Battle Buddy Virtual 5k/10k/Half Marathon

Mon September 23 - Tue December 31



5K VIRTUAL run/walk

Registration closes on December 30, 2019 at 11:59pm MST

10K VIRTUAL run/walk

Registration closes on December 30, 2019 at 11:59pm MST

Half Marathon VITRUAL run/walk

Registration closes on December 30, 2019 at 11:59pm MST

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What: Battle Buddy Virtual Run - 5k/10k/Half Marathon

When: Run and submit your times BEFORE December 31st, 2019.

Where: Anywhere & Everywhere! You can map your own course and you choose where you want to run.

Who: All ages and all abilities. Walkers, skippers, and crawlers are welcome!

Cost: $35 $25 – 5k; $45 $25 – 10k, and $55 $25 – Half (registration price includes shipping anywhere in the USA!!!)

About this Virtual Run

When a soldier in our Armed Forces enters the service, many are teamed with a Battle Buddy. Battle Buddy’s become VITAL to each other's success during their time in the service and/or combat protecting them from potential mental and physical challenges.  They have each other’s six, somebody to talk to that understands, holds them accountable and watches over their general well-being at all times.

But when our service Men and Women come home and trade their combat boots for civilian shoes many lose their Battle Buddy. We, as their loved ones, spouses, parents, kids, friends, and community, step in to fill the gap. It’s now up to us to watch their six! 

The Battle Buddy 5K, 10K and Half Marathon is organized to show support and bring attention to our returning vets who may be feeling lost or in need of a Battle Buddy. We Run together as their new Battle Buddy by coming together as one group with a common goal.

Non-Profit Donations

Our Stride is honored to announce we have partnered with the Boise VA. A portion of the proceeds from the Battle Buddy 5K, 10K, Half Marathon registrations and 100% of all donations will go to the Boise VA Medical Center.

About the Boise VA Medical Center

The Boise VA Medical Center and surrounding Community Based Outpatient Clinics are available to meet the health care needs of the estimated 100,000 military veterans living in the southern Idaho/eastern Oregon region of the United States.  The Boise VA Medical Center and surrounding clinics treat almost 35,000 individual veterans each year in primary care, surgical, behavioral health, long-term care, oncology and dental services.  The Boise VA Medical Center is an 87 bed teaching and research hospital dedicated to meeting the health needs of the men and women who served in the United States military.

This is a virtual race, so run/walk/crawl wherever you are whenever you can. You can even complete this race on the treadmill or split it up into multi smaller distances and days. It doesn’t matter how you get there.

Every runner who completes and submits their results will earn a 3" custom designed Battle Buddy medal.


Important Dates to Remember

Deadline to register: December 30th, 2019

Deadline to submit results: December 31st, 2019

Medals will be processed to ship after participant has submitted their results via email link.


  • I signed up so when does my medal ship?  We live by the philosophy of “Always Earned, Never Give”. Once you have run the distance, submit your time, your medal will be processed for shipping. Allow for 2-4 weeks for delivery.
  • How do I submit my time?  You will get a confirmation email with a link. Just keep track of the time it took you to complete the distance!
  • How much is shipping?  Shipping anywhere in the USA is included in registration.
  • I still have questions, who do I contact?  If you have a question, someone else probably does too.  Email us below and we'll add it to this page.

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