The Pink Elephant Virtual 5K & 1M Youth Races
We are a nonprofit organization formed to help shed light on the opiate crisis, to bring peace and joy into the lives of children and families who have been affected by this epidemic and to give families an opportunity to remember their loved ones.
The Pink Elephant is going Virtual for 2020!!
What: The Pink Elephant Movement 5K Race / 1 Mile Youth Race / Fun Walk
When: October 10th & 11th, 2020
Registration Closes: Oct 10th 6pm
YOUR COURSE - YOUR START TIME - YOUR RACE DATE
Race Format: Runner registered in the 5K or 1Mile Youth Race will challenge themselves and race their best effort any time Saturday or Sunday Oct 10th & 11th. After registering, runners will be provided with an online time submission link. All results must be submitted no later than Sunday at noon. To be considered for awards you must also provide/upload a 'proof of time' image. Either a photo of a gps watch or a screenshot of a smartphone running app that calculates distance/time qualify. For a free phone app visit: https://www.strava.com
Shirt: Take your pick!!! Two color choices available for 2020 Blue or Grey Shirt Pickup details will be announced.
Why: The Pink Elephant Movement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was created to assist children and families whose lives have been affected and altered because of a love one’s addiction. There are countless number of grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members who are raising children who aren’t theirs because their loved one has either passed away because of addiction or is in active addiction and unable to care for their children. Our goal is to help these families both spiritually and financially to uplift them in their time of need through community events and individual giving programs.
How We Got Started: A couple of us have come together to try to create change - to light up the darkness. We figured we would start in our own community with a 5K in the streets of our own neighborhood, the place we grew up in. Our hope is that those families that are suffering could feel all of the love and support that we have to share, so that those same families could feel a little hope; so the kids that are growing up powerless over their situation can be encouraged to take a different path, one that is less destructive.
We also wanted to create a space where families could come together and proudly honor the memory of their loved ones who lost their life to drug addiction or alcoholism, to heal, to feel comforted and to feel loved and supported. We hope you will join us for a day of spreading joy, hope, love and healing.
The Pink Elephant Movement