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Pay tribute to Black Historians with this unique 5k, 10k, and mileage challenge just in time for Black History Month. African Americans are sprinkled throughout American history expressing their FREEDOMs through the choices they made to contribute to society, to pave a path for the next generation.
Learn a bit of history as you make your way through your chosen mileage challenge. Receive milestones that include tidbits about well known, and maybe not so well known, Black Historians like: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, Ruby Bridges, Duke Ellington, Jesse Owens, Harriet Tubman, John Lewis and MORE! as we celebrate and salute Black Historians.
On this journey, we invite you to ask yourself - What is My Free? - What is your purpose in life that allows you to live freely, that allows you to be you...FREE? We all have the have FREEDOM ... and are FREEtoDoMe!
Choose to run or walk our virtual FreeToDoMe 5k or 10k. This virtual race will be like none other as you dedicate your distance to your favorite Black Historians in a celebration of Black History. Run your 5k or 10k anytime anywhere between now and March 31.
We will offer you historical tidbits on African Americans athletes throughout each mile of your race distance, via our use of RaceJoy technology! Plan to run with your phone for cheers, Black History tidbits, virtual mile markers and more! Invite your family to track you while you run and send you real time cheers via the free app.
We encourage you to celebrate their accomplishments and ask yourself, what is your free?
Choose the challenge distance that works best for you. Challenges will start February 1 and go through March 31. Choose to walk, run, bike, swim or a combination of all activities. For those doing exercise classes or lifting weights offer yourself THREE miles for every 30 minutes of exercise.
-FREEtoDoMe 150 Mile Challenge
-FREEtoDoMe 100 Mile Challenge
-FREEtoDoMe 75 Mile Challenge
-FREEtoDoMe 50 Mile Challenge
-FREEtoDoMe 25 Mile Challenge
With every 5 - 10 miles completed you will earn a milestone with historical tidbits on a Black Historian! Use our Log Your Activities platform to track your progress and earn your milestones!
Express yourself with our signature hoodie! Reminding you of those who came before you, and those who stand beside you working within their FREEDOM to blaze a path for others. Wear this hoodie to inspire yourself, to inspire those around you, and to ask yourself...what is your free? What are you free to do?
Our commemorative medal is a keep sake that shines a light on your accomplishment of setting a goal and moving towards your success! Swag will be shipped to the address provided during registration.
We are excited to partner with the Operation Uplift Foundation as our Charity Partner!
The Operation Uplift Foundation is striving to become Loudoun County’s premier scholarship foundation and its mission is to enhance the growth, development and education of local youth by obtaining, managing and directing resources which aid them.
The genesis of this 501c3 foundation was spawned out of a similar collective experience of many individuals who grew weary of sitting by and watching as many youths in our community decided against or postponed going to college due to the overwhelming expense. As a committee person, there is no tougher pill to swallow than to see enormous potential go unfulfilled as you turn away kid after kid due to lack of available funding.
Visit www.OpUpLift.org to learn more...
Make if more fun plus hold yourself more accountable by inviting your friends, family, and co-workers to join you on a team!
Build a 5k or 10k team and encourage each other as you virtually spectate team mates via RaceJoy technology. Send cheers to your team mates while they run their race!
Build a mileage challenge team and work together to log as many miles as you collectively can! Can your team log the most miles?
Team members can be from anywhere!
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the FREEtoDoMe Virtual 5k, 10k & Mileage Challenge, A Celebration of Black History.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
If you have any questions about this virtual challenge, click the button below.
We will contact you with more information about our race.