Hello. This is Coach Lora Erickson and I am excited to announce that the Race For Grief will be a VIRTUAL event this year to take place on Memorial Day, Monday May 25, 2020. We hope to make this a memorable online Memorial Day event giving people the motivation to stay committed to their training and have something to look forward to. We need you more than ever to be involved in this virtual event and get everyone excited and involved.
Since we are close to the event, I wanted to keep it simple. No shirts, no results, no awards and no medals but ALL participants that register will have an opportunity to earn PRIZES and bragging rights. If they post a picture on social media and tag us (Instagram @RaceForGriefUtah and Facebook @RaceForGrief, Twitter @BlondeRunner) they will get additional entries into the prize drawing (1 per post, they can post as many as they want before, during and after the event until Wednesday May 27 at midnight MST). Posts will need to include the hash tags #RaceForGriefVirtual2020 and #BlondeRunnerEvents so we can find them. Tagged posts will also have the opportunity be featured on the event pages. All participants are encouraged to pin a paper on themselves the day of the event (Monday May 25, 2020) with the name or names of the loved one(s) they are participating for. They can complete their distance anytime and anywhere (even on a treadmill) that day making sure to follow social distancing requirements. They are also welcome to make posters about their loved ones and take pictures to post and tag as has been a tradition for this event.
There is also more good news! I have added several new distances to choose from since they will be doing it in their own area and maintaining social distancing requirements. This means that anyone can participant from anywhere in the United States! They can choose from a half marathon, 10K, 5K, 1 mile or Kids K event. All races are the same price $15 As always a portion of the proceeds go to charity.
Please spread the word and let’s get people registered and excited. The registration link remains the same: https://www.active.com/west-bountiful-ut/running/race-for-grief-utah-2020
We hope you will join us. Feel free to share posts about your training up to the event and tag us.
Coach Lora Erickson
Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/raceforgriefutah/
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/438839576982543/