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REAL good causes. REAL medals. REAL fun helping pugs in need.
Run or walk a 5k, 10k or 1 Miler on your own time, on your own turf- it's a great way to get active this spring, but mainly - to help raise awareness and fundraise for pug rescue with the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue and PugHearts of Houston.
For participating, you will receive a 3" diecast, Game of Bones - House Puggister Hear Me Snore medal with sublimated high color satin finish ribbon. Proceeds benefit the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue and Pughearts Houston, who was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Both orgs do amazing work and continue to give pugs a second chance at life!
Join us for a "Virtual" Run- you'll still do the running/walking, but you'll be able to help the rescue no matter where you live, no matter how busy you are! EVERYONE gets a real medal for participating, earning their miles and helping the rescue.
Join us from 9.10-10.11(race closes at midnight!), and run or walk on your own time or your own turf. Miles are on the honor system, just be sure to do your miles before 10.11 and you can unofficially report your time in our Private Facebook Group so we can cheer you on!
This Game of Bones series will take place over 5 months- with a medal to be earned every month. Each medal fits together, and will make something amazing when it's all done at the end of December
Your medal will be mailed to your door, automagically after 10.11, and your bib can be downloaded at the link in your confirmation email after you've signed up. You do not need to report your time to get your medal, we trust you!
It is an honor to support the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue, and we're super excited to also introduce PugHearts of Houston as a split charity partner for the month. As you know, the Houston area was hit by hurricane Harvey and saw some severe flooding.
As most pug rescues operate through the gracious volunteers who share their homes as "remote shelters," many volunteers in the Houston area and their foster pugs were impacted. Additionally, after any great disaster, many animals are displaced and find themselves in rescue.
If you love pugs, this run is a great way to support two orgs that do amazing things in their communities. You can make an additional donation at checkout- sorry, we cannot filter out what donations go to either org, it will simply be split 50/50, so know that your dollars are doing good!
To earn this amazing medal for an AMAZING cause, you can run or walk a mile, 5k or 10k (heck we will even take swimmers and cyclers!) anytime from 9.10-10.11, and you will be mailed an awesome House of Bones Sigil (medal) for House Puggister a 3" double sided, Game of Bones medal supporting Northern Illinois Pug Rescue and PugHearts of Houston. This is the third of five events in the series, but this pug medal is great on its own.
REPORTING YOUR MILEAGE:
Our goal is to help you have fun while helping special dogs in need, do not stress about reporting your mileage. Reporting is NOT necessary, but you can share a sweaty selfie or Garmin screenshot on our Facebook page to unofficially report you mileage.
Your medal will be mailed out automatically, but we would love for you to unofficially report your time with a sweaty selfie, or a photo of your furry family member (rescue cat or otherwise) on our Facebook group. Not necessary, but totally fun!
It doesn't matter how fast or slow you go, if you love dogs and you want this medal that goes to support a good cause, come and run or walk with us!
GETTING YOUR MEDAL:
You will need to do do your mileage some time before end of day on 10.11, when the race concludes. We will be shipping out medals after the race concludes on 10.11. You do not need to report your miles, your medal will be mailed out automatically.
The medals will automatically be shipped to you after 10.11 when the race concludes. Once medals are at our door, they will be shipped to yours- no need to report your miles (but feel free to brag on social!) We estimate that shipping will begin on 10.12
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Virtual Charity Runs was founded by two dog loving rescue parents who saw the need for constant fundraising to keep small but impactful rescues afloat. With high medical costs for abused and special needs dogs, many organizations functions hand to mouth. What started as a "silly little pug run" turned into monthly events, and the medals kept getting better.
Since that first run, over $61,000 has been donated to dog rescues and other great causes- including the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue, Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue, French Bulldog Rescue Network- and now LoveyLoaves! Find out more at VirtualCharityRuns.com
You can still get your House Bark or House Tailgaryen medal (in limited quantities) to benefit their respective charities. When you check out, you will be given the option to add this as an add-on.
House Bark medals benefit Lovey Loaves Special Needs Dog Rescue. House Tailgaryen Medals benefit Saving Sunny Inc.