The Virtual Run Around the World
Run for Social Justice
Keep the movement going!
Our virtual run/walk consists of three distances, 5K, 10K, and 15K. Participants can select their distance as a competitive team or individual or a fundraising team or individual. Both groups have the option to participate in our virtual race challenges!
Since this is a virtual run/walk, you select your distance and your location! The Run Across the World for Social Justice begins September 1, 2020 and ends October 19, 2020, so there’s plenty of time to run and get your friends and family to join your team!
Net Proceeds Benefit The Color Of Change Organization
Our goal is to raise money for The Color of Change organization to help put an end to social injustice across the world! We made it easy to participate, all you do is choose your distance: 5K (3.1 miles) 10K (6.2 miles) or 15K (9.3 miles) and run/walk for a worthy cause! Setup your own fundraising page and select your fundraising goal!
Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.
We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by millions of members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.
Our campaigns and initiatives win changes that matter. By designing strategies powerful enough to fight racism and injustice—in politics and culture, in the work place and the economy, in criminal justice and community life, and wherever they exist—we are changing both the written and unwritten rules of society. We mobilize our members to end practices and systems that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.
Challenges make it fun!
Race Challenges make the run or walk competitive! You have the option to participate in one or all of the challenges below:
Team or Individual raising the most money for Social Justice
Individual who runs or walks the most miles - don't limit yourself to a 5K or 15K, see how many miles you can run or walk and submit your distance!
Teams who collectively run or walk the most miles - your group can select a distance or perhaps you want to walk or run from Atlanta to Nashville (virtually of course). Calculate how many miles it takes to get from point A to point B, set your goal and the group that collectively runs or walks the farthest distance will win the challenge.
What is the Virtual Run Around the World?
We've heard from hundreds of people who want to impact change and make a contribution to end social injustice. However, it can be quite difficult to determine where you start and what you can do to make a significant contribution. The Virtual Run Around the World was created for anyone who wants to take action and be part of the movement to fight against social injustices everywhere.
What's great about this event is that it is virtual so you can choose to run or walk the race anywhere! Just like any of our race series, you will receive a t-shirt and challenge prizes for you and your team if you win one of our race challenges! More importantly, a portion of the proceeds raised will go directly to the Color of Change organization to aid in the fight against social injustices.
Where and when can I run?
Anywhere! Choose your favorite course, run on the treadmill, walk the trail or on the track at your local park! The choice is yours! We strongly encourage everyone to follow all social distancing guidelines for your state and local ordinance so please pay attention to the guidelines in your area. The Virtual Run Around the World begins September 1, 2020 and ends October 19, 2020 at 11:59 PM your local time! As long as you run your distance within the registration timeline you are officially a race participant.
How does this all work?
Select your distance, you have the option to run or walk the following distances
5K - 3.1 miles
10K - 6.2 miles
15K - 9.3 miles
After you select your distance and pay for your registration, you will select your t-shirt size and sit back, relax and tell all of your friends.
You can choose to run anywhere within the time frame between September 1, 2020 and October 19, 2020
During and after your run and even up to your race day, post your photos on facebook, twitter or Instagram.
Don't forget to tag us:
Facebook - GoRundFoundation
Twitter - @FoundationGoRun
Instagram - @gorunfoundation
After you and/or your team complete the race, email your time and results to email@example.com and be sure to watch our leader board for challenge results!
Additional instructions will be provided in your race registration packet via email.
After your race please remember to post your accomplishment on your social media pages.using #VRAW or #GoRun