and I got busy setting up some prizes.

To be honest, I’ve had every intention of giving, but didn’t actually follow through until I signed up for the run this morning.  If (like me) you need a little extra push, combine your charity giving with a fun run and a chance to win a few prizes! The race “fee” will go directly to the Red Cross.


1) Run (or walk!!) anything from a 5k to a marathon, from now until the end of November

2) Register and then DONATE a minimum of $10, all proceeds go directly to the Red Cross

3) If you’d like to wear the race bib, download and print it

Racing for Relief Virtual Run

4) After you run, report your time here by December 1st

5) You can email with your photos, or post them on twitter or instagram with the hashtag #racingforrelief (read all the details here)

Everyone who registers and donates will be entered in the drawing for prizes.  Tweets and shares are an additional entry.


These fantastic sponsors responded within hours yesterday in support of this race.  A huge thank you to the following for their donations:


Chobani- two winners, a case of delicious yogurt for each

Nature Box– two winners, each will receive a box of natural treats delivered to your door

Honey Stinger– one box of Organic Energy Chews or Gels

POPchips– one case of popchips for a lucky winner

Additional prizes include:

4 tubs of NUUN and a water bottle

A 6 month subscription to Bulu box

and a Just Keep Sweating shirt

You can also check Just Keep Sweating’s post if you are interested in purchasing a Running for Relief t-shirt


Not bad for 24 hours of planning, huh?

Please help to spread the word!  Tweet or share about the race, tell your running friends, and let me know that you did. I hope you can join us!


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