On November 8-9, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated millions of people in the Philippines. Many have suffered injuries and lost all their belongings. Initial estimated damages are at $900+ million. The LDS Missionaries affected by the typhoon have been relocated to the Manila Missionary Training Center. Most of them got out with only what they were wearing and now need all new missionary clothes, supplies, etc. Once their needs are met, they will be able to go out and serve the rest of those who have experienced devastation as result of the typhoon. Please help us raise money for the LDS Missionaries in the Philippines by participating in this Virtual 5k Race!

What is a Virtual Race?

A virtual race is one you run or walk on your own, with friends, with a run club, etc. in your own home town. You can run your 5k on your favorite route or on a new route you design in your area. Please run your 5k between the dates listed (Wednesday, November 20, 2013 starting at 12 am to Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm). Be sure to time yourself and submit your race time by Monday, November 25th at 12pm. (All times listed are Mountain Standard Time).

Is there a registration fee? What does it cover?

Yes, registration will be a minimum $15 fee with 100% of the proceeds to go to help the LDS Missionaries serving in the Philippines. If you are able and willing to give more, your donation is greatly appreciated. For participating, each registered participant will receive ONE free Active Headband. These will be mailed to you by December 9, 2013.

There will also be other prizes for the fastest male and fastest female overall, youngest participant, oldest participant, and random prize drawings. An optional race bib will be available at www.facebook.com/Hope4Philippines5k --Feel free to print out the race bib, personalize it, and then take a fun picture of you and your friends with your race bibs. Post the picture on our Facebook page or on your Instagram with the following hashtag: #Hope4Philippines5k -- The most creative picture will win a prize!