About this Virtual Run
We could all use a little Peace and Love right now. Join us for this fun virtual run.
The dates to complete this virtual run are November 15th - November 21st.
Every runner will receive a 4" Peace and Love Bug Medal. Every runner will also receive a Finisher's certificate/bib.
All ages and all abilities (including walkers) are welcome.
Discounted Early Registration will close on Sunday, November 8th. Registration after November 1st will be $30.
Important Dates to Remember
Medals and optional add on t-shirts will start shipping the week of November 9th.
About the charity
Founded in 2003, Operation Gratitude seeks to forge strong bonds between Americans and their Military and First Responder heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide. Operation Gratitude annually sends 300,000+ care packages filled with food, hygiene products, entertainment and handmade items, plus personal letters of support, addressed to individual Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to Veterans, New Recruits, First Responders, Wounded Heroes and their Caregivers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I am not a runner can I walk?
Absolutely! We love our walkers.
Q. Can I ride my bike or a stationary bike and count those as miles also?
Absolutely. Every 3 biked miles = 1 mile of walking or running.
Q. How do I submit my time?
We work on the honor system and submitting your times is not required. A few days before the virtual events starts you will receive an email confirmation with a link to our private Facebook group. In the Facebook group you will be able to post all your fun photos and race results there.
Q. I want to do this as a group. Do you offer a group discount?
Yes! If your group has 10 or more people contact us and we will create a special discount code for you and your group.
Q. I am not in the United States, can I participate?
Yes. Please note that medals outside of the US can take up to 2 weeks for delivery and will be charged a shipping fee.
Q. Can I run longer than a 5k?
Absolutely. We have several runners who will do a 10k or Half Marathon. That is not a problem.