Now here is something you can get moving for! The iGive A Care; Run, Walk, Roll Around The World Spring 2021 event is when participants are running, walking, rolling (you can dance, hike, ride, fly, too) to make a difference in the chronic pain community on behalf of the International Pain Foundation. The International Pain Foundation (iPain) is devoted to advancing access and quality care in order to help people suffering from a variety of muscular skeletal, inflammatory, neurological, emotional, degenerative and often rare conditions that involve chronic pain through education, awareness, and access to care projects. Whether it is running around your kitchen table, kicking a ball, dancing, or walking or running, we want you to join our movement. The iGive A Care event is the perfect excuse to raise awareness and funds.
It is time to get moving and join the International Pain Foundation and chronic pain community for some much-needed activity and fun. This virtual event is the perfect opportunity for you stay active (while remaining socially distant!), and most importantly, support a great charity!
Participating in the iGive A Care; Run, Walk, Roll Around The World Spring 2021 event helps support iPain’s “chronic awareness“ projects which reach around the world including disease specific awareness, iPainPOP, RSD/CRPS Quilts and making the world orange in the month of NERVEmber. iRun, iWalk, iRoll, iRide, iBike, iHike, iSwim, iClimb because #iGiveACare!!!!!!!!!!
You can participate from anywhere in the world, being virtual, you can do this from your house, or your neighborhood and match the location info from below to virtually take a tour of the location in the suggested spring listings.
Suggested Spring Locations -
Cathedral of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain This Spanish city is a feast for the eyes: Visitors can walk past medieval architecture in the Barri Gòtic, snap photos of the intricate Sagrada Família and marvel at Gaudí’s whimsical creations in Park Güell. La Barceloneta Beach and the Parc de la Ciutadella are perfect places to pass the time on a sunny day before checking out the restaurants and bars along Las Ramblas, which buzzes at all hours of the night. For travelers who want to see Barcelona from above, a trek up Tibidabo is a must. 30 mins – .6 miles/ 1 km Run, Walk or Roll Start at the Cathedral of Barcelona, head to the Santa Caterina Market, then on to Gothic Quarter and back to the Cathedral for a tour of Barcelona’s architecture, market, and whimsical living. Buckingham Palace, London, England London is a world unto itself. The eclectic neighborhoods, which house a blend of historical landmarks and modern-day attractions, can keep you occupied for days. If it’s your first time in London, save time for a visit to the Tower of London, Tate Modern, Buckingham Palace or the British Museum before sitting down to a classic afternoon tea. The best time to travel to London is during the warmer months, but be warned that this is also the busiest and most expensive time of year. 30 mins – .6 miles/ 1 km Run, Walk or Roll The front of the palace measures 355 feet (108 m) across, by 390 ft (120 m) deep, by 80 ft (24 m) high and contains over 830,000 sq ft (77,000 m2) of floorspace. There are 775 rooms, including 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms, 52 principal bedrooms, and 19 state rooms. It also has a post office, cinema, swimming pool, doctor’s surgery, and jeweller’s workshop.Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW, Australia Sydney offers more than just a dizzying array of landmarks, such as the Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, to name a few. This Australian city boasts a warm, sunny climate that is ideal for relaxing or surfing at world-renowned beaches like Coogee, Bondi and Manly. Sydney also offers a long list of seasonal events, including concerts and food festivals. No visit would be complete without visiting museums like the Hyde Park Barracks Museum and the Australian Museum to get an overview of the city’s history and culture. 1 hour – 1 mile / 1.6km / 3,330 steps Walk, Run, Roll Start at the Sydney Opera House and head through the park to the Royal Botanic Gardens on to The Edge of the park Terrace on the Domain. Eiffle Tower, Paris, France Every day, the magnetic City of Light draws visitors from around the globe who come to see iconic attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. But what travelers really fall in love with are the city’s quaint cafes, vibrant markets, trendy shopping districts and unmistakable je ne sais quoi charm. Get lost wandering along Paris’ cobblestone streets, or grab a croissant and relax on the banks of the Seine for hours. 1.5 hours – 3,330 steps / 1.6 miles / 2.5km Stair Climb The Tower weighs 10,100 metric tons and has 1,665 steps up. It was assembled from 18,000 parts, held together by 2.5 million rivets. To keep it from rusting, the Tower is repainted with 60 metric tons of paint every 7 years. It takes about 18 months for 25 painters using 1,500 brushes to repaint the entire Tower. San Lucas, Costa Rica, Central America From volcanic mountains to verdant rainforests to stunning shorelines, Costa Rica is a Central American gem. Explore the beaches along the Nicoya Peninsula, hike along Arenal Volcano and spot exotic wildlife in remote Tortuguero National Park. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, go swimming next to some of the country’s waterfalls or zip lining through its rainforests. Just make sure you plan a visit during Costa Rica’s dry season, or between mid-December and April. 2 hour –1.8 Miles / 2.9 KM Hike Isla San Lucas was officially declared a national wildlife refuge. There are only two islands in the Gulf of Nicoya that have a natural fresh water supply, and Isla San Lucas is one of them. It is for this reason that there is actually an impressive amount of biodiversity on the island. Howler monkeys, deer, and bats are the predominant land residents, and the surrounding waters are teeming with tropical fish, dolphins, sea turtles, rays, and sharks. At one point, indigenous tribes also occupied the island, and there have been eight archeological sites discovered here.Las Vegas Strip, NV, USA Lined with upscale casino hotels, the neon-soaked Strip is quintessential Las Vegas. As well as gambling floors, the vast hotel complexes house a variety of shops, restaurants (ranging from mainstream to high-end), and performance venues for music, comedy and circus-style acts. Attractions like the soaring, choreographed Fountains of Bellagio and the High Roller observation wheel draw crowds. 3 hours – 3.1 Miles / 5km Run, Walk or Roll Lined with upscale casino hotels, the neon-soaked Strip is quintessential Las Vegas. As well as gambling floors, the vast hotel complexes house a variety of shops, restaurants (ranging from mainstream to high-end), and performance venues for music, comedy and circus-style acts. Attractions like the soaring, choreographed Fountains of Bellagio and the High Roller observation wheel draw crowds.Central Park, New York City New York City, USA hosts infinite urban adventures: You can wander through Central Park, tour the exhibits at the Met, catch a Broadway show or peruse SoHo’s stylish boutiques. At night, admire Manhattan’s glittering skyscrapers from the top of the Empire State Building or the rooftop bar of your trendy boutique hotel. Foodies will also appreciate the Big Apple’s endless restaurant options. If you want to sample a bit of everything, consider signing up for a food tour. 3 hours – 3.1 Miles / 5km Run, Walk, Roll Circling the entire Park, the Drives provide three long distance routes –The Park has a number of scenic locations to check out along the way. Tokyo, Japan Simply setting foot in Japan’s cosmopolitan capital is an experience within itself. A city known for its bustling streets adorned with flashing neon signs, Tokyo offers visitors a little bit of everything. Foodies won’t be let down by the city’s fresh sushi and hearty ramen. Budding photographers and adrenaline junkies will love taking in the sweeping panoramas from the top of the Tokyo Skytree. Shopaholics will find plenty of must-have designer products in Ginza. And for history buffs, Tokyo offers centuries-old temples and shrines to explore. 4 hours – 6.2 miles / 10km Run, Walk or Roll, Ride Start out at the Tokyo Tower and end up at the Tokyo Syktree. See a great glimpse of the culture and bustling streets for a great treat. Alternative – Take a train ride in Tokyo on the Yamanote Line Loop for 2 hours. Vondelpark, Amsterdam, Holland Famous museums, tulips, canal-lined streets, “coffee shops” and high-end boutiques await you in Amsterdam. Here, you can spend your days gazing at Vincent van Gogh paintings, relaxing in Vondelpark and shopping in the Nine Little Streets area. Immerse yourself in Dutch culture by eating raw herring, or satisfy your sweet tooth with stroopwafels. You can also do as the Dutch do and rent a bicycle to tour the city. If you plan on visiting in spring, do not miss the Keukenhof gardens, where you can view millions of colorful flowers. 4 hours – 6.2 miles / 10km Run, Walk or Roll One of the most beautiful spring garden in the world, Sportcomplex Koning Willem-Alexander to Keukenhof Stationsweg. Maui, Hawaii, USA Whether you’re driving along the Road to Hana, enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the lush coastline from a helicopter, snorkeling with sea turtles or simply relaxing on the island’s honey- or black-colored beaches, you’ll find that Maui is unlike any other tropical destination. Don’t miss a chance to visit Haleakala National Park, which is home to the world’s largest dormant volcano. You should also attend a luau for a dose of local culture and a taste of Hawaiian specialties like poi, poke and mahimahi. 5 hours – 6.5 miles / 10.4km Run, Walk or Roll, Bike Head from Peahi, Beach to Twin Falls Maui Waterfall for breathtaking views of this tropical natural island.