The Real Heroes 2020August 21, 2020 - October 25, 2021 Organized by Virtual Run Events
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In the last few weeks our world has been flipped upside down and we’re all trying to cope with and make sense of what’s going on. Amidst the chaos, there are hundreds and thousands of people on the front lines working non-stop with those that are sick and at risk of getting COVID-19. This race honors these heroes, THE REAL HEROES, the doctors, nurses, EMS, first responders, researchers and others that are working incredibly long hours, and putting their own lives at risk, and we for that we say THANK YOU. Thank you for showing up and for giving us hope that we’re going to make it through this. Help us say thank you with The Real Heroes 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2. This race can be completed on your own, so you can stick with social distancing and staying home, and still complete this race while doing your part in helping slow this virus.
The majority of proceeds will be donated to charity. We will be donating at least 30% of each registration to Direct Relief. As everything is contracting, Direct Relief is expanding coronavirus response through intensified analysis, increased coordination, and expanded provision of medical essentials.
As case totals grow, Direct Relief is focusing on the three key areas of activity:
- Providing assistance in the form of personal protective equipment, or PPE, for health workers,
- Building an ICU medication model and mobilizing private resources to build a stockpile to assist with anticipated spike in ICU patients, and
- Boosting support to safety-net facilities to address existing chronic gaps that are likely to grow.