Chasing the Sun Virtual Race: 5K, 10K, and 1 mile fun run


Are you dreaming of sunny, warm days? We sure are! This winter has been long and dreary -we are ready to kick the cold to the curb and bask in the sunshine. What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than with a fun virtual race? On June 29th, we will be Chasing the Sun with our virtual Run the ‘Hood 5K and 10K walk and run! Not quite there yet? We have a 1-mile fun run, too!

Charity:  Each race, we donate a portion of our proceeds to a worthy cause. In the past, we’ve donated hundreds of dollars to the Susan G. Komen fund, charity: water, the Wounded Warrior project, and the American Heart Association. This race, we have chosen The Children’s Tumor Foundation. CTF is dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis (NF). NF causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and can lead to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities, and excruciating and disabling pain.  In addition to benefiting those who live with NF, this research is shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities, and learning disabilities, ultimately benefiting the broader community.  This cause is very near and dear to my (Melissa) heart. Our beautiful little daughter that we recently adopted is affected by NF. At just 2 years old, she is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment for bilateral optic gliomas (brain tumors). You can read more about our journey at Love for Jazmine Joy.

The Race: Are you scratching your head and wondering what a Virtual 5K/10K is? Run the ‘Hood is our virtual race series at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. We have an amazing online community of women and men, and because we can’t all get together for the same race, in the same city, we race together -virtually. For the last several years, we have trained and ran {or walked!} 5Ks or 10Ks virtually all over the world – with all of our Sisters (and Brothers!). AND, once again, in order to make our Virtual 5K/10K feel even more like a “real” race, we have custom-designed tri-blend race t-shirts! Everyone LOVES a race t-shirt, right? And medals? Yep, we’ve got those, too. Our medals this time are going to be the BIGGEST AND BEST YET!

*NOTE: women’s tees run small, so you may want to size up.

Who can register for the race?

ANYONE. If you’re reading this, you’re welcome to join our race. You can also invite your mother, your brother, your neighbor, your cranky co-worker, your grandma, your kids, you get the idea… This race is for people of every age and ability! Maybe you don’t have a 5K near you? Maybe you are nervous to sign up for a race? Well, a virtual race is EXACTLY what you need!! You will love it! You build your own race course, train for your race, and join all of the Sisterhood virtually on race day! Not a runner? That’s okay! You can register to walk the 5K or 10K! It doesn’t matter if you are as slow as a turtle or whether you crawl across your finish line… you can do this! Just keep on, one foot in front of the other!

We have moved our Virtual Race Series to a new home – visit our brand new Run the ‘Hood site here!  You will find all your questions answered, as well as helpful links and tips!

Registration ends on June 1st, so that we can make sure to get your race swag to you before the event day!

**note to international participants: due to packages going through customs, we cannot guarantee you will receive your tees and medals before race day.

Still have questions? Check out our race FAQ!


From today though Friday, April 26th, you can save $5 off each registration using the code: EARLYBIRD

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