2 Must-Do Charity Virtual Races: #TeamSparkle 5k & Lucky Dog Virtual Charity Run

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

The ladies of Sparkle Athletic are putting on the 3rd annual virtual 5k to support Rett Syndrome & Girl Power 2 Cure.

Last year, I was honored to host the Boston virtual race and the crew and I had a blast! We even had one lucky participant win a free Sparkle skirt!

Rett Syndrome is a terrible disease that 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! 

There are 3 different options to register for depending on what you would like for swag! You can have bib and medal only; bib, medal & shirt; or bib, medal, shirt & skirt!

Here are the simple instructions:

1. Sign up for the #TeamSparkle virtual 5k. Registration is NOW until they sell out.

2. Run/walk/roll at least 3.1 miles (5k) anytime between now and Saturday, April 8nd, 2017. However, we’d suggest you complete the 5k the weekend that we are running Ragnar So Cal (April 7th-8th). YOU will be receiving a real, actual race bib AND a beautiful, sparkly, die cast, 2017-edition #teamsparkle medal the week of March 27th.

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 our Facebook page, or using the hashtags on Instagram & Twitter – we can cheer everyone on!

Interested in registering? Click here!

2) Lucky Dog Virtual Charity Run


Help Virtual Charity Runs save lives with S.N.O.R.T. Rescue, a rescue dedicated to the rescue of brachycephalic dogs....you know the breeds....the SNORTERS! French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pugs, and English Bulldogs.

The dogs that end up at S.N.O.R.T. are in need of a little TLC and are searching for their forever homes. Some are special needs dogs, others are older and might be harder to adopt, but all get a second chance at life, and as much time as they need to find the right home. S.N.O.R.T. works to save lives, paw by paw, one pup at a time!

Join Virtual Charity Runs for a "Virtual" Run (registration $28) - you'll still do the running/walking, but you'll be able to help the rescue no matter where you live, no matter how busy you are! EVERYONE gets a real medal for participating, earning their miles and helping the rescue.

Join Virtual Charity Runs from 2.15-3.30, and run or walk on your own time or your own turf.  Miles are on the honor system, just be sure to do your miles before 3.30!

Virtual Charity Runs will begin shipping medals as soon as they arrive at our door on 3.15, there was a delay in shipping but we will get you yours as close to St. Patrick's Day as possible!  

Interested in registering? Click here!