July 31st is National Avocado Day! We LOVE avocados….in salad, guacamole, on tacos, on toast, on sandwiches and so many other things. We are excited to celebrate this special day with our first Nation Avocado Day 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 – It’s Avo-Cardio time! National Avocado Day was founded by Model Meals, a meal delivery service based in California. They chose the 31st of July to be National Avocado Day as it is the peak season for avocado in California.
July is also Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month and we will be donating at least 20% of every registration to The Arthritis National Research Foundation, which funds arthritis research to find a cure for arthritis, and this includes trying to find a cure for the hundreds of thousands of children suffering each year with this debilitating disease.
*For a limited time you can purchase an official t-shirt and/or hoodie HERE! (this extra SWAG is sold on a separate site, through Threadless.com, so our discount codes do not work towards them. You can check their site for current discounts).
What: This is a virtual run (or walk) 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 to celebrate National Avocado Day! You decide which distance you will complete!
When: Complete your race any time in July or August, even better if it’s July 31st!
*Medals and bibs will start shipping out June 15th. After that they will ship within 2 to 5 days of signing up.
Where: You choose the course and you time yourself (you’ll report your finishing time to us).
Why: Because this is our way of celebrating AVOCADOS and to help raise funds for an amazing organization: The Arthritis National Research Foundation
Cost: $25, includes medal, bib, shipping and 20% will be donated to The Arthritis National Research Foundation. *We are in no way affiliated with this charity, we like to choose a different charity for each of our races and are happy to raise funds for them.
Event details and schedule
A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Running and walking on your own, or with friends! And your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete a virtual 5Ks, 10K, half marathon and more!