Sunday, June 5, 2011

Virtual 5K - Let's GO!

Reyna's sister, Tara Tosta, is a runner. No, make that she is a RUNNER. Man, she is serious about this running business. And she had a great idea about a virtual 5K to raise money for JDRF!

A virtual 5K!!!! Like I could walk the 5K and it would still count? No one would be around to see me run, that would be OK? Oh, I am SO in.

I am not a runner. No, make that PENNY is NOT a RUNNER. I am not at all serious about running.
Please do not make me run.

I can walk though. I am a walker! I am going to virtually kick ass on walking this 5K!
Grace and I just registered.
Maybe she will even sing a song for you as we walk our way to the 5K - you never know!

So, now what are you waiting for? Go and register NOW!

Here is the information from Mommysarunner blog (Reyna's sister, Tara):

Race to Cure Diabetes (Virtual 5K, 3.1 miles = 5K)

To enter go to this JDRF page and donate $10.  All entry fees are $10.  If you donate a chunk of money and it is for multiple folks all you need to do is let me know who is registered under your donation.  I will keep an updated log of all registrants posted on my blog.  If you do not show up, let me know and I will get it fixed.  If Blogger gives you issues with commenting just email me at:

1. Donate $10 you are registered for the race
2. The race is from June 24-June27th (all finishers need to report finish/time by midnight on the 27th to be entered into the raffles).  Any time during that period you can get out there and run or walk your 5k.  Once you are finished, post your name and time (time not required) and if you send me a picture you get one extra entry into the raffle.  Pictures will be on the blog so if you are not ok with me posting it then don't send it.
3. Beginning on Saturday June 25th there will be a raffle once a day for all finishers of the 5K, so the earlier you get your 5k done the more chances you have to win one of our awesome prizes (and yes more companies have stepped up)
4. I will try and get all prizes raffled off by the 30th but, we may have to go a few extra days depending on the number of entrants and number of prizes.

Once the 5K begins there will be a list posted each day of all of the finishers with a number next to your name.  That number is simply your number for the raffle.  It doesn't mean anything else.

The list of companies and folks who have donated continues to grow: Liz Day is making an awesome necklace, Cindy Roering is making scarf, Felt Creations is making a Felt Creation, Fuzzy Feet is donating, RoadID is donating, Head Sweats has sent a hat and visor, Sweatybands has sent a head band, RazzyRoo is sending headbands, Injinji is sending a pair of socks, and Tallygear is making multiple Sport Belts for the Race.  I have emails out to multiple other companies but would love more ideas so, let me know if you have thoughts on who might donate so we can make the raffle so big people can't resist.

Lets show Type 1 Diabetes who is boss.  There has to be some answers out there for why this disease happens and how to cure it.  There just has to be a better way so, lets get the 10 lb heads the money they need to do the research and find a cure/solution.


Unknown said...

WoHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Thank you Penny. You are a ROCK STAR. I really appreciate you getting the word out and participating.

tara said...

Oh man thank you so much.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Yay! I'm totally in! I've never run that far before, but I figure I can walk some (most?) if I need to.

Glad that so many are getting involved!