VIRTUAL EDITION FAQ

VIRTUAL EDITION FAQ

 

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE?

A virtual race means that you commit to running or walking a certain distance (5 miles, 2 miles or ½ mile) in whatever location you choose from July 22-29. Run or walk on your own, with a friend, or with a group!

Check out the "Join the Fun" tab for tons of ideas to make your virtual race experience meaningful and FUN!

WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL RACE?

Great question! Here are our top three reasons to participate:

1. You will make a difference in the fight against human trafficking and exploitation!

100% of your registration fee goes to support Fierce Freedom.

2. You will get a super-cool t-shirt that is ethically made AND you'll be entered into a 

drawing to win one of 48 great prizes!

3. Because it will be FUN! Our planning team has come up with tons of ideas

to make your virtual race experience meaningful and FUN- plan a Justice Run

gathering and post-race party, utilize the online content for post-race parties,

interact on social media and so much more. Check out the "Join the Fun" tab

to start planning your virtual race experience!

Check out this funny video from our race emcee, Matt Kendziera!

HOW DO I REGISTER?

You can register online or by mail for the Just Us for Justice Run/Walk VIRTUAL

Edition by clicking here:

WHAT IF I ALREADY REGISTERED?

If you already registered for the virtual race, you are all set to go.

If you registered for the race at the park, your registration will automatically be converted to a virtual registration. You will receive an email with more information.

WHEN AND WHERE DO I RUN?

You can run any date/time from July 22 to July 29. You choose the location- in your neighborhood, at a park, or even on a treadmill (actually, don't run on a treadmill! It's beautiful outside and much more fun with a friend or small group!). We will post some sample routes on the "Join the Fun" page in the coming weeks. We recommend trying the FREE MapMyRun website & app to create your own routes around town! 

 

WHAT IS THE COST TO REGISTER?

Race fee discount through July 1:

$15 age 12 & under, $25 age 13-adult, $75 family of 4+*

Race fees after July 1:

$18 age 12 & under, $28 age 13-adult, $80 family of 4+*

*Family of 4+ discount applies to those living in the same household

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO BE GUARANTEED A T-SHIRT?

To guarantee your t-shirt, postmark registration by June 29 or register online by

July 1. The t-shirts are REALLY cool- you won't want to miss out!

SHOULD I TIME MYSELF? WILL PRIZES BE GIVEN?

All participants will have the option to time themselves and submit their times to

be posted on the website (you will receive an email with a link to a submission form). Prizes will not be given out based on times, however, because times cannot be verified. Instead, everyone who registers for the race will be entered into a drawing to win one of 48 FABULOUS prizes! Prizes will be handed out to the winners of the drawing at packet pickup.

 

HOW DOES PACKET PICKUP WORK?

Pick up your t-shirt and packet on Tuesday, July 21 from 4:30-7:30 pm at the Fierce Freedom office, 2519 N. Hillcrest Pkwy Ste 200, Altoona, WI, 54720. We will have drive-through and walk-up options available.

 

Virtual race participants can opt to have their t-shirt(s) shipped to them via the registration process. Shipping fees apply. Please note that t-shirt(s) may not arrive by race day. Please also note that the shipping option is only available through July 1st. 

 

WHY NOT POSTPONE OR CANCEL?

We have decided not to cancel because the Justice Run is Fierce Freedom’s largest fundraiser of the year AND largest community awareness event of the year. We want to keep the momentum going for future years. We have decided not to postpone to fall because 1) we could face further COVID-19-related obstacles in the fall and 2) a fall race date would compete with the new Eau Claire Marathon dates on Sept 26-27.    

 

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

 

Refunds and deferrals will not be offered because the event is a fundraiser. You may, however, transfer your registration to another runner. Please email your request to carrie@fiercefreedom.org

 

OTHER QUESTIONS?

If you have additional questions, please contact Carrie Swartz, the Just Us for Justice Run/Walk Race Director, at carrie@fiercefreedom.org or 715-864-5276.

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