Did you know that September 22 is Hobbit Day? It’s the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins! We are celebrating with our third annual Hobbit Day 5K & 10K – Journey to Middle Earth!
September is also Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, so we will be donating at least 15% of every registration to Be The Match, “for the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match ® , operated by the National Marrow Donor Program ® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.”
What: This is a 5K or 10K virtual run (or walk) to honor hobbits!
When: Complete your race any time in September. If you can complete it on Hobbit Day, September 22nd, even better!
*Medals and bibs will start shipping out mid-August. Then the will ship out every 2 to 5 days after that.
Where: You choose the course and you time yourself (you’ll report your finishing time to us).
Why: Because this is our way of celebrating Hobbit Day and to help raise funds for an amazing organization: Be The Match.
Cost: The price is $18 and that includes your medal, bib and shipping. Plus, at least 15% of every entry will be donated to Be The Match. *We are in no way affiliated with this charity, we like to choose a different charity for each of our races and are happy to raise funds for them.