What is a virtual race?
A virtual race is a race that can be completed where and whenever you’d like. You can time the race on your own through an app, watch, or other timing device. You can submit your results and receive your certificate and race swag to celebrate what you’ve accomplished!
When will my packet be mailed?
If you register by May 1, 2020, your packet will arrive the week of May 4th. Anyone who registers after May 1st will receive their packet no later than May 17th.
Your packet will include:
- Race Bib
- Finisher Medal
- Zipper Pouch
Stay connected to our running community
We encourage you to connect with other I ❤️ Mom 5K participants in our online communities. Share your successes, cheer on other runners, and get to know the person running with you virtually. Let everyone know about the Mom you love!
Can I run the race in installments?
In order to submit your results, please complete the race distance in one run/walk.
Where can I run?
You can run anywhere (that is safe, of course!). Pick your favorite trail, route, or treadmill. You’ll have the option to tell us how you run when you submit your virtual results.
How should I record my run?
You are able to submit your results via link or a photo. If you are completing your run or walk outdoors, many types of apps and watches/devices will record your distance and time. If you are using a treadmill, a photo of the display will be accepted. You can enter a link to a public page from an app, take a screenshot from your phone, or take a photo of your watch or your treadmill. Please be sure to record both your distance and time.
Can I submit my results?
While it is not required, we do encourage you to upload your results to our leaderboard. Doing so will add your name and time to the leaderboard so we can celebrate our community participating in the event together. You can also download your finisher certificate and share your results on social media once you load your time.
- Log into your Participant Account
- Click “Your Registrations”
- Click on your 2020 I <3 Mom 5K registration
- Scroll to the bottom of your registration information
- Enter your total finish time
- Enter your proof of finish time via link or photo (optional)
- Tell us how, when, and with whom you ran (optional)
- Click “Save”
Results can be submitted from May 6 -10, 2020.
Results can be submitted between May 5 -10, 2020.
Where can I download my virtual certificate?
- Go to the Results Page
- Click the down arrow next to your name and results
- Click “Download Finisher Certificate”
Who does the race benefit?
A portion of all proceeds will go directly to the First Responders Children’s Foundation. First responders are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and First Responders Children’s Foundation provides support to those first responder families who are enduring financial hardship due to the coronavirus outbreak. For 20 years, First Responders Children’s Foundation has provided college scholarships to students who have lost a first responder parent in the line of duty as well as grants to first responder families enduring significant financial hardship. The Foundation also supports programs operated by first responder organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the communities in which they live.
Want to do more? You now have access to a fundraising account that you can use to collect donations for the First Responders Children’s Foundation if you so choose. Log into your account below to get started. For more information on how to set up your fundraising page, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve never run a 5K. How should I train?
We encourage everyone of all ages to participate. Run, Walk, or Crawl — speed doesn’t matter. If you’re looking for a structured plan to help you accomplish your goal, download our free 5 weeks to 5K training plan.