#UNITEDFROMHOME VIRTUAL FUN RUN & 5K

WHAT?

To kick off our 2020 United Way of Northwest Louisiana Campaign Season, the United From Home Virtual Fun Run & 5K encourages runners and walkers to participate in this virtual race with a purpose! Register to run or walk your individualized 5K course with the option to join a corporate team or form a team of your own. This socially distant competition allows you to get active while making a difference in our community.

 

During this period, we understand the importance of staying safegiving YOU the control of your own surroundings while you give back. You get to be the decisionmaker of where you would like your journey to begin and end. Your course can take you through your neighborhood, past a body of water, in front of your favorite local business, or through your favorite park. The top three runners with the best times in each age/gender division will brecognized. 

Why?

Give Back to Your Community 

United Way of Northwest Louisiana fights for the health, education, financial stability and essential needs of every person in Northwest Louisiana. Locally, United Way manages Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, 211, the Financial Empowerment Center, and FamilyWize. United Way established the United for NWLA Fund in partnership with The Salvation Army and the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau to aid NWLA residents during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Just like any United Way donation, our race registration can be designated to one of our pillars (health, education, financial stability and essential needs), the United for NWLA Fund, or another 501(c)3. 

When designating to an organization, the designated organization must be tax-exempt 501(c)3. If the designated organization is not a certified 501(c)3, if organization name/address is not legible, or if all appropriate forms have not been submitted by the designated organization, United Way reserves the right to redirect your gift to United Way’s general investment fund. Designations are reduced by an uncollectible shrinkage percentage. For more information please call (318)677-2504. 

Prize Opportunities for Participants

We would like to acknowledge and award our top 3 runners in their age/gender division, as well as our youth and fun runners.  

  • Prizes and commemorative medals to the top 3 finishers in each division 
  • All participants age 10 and younger will receive a commemorative medal 
  • Corporate team with the most participants, will receive social media acknowledgement and featured on a digital billboard for 30 days. 
  • Participants who BINGO will be featured on our website and entered to win one of three $25 Visa Gift Cards. See “Run with Us on Social Media” below for details. 

WHO?

This virtual event is open to individuals of all ages! The male and female age divisions are as follows:

  • 11-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60 and over

When?

Race Date

The race begins Saturday, June 27th starting at 8 a.m. and will conclude at 5 p.m. Join us as we stay safe and remain #UnitedFromHome. 

Registration Deadlines

Register before June 15th to guarantee the receipt of your United From Home SWAG Bag before race day.

Registrations received after June 15th will need to schedule a SWAG bag pick-up time with Raavin Evans at raavin@unitedwaynwla.org.

 

SWAG Bag Pick-Up

To better suit your needs, we are offering several SWAG bag pick-up locations for you to choose from. Pick-up day is June 19 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. During registration, please make sure to choose the location that is most convenient for you. Based on your selection, your bag will be available for pick-up at that chosen location, on pick-up day. United Way of Northwest Louisiana is the only pick-up site offering curbside service. If you select another pick-up location, please adhere to safety procedures in place, regarding COVID-19.

VIEW SWAG BAG PICK UP LOCATIONS

HOW?

Course Limits

The 5K course limit is 1 hour. To finish within these time limits, runners and walkers must maintain a pace of approximately 20 minutes per mile. Official finishing times are recorded through 1 hour.  Although the 1 mile Fun Run course does not have a time limit, wencourage participants in the Fun Run to try their personal best.  

 

Certifying Your Run Time

To be considered for awards, you will need to submit your race time results on RunSignup.com. Navigate to the menu bar on the website, and look for the “Results” tab. This is where you will submit your race timeParticipants must also send a photo of their timer with their time to raavin@unitedwaynwla.org for verification.  

Feel free to use your preferred tracker, however, we listed below our top free mobile app recommendations. 

  • RunKeeper 
  • MapMyRun 
  • Nike+ Run Club 
  • Strava 
  • Runtastic 

To be considered for an award, all running times must be submitted by 5:00PM (CST) on race day on RunSignup.com. Fun Run participants will have until June 30th, at 5:00 PM (CST) to submit their run time. 

ENTRY LEVELS

When registering for the United From Home Fun Run & 5K, individuals can choose from three different entry levels. 

The items you receive in your SWAG bag will be based on the entry level chosen. The entry levels are as follows: 

$35.00 INDIVIDUAL ENTRY FEE

  • LIVE UNITED t-shirt
  • Race Day Bib

Sign me up!

$50.00 INDIVIDUAL ENTRY LEVEL

  • LIVE UNITED t-shirt
  • Race Day Bib
  • United Way Swag Bag
    • Twist-n-Chill fan
    • United Way water bottle

SIGN ME UP!

$100.00 INDIVIDUAL ENTRY LEVEL

  • LIVE UNITED t-shirt
  • Race Day Bib
  • United Way Swag Bag
    • Twist-n-Chill Fan
    • United Way Water Bottle
    • United Way Hat
    • United Way Earbuds

SIGN ME UP!

$20.00 ENTRY LEVEL

  • Race Day Bib
  • Child’s choice of a coloring book, a United Way pencil, or United Way sunglasses
  • Participation Medal
  • Send in a photo of your child to paige@unitedwaynwla.org on race day, and they will be featured on the “Kids Corner” page on our website.

SIGN US UP!

INDIVIDUALS THAT SIGN UP WITH A TEAM OF 10+ MEMBERS WILL RECIEVE 10% OFF EACH ENTRY FEE

Discount code will be provided.

  • LIVE UNITED t-shirt
  • Race Day Bib
  • United Way Swag Bag
    • Contents determined by individual’s entry level choice

Teams of 20+ are eligible to purchase “The Pacestter” Group package that allows a group of 20 to sign up for the discounted rate of $1,800 with all individuals receiving Level III benefits.

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LEVEL UP CLUB

Race participants who give an additional amount over the entry fee will become a member of the Level Up Club. Gifts of $100 or more will recieve a complimentary Level III registration.

As a Level Up Club member, your name and company will be featured on our website and included in a special “Thank You” social media post following the race.  

RUN WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

BINGO

We put a fun spin on this run by including a downloadable Bingo card that can be accessed from your mobile deviceThis BINGO card features fun and simple tasks you can complete during your run. If you complete five tasks on the card that create a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line, then you have a BINGO! Participants that get BINGO will be placed in a drawing for a chance to win a $25 Visa Gift Card. Three individuals will be chosen at random.  

There are two ways to be entered into the drawing. Share with us on social media a picture of your winning BINGO card, tag us @unitedwaynwla, and use hashtag #UnitedFunRunNWLA. Receive a second entry by emailing us your winning BINGO card photo to paige@unitedwaynwla.orgSharing your card with us both ways will count as two entries into the drawing. Additionally, your BINGO card photo will be featured on our website. 

The Kid’s Corner

Send in a photo of your child to paige@unitedwaynwla.org on race day, and they will be featured on the “Kids Corner” page on our website. 

Show Us Your Spirit

For this event we would like for you to show us your spirit before and during the race! Share with us how you are getting prepared and training for the impactful day on social media. Furthermore, show us your spirit by wearing your most fun, festive, and comfortable running gear. Take photos and videos during your run or walk and let us know how it’s going. Share your progress on social media and be sure to tag us (@unitedwaynwla), and use hashtags #UnitedFunRunNWLA and #UnitedFromHome. 

REGISTERING

By participating in the United From Home Fun Run & 5K, you are having a positive impact on our community. Now more than ever we must rally together in a new way and remain #UnitedFromHome. We thank you for your support! 

Company teams of 10 or more are eligible for a 10% off entry fee discount. Please contact Events Manager, Raavin Evans, at raavin@unitedwaynwla.org to inquire or answer any questions regarding the United From Home Fun Run & 5K.

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