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GET READY TO UNITE & SHARE HOPE

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CAPTURING RACE DAY EXCITEMENT

The race details below will provide you with all the information you need to plan your perfect Virtual Race of Hope experience from start to finish. We cannot wait to share all of the fun that we have planned as we work to defeat depression.

THE STAGGERING STATISTICS

Depression is the #1 cause of disability worldwide.

 

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RACE DETAILS & EVENT TIMELINE

Come together with fellow HOPE runners and walkers to complete your Virtual Race of Hope distance. Unite with the entire virtual race pack to listen to the welcome ceremony, countdown, starting gun, and launch at the exact same time!

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RACE REGISTRATION

COST:

  • $35 - Until 07/12/20 at 11:59 p.m. EST or until sold out

  • $40 - Until 8/15/21 at 11:59 p.m. EST or until sold out

  • $25 - Virtual Race Packet
    For racers who don't want any gear shipped.

  • 100% of all proceeds go directly to depression research.

  • Visit the FAQs for details about Race Packet policies. Sorry, no refunds.

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REGISTRATION:

  • Opens:
    12:00 a.m. EST on 2/28/21

  • Closes:
    11:59 p.m. EST on 8/15/21

To participate in the Virtual Race of Hope, register online today! Your registration date will determine when you will receive your race packet.

  • The 1st 610 Registrants will receive a race packet complete with commemorative gear to celebrate your race containing a vest, mask, medal, & bib.

  • Gear and sizes are available in limited quantities and offered on a first come first served basis.

  • "Virtual Race Packets" (perfect for racers that don't want gear!) offer the Virtual Corral experience, a printable bib, ability to submit race results, and count towards the 2021 bonus hat prize competition.

  • After all gear has sold out, participants who registered for gear but won't receive any, will be notified ASAP. Those who respond within 14 days will have the option to convert their existing registration to a Virtual Race Packet with no refund/cost adjustment or receive a full refund.

  • The first 350 Registrants to sign up for both the 2021 Virtual Winter and Summer races will receive the 2021 bonus hat when Summer race packets ship.

  • 100% of all proceeds go directly to depression research.

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JOIN US OR SET YOUR OWN DATE!

JOIN OUR VIRTUAL CORRAL:

Sunday, August 8, 2021

  • 8:15 a.m. ET - Race Director welcome message and messages of hope from race participants

  • 8:25 a.m. ET - 5 minute warning. Get ready to launch from your corral

  • 8:29 a.m. ET - Countdown

  • 8:30 a.m. ET - Race starts

  • 8:32 a.m. ET - Race ambassadors begin broadcasting from their race route throughout event.

  • Messages of hope from race participants continue throughout the event.

  • Share moments from your race route and finish #iRaceForHope

You are invited to come together virtually with fellow HOPE runners and walkers to complete your Race of Hope. Unite with the entire virtual race pack to listen to the welcome ceremony, countdown, starting gun, and launch at the exact same time!

  • Join a virtual corral and share your Virtual Race of Hope with other race participants

OR

  • Check your calendar and pick the perfect date and time that you will complete your virtual race.

 
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CHOOSE YOUR DISTANCE

DISTANCE OPTIONS:

  • 1 mile

  • 5k (3.1 miles)

  • 10k (6.2 miles)

  • 15k (9.3 miles)

  • 1/2 Marathon (13.1 miles)

  • Marathon (26.2 miles)

Race of Hope destination events are traditionally a 5k distance. But, Race of Hope Virtual events offer the flexibility of being able to decide which race distance you want to complete. Virtual Race of Hope gear does not indicate a specific distance achievement so that you can customize your run/walk race experience whether that be 1 mile, a 5k , 10k, 15k, Half Marathon, or Marathon.

Plus, you have the option of completing your virtual Race of Hope distance within one session or combining multiple workouts to accumulate and achieve your selected 5k , 10k, 15k, Half Marathon, or Marathon distance.

 

If you decide to complete your race with the Race of Hope team on August 8, 2021, the allotted event timeline allows both runners and walkers to complete a minimum of a 5k distance. Faster runners will be able to complete a 10k race within the broadcast. Distance warriors can launch with us from their Virtual Corral at the beginning of their distance and then continue on to complete their 10k, 15k, Half Marathon, or marathon distance of choice and check-in to share their race milestones during water stops and breaks.

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RACE PACKET DELIVERY

GET IT BEFORE RACE DAY:

  • 06/15/21 … 2021 Summer Race Packet shipping begins

  • 07/25/21… Sign Up by 11:59 p.m. ET on to receive your Summer race packet before 08/08/21 race day.

The date that you will receive your race packet is based on the date that you register for the Virtual Race of Hope. If you want to have your gear before the Race of Hope event date, please note the registration deadline.

  • Race packets will be received 2-3 weeks after registration.

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FUNDRAISER CHALLENGE

TOP AWARD CATEGORIES:

  • Individual Fundraiser

  • Top Team Leader Fundraiser

  • Top Committee Member Fundraiser

AWARD DETAILS

Launch your Race of Hope to the next level and take on our Top Fundraiser Challenge! The Top 3 fundraisers in each category will earn an awesome Hope for Depression prize pack. We'll even help you fundraise to take on your competition!

100% of all funds raised will go to directly to funding groundbreaking research to save lives by curing depression!

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SHARE HOPE

LET YOUR HOPE SHINE:

  • 07/25/21 … 11:59 p.m. ET deadline to submit entries for live broadcast consideration.

  • Later submissions may still be used to Share HOPE!

TAG YOUR PHOTO/VIDEO

No matter when you run, we want to receive your messages of hope, video clips, and boomerang creations any time. Starting today! We'll select entries and share them on our social media pages and during the virtual race program. To have your Share Hope entry be considered for inclusion in the Virtual Corral live broadcast, we must receive your submission by July 25, 2021.

Use #iRaceForHope on social media to link your posts to the Race of Hope mission! We can't wait to see your messages and postrace excitement!

I realized how stigma was my greatest enemy.

Lorraine Bracco