2 New Must-Do Charity Virtual Races: #TeamSparkle 5k & Spread The Love 5k

We all know I love a good virtual race. I think I've mentioned that a time or two. ;) You know I love supporting charities! So you know I had to share the details for the following 2 5ks:

1) #TeamSparkle Virtual 5k

I missed out on the #TeamSparkle 5k the first time around, but I wasn't about to miss it this year. The ladies of Sparkle Athletic are putting on the virtual 5k to support Rett Syndrome & Girl Power 2 Cure.

This terrible disease has trapped close to half a million girls in their bodies, leaving them unable to speak, walk, or even use their hands. #TeamSparkle is running because these girls can’t, but we believe someday they will! 

Here are the simple instructions:

1. Sign up for the #TeamSparkle virtual 5k. Registration is open 2/8/16 – 3/20/16.

2. Run/walk/roll at least 3.1 miles (5k) anytime between now and Saturday, April 2nd, 2016. However, we’d suggest you complete the 5k the weekend that we are running Ragnar So Cal (April 1st-2nd). YOU will be receiving a real, actual bib AND a beautiful, sparkly, die cast, 2016-edition #TeamSparkle medal the week of March 21st.

3. Share your pictures with the rest of #TeamSparkle on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtags #ragnar4rett and #TeamSparkle. Post pics of your #flatsparkle (the clothes & gear you are rocking), your medal, your run, and anything else you want to share. Although you may be racing virtually, by posting your pics to their Facebook page, or using the hashtags on Instagram & Twitter – we can cheer everyone on!

Interested in registering? Click here!

2) Spread The Love *Virtual* 5k

Eve and Jenna are both taking on the 2016 Boston Marathon for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and Dream Big!, respectively.

Here are the details:

We know that not EVERYONE shares our love for running. If you are one of those people, don't be scared away by this 5k! The best part of a virtual 5k is that you can walk, jog, run or even skip the distance when and wherever you like. There will be a two week time frame (February14-29) in which to complete the 5k distance. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with how long a 5k is, it is 3.1 miles or about 6,500 steps for all you FitBiters! Embrace the theme and dress up in Valentine's Day colors/clothes.

When you have completed your 5k, screenshot or take a picture of your accomplishment and post them to the event. We are in the works of getting a prize for 1st place and hope to possibly get more for second and third place. In our eyes and hearts, EVERYONE who signs up for this event is a winner and as such will receive a finisher medal in March! Most importantly, we just want everyone to have fun while helping two great charities!

The Spread the Love Virtual 5k costs $26.20 ($20 donation minus $6.20 for each medal + shipping ). Funds will be collected through PayPal which includes a place to put an address where we can mail your finisher medal!

Interested in registering? Click here!