Find your inner John Wayne grit and get ready to #RunToFightCancer.
The John Wayne Grit Series Half Marathon & 10k, typically held in Pioneertown near Joshua Tree National Park, is going virtual for 2020. Fortunately, its two main objectives – to fight cancer and give every participant an amazing experience – stands true!
Rather than a one-day event, the race will now take place over the course of a weekend – starting Saturday, October 3 through Sunday, October 4, 2020. Participants can begin the race at any point during this time, and at any location they wish! Whether a familiar neighborhood route, a challenging new course you’ve had your eye on, or Pioneertown’s single track trail* – participants will have the freedom to race at a location of their choice. (*the Pioneertown trail is open for use as it is a public space, however there will be no organized race officials on site.)
How to Register
To take part in the JWGS Half Marathon & 10k and support the fight against cancer, simply register online at https://johnwayne.org/jwgs/pioneertown/ and start fundraising today. The registration cost to run or walk the half marathon is $115 per person, and for the 10k is $90 per person. Your registration and fundraising efforts make it possible for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation to fund novel and innovative programs that improve cancer patients' outcomes and save lives through research, education, awareness and support.
How to Fundraise
Participants can fundraise by forming a ‘Corporate’ or ‘Friends + Family’ team. Choose to promote team building at your company, rally your closest pals, or run or walk as a group in honor or memory of a loved one who has been affected by cancer. Several fundraising rewards and special team awards – including retail and apparel items, free future race entries, hotel accommodations, custom race shirts, and more – are available.
How to Run Virtually
Participants will run or walk during the scheduled race weekend, and are encouraged to track their distance using a run tracking app. To show you went the distance and receive your official JWGS Patagonia participant t-shirt and finisher mug by mail, please email a screenshot or photo of your completed route to Greg Graber, Director of Fundraising, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Even better, all participants will automatically receive a 20% off voucher for next year’s 2021 race registration.
Like John Wayne said, "A goal, a love, and a dream give you total control over your body and your life,” and we can’t think of a better way to describe this event – life-changing for both yourself and for those fighting cancer.