How fun will this be to run and compete with other Moms all over the US virtually?!? We will be signing up Moms from July 15th thru October 15th to participate in our Virtual Joggermom Cancer Run. On October 1st the race begins. Participating Moms can start recording mileage until they complete a total of 26.2 miles by October 31st.
Why a Virtual Marathon you may ask?
1) We are all Moms and finding time on the weekend to run in a race does not always happen. This way you can run with or without your children at your own leisure. It is a race but, it is not about who finishes first or fastest. All who complete the race are winners.
2) I wanted to aid breast cancer detection but give an alternative to joining a cancer walk.
This October event, 10% of your entry will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival.
Lots of Prizes To Be Announced-
Prizes included strollers from Baby Jogger, and Bumbleride. GPS watches, armbands, and lots of goodie bags from Wells Fargo. Bags from Jujube and more to come.
Funny Photo Contest- Let’s have fun on the run! Send in your funny photos of you during the Joggermom Marathon (preferrably with you running). This is one from our last marathon…This mom sure knows how to multitask….haha! Send all of your entries here:firstname.lastname@example.org Want to see all that entered last year for some inspiration? Check us out on Pinterest.
- Winner will win a “fun” prize worth $100
Why Sign Up-
- A fun way to do something good for you and give back to others
- Weekly newsletters about popular running topics
- Discounts from our sponsors
- Weekly play list to keep you moving
- Great place to hang out with like minded Mom’s
- Real medals (no more virtual ones this time) to all finishers
- $10 Credit to buy any item(s) at Joggermom.com
- Weekly T-shirt & bag giveaways (register early for best chances of winning)
- The prizes, the prizes, the prizes....
- New Cancer Run medal for finishers
Registration: Registration starts July 15th and continues thru October 15th. This is not just for moms; all men and women who want to help in a cause can participate. You will need some kind of tracking device to participate.
Sign Up Today!
As with everything in life we have rules:
Event Dates: October 1st thru October 31st (you have the whole month to complete 26.2 miles, there is no need to complete it all in 1 run)
Event Distance: Marathon 26.2 mile (That is just under 1 mile a day or just over 6.5 miles a week)
Registration: Registration starts July 15th and continues thru October 15th. Go to the Registration tab, fill out and submit the required information (name, email, state). Please note we are having you register thru Eventbrite this year and you will be taken off of our page temporarily. Sign Up Today! Weekly prizes to be given out leading up to the start of the race. Your starter kit information can be found on marathon.joggermom.com. Just click on the Marathon Race Packet menu item to find everything you are looking for.
Proof of participation: You are required to maintain a spreadsheet or our attached Excel (can be found in the “starting packet” tab up top) Spreadsheet. Once you have completed the 26.2 miles please contact email@example.com letting us know you crossed the finish line. You have up to October 31st midnight (PST) to announce you have completed your miles. If you are a winner you will need proof of your mileage to
claim your prize by providing us with pictures of your: Garmin, iPhone, Polar, Nike+, Treadmill, etc…showing the miles and date of each of your runs and the Spreadsheet. This is only due if you are a random.org winner. All finishers are announced Novermber 1st and All Winners contacted on November 1st for prize preferences. Prize preferences are awarded on a first to respond basis. Winners and their associated prizes are announced Monday, November 4th on JoggermomMarathon.com,via e-mail and facebook (most up to the minute info happens here).
Prizes: We will determine a winner randomly using random.org to select. Prizes shipping within the Continental US will be sent at no cost to the winner.