2015 Swagtastic Virtual Races for Medals4Mettle

Our Swagtastic Virtual Races for Medals4Mettle returns October 2015!  Run or walk a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon between 10/9/2015 and 10/12/2015, and get some great swag while supporting a great cause: Medals4Mettle

We are sold out for our 2015 races!


What is a virtual race?

A virtual race is an event coordinated online where participants complete their miles on their own.  It's a great way for people to connect their love of running or race walking with a cause they support. As a part of our race, our participants are mailed an awesome swag box, filled with over 20 samples from health, wellness and sports products vendors. 
These are the swag items that have arrived as of 9/26/2015!

Our swag boxes going out the door (from our 2013 race)

How it works:

Register for the Swagtastic Virtual Races online.  Choose between a 5K, 10K, a half marathon (13.1 miles), or a full marathon (26.2 miles).   You can complete your virtual race on your own, or as part of a road race.  All participants should be at least 18 years of age.

Race bibs are sent electronically, and participant swag boxes are sent out via USPS Mail.

Between 10/9/2015 and 10/12/2015: run or walk your virtual race.  Do it on the road, or on a treadmill. Do it all in one day or split up the miles between days. Do it simultaneously with a road race. Self-track your time, and self-report your results. 

What's unique about our virtual race?  SWAG!  Race participants can register to receive our virtual race swag box.  We know athletes love swag, and we know you love helping out great charities. We also have a non-swag option for those that just wish to participate and make a donation.

New in 2015: instead of hosting a post-race drawing for raffle prizes, we'll be randomly putting the raffle prizes in the swag boxes when we sent them out!  We've made this change so that more money goes to Medals4Mettle, as the shipping costs are reduced.

Note: Prizes and swag boxes will be sent to residents of the United States only.  There is a "no swag box" option for people who wish to participate but live outside the US or don't want the box.

Race Beneficiary: Medals4Mettle

All proceeds from this virtual race go to Medals4Mettle.

This virtual race benefits Medals4Mettle, a nonprofit organization that facilitates the gifting of donated marathon, half marathon, and triathlon finishers’ medals to children and adults fighting debilitating illnesses who might not be able to run a race, but are in a race of their own just to continue to live their life. It is in honor of this mettle and courage in bravely facing these challenges that they are awarded a medal.  This race is organized by M4M chapter coordinators.

View a Medals4Mettle medal presentation here:

Thank you to Health Your Way for returning as a 2015 media sponsor!