In past years the DPAF and SDPA have hosted traditional in-person timed run/walk events in honor of the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) at one of the SDPA’s annual conference. This year we are shaking things up and hosting a Virtual 5K Run/Walk (or Sleep-In!) Event in support of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF). All net proceeds will be contributed directly to the NAAF.
So, uhh… What IS a Virtual Run?
Good question! Here’s how it works: Similar to a traditional run, registrants can run, walk, or sleep-in! Once you have registered, we will send you a welcome package inclusive of a commemorative medal and a race bib.
Once you receive your welcome package, you can complete your race anytime, anywhere! For those who want to support the DPAF and NAAF, but love to sleep-in, you can register and do that too (this is a judge free zone).
During registration, you can elect to contribute additional funds. All net proceeds will be contributed directly towards the NAAF. Also available will be the option to add official SDPA S’well water bottles and SDPA/DPAF branded sun protective long-sleeved shirts.
If you do not want to run/walk alone, be sure to grab a friend for support. If you are attending the SDPA Summer Dermatology Conference in San Diego, CA, swing by the DPAF booth near registration to say hi, and to pick up your limited-edition commemorative medal (whiles supplies last). The SDPA Conference Running Group, which is an informal group of members who like to run and walk, held an informal get together to complete the race together in San Diego, CA.
Get involved in our games to snag extra prizes
Race raffles: Once finished, come back to our website to enter your time to be entered to win raffle prizes. Times will be broken up into three categories, and each category will have their prizes:
- Running – Honorable mention will go to the top runner, but ALL those who enter their times into the tracker will be eligible to win the raffle prize.
- Walking – Honorable mention will go to the top walker, but ALL those who enter their times into the tracker will be eligible to win the raffle prize.
- Sleep-in – Honorable mention will go to the longest sleeper, but ALL those who enter their times into the tracker will be eligible to win the raffle prize.
Send us a selfie: Take a snapshot (optional) of yourself with your medal and bib and send it to us to show your support. Send us your snapshot via email, Tweet us @DermPAsCare or tag us in your Facebook post. Include hashtag #DPAFVirtualRun to be entered into a raffle.
Pajama Race: Elected to contribute, but will be sleeping in on behalf of the DPAF and NAAF? We haven’t forgotten about you. Instead of a “ready to race” snapshot, send us a snapshot of yourself in your best pajamas with your medal and race bib to be entered into a prize raffle.
Please join us and help the DPAF make an impact for patients with alopecia areata.
The DPAF will be matching your contributions dollar-for-dollar, up to $7,500! Your registration can help us reach our fundraising goal.