Running Apart to Honor Together


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Our Annual They Gave All 5K will be VIRTUAL this year.

NOVEMBER 4th – 10th, 2020

While the structure of the race may be different because of COVID, the goal—to remember those who have given their lives in service—remains the same. We are inviting all registrants and teams to run, walk, wheel, or march in formation anytime during the week leading up to Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th.

Even though we are socially distancing, we have opportunities via social media to be #unitedinremembrance as we present various hero highlights online.

REGISTER ONLINE


PACKET PICK-UP:

Virginia War Memorial staff and volunteers will be hosting an in-person packet pickup at the Memorial on

  • Wednesday, November 4, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 5, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

FORM YOUR “QUARANTEAM”:

You do not have to run alone. Many runners and teams are preparing to run or walk together in honor of those who gave all. Rally the troops, practice your cadence songs, and make the 2020 TGA 5K race one for the history books, because one day COVID-19 will be a memory.


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All participants will receive a mask instead of a medal, a commemorative TGA5K race tee, and a Virginia War Memorial hat.

Included in your packet is a race bib on which you may write the name of a veteran you wish to honor.

Information

  • Register for the 5K or join/form a “Quaran-Team” and gather your troops to run, walk, or march with you.
  • Come pick up your awesome race packet from the Virginia War Memorial on November 4th or 5th. (We’ll have curbside pickup, if you’d prefer to stay in your vehicle, and we can ship to participants from outside of the Richmond area.)
  • Check out our blog, emails, and social media the week of the race to view our veteran “Hero Highlights,” sponsored by Woody and Nelsen Funeral Homes:
  • Anytime from November 4 – November 10, don your bib to show you’re running to honor all who have served.
  • Clock your 5K time and add your results to the results page, if you wish to be considered for our race-day prizes. (click here)
  • Email us your photos or share them on our social media pages. (optional)
How much is the race?

The Race is $40. There is an Early Bird price of $35 before October 1.

 

How do I register?

You may register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Richmond/TGA5K

If you need assistance registering, please feel free to email or call at mmwachur@vawarmemorial.org or 804.786.2074.

 

When does the Virtual Event Start/End?  

You may Run/Walk/March your race anywhere and anytime in between November 4 and November 10. Submit your results on the results page (HERE!)

 

Can I Walk?  

YES!  This is a race to honor those who serve and remember the fallen. It is for all fitness levels and abilities.  Run, Walk, Jog – whatever you choose!

 

Where & When do I pick up my packet?

We are offering packet pick up at the Virginia War Memorial (621 South Belvidere Street, Richmond, VA 23220)

  • Wednesday, November 4 from 10am – 6pm and
  • Thursday, November 5 from 10am – 6pm. 

We are also offering curbside pickup for those participants who do not feel comfortable entering the building, and we can arrange shipping for those who do not live in the Richmond area.

 

Can I participate if I’m not in Richmond?

YES! If you’re not in the Richmond area, you can still register to run or walk the TGA 5K.

We can help you find fellow runners in your area with whom to “Run Apart to Honor Together.”  We can also arrange shipping of your race packet to your location or your team’s location.

If you need help with either, please contact us at karcand@vawarmemorial.org.

 

What is in my race-day packet?

All registrants will receive a race packet with

  • 2020 TGA 5K commemorative t-shirt,
  • Virginia War Memorial hat,
  • Virginia War Memorial running mask,
  • VWM flame lapel pin,
  • VWM bottle of water,
  • Coupon for a free sandwich from Mission BBQ, and
  • Race bib to wear to show how you’re honoring veterans.

What Fabric and Sizes are the Shirts? 

The T-Shirts are a soft, lightweight, Rayon/Poly/Cotton Blend. Unisex sizes.

 

How do I submit my time for consideration?

Once you have completed your 5k (3.1mile) run/walk, go to the race website:  https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Richmond/TGA5K

Click on results and upload your time. Should you have any troubles, please contact us at mmwachur@vawarmemorial.org

 

Will awards be given to winners?

With much thanks to our generous sponsors, awards will be given to the top three male and female runners.

 

How are we showing our appreciation for our service personnel?

All participants will receive a Race-in-Honor bib, sponsored by Richmond’s VFW Post 6364. You can write the name of a service person on the bib for whom you are running. We are strongly encouraging all participants to share their photos with us on social media or email them to us at mmwachur@vawarmemorial.org, so we can show how we are “honoring together” this November.

 

Are we offering Memorial Flags for purchase this year?

One of the special features of our in-person race is the placement of American Flags at the start/finish line to honor veterans. In past years, those flags have been sponsored by supporters who choose a serviceperson’s name to recognize.

This year, because we will not be together at one unified start/finish line, we are not offering flag sponsorships, although you can make a gift in honor of a veteran on our race sign up page.

To make sure all participants have an opportunity to honor veterans, we are providing all registrants with a race bib, sponsored by the VFW Chapter 6364 of Richmond. On your bib, you will have the opportunity to display the name of someone you are running to honor. We encourage all to wear your race bibs with pride and send us your pictures of you and your “Quaran-Team” proudly wearing them on race day.

 

Is there a kids fun run this year?

This year, due to the virtual nature of this race, we are not having a kids fun run nor offering a “BedHead” runner package. We hope to bring both of these features back once we can resume hosting the race in-person.

 

Can I Volunteer?

We do not have race-day volunteers this year, because the race is virtual. But, if you are interested in helping to stuff race packets, please contact Kerrie Arcand at karcand@vawarmemorial.org

 

Does this race support any charities?

This race is presented through the Virginia War Memorial Foundation, the non-profit partner of the Virginia War Memorial. All proceeds raised support the Foundation mission “to honor veterans, preserve history, educate youth, and inspire patriotism in all.”

 

I have some great photos of my Quaran-Team from race day. How do I best share them with the Virginia War Memorial?

We would love to see and share any photos you have of your QuaranTeam “running apart to honor together!” Here are some quick and easy ways to do it:

  • Use our race-day hashtags on social media:  #TGA5K #vawarmemorial #runningaparttohonortogether

 

Question not Here?

Others are probably asking the same thing.  Send us a note at info@vawarmemorial.org and we’ll get back to you ASAP.