Didn't find the information you were looking for? Check out our frequently asked questions below to see if we have an answer for you. 

What is a virtual run?
Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run or walk the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions via email or text.

This means you can jog, walk, skip, or dance. You can do this on the sidewalk, on a track, on a treadmill or on a trail, just remember to use recommended safety precautions. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.

Where should I run? Is there a course?
You can run our certified course or you can have some fun and make your own course!


What is the deadline to register to participate in the virtual Teal Ribbon Run?
Online registration will close on Friday, October 2nd

How does timing work?
The virtual Teal Ribbon Run is self-timed. We will communicate with you instructions on how to submit your results by email or by text. To have your time included in the race results, runners/walkers must submit their results by Friday, October 2nd at midnight. 

Do I have to submit my results?
Nope, you do not have to submit your results if you do not want to. You also have the option to post as anonymous and not submit a time.  

Where does the money go from Virtual Teal Ribbon Run?
The money raised from the Virtual Teal Ribbon Run helps fight ovarian cancer at (OCRA) Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance and the "Heather's Angel Fund" at Upstate Cancer Center.

Can I create or join a team? 

Yes, you can create or join a team during or after the registration process.  Teams can be family, friends, schools, companies, running clubs or whatever you'd like.  Team results will be posted as well.  The bigger your team, the better!  

Can I form a fundraising team?
Yes! If you are registering online for Virtual Teal Ribbon Run, you will come to a donation page. If you scroll down while on this page, you will see 'Become a Fundraiser'. Click on this to set up a new individual fundraiser and to start/join a team. You will able to update your fundraiser goal, create your customized URL, upload an image, and update your personal heading and message that will display on your fundraising page.

Towards the bottom of the page, you will see the option to start/join a team fundraiser. Use the drop down menu under ‘Join a Team Fundraiser’ to start a team fundraiser or join an existing team fundraiser.

If you have already registered for Virtual Teal Ribbon Run, but want to start/join a team, click on "Become a Fundraiser" link on the left frame main menu to create an individual fundraiser and create/join a team fundraiser. Make sure you are signed into your RunSignUp account. 

I am training for a long distance race or running in another race during the same period as the Virtual Teal Ribbon Run. Can I count those miles?
Yes! Just make sure to register online to participate in the Virtual Teal Ribbon Run. 

I am not from Central New York; can I still participate?
Yes! Since this year’s event is a virtual run, there are zero geographical barriers to participation. We encourage everyone from around the world to join us as and help raise critical funds for ovarian cancer patients and their families in Central New York. 

I still have questions, what do I do?
Please contact support@hopeforheather.org if you have additional questions.


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