Sprint it Home!  Virtual Race in Support of Baseball Connect
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Spring is so close now we can almost taste it.    And what comes with spring?  Baseball!!   To celebrate the coming of spring, and to shake off our winter doldrums, we invite you to participate in this fun race, and support a great cause at the same time!
What is this virtual race?
Spring it Home! is a race in support of the FirstSwing Foundation's Baseball Connect program.    This spring, a team of 53 ballplayers and their parent chaperones will travel to Vietnam where they will have the opportunity to teach baseball, along with the life lessons one learns when playing baseball, in the public schools in Hanoi, Vietnam.    This race supports the cost of the many supplies and donations the team is bringing with them.

A virtual race is a race you complete on your own schedule, at your own pace, and in your choice of locations.  You pick a race distance (5k, 10k or half marathon), and complete your distance over the course of our race week.  You can run, walk, skip, hop, march, wiggle, or use any other method involving your feet.   Post your distance as you complete it for a chance at daily prizes - including $50 to Swchartz Bros Restaurants, $50 to Amazon, and gift cards to Sports Authority, Cabela's, Fandango and Cold Stone Creamery!   Best of all, by participating in our race, you're bringing baseball, books and other support to children in Vietnam.

Race Week
Our race week will begin on Sunday, March 6th and end at midnight on Saturday, March 12th.

Choose from a 5k (3.11 miles), 10k (6.22 miles), or challenge yourself to a half marathon (13.1 miles).   We suggest you challenge yourself to complete a distance slightly longer than you might usually complete in a week.  

Race fees are $35 for a single entry, or take advantage of our Home Run Team offer and get a team of four together for a total registration of $120.

Race Bling
All racers will receive a race bib via email, which can be printed for photos, or posted to social media.  In addition, all racers who complete their race distance during race week will receive a commemorative medal.  All racers are eligible for daily prizes as they report their progress toward their race distance.

     Daily Prize Drawings:

     Day 1: winner drawn from all registered racers who posted distance completed on the first day

     Day 2: winner drawn from all registered racers who posted a picture of themselves to our Facebook event page while running/walking/etc. to earn their mileage

     Day 3: winner drawn from all registered racers who have achieved at least 1/4 of their distance

     Day 4: winner drawn from all registered racers who have liked or commented on another racer's posted a picture on the Facebook event page

     Day 5: winner drawn from all registered racers who have achieved at least half of their distance

     Day 6: winner drawn from all registered racers who have achieved at least 3/4 of their distance

     Day 7: winner drawn from all registered racers who have completed their race


Prize update - look what we'll be giving away!
If have more than 75 registered runners, we'll have a pair of Mariner's tickets to give away too!  Tell your friends and family to register!
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