Virtual Run Info

We are excited to announce For the LOVE Run, the second virtual run in a series organized by Red Earth Running Company. For the LOVE Run will be hosted from May 30 - June 6, 2021. 

ABOUT THE RACE

The For the LOVE Run is inspired by Zaagi’idiwin, a core value of Anishinaabe or Ojibwe  people. The core values of the Anishinaabe are also known as the Seven Grandfather Teachings. Similar to the values and guiding principles found in many Native communities, these teachings are gifts for living a good life. They are vital tools for individuals and communities to thrive and be in balance.

Zaagi’idiwin roughly translates to mutual love. This type of love is action. It requires us to first show love to ourselves so we can show love to other people or causes. We live this value by showing kindness, compassion, acceptance, and encouragement to ourselves and others. When we live this type of love, positivity circles back to us.  Love is an extraordinary teacher.

The For the LOVE Run is intentionally hosted in June, which is known to the Anishinaabe as Odemiini-giizis (Strawberry Moon). Strawberry Moon is the last full moon in spring. The name comes from the short season for harvesting strawberries, which have significant meaning in many Native communities. The strawberry is know as the heart berry. It represents healing, renewal, and restoration. 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Follow these simple steps to sign up and spread love: 

  • Select your distance (half marathon, 10k or 5k) and register online before May 11 to get your For the LOVE Run packet before race week;
  • Choose one day between May30 and June 6 to complete your run; 
  • On your race day, track your run using a running app;
  • Share a picture using hashtags #ForTheLOVERun or tag us @redearthrunco; and
  • Upload your completed run to our race results page via online submission or email (info@redearthrun.co) by Saturday, June 6 at 11:59 CST. 

WHEN 

Our virtual run week is from May 30 - June 6. Select one day during the event week to complete your distance (half marathon, 10K, or 5K). Use a running app to track your run. Upload your recorded time and distance to our results page. As a reminder, you must submit your completed race results by June 6 at 11:59pm CST in order to be listed on the race results page

WHERE

For the LOVE Run is a virtual run. You can run, jog, or walk at any location. The course you choose is up to you. You can mark miles on a road, trail, or treadmill. Basically you get to run your own race, at your own pace, and on your own terms and schedule.

HOW TO REGISTER

The virtual run is limited to 300 people. Registration is open at RunSignup until May 29 at midnight or until spots are filled. The registration fee includes a participant packet with a custom medal, t-shirt, and event bib.

WHAT YOU GET

All participants will receive a packet with a For The LOVE Run medal, t-shirt, and bib. The high quality t-shirt is made from a soft, tri-blend fabric and is offered in unisex sizing. More detailed information about sizes can be found at our sizing guide. We highly recommend viewing the sizing chart to order the correct t-shirt size. We do not offer exchanges due to sizing errors once your t-shirt ships.

MORE INFORMATION

Information for the virtual run will be updated regularly as it becomes available. You can find updates for For the LOVE Run on this page. We also pulled together a page of frequently asked questions to help make your For the LOVE Run experience as smooth as possible. For additional questions and information not addressed on our event sites, please contact us at: info@redearthrun.co.