Virtual Races

2019 Virtual Races

Rare Disease Day - February

Join us for our 4th annual Rare Disease Day virtual race.  This year's medal is a zebra.  The zebra represents rare disease in the medical community.
 The medal measures about 3.5 inches long and 2.5 inches high.  The sky is translucent giving it a stained glass effect.  The black stripes are glitter, as is the green grass.  Some of the stripes are DNA strands.
The profits for this event will go to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and the PCD Foundation.
There are nearly 7000 rare diseases.  A disease is considered rare in the US when there are less than 200,000 people with a diagnosis.  Your participation in this event will help to make a difference for the more than 25 million Americans living with a rare disease.
You can choose how far you want to walk or run to complete this event, whether it’s a 5K, 10K or a half marathon.

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What is a Virtual Race?

A virtual race is a race that gives you the flexibility to complete a specific distance and earn a medal,at your convenience.  Our races are done on the honor system, which means you don't have to send us proof of completion to receive your medal.  We give you a time frame (most of them are a month) and an option of several distances.  One of the purposes of our virtual races is to encourage people to be more active.  You don't have to complete the entire distance at one time, just within the specified date range.  You can be inside or outside, walk or run.  You can even do the miles on a treadmill.  There isn't an actual race with a start and finish line.

We create virtual races as a way to raise funds to support our efforts at improving the lives of those living with lung disease and rare diseases.  A portion of our profits are donated to the PCD Foundation unless we are partnering with another organization.

Our Philosophy
We believe in creating high quality medals that have an attractive design.  These are medals we want to have.  We also believe in offering all of this at a reasonable price.  There are a lot of fees involved including cost of the medals, fees from the registration site, and the cost of mailing.  The price you see when you register through Active includes everything except their registration fee.  If you are an active.com member than this fee should be waived.  Even though these virtual races are fundraisers, we want to offer you a quality product at a good value.

Past Virtual Races

Move 4 A Cure - October 2018
Our 4th annual Move 4 A Cure race which benefits the PCD Foundation. We raised about $250 from the event and an additional $3360 from donations.
Move 4 A Cure - October 2018
Our 3rd Running on Air race was about raising awareness and raising money to help produce a brocure for those starting on supplemental oxygen therapy.  .
Rare Disease Day - February 2018
Our 3rd annual Rare Disease Day race which benefited the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and the PCD Foundation. We raised about $1000 from the event and an additional $230 from donations.
Running On Air - November 2017
Our 2nd Running On Air race which benefited the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD).
Move 4 A Cure - October 2017
Our 3rd annual Move 4 A Cure 5-5-5 benefiting the PCD Foundation.
Rare Disease Day - February 2017
Our 2nd annual "Rare Disease Day" race benefited the National Organization for Rare Disorders and the PCD Foundation. We raised about $1100 from the event and an additional $1671 from donations.
Move 4 A Cure - October 2016
Our 2nd annual "Move 4 A Cure" race benefited the PCD Foundation.  We raised $588 from the event and an additional $3477 from donations.
Rare Disease Day - February 2016
The "Rare Disease Day" race benefited the National Organization for Rare Disorders and The PCD Foundation, raising: $1159 and an additional $100 from donations.
I Run Hard - October 2015
The "I Run Hard" race benefited Running On Air and The PCD Foundation.
Move 4 A Cure - October 2016
The "Move 4 A Cure" race raised about $4000  benefitting The PCD Foundation.  $577 from the event itself and $3,554 through fundraising pages.