Red Ranger Virtual Run

Over the last 4 years I have tried several different methods to fundraise for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I’ve asked, begged, & pleaded for donations via facebook, Instagram, & twitter, I’ve hosted student faculty basketball games, sold 40 gallons of pickles, offered giveaways, ran in wings & a skirt, I even taught a tap dance class once. All of that has led me to raising just over $11,800 since I started in April 2012. For that I can not give enough thanks to all of my donors over the years.  After the success of last year’s “Go Green for St. Jude” Virtual Run I decided to give it another run in the same wheelhouse.  The run will operate similar to last year’s event.

You may have a couple questions and I’d love to answer them for you. Send them to me at or just leave a comment here below.

A virtual run means you register online and do the run whenever you can run, wherever you can run. The race medal is mailed out to you directly. In the case of my virtual run I have a few plans to make it even better for everyone participating. I would like everyone to complete their 5k within the first two weeks of December, this gives everyone plenty of time to work up to that distance if you’ve never tried it before. Put on your best red apparel and get out on the streets!Be sure to use #RedRun8va to share your registration and running posts!

Incentives? Of course there are prizes!

First and foremost you will get this awesome red ranger helmet medal! Complete with glitter and shine it’ll bring some character to your medal display.


Secondly, every race entry will automatically enter you in a drawing for a chance to win your choice of a red Sparkle Athletic visor or running skirt!  There will be 2 winners!



As an added bonus, if 100 runners register to take part in the Red Ranger Run I am going to run the St. Jude Memphis Marathon in December dressed as the Red Power Ranger! You can follow along on the fundraising status by following @Run8va on Instagram.  Be sure to use #RedRun8va to share your registration and running posts!

St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.  I won’t stop fundraising until this happens either.  The “Red Ranger Run Virtual 5k” is a simple concept.  All across the country runners/walkers/joggers/crawlers will dawn their red apparel and run for the children being treated at St. Jude.  In return you will receive a medal to wear proudly around your neck or display on your wall. You will also take with you the knowledge that you are helping something incredible happen in the lives of children and families all across the globe.  Stand up to defeat Childhood Cancers and Run Red for St. Jude! 


You can register by following this link.  Be sure to let me know when you sign up!

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