By Allyse Shumway | Posted - Mar 30th, 2020

 

 

 

 

Join us Saturday, May 30 for the Muscles for Myeloma Virtual Race!

Each year the Myeloma Crowd hosts the Muscles for Myeloma 5K and 1M Race in Columbus, Ohio. All proceeds from the event are donated to fund multiple myeloma cancer research. Due to the present pandemic, we will be transitioning the Columbus walk/run to a virtual experience as well as opening up registration to participants around the world. The present circumstances globally reiterate this decision and we are excited to host the run/walk event as a virtual experience!

VIRTUAL RACE FORMAT

While we will greatly miss seeing you all in person, the virtual race format will allow us to still come together as a myeloma cancer community in a unique and similar way. Each participant will receive their race materials by mail and on Saturday, May 30, we'll come together (virtually) to run our own 5K and 1-Mile race!  

This revised race format provides an increased opportunity to come together as a myeloma community to get active, without the possibility of contracting the virus. We would love your support this year as we help make a difference in myeloma cancer research!

Please follow the step-by-step instructions to participate:

STEP ONE: REGISTER FOR THE RACE
Register on the race site by simply clicking the button at the bottom of the email. Registration closes Wednesday, May 20 (Columbus Race) and Friday, May 22 (General Virtual Race).

Pricing:
Adult - $20 (1-Mile, 5K), $25 (10K)
Youth - $10 (All Races)

Race Date:
Saturday, May 30, 2020

COLUMBUS RACE (ONLY) PARTICIPANTS REGISTER HERE (CLOSES WEDNESDAY, MAY 20):

REGISTER FOR THE COLUMBUS VIRTUAL RACE

 

ALL OTHER RACE PARTICIPANTS REGISTER HERE (CLOSES FRIDAY, MAY 22):

REGISTER FOR THE GENERAL VIRTUAL RACE

 

STEP TWO: SHARE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
Once registered, you will receive a link to your personal (or team) fundraising page. You can customize your page and share it with family and friends. Every dollar raised on your page goes directly to support myeloma cancer research.

STEP THREE: RECEIVE RACE PACKAGE IN MAIL
Our team will send all registrants a race shirt and bib in the mail, along with instructions on how to complete your virtual race!

STEP FOUR: PARTICIPATE IN YOUR OWN RUN/WALK
The run/walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 30. You select the time of day that works best for your individual circumstance. Be sure to wear your bib and shirt, find a safe area to run/walk, and don’t forget to take a picture and send it to our team.

STEP FIVE: SHARE YOUR WALK/RUN PICTURE WITH OUR TEAM
Email our team or post a video or picture of your run/walk on social media. We will be holding a drawing for everyone that sends us their results and pictures from their run/walk! Ten winners will be chosen and will receive a $100 Gift Card to Amazon.

Email
Email allyse@crowdcare.org with a picture and your run/walk results! We'll post it in our post-race emails and social media accounts.

Instagram
Post and tag us (@MusclesforMyeloma) in your picture with the hashtag #MusclesforMyeloma #WhyWeRun (or #WhyWeWalk). Follow our Instagram page "Muscles for Myeloma" for more updates!

Facebook
Post your picture in our Facebook Group "Muscles for Myeloma." Join the group for more updates!

 

JOIN FACEBOOK GROUP

 

STEP 6: WIN PRIZES
Prizes will be awarded to the Top 10 Individual Fundraisers and Top Fundraising Team (includes $50+ in gift cards). Register today and start sharing your page!

RACE PROCEEDS

All race proceeds in the Columbus area will be donated to the Myeloma Crowd Research Initiative and the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. All other race proceeds will be donated to the Myeloma Crowd Research Initiative, which funds research for a cure in myeloma.

Our motto at the Myeloma Crowd is "patients first." Your health and safety will always be our top priority. We hope that by holding the race virtually we can still enable race patients, family and friends to get active while respecting the nationwide goal to self-isolate and avoid large gatherings.

We hope you will be able to join us! For questions or concerns about the upcoming virtual race, please email allyse@crowdcare.org.

COLUMBUS RACE (ONLY) PARTICIPANTS REGISTER HERE:

REGISTER FOR THE COLUMBUS VIRTUAL RACE

 

ALL OTHER RACE PARTICIPANTS REGISTER HERE:

REGISTER FOR THE GENERAL VIRTUAL RACE

 

Thank you to our incredible sponsors for making this race possible!

Sanofi

Bristol Myers Squibb

Adaptive

 
Allyse Shumway
About the Author

Allyse Shumway - MyelomaCrowd Editorial Contributor. Daughter to a parent with cancer.

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