VIRTUAL Cure Coats’ 5K Run and 1K Kids’ Fun Run – run at your convenience!
October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
Some of our friends and supporters are busy the day of the event or live in different parts of the world. Many wish that they could participate in our fundraising events.
And now you can! Register today and finish your run at your convenience between now and October 13, 2019!
Cure Coats’ Virtual 5K Run/1K Kids’ Fun Run FAQs
What is a Virtual Walk/Run?
We know that many of our friends and supporters are not able to attend the event on October 13. We also know that many of you wish you could still participate. And now you can! Virtual runners participate by running on their own time and their own routes.
When can I make a gift?
The Cure Coats’ Virtual 5K/1K registration is open and will stay open until the end of the live event on October 13, 2019. You can register or make a gift any time during that period.
Can others support my participation with a gift of their own?
Yes! Once registered, share the registration page with family and friends and ask them to show their support by selecting “Support a Runner” and making a gift of their own in your honor.
Where can I run or walk?
Anywhere! Trails, treadmills, or wherever you can safely get out and get active in your local community. Encourage your family, friends, and fellow supporters to do the same.
When can I run or walk?
Anytime between now and October 13, 2019! The beauty of the virtual event is that you can participate at your convenience. You don’t even need to finish the entire 5K or 1K on the same day! Be sure to share your photos and experience on our Facebook page with the hashtag #curecoats5K. We’d like to feature your submissions.
Do you need proof that I actually finished my run or walk?
No and there is no need to report any results. We do encourage you, however, to share your experience online by posting photos and videos on our Facebook page, or anywhere on social media using #curecoats5K.
How can I let others know I’m participating?
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Then, share your training photos and running day festivities using the hashtag #curecoats5K.
Does my gift impact current efforts of the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation?
Yes! Your gift will help us:
- Provide grants for research to improve treatments & find a cure;
- Endow scholarships to Ophthalmologists to inspire them to specialize in Coats’ Disease;
- Maintain a comprehensive Doctor Directory of specialists;
- Sponsor events to raise awareness and educate physicians, researchers, and students;
- Engage a network of volunteers around the world to help us achieve our mission; and
- Establish travel grants for researchers to promote research and education.
I want to run or walk in support of the Jack McGovern Coats’ Disease Foundation, but unfortunately can’t make a gift at this time. Can I still participate?
Yes, we encourage everyone to show their support and share photos of your experience using #curecoats5K.
Why a walk/run?
Since 2006, our mission is to offer all patients hope and improvements as they wage a lifelong battle against Coats’ Disease and blindness. Our vision is to find a cure for Coats’ Disease. By making a tax-deductible gift, you are helping to ensure progress towards our mission and vision.