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QOV Take 5: Run, Walk, Block

Mon November 1 - Fri November 12 Winterset, IA 50273 US

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PO Box 191
Winterset, IA US 50273


It’s time to lace up those running or walking shoes, or set up your sewing machine and iron, to Run, Walk, Block for a great cause...the Quilts of Valor Foundation is pleased to invite YOU to join us in our annual, VIRTUAL, special event!!!  The Quilts of Valor Take 5:  Run, Walk, Block will raise essential funds to help advance the mission of our Foundation “to cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.”  We have awarded over 280,000 Quilts of Valor, with over 15,000 so far in 2021.  Thank you SEW much to our 10,000 volunteers nationwide who donate their time and talents to make it possible to award these beautiful quilts to deserving individuals who have – or still are – serving our country! 

Won’t you join us?  Register NOW to take advantage of the early-bird rate of $35 (+ transaction fee and applicable taxes) and be assured of a T-shirt!

WHO:  Runners, walkers, and sewists/quilters of all ages and abilities are invited to participate!

WHAT:  This is a VIRTUAL race/event, so you have the flexibility to participate in a safe manner that is convenient for you.  The Take 5 concept allows you to scale up or down, as well as get creative!  For instance, you can run 5 miles, racewalk 5K, walk the dog 5 blocks, run/walk multiple 5K (or 5 block) intervals with 5-minute breaks.  If you’re a sewist/quilter, you can sew 5 quilt blocks, sew blocks for 5 hours, sew blocks with a “5-chocolates reward.”  You get the idea!  We look forward to seeing your creative interpretations of Take 5, even if it is simply choosing miles vs kilometers, or blocks vs hours.  Have FUN with it!

WHERE:  With our VIRTUAL event, you can choose where you want to Run, Walk, Block.  Maybe your neighborhood or home is the most convenient location.  Perhaps you have a favorite park or trail for running or walking.  Maybe you’d like to safely meet with friends or family for sewing blocks.  You decide!

WHEN:  Since this is VIRTUAL, you can pick a date and time between Monday, 11/1/21, and Veteran's Day, Thursday, 11/11/21, to complete the Quilts of Valor Take 5:  Run, Walk, Block.  As a nod to in-person road races/events, our “official” date is Saturday, 11/6/21, which is the Saturday before Veteran’s Day.  The last day to register for this event is 11/6/21.  It would be wonderful to Run, Walk, Block “together, but apart” on this date, but you have the flexibility of an 11-day window to safely participate at your convenience.

WHY:  Quilts = Healing, which we see and hear time and time again.  Enjoy some healthy FUN, while showing appreciation and making a difference in someone's life!!!  We invite you to Take 5 with us, and Run, Walk, Block.

HOW:  Register NOW to hold your spot and secure your T-shirt size in the VIRTUAL Quilts of Valor Take 5:  Run, Walk, Block!!

FUNDRAISE FOR YOUR GROUP:  If you are a registered participant and want to have friends and family sponsor you to fundraise for your local group, send an email to and we'll send you a form!

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