---NOW EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30th!---
The Good Samaritan Race - RHODE ISLAND
This is part of the National Virtual Race Series benefitting:
is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. For 50 years, Samaritan's Purse
has done its utmost to follow Christ's command by going to the aid of the world's poor, sick, and suffering.100% of the entry fees for this virtual race will go directly to Samaritan's Purse.
Read more about their mission below.
Responding to Coronavirus
Samaritan's Purse is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe.
Samaritan's Purse opened a 68-bed Emergency Field Hospital in New York's Central Park on April 1 to provide critical care for people seriously ill with COVID-19. We have treated close to 200 coronavirus patients in Central Park, in addition to patients served in two other New York locations.
Samaritan's Purse has been running a similar medical facility outside of Milan, Italy, since March 20. The 14-tent unit is set up adjacent to the Cremona Hospital in order to treat an overflow of coronavirus patients. Our DC-8 aircraft made two airlifts to Italy in order to deliver the hospital, 20 tons of supplies, and a large Disaster Assistance Response Team.
These emergency medical responses will continue through mid-May. Elsewhere, our 16 field offices across the globe have started more than 70 new projects designed to address the effects of COVID-19 through community engagement and education, training for healthcare providers, case management, and ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of people in hard-hit areas of the world.
Learn more about our work in the video below:
ABOUT THE GOOD SAMARITAN RACE - RHODE ISLAND:
This event is part of the Good Samaritan National Race Series benefitting Samaritan's Purse. We're creating an event in each state to see which state will bring the most participation and donations to Samaritan's Purse! While we all have to remain socially distant, we can still come together to support Samaritan's Purse. Please follow all of your local regulations regarding social distancing when participating in your own virtual race. Be sure to share your achievement with your friends, and encourage them to register and compete against your finish time!
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
REGISTER FOR THE RUN!
Register for the run online for a $10 donation fee (plus processing fees).
OPTIONAL SWAG PACKAGE
If you'd like something to remember your race, we've partnered with the Runners Stay Strong Virtual Race Series to offer our participants a "Swag Package" that includes a T-shirt, custom race bib, and silicone wristband. The package is just $15 and includes shipping* anywhere in the continental US.
*please note that there are premiums added for XXL and XXXL sizes, and the swag package prices are $24-$29 for Canadian registrants. Orders placed by 11:59 pm on Sundays will be shipped the following week.
GET READY TO RUN OR WALK FOR YOUR CAUSE!
Once you're registered, click the button below for full instructions on how the IYR Virtual Run Program Works: