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GET READY TO UNITE & SHARE HOPE

CAPTURING RACE DAY EXCITEMENT

The race details below will provide you with all the information you need to plan your perfect Virtual Race of Hope experience from start to finish. We cannot wait to share all of the fun that we have planned as we work to defeat depression.

THE STAGGERING STATISTICS

Depression is the #1 cause of disability worldwide.

 

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RACE DETAILS & EVENT TIMELINE

Come together with fellow HOPE runners and walkers to complete your Virtual Race of Hope distance. Unite with the entire virtual race pack to listen to the welcome ceremony, countdown, starting gun, and launch at the exact same time!

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RACE REGISTRATION

COST:

  • $35 - Until 07/06/20 at 11:59 p.m. EST on (All ages)

  • $40 - Until 08/09/20 at 11:59 p.m. EST on (All ages)

  • 100% of all proceeds go directly to depression research.
     

REGISTRATION:

  • Opens:
    12:00 a.m. EST on 06/01/20

  • Closes:
    11:59 p.m. EST on 08/09/20

To participate in the Virtual Race of Hope, register online today! Your registration date will determine when you will receive your race packet.

  • Registrants will receive a race packet complete with commemorative gear to celebrate your accomplishment.

  • Gear and sizes are available in limited quantities and offered on a first come first served basis.

  • Race packets with jackets, hats, medals, & bibs: Limited to the first 1,000 people

  • Race packets with medals, & bibs: Limited to the first 1,500 people

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JOIN US OR SET YOUR OWN DATE!

JOIN OUR VIRTUAL CORRAL:

  • 8:10 a.m. EST - Messages of hope from race participants begin

  • 8:20 a.m. EST - Grand Marshal welcome message

  • 8:25 a.m. EST - 5 minute warning. Get ready to launch from your corral

  • 8:29 a.m. EST - Countdown

  • 8:30 a.m. EST - Race starts

  • 8:35 a.m. EST - Race ambassadors begin broadcasting from their race route throughout event.

  • Messages of hope from race participants continue throughout the event.

  • Share moments from your race route and finish #iRaceForHope

You are invited to come together virtually with fellow HOPE runners and walkers to complete your Race of Hope. Unite with the entire virtual race pack to listen to the welcome ceremony, countdown, starting gun, and launch at the exact same time!

  • Join a virtual corral and share your Virtual Race of Hope with other race participants

OR

  • Check your calendar and pick the perfect date and time that you will complete your virtual race.

 
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CHOOSE YOUR DISTANCE

DISTANCE OPTIONS:

  • 5k (3.1 miles)

  • 10k (6.2 miles)

  • 15k (9.3 miles)

  • 1/2 Marathon (13.1 miles)

  • Marathon (26.2 miles)

Race of Hope destination events are traditionally a 5k distance. But, Race of Hope Virtual events offer the flexibility of being able to decide which race distance you want to complete. Virtual Race of Hope gear does not indicate a specific distance achievement so that you can customize your run/walk race experience whether that be a 5k , 10k, 15k, Half Marathon, or Marathon.

Plus, you have the option of completing your virtual Race of Hope distance within one session or combining multiple workouts to accumulate and achieve your selected 5k , 10k, 15k, Half Marathon, or Marathon distance.

 

If you decide to complete your race with the Race of Hope team on August 2, 2020, the allotted event timeline allows both runners and walkers to complete a minimum of a 5k distance. Faster runners will be able to complete a 10k race within the broadcast. Distance warriors can launch with us from their Virtual Corral at the beginning of their distance and then continue on to complete their 10k, 15k, Half Marathon, or marathon distance of choice and check-in to share their race milestones during water stops and breaks.

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RACE PACKET DELIVERY

GET IT BEFORE RACE DAY:

  • Sign Up by 11:59 p.m. EST on 07/1/20 to receive your race packet before race day.

The date that you will receive your race packet is based on the date that you register for the Virtual Race of Hope. If you want to have your gear before the Race of Hope event date, please note the registration deadline.

  • Race packets will be received 2-3 weeks after registration.

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SHARE HOPE CONTEST

CONTEST ENTRY:

  • Entries must be received by 07/23/20 at 11:59 p.m. EST to be considered.

  • Later submissions may still be used to Share HOPE!

Tag Your Photo/Video

No matter when you run, we want to receive your messages of hope, video clips, and boomerang creations any time. Starting today! We'll select the winning entries and share them on our social media pages and during the virtual race program. To have your contest entry be considered as a possible winner, we must receive your submission by July 23, 2020.

Use #iRaceForHope on social media to link your posts to the Race of Hope mission! We can't wait to see your messages and postrace excitement!

I realized how stigma was my greatest enemy.

Lorraine Bracco

Thank you 2020 summer SPONSORS!

The Hope for Depression Research Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a not-for-profit public charity (Tax ID 20-4559210), contributions to which are deductible for income and gift tax purposes.

© 2020 Race of Hope Series events by Hope For Depression Research Foundation

Hope for Depression Research Foundation

40 West 57th Street, Suite 1440

New York, NY 10019

212-446-4205