- This event has passed.
2019 Purple Heart Day 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 -New Orleans
August 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
One event on August 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm
On August 7, 1782 George Washington created the Purple Heart and now, August 7th, is known as Purple Heart Day. We are celebrating with our third annual Purple Heart Day 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1 & 26.2. You will get a beautiful purple heart medal. The quote on the medal says, “No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”
Plus, we will be donating a portion of each registration fee (at least 15% of each registration) to the Purple Heart Foundation. Their mission supports a number of programs and services dedicated to helping ALL veterans and their families.
*For a limited time you can purchase an official t-shirt and/or hoodie HERE.
What: This is a 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 virtual run (or walk) to celebrate Purple Heart Day. You choose which distance you want to complete.
When: Complete your race any time in August, even better if it’s August 7th!
*Medals and bibs will begin shipping out mid-July. If you sign up after that your medals will ship within 2 to 5 days of signing up.
Where: You choose the course and you time yourself (you’ll report your finishing time to us).
Why: Because this is our way of celebrating Purple Heart Day!
Cost: The price is $20 and that includes your medal, bib and shipping. Plus, at least 15% of every entry will be donated to the Purple Heart Foundation. *We are in no way affiliated with this charity, we like to choose a different charity for each of our races and are happy to raise funds for them.
*You can also choose to get a lapel pin or patch instead of a medal.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. And your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete a virtual 5K, 10K, half marathon and more!