Stars, Stripes & Solidarity

Runners and Walkers: Looking for a great way to show your true colors?  The month of July offers you a great new virtual event sponsored and created by the Utica Roadrunners.  The event is called Stars, Stripes & Solidarity and gives all the chance to proudly show their patriotism as an American.  As we all stand together as a country and a running community, this new event has many opportunities for you to continue to meet your running goals as we recently just lost the Boilermaker Road Race until 2021.  We have many unique new items that will be issued as prizes and lots of great swag created by our friends at CNY Racing!

What to expect: based on elements of the American flag, this event has a series of challenges to be completed during July (e.g. run 3 miles(5K) to represent the three colors of flag, etc.). The event has something for all participants, from runners to walkers, those just starting out, and crazy ultra-running minded folks. The list of challenges will be sent via email and/or posted on social media.

Community: The UR "Fireworks Committee" will be helping us stay motivated via dedicated Facebook and Strava groups.

Prizes: The UR Fireworks committee will select random participants who are active via Facebook or Strava groups for event prizes. We will be unable to provide prizes to those who chose not to interact via these platforms, but we still welcome all to attend in any way they choose to engage with the event.

Event Merchandise: while the event is free, event specific merchandise will be available for sale during registration. We will announce a gear pickup date for sometime late July or Early August. We will not ship merchandise unless participant is active duty military.

Proceeds: a portion of proceeds will be given to an organization that supports our nation's Veterans. We are currently assessing organizations that are still able to execute their programs during the pandemic. We welcome suggestions from our members. If suggestions are provided, please specify how the organization is handling the pandemic or provide a reference to their webpage.

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