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Virtual Avera Race Logistics

 

Both 5K and 10K runs are done virtually.

 

View our course map

 

Build a team and fundraise through your Participant Center

 

Awards presented to the top fundraisers and virtual teams. 

Virtual Avera Race Teams are an excellent way for individuals/businesses to participate in the state's largest cancer race while fostering tradition, creating memories, boosting employee morale and team-building skills all while showing your community YOU care!

Opportunities for Individuals/Businesses: Organize a Family or Company Team!

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  • Company involvement in the history-making Virtual Avera Race Against Cancer.
  • Fosters team-building and boosts morale.
  • Fulfills workplace fitness and wellness initiatives, provides unique opportunity to create a "personalized" race route and participate as a company. 
  • Make a positive statement about cancer survivorship, perhaps by participating in honor of an employee currently battling the disease.
  • Opens the door to educate your company about programs of early detection and prevention of cancer.
  • Increases visibility and enhances public image.

Partner with a Trusted Leader

The Avera Cancer Institute continues to be the leader in cancer care in our community with the most trusted source for cancer information. By joining the Avera Race Against Cancer, you will partner with a leader in the fight against cancer. Since 1989, the Avera Race has donated over $6 million dollars to cancer programs and services. The Avera Race takes pride in funding innovative research, advanced technology and enhanced patient services such as integrative medicine.

Money raised through proceeds from cancer awareness events such as the Avera Race have funded the following programs and services:

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  • Cancer Support Groups
  • Comprehensive Wig Program at Care Store Salon
  • Integrative Medicine Program
  • Educational Materials and Classes
  • Patient Navigation 

Steps for Virtual Team Registration

  • You may register your virtual team by clicking the "Register" and "Form a Team" buttons.
  • If you create a new virtual team, you will be the virtual team captain.
  • Start recruiting! The Virtual Avera Race still encourages teambuilding  (NOTE: Ten registered participants are required to qualify as a team - there is no maximum of registered participants per team).
  • Challenge team members to go the next step and customize their Participant Center to track fundraising goals, send out messages and share fun photos!
  • Be creative with your virtual team; this year's virtual race encourages interaction via social media. Design shirts, make signs, dress up and take pics to share on the Avera Race Facebook page and Instagram: use the hashtag #RunThisTown.

Sideline Supporter

Race at your own pace and become a "Sideline Supporter." Join thousands of community supporters and work towards your own "virtual finish line" together, helping local cancer patients and families along the way. Simply select "Sideline Supporter" as your race and receive an official Avera Race t-shirt and give-aways. 

Virtual Race Packet Pick-Ups

All registered participants will receive their official Avera Race packets AFTER the race at a to-be-determined time at the Avera McKennan Fitness Center.

  • NEW! Registrants will receive an Avera backpack and other giveaways!
  • All registered participants will receive a unisex long-sleeve loose fit performance t-shirt.
  • To ensure all registered participants receive their selected size, substitutions may be made at a later date.
  • ALL cancer survivors receive a complimentary survivor long-sleeved t-shirt. Please note if you are a survivor on the registration form or during the online check-out process.

Virtual Race Times and Schedule

Warm Up with Jackie
  • 7:45 am - Warm-up with Jackie (link to live warm-up will be provided)
  • 8:00 am - all distance races and walks begin!

Please Note: Refunds are not permitted regardless of COVID-19 restrictions.

FAQs

I already registered for the Avera Race, do I need to register again for the Virtual Avera Race?

Thanks for your support! If you already registered, you will automatically be registered in the Virtual Avera Race. 

When does online registration end?

The Virtual Avera Race registration will remain open throughout race day!  

I am registered but do not want to participate in the Virtual Avera Race.  Am I able to get a refund?

The Avera Race is unable to process refunds for registrations. If you are unable to participate or choose to not take part in the Virtual Avera Race, you may transfer your registration to another individual, change your registration type to "Sideline Supporter" so that you still receive an official Avera Race packet or ask that your registration be converted to a donation. Our survivors and their families need your support more than ever. We strongly encourage updating your registration based on any of these options. Please reach out using the Contact Us form.

Am I able to get my yearly screening mammogram at the Avera Race?

Because the 2020 Avera Race is virtual only, digital screening mammograms will not be offered on-site. However, the Avera Cancer Institute still encourages annual check-ups. Please call 605-322-PINK (7465) to make an appointment at a Avera Breast Center location near you.

Will the 5K and 10K runs be timed?

No, there will be no official timing for those who choose to participate in the virtual 5K and 10K runs. However, we encourage you to share your times on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag: #RunThisTown to show your support and encourage others to do the same!

Is there a time limit for running the 5K or 10K?

It's your race: the benefit of a Virtual Avera Race is you can customize your level of participation to accommodate your fitness level!  

When will I get my Avera Race shirt and packet?

Due to CDC recommendations, we will not be able to have shirts and packet pick-up prior to race day on May 9. All registrants will be informed of the new packet pick-up date when it is safe for large groups to gather. 

What if I cannot pick up my shirt and packet on the new date? 

Please try to make arrangements for a friend or family member to pick up your shirt and packet on the new date. If that is not an option, please contact the Avera McKennan Foundation to make alternate arrangements. Due to cost concerns, the foundation will NOT be able to mail shirts and packets. 

I have young children that will be attending the race with me.  Do they need to be registered?

Only registered participants receive an official Avera Race shirt and backpack. Children 16 and under receive a discounted registration fee of $15. 

Virtual Race Incentives

  • Receive an Avera Race backpack and other giveaways.
  • Print off an Avera Race window sign: choose from the full color version or get creative and download the customizable version
  • Fun activities and opportunities to stay engaged.
  • Share pictures of yourself leading up to the Virtual Avera Race on May 9 to build excitement, improve morale and HAVE FUN! 
  • Be part of the FIRST virtual race in Avera Race history!

Your Impact

Screening and Detection through genetic testingAdvanced Technology and Research through clinical trialsPatient Resources such as navigation servicesWhole Person Care with integrative medicine services
 

Virtual Race Leaderboard

Top Participants

    Top Teams

      Become a Sponsor

      The Virtual Avera Race Against Cancer still offers unique opportunities to sponsors. We are optimistic the year's event will be a success with opportunities for everyone to support cancer survivors and their families at the Avera Cancer Institute. From cash donations to in-kind sponsorships, the Virtual Avera Race offers a variety of levels to match your business or organization's marketing goals and budget.

      Download Sponsorship Opportunities

      Top Sponsors

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      Volunteer

      The Virtual Avera Race Against Cancer still relies on the commitment of volunteers. Please note: only a reduced number of volunteer spots will be needed. Sign-up will be announced and available on a first come, first service basis.

      Check Back for Virtual Race Volunteer Opportunies!

       

      Still have questions?

      Contact Us