The response has been good. “Actually, for not knowing what it would be, we’re very pleased,” Lenore Koors said Thursday. Koors is board chairperson, Community Outreach Committee of American Red Cross, National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region.
“I haven’t heard today, but I think yesterday we had over 202 participants and I actually am donating the t-shirts and I had to order another extra 100. We had ordered 200,” Koors said. “With sponsorships and the money raised, I believe that we are near our goal. Of course, this was a first time and it was somewhat of a modest goal, not knowing what it would be during the pandemic, so we are excited to be perfectly honest.”
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.
Proceeds from this race will contribute to the mission of the American Red Cross in helping to raise funds for 2020 Hurricane Relief.
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.