February - the month of chocolate, candies, flowers, romance, love, friendship - and hearts! It's also American Heart Month, and although this is CosplayRun Virtual Race's third event, we will be hosting our first charity run this Valentine's Day.
The American Heart Association has been working with volunteers, donors, research teams, and top scientists to save and improve lives from heart disease and strokes. Whether it's correcting heart defects in children, lowering cholesterol, or making breakthroughs in unblocking arteries, the American Heart Association has been there leading the way. Their causes include Go Red for Women and EmPOWERED to Serve, and the need for their work is beyond question. For all this, funding is needed to continue their goal of preventing cardiovascular disease through education, research, development, and treatment. That's where we're stepping in.
We are inviting all our participants to register for our Valentine's Day race by themselves OR as a duo OR as a trio with their best friend(s), sibling(s), spouse, partner, significant other, running buddy(ies), pet(s), etc. Each racer will receive a race bib, temporary tattoo, and custom wristband. All solo racers will receive one medal, teams of two will receive two medals, teams of three will receive three medals. For each solo/team registration, we will donate 20% to the American Heart Association once sign-ups are complete and we will notify all racers of the final donation amount.
As always, this is meant to be a fun run. If you want to send in proof of completion and/or time you are welcome to, but it's not needed to receive your race bling. Feel free to send pictures from your race to our facebook page, seeing you enjoy our event makes us feel like we're right there with you on your big day!