We’ve all been stuck inside for months waiting for something, anything to do.  We’re antsy, irritated, happy, and sad.  Feeling all the feels.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get outside, moving our bodies, and give back to the community all at once? Well, you can!  The Red Cross is hosting a socially distanced Run Anywhere event on Saturday August 8th from 7am-7pm.   All you must do is register for your desired distance (1mile, 5k or 10k).   Then, you will receive a shirt and bib in the mail, the races will be timed, and you can post your results. Let’s all come “together” and help this great cause!  Click the link below and sign up now.

https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Anywhere/RedCrossNCGC

Inaugural Virtual “Run for the Red” to Support American Red Cross Disaster Relief

WHAT: Run for the Red Virtual Race, hosted by the American Red Cross of Central Maryland

WHEN: Saturday, August 8, 2020 – results submitted between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

WHO: Runners anywhere who want to run to support the American Red Cross and help raise funds for

2020 Hurricane Relief

WHERE: Anywhere!

The American Red Cross of Central Maryland is hosting its inaugural Run for the Red Virtual Race, to include a 10K, 5K and 1M distance, on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Proceeds from this race will contribute to the mission of the American Red Cross.

Runners can run at any time that day and use the RaceJoy app to track and submit, or use a phone, fitness tracker, or treadmill readout, to show their distance and time. Results may be submitted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on race day. A virtual run means you choose your course and time to run or walk – your place, your pace.

Ticket pricing:

  • 10k distance: $45
  • 5k distance: $35
  • 1M distance: $25
  • Multi-family 4-pack: $100
  • Multi-family 5-pack: $125
  • Multi-family 6-pack: $150
  • Multi-family 7-pack: $175

Your gift will enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from disasters, big and small. Your donation will support relief efforts for the 2020 hurricane season. Runners can also make an additional donation on the website on top of the signup fee.

In addition, each registrant can make their own fundraising page and use it to help generate donations. Create your own fundraising slogan, upload your photo, and earn virtual fundraising badges when you meet goals. You can set this fundraising  page up during the registration process – if you are registering as a family/group you can set it up for just the first person entering the registrations and bypass everyone else.

All runners will receive a custom race t-shirt and bib, and instructions for submitting your results will be emailed to each participant shortly before race day.

To learn more and sign up for the virtual run today, click here or visit redcross.org/runforthered.

For interest in supporting this event as a sponsor, please contact Misty Bruce at misty.bruce@redcross.org or 410-512-7365.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit the American Red Cross of the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region’s page at redcross.org/ncgc, or find us on social media at @RedCrossNCGC.

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