Here at GoneForaRUN, we’re always coming up with new virtual race ideas – and they are always tied to a charity that we choose and donate to on behalf of ourselves all the virtual runners. With our latest race, the Princess Bear Run Virtual 5K, we’ve turned the tables a little bit – and want to give you control over your donation. In addition to all of the usual things we include in the race package (a sparkly medal, authentic race bib, and a pair of performance running socks, we’ll be including a cuddly 15” teddy bear.
The rules, as always, are simple: choose a date between August 30th and September 6th to run or walk, alone or with a group, on your favorite 5K route. Then, because you’re all so amazing, we hope you’ll share your race recap stories and photos with us on our Facebook page to possibly be featured in a future post.
With that covered, you may be wondering… why a teddy bear? It’s simple. Teddy bears are a near universal comfort – especially for people in need – and we’re giving you the bear so you can donate it to the charity, child, or person in need of your choice. We know a lot of you participate in I Run 4, , and know this will be a great way for you to share your experience by sending your bear along to the person you run for.
There are other ways to donate your bear, though – hospitals are always looking for donations like this, to comfort the sick children, as are senior care facilities (because nobody is ever too old for a Teddy bear!) As the race is going to be run from August 30 through September 6th, you could also hold on to your bear and donate it to Toys For Tots. And of course, it’s still a good deed if you give the bear to someone you know who is sick or in need of a pick-me-up – a reminder that they have a friend who really cares.
Together, we will donate over 500 bears – and over 500 smiles!
We do have a second package available, for those who do not have anyone to donate a bear to, but still want to participate in the race and run. You’ll receive the same medal and race bib, as well as a runner girl cosmetic bag. You can sign up for this packet here.
Sign up for the Princess Bear Run Virtual 5K today (with bear) (without bear) and don’t forget to share your race recaps and stories on our Facebook page. We love to hear them and see photos of all our beautiful virtual runners.