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Yes. You read that correctly. I have been coordinating the Running For Angels 5k Virtual Race, and I have been offering entries for only $30. This includes a tech tee and a great medal. Starting yesterday, I decided to offer registration for only $20 with medal only. I figured this would gain interest of runners like me that have way too many race shirts.

If you’ve never done a virtual race, you’re probably wondering how they work. It’s pretty simple. Anyone can participate no matter where you live. In a virtual race, you can run or walk the mileage (5k, 3.1 miles) anywhere you’d like. You don’t even have to do it on the actual race day/time. The medal and/or shirt will be mailed to you for your participation.

The race will be benefitting The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics. About 25% of your entry cost will go toward the cause.

For more information on the race, you can check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/runningforangels5k.

You can also register thru RegOnline at http://www.regonline.com/runningforangels.

Tim

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I have finally found a good graphic designer to create the logo for the Running For Angels Virtual Race. The final touches are being put in place and we will have an official logo this week. This means I can finally have the medals designed too! It feels good now that things are finally coming together. If you want to learn more about the virtual race I am coordinating you can check out facebook.com/runningforangels5k. It’s only $30 to register (until February 28, 2013) and you get a great tech tee and finisher’s medal for participaing. Plus, you will be helping me raise money for the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics.

On another note, I am absolutely thrilled right now because as of today I have over 100 followers! I really want to thank everyone for their support!

Tim

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Running For Angels 5k Virtual Race

When I decided to coordinate a virtual race, I knew it would be a lot of work. Yesterday the race registration opened and I’ve had some kinks to work out. I believe I have everything taken care of now. The awesome people at RegOnline are facilitating the registration process and although it was a ton of work putting everything together, they make it as easy as possible. I was able to add the race to a few different racing sites in hopes of gaining more exposure. Active.com, RunMichigan.com, and TriFind.com were added today. I plan on adding the event to many more sites over the next couple of weeks.

Things have been a little stressful, but I knew the very early stages would be. Setting up registration and dealing with the early problems were bound to be a little tough. Even considering all of this, I’m happy. I have wanted to coordinate a race since last March and I’m finally doing it. I really haven’t been this excited in a long time.

I have done several fundraisers for my races to raise money for F.A.S.T., but this one is bound to be my biggest fundraising event yet. They are doing amazing things with their research, and that’s why this is so important. They are currently doing clinical trials in Tampa, FL concerning the drug monocycline. It has shown to reverse the effects of Angelman Syndrom in mice, and there is hope that it will do the same for humans. The Angelman community has kept a close eye on the trials with hopes that their loved ones will someday have a cure.

If you would like to participate in my event, you can register HERE.

To follow the event on Facebook or to learn more, click HERE.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me and this wonderful cause. If you plan on participating, don’t forget to tell your friends and family.