Virtual 5k for Thyroid Awareness

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Project Description

***Due to overwhelming support, we have added a second Virtual Run Round to be held in May. All new registrants will be mailed medals on May 2nd for participation in Round 2***

The Mission
The first Mission for Run On A Mission will be to raise money for Thyroid Awareness and research. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. It produces hormones that play a part in many body processes, including growth and development, body temperature, water regulation and metabolism. Healthy thyroid function is important for energy, achieving and maintaining ideal weight and supporting overall health and a general sense of vitality. Thyroid disorders are very common: approximately 200 million people worldwide are affected. Thyroid disease is more common in women and the risk increases with age. Under active thyroid (hypothyroidism) may affect as many as 1 in 7 adults.

Round 1: Saturday, March 19, 2016 – Sunday, March 27, 2016
Round 2: Saturday, May 14, 2016 – Sunday, May 22, 2016
Where: Anywhere! you can run or walk outside, at the gym, or right at home.
Who: Everyone

The Beneficiary
For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of supporters worldwide, they help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.  95% of race profits will be donated to the American Cancer Society, with the hope that each donation will help with future research and development for a cure for Thyroid cancer.  5% of donations will be used to cover Run On A Mission management fees.

The Medal

**Please note that this is the first Virtual 5k for Run On A Mission.  We are working to provide you with a fun and excellent experience and ask that you are patient with us as we launch this first Mission effectively. 

**Round 1 participants must register by 3/20 to receive your medal no later than March 29th.

**UPDATED MAY 1st – All Round 2 participant medals will be shipped May 15th. Our manufacturer sent us a product with a typo and they are working hard to address this and send us the updated medals. We expect to have them ready for shipment on May 15th.

5 thoughts on “Virtual 5k for Thyroid Awareness

  1. Tammy

    Are there enough metals for the participants. I’ve shared this everywhere I could and most our members from the Active & Fit With NoThyroid are signing up. ??,,

  2. Melissa

    I just signed up and I actually teared up when I saw that a second wave had to be added! That makes me SO HAPPY! I’m sharing the link everywhere too! Thank you sooooo much for doing this!

    1. Run On A Mission

      Hello Hannah, we would love to have you participate with us. This virtual run is not just for the US, its for anyone, any where!


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