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November 14 - November 21

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Red Earth Running Co. is excited to announce a collaboration with the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) to host the first-ever Sacred Breath Virtual Run. The charity run will be hosted from November 14 - November 21 in honor of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Sacred Breath is a culturally-based campaign created by AICAF to bring awareness to lung cancer in Native communities. 

The Sacred Breath Virtual Run centers and celebrates breath. Our breath is sacred. Like water, it is essential for life. Indigenous peoples around the world have teachings about breath. Many believe breath is an expression of spirit. It connects mind and body. We also bring attention to breath when running. It helps us find our flow. The rhythm of breathing in running quiets the mind, invites calm, and facilitates deep connection. Breath creates a pathway to healing.  

How to Participate

The Sacred Breath Virtual Run is accessible and open to all. The event includes options for walking or running, with distance goals ranging from one mile to a half marathon. Follow these simple steps to participate:

  • Select your distance (half marathon, 10k or 5k) and register online by October 5 to get your participant packet before race week; 

  • Choose one day between November 14 and November 21 to complete your run; 

  • On your event day, track your run using a running app;

  • Share a picture using hashtags #SacredBreathVR or tag us @redearthrunco; and 

  • Upload your run time to our results page via online submission or email by Sunday, November 21 at 11:59 CST. 


Choose a day between November 14 and November 21 to complete your run. Upload your recorded time and distance to the results page of this site by Friday, November 21 at 11:59 pm CST to be listed on the results for the event. 


You can run, jog, or walk at any location. The course you choose is up to you. You can mark miles on a road, trail, or treadmill. Basically, you get to run your own race, at your own pace, and on your own terms and schedule.


There are no limits to the number of participants for this event. Registration is open at RunSignup until Friday, November 13 at 11:59 CST. This virtual run is a health awareness and fundraising event with the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF). Proceeds help AICAF advance its mission to heal with culture and reclaim Indigenous health. AICAF achieves this mission by working toward effective and sustainable cancer solutions based on Indigenous cultural teachings and wisdom.

What You Get

All participants will receive a participant packet with a Sacred Breath Virtual Run t-shirt, bib, and sticker. The high-quality t-shirt is made from 100% cotton and is offered in unisex sizing. It features a vibrant print of original art by Josh Atcheynum (Plains Cree). More detailed information about shirt sizes can be found at our sizing guide. We highly recommend viewing the sizing chart to order the correct t-shirt size. We do not offer exchanges due to sizing errors once your t-shirt ships. 


We are offering shipping to addresses in the United States and Canada. Orders will ship via USPS. Orders will incur an additional shipping fee as follows:

United States: $8.00
Canada: $20.00

Australia: $23.00

Participant packets for runners registered by October 12 will ship beginning the week of October 18. Runners wanting to receive their t-shirt and bib by event week must register by October 25. We cannot guarantee the arrival of participant packets by the event week after this date. 

Update on 10/26/21: We are currently preparing all participant packets to ship. All packets will be mailed by end of the week. You will receive a shipping notification by email from Red Earth Run Co. The email will include a tracking number for your package. Thank you for your patience as we work to fulfill orders. Most importantly, thank you for supporting AICAF's work to change the story of cancer in Indigenous communities.  

What You Support

Proceeds from the Sacred Breath Virtual Run support the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF), a national Native-led and Native-governed non-profit organization. AICAF was established to address the cancer burdens faced by Indigenous people. AICAF strives to be a trusted partner of tribes and organizations. The group is working toward effective and sustainable cancer solutions based on cultural teachings and wisdom. For more information about AICAF, please visit their website.


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