So here we are! I am very proud to announce the Third Annual Sub-30 Club Virtual Race Series!
(Keep on scrolling for the AMAZING website with all the race details)
…Or just click here to donate whatever you would like. Nothing is too small and everything is appreciated.
Please refer to this insanely helpful FAQ:
SO WHAT EXACTLY IS A VIRTUAL RACE, ANYWAY?
Ok, so here’s the deal. A “virtual” is a race just like any other, except there’s no official race location. You register for the race and then you run during the designated race weekend: when you want, where you want; and then just submit the results on the convenient online form when you’re done. All the results will be compiled and sent out to all participants after the race is over. Any pictures or stories to accompany your official time are encouraged as well!
WHEN IS IT?:
The official race weekend is Friday, October 20th thru Sunday, Oct. 22nd.
WHAT DO I DO?:
Like I said above, in order to participate, all you need to do is register for the race or races you want, run at any point during the long weekend of 10/20 – 10/22, and then submit your results. (All the specific race details, along with a link to submit your results will be sent out to you with your registration confirmation…Along with an invite to submit any pictures or stories about the experience you’d like to share)
WHAT DO I GET/ WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?:
Every race participant gets an AWESOME new Tech Shirt.
In honor of the 5th anniversary of the Sub 30 Club we are going back to our roots and doing a reboot of the original Sub 30 Shirt . It’s been updated to be a more modern version of that original, but still true to our roots. Personally, I LOVE it and can’t wait to wear it at a race.
And true to the original, this virtual is the only way to get your hands on one.
…you get that exclusive shirt, plus the satisfaction of knowing that all profits from the races are being donated directly to St. Luke’s University Health Network; so all your sweat and effort is not only doing you good, but others as well.
SO HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?
All this for the low-low price of $20.00 for the first race, and $5 for each additional race!
HUH? I’M GOING TO NEED YOU TO EXPLAIN THAT ONE A LITTLE MORE…
Ok, so if you are running one race with us, the 5K for instance, it’ll run you $20. If you want to replicate one of the popular race combo options offered by Runner’s World at their Annual Half & Festival Weekend it will increase the entry fee.
So lets say you want to run the Hat Trick, which is a 5K, a 10K, and a Half Marathon all in one weekend. That’s 3 races in total. $20 for the first race (5K), and then $5 each for the other two races (10K and The Half), bringing your entry fee up to $30. You with me?
HOW DO I SIGN UP?:
All you need to do is click on the “Register Now” button above for the race or races you want to participate in. It links directly to Paypal, to guarantee that the transaction is safe and secure for you.
SO, WHAT’S THIS “SUB-30 CLUB” ANYWAY?
Not surprisingly, I have a lot to say about it, but in the interest of space and acknowledging that 99% of all the race participats are FROM the Sub 30…you can click HERE if you want to read more about it.
WHY EXACTLY ARE YOU DOING THIS? WHO ARE THE RACE PROFITS BENEFITING?
We are doing this to benefit the official race partner of the Runner’s World Half Marathon, St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Healthy Kids
(Excerpt of information taken directly from the Runner’s World Half website)
St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Healthy Kids- Bright Futures is excited to be the official charity partner of the 5th Annual Runner’s World Half & Festival.
Our goal is for all children to have healthy lives and bright futures. Therefore, all funds raised through your contributions will benefit youth health initiatives within St. Luke’s region of care. These community programs and initiatives include:
The HealthStar Mobile Youth Clinic Program – providing medical, dental, and vision services to underserved youth communities.
Community Health Centers – providing health care programs within area elementary school and in-patient pediatric health programs.
KidsCare Centers – providing care to children without insurance.
Reading Rocks – promoting the love of reading and success in school.
Get Your Tail on the Trail and Live Your Life – encouraging health and wellness, as well as balanced nutrition.
Every dollar you contribute to St. Luke’s Healthy Kids – Bright Futures makes a difference! Take a look at how your donation makes an impact in St. Luke’s youth health and wellness programs:
A $5 donation provides a toothbrush and toothpaste to a child who doesn’t have them.
A $10 donation provides books to encourage the love of reading.
A $15 donation provides healthy after school snacks during the Reading Rocks program.
A $20 donation provides dental sealants to prevent cavities.
A $25 donation provides a backpack filled with school supplies.
A $100 donation provides a vision screening and eyeglasses to a child in need.
To give you an idea of what we are looking to do here, over the past two years we were able to raise $6,000 for the charity. Six. Thousand. Dollars.
That’s 1,200 toothbrushes, 240 backpacks, or 60 vision screenings and glasses to kids who need them.
…that’s an awful lot of toothbrushes.
Let me be clear, the goal for this year is have our largest year ever and break the $10,000 mark.
WHO IS CHARITY MILES AND HOW DO THEY FACTOR INTO ALL OF THIS?
Same as above with the Sub 30 Club, the overhelming majority of participants already know all about it, but if you don’t, please check it all out HERE.
I hope you consider running with us for some of our virtual races.
Have a good one, and keep running.
Executive Director, Sub-30 Club.
***Feel free to contact us with any questions:
Thanks so much.
Oh, and there will be swag to win as well!
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…and still working on more!