05. April 2020 - 21:00
Des Moines, Des Moines
The Great Paper Chase of 2020 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2 –Des Moines | Sunday, 05. April 2020
We know that right now is a very serious time for the world and many are being affected by the Coronavirus. Our thoughts and prayers are constantly for those that have been affected and the courageous members of the medical field and first responders that are on the front lines helping out. While we respect the seriousness of what’a happening, we know that we can help connect people around the world through one of our virtual races. Did you know that National Toilet Paper Day takes place on August 26, 2020? We thought one way to honor this day is The Great Toilet Paper Chase of 2020. Toilet paper has become such a hot commodity through this pandemic and this medal will be a way to remember this crazy time in our history. So lace up those shoes, keep six feet away from everyone else and race for the toilet paper! Since it’s a virtual race you will be able to avoid the crowds but still participate in event with other people around the world!
The majority of proceeds will be donated to charity. We will be donating at least 30% of each registration to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund through the World Health Organization, this fund will:
Send essential supplies such as personal protective equipment to frontline health workers
Enable all countries to track and detect the disease by boosting laboratory capacity through training and equipment.
Ensure health workers and communities everywhere have access to the latest science-based information to protect themselves, prevent infection and care for those in need.
Accelerate efforts to fast-track the discovery and development of lifesaving vaccines, diagnostics and treatments.
What: This is a virtual race. You choose to complete 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1 or 26.2. You complete your race on your own and submit your time to us. Then we ship your medal directly to you.
When: Complete your race anytime in 2020. Medals will start shipping out in May (it takes 6 to 8 weeks for the medals to be produced and delivered to us and we will ship them out as soon as we get them).
*Medals and bibs will start shipping out May 1st. After that they ship out within 2 to 5 days of signing up.
Where: You choose the course and you time yourself (you’ll report your finishing time to us).
Why: To bring the world together and do our part to fight against Covid-19.
COST: $22, which includes your medal, bib and shipping. Plus, at least 30% of every entry will be donated to Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund through the World Health Organization *We are in no way affiliated with this charity, we like to choose a different charity for each of our races and are happy to raise funds for them.
A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.
Running or walking these virtual races on your own, or with friends! And your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete a virtual 5K or 10k, or challenge yourself and complete our virtual half marathon! We have a variety of virtual running events to choose from!