HONORING HEROES CHALLENGE

Sun October 24 - Thu November 11 Chantilly, VA 20151 US RaceJoy Ready
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COMMEMORATIVE BIB, BUFF, & WREATH SPONSORSHIP!

VIRTUAL CHALLENGE

Place
Virtually Across the United States
Chantilly, VA US 20151
Description

Background 
We have promised to Never Forget our Fallen Heroes.  

Through all wars and conflicts, our military heroes have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms.  


Each December, through Wreaths Across America, the headstones of our fallen heroes are adorned with a fresh balsam fir wreath.  Additionally, it is Wreaths Across America's mission to "Remember Our Fallen U.S. Veterans, Honor Those who Serve, and Teach Children the Value of Freedom”.   


Join Wreaths Across America and the Trail Life Troop VA-0122 at New Life Christian Church in their fundraising efforts to raise funds for 400 wreaths to be placed on more than half of the known veteran heroes’ headstones at Columbia Gardens Cemetery (VACOLU).  We are working hard exceed our goal to ensure that a wreath will be placed at all of the 750 known veteran headstones in the cemetery.  With your registration, a wreath is automatically bought is amazing opportunity, and $5 will go to supporting the troop for special events. 


The Honoring Heroes Challenge can be completed anytime between October 11 and Veteran’s Day (November 11).  The 3.1-mile challenge is yours to create!  Run, walk, hike, swim, or ruck (carrying a heavy load during the challenge) at a favorite location of your choosing!   Plus, download the RaceJoy app to ensure the best experience, as a Virtual Race Anywhere course will be shared.  It will include several wonderful cheers to help you along.  Do not forget to encourage others to join you in this Challenge! 


The 2021 Wreaths Across America theme is "Be An American Worth Fighting For."  By participating in this Challenge your run, walk, hike, or ruck (carrying a heavy load, during the challenge) will mean a great deal! 
 
Wreath Sponsorship and Sign-up Process 

  • Sponsor Wreath Only:  If you would like to support us by sponsoring directly and not take part in the Challenge, please visit our Wreaths Across America Website and click on “Sponsor Wreaths”.  Checks should be made out to “Wreaths Across America” ($15 per wreath), and please add to the check memo line our Group ID#: VA0312P; Location ID#: VACOLU; Troop #: VA0122.  This will allow $5 to support our troops.  Checks may be hand delivered to a Trail Life Troop Leader, or it may be mailed to: 
     
    Wreaths Across America 
    PO Box 249 
    Columbia Falls, ME 04623 
     
    (Please be sure to write in the check note line: Group ID#: VA0312P; Location ID#: VACOLU; Troop #: VA0122) 
     
  • Sponsor Wreath and Challenge Participation:  If you would like to sponsor AND take part in the challenge, please follow these steps: 
    • Step 1: Please click on this Sign Up link or the red Sign Up button above to register.  Our Honoring Heroes sponsors are covering administration fees, so all of your donation goes to wreath sponsorship and fundraising!  The first 100 people to register will receive a commemorative Honoring Heroes Challenge neck gaiter!  Participant pricing structure is below: 
       
      September 19 – September 30:  $20 wreath sponsorship 
      October 1 – November 11:  $25 wreath sponsorship  
       
    • Step 2: Download RaceJoy application to get the full virtual race experience. 
       
    • Step 3: Encourage others to join you in our Challenge or by donating directly to meet our 400+ wreath goal! 
       
    • Step 4: Complete your creative challenge of your choosing sometime between October 11 and Veteran’s Day (November 11).  Do share your adventure on social media and tell us about your challenge experience and share your photos on the CompetitorME's and Trail Life VA-0122's Facebook pages! 
       
    • Step 5: After we reach our 400+ wreath goal, please come join us to lay these wreaths at Columbia Gardens Cemetery on December 18 at 9:00 AM. 
       

Important Dates 

  • September 19 – November 4:  Challenge Open Registration. 
  • October 11 ─ Veteran’s Day (November 11):  Challenge Period Open.  Run, walk, hike, swim or ruck anytime during this period!  Do be sure to share your story on social media and tell us about your challenge experience by sharing your adventures and photos on the CompetitorME's and Trail Life VA-0122's Facebook pages!
  • December 18 at 9:00 AM: Ceremony and wreath laying at Columbia Gardens Cemetery (Please join us to lay wreaths bought by this fundraiser challenge!) 

Become an Honoring Heroes Challenge Corporate Sponsor 
Own or lead a business that would like to sponsor this worthy fundraising challenge?  Please contact us today to see how you can play a vital and visible part of our challenge! 

COVID Guidelines 
Your challenge is completely up to you and your imagination, so be creative but be safe!  Please follow the Center for Disease Control and your state and local guidelines in planning and conducting your Honoring Heroes Challenge.  

Here are a few Center for Disease Control guideline resources:  

Here are a few Commonwealth of Virginia’s guideline resources:  

Additional Receipt Information 
Thank you for your sponsorship for Wreaths Across America (EIN 20-8362270)! 
Please know that this event has a return value of $14.10. 

Race Contact Info

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the HONORING HEROES CHALLENGE.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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