The 4th Annual Ringer Run to benefit suicide prevention and mental health awareness has been converted to a virtual run for 2020.
This global crisis has already had a horrific impact on the world, and continues with its overwhelming influence on the human race. Its widely held that mental health issues and suicide rates will continue to increase substantially as a result. So after consulting with fellow racers, race coordinators, and the community, we are proudly holding the virtual race on schedule, to support not only our cause but the physical and mental health of our racers to get out of the house they’ve been admirably sheltered in and RUN!!!! And we’ll send some cool runner buffs, cooling towels, or other swag to make this virtual run a little more memorable. We do not know if/when public gatherings will become safe, so at this time it is impossible to set a date for a physical run in 2020.
What’s a Virtual Run? Sign up for the virtual race and run anywhere (your favorite trail, road, strand, woods, or around your yard 150 times). Just register, download and print your custom race bib, then run it, ride it, row it, walk it, stride it, stroll it, doesn’t matter how you get there. Then we’ll send you some cool swag as a thank you. Email your finish photo to [email protected] with fair warning: smile cause it might find its way onto our social media pages! And if it’s a really clever pic, we’ll reserve some clever swag just for you.
As 100% of our proceeds are donated, we have already given over $35,000 to local mental health awareness and suicide prevention programs as well as the Joseph J. Ringhoffer Memorial Fund, which was created in memory of a local fallen friend, and which supports the Penn State Student Affairs Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). Click here for more information.
A huge thank you to our sponsors who cover expenses so 100% of your registration gets donated to our beneficiaries. Check out the great work and strong support of our beneficiaries and sponsors at www.ringerrun.com.
As always, thank you for your support and we look forward to running with you virtually: separated by distance, together in purpose.