Virtual Races

Year-Round Virtual Races/eGiveaways

Kaylynn Tkachev Kaylynn Tkachev
Feb 2022

Year-Round Virtual Races
Traditional walk-run-rides are great events for nonprofits to engage their community, promote better health outcomes, and fundraise along with it. That said, such events are really expensive to run (pun intended), take months of staff time, and are dependent on weather, participant availability, and other factors like … say a pandemic. This is where year-round virtual run events come to your rescue.

Virtual running events can be done without physically gathering at an event location and do not require participants to complete at a specific time. Individuals and teams can participate in such virtual run/walk/ride events as per their comfort and at their own pace - anywhere and at any time! Participants can be outdoors or inside on a treadmill, without ever setting foot on a start line. What's more interesting, year-round virtual run events give you the opportunity to create different themes every month to engage (and fundraise) your community all year round!
85%+
Did you know that virtual races cost 80-85% less than a physical race?

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Sneak-peak into Charity Footprint’s Year-round Races

Are you looking to engage your volunteers, colleagues and other members of the community with a challenge from anywhere and any time? Well, you have landed on the right page! Here is a comprehensive list of Charity Footprints’ awesome virtual running events, themed for each month of the year for you to explore:
  1. January: New Year's Resolution Challenge
    Is “getting fit” one of your New Year’s resolutions? Start 2022 off on the right foot by running a fun and engaging fitness challenge! You’ll ring in the new year in style with sparkling e-bibs, dazzling e-certificates, while finishing a party hat themed virtual map that’s sure to wow your group.

    Year-Round Jan Virtual Races
  2. February: Spread the Love
    Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day-themed race offers the perfect opportunity to run to your heart’s content. You’ll fall in love with the most romantic race e-bibs and e-certificates, and your heart will flutter a little faster as you make your way around the heart-shaped virtual map.

    Year-Round Feb Virtual Races
  3. March: St. Paddy’s Day Run
    Anticipate all kinds of shenanigans and have some St. Patrick’s Day fun as you race to find the luck of the Irish. Our festive finisher’s certificate and commemorative e-bib will have you seeing green as you leap your way across the four-leaf clover map. All leprechauns are welcome to join this event centered around having fun, getting fit, and giving back.

    Year-Round March Virtual Races
  4. April: Spring into Action
    Spring into action by running a fun and floral spring fitness fundraiser! Pluck out the winter weeds and plant seeds of growth as you journey into the season that’s centered around giving back and making way for all that blooms. You can consider this part of your annual spring cleaning.

    Year-Round April Virtual Races
  5. May: Endless Summer
    With summer around the corner and everyone waiting to soak up in the sun, runners can chase after their very own endless summer from anywhere in the world as they race across the sunny virtual map and make waves of change while supporting organizations near to their hearts.

    Year-Round May Virtual Races
  6. June: Global Running Day Celebration
    Lace-up your shoes and run the world in celebration of Global Running Day. Whether you’re brand-new to running or a seasoned professional, everyone is welcome to hit the trails (or the treadmill) and set their own pace as we join together to share the love of running.

    Year-Round June Virtual Races
  7. July: Fitness & Fireworks
    This 4th of July, celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (and fitness) with a festive and patriotic virtual race. Party like it’s 1776 as you make your way across America, and look forward to awesome e-bibs and a finisher’s certificate that’s sure to spark fireworks.

    Year-Round July Virtual Races
  8. August: Back-to-School Extravaganza
    August brings us back to the school season when schools are back in session, and the most important learning is to get fit and give back. Dust off those gym sneakers and don your scholastic e-bib as you get back into the school spirit while racing around a freshly-sharpened pencil map. Make it to graduation, and you’ll be rewarded with a finisher’s certificate that’s worthy of a spot hung on the refrigerator.

    Year-Round August Virtual Races
  9. September: Autumn Walks
    Fall often provides the perfect training conditions for runners, and what better way to kick off the season than with an autumnal-themed race? With a course that loops around a giant pumpkin, themed race incentives, and the joy of racing with and encouraging your fellow runners, it really doesn’t sound like a bad way to kick off the fall season.

    Year-Round September Virtual Races
  10. October: Run for Your Life
    A zombie-infested virtual race? Count us in! Run for your life as you take part in this spooktacular race, equipping yourself with a monster-proof e-bib as you try to make it around the virtual map while keeping your brains intact. Make it out alive, and you’ll claim a finisher’s certificate as proof of your quest. No matter what, we know you’ll have a wicked good time from start to finish.

    Year-Round October Virtual Races
  11. November: Be the Good in the World
    GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, takes place in the month of November and is one of the best times to expand your donor base and promote healthy habits before the holiday season truly kicks off. Create a virtual giving event that is all about generating awareness, raising funds for your organization, and having fun while getting fit.

    Year-Round November Virtual Races
  12. December: Winter Wonderland Workouts
    Celebrate the most magical time of the year as you embark on this holiday fitness journey. You’ll find yourself immersed in a winter wonderland of fun and exercise, featuring a flurry of race incentives and a wintery virtual route that’s sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

    Year-Round December Virtual Races

TAKEAWAY

Seasons come and go, but our year-round virtual run events are here to stay. Get in touch today to learn more about our monthly running events!

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