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. As much as we had hoped to hold this event in person, we just could not obtain the permits needed to do this. But we will be transitioning the Columbus walk/run to a virtual experience as well as opening up registration to participants around the world. We are excited to host the run/walk event as a virtual experience!
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, Aug 28, 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:
Register on the race site by simply clicking the button at the bottom of the email. To receive a race packet, please register by August 20th. After August 20th, you can still register, support and participate up until Aug 28th but you will not receive a packet in time for race day.
Virtual - $35 (1-Mile, 5K)
Saturday, Aug 28, 2021
RACE PARTICIPANTS REGISTER HERE (For packet, register by Aug 20th):
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.
Our team will send all registrants a race shirt and bib in the mail, along with instructions on how to complete your virtual race!
The run/walk is scheduled for Saturday, Aug 28. 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.
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@example.com with a picture and your run/walk results! We'll post it in our post-race emails and social media accounts.
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!
Post your picture in our Facebook Group "Muscles for Myeloma." Join the group for more updates!
Prizes will be awarded to the Top Fundraisers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our incredible sponsors for making this race possible!
about the author
Lora is an Editorial Contributor for the Myeloma Crowd and proud mom of 6 kids and 5 grandkids. In addition to supporting myeloma patients, she loves creating fun parties and activities for her grandkids to enjoy.