01. August 2020 - 11:00

Operation Veterans Wellness Virtual Run, Online, Saturday, 01. August 2020

2020 Operation Veterans Wellness Virtual Run.

Show your support and run for our Veterans mind, body and soul.

About this Event

A virtual run is a wellness activity that can be run from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and track it yourself. This virtual run is a 5K, 10K, or 20K. You choose which distance you will complete. Finish your run any time between August 1 and August 31, 2020. Track and submit your runs with Strava.com. Your activity can be manually entered at Strava.com or a smart device can be linked to your account for easy tracking. Finally, on August 1, 2020 go get those miles!


The Operation Veterans Wellness series has been a reoccurring wellness event for Veterans and families since 2016 at the Rio West Mall in Gallup, New Mexico. The event began as a collaboration between tribal programs, city programs, state programs, federal programs, and various non-profit groups. The first planning group wanted to provide a family friendly wellness event with the purpose of promoting a positive environment and promoting the wellbeing of veterans. The day included a Health, Job, and Resource Fair; a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, free lunch and an afternoon Gourd Dance. Due to the 2020 pandemic and new social guidelines, the planning group was forced to put everything on hold. However, since the wellness of our veterans cannot be “put on hold”, this year’s event has been transitioned to a virtual run. Please join us as we continue to support our veterans and promote healthy activities.

How do I participate?

Full read this event description and virtual run waiver. Decided which virtual run and register!

Virtual Run Waiver

I know that running in an event that is organized as a virtual activity where I run on my own, at a date and time of my choosing, in a location and running route of my choosing, which will not have any support or security measures in place by Operation Veterans Wellness Virtual Run planning group is a potentially hazardous activity, which could result in injury or death. I acknowledge that I am participating in the activity outlined by this virtual event by my own free will and at my own personal risk. I will not participate in a virtual event unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by submitting my registration, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I further agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and other communicable diseases, and I attest to having read the CDC’s guidance at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html. I attest that if my community has a shelter in place order, that I will only participate in the virtual event by using a personal treadmill, and I will not run outside in the community during the duration of a shelter in place order. I agree to follow all pedestrian safety ordinances including running on a sidewalk where available and not in the road. I agree to follow the rules of the road if no sidewalk or multi-use trail is available.

I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this virtual event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I having read the rules of the virtual race scheduled for August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020 including the terms in this waiver, the timeline of the virtual event, and agree to abide by them. I assume all risks to me associated with running on my own as part of this virtual activity, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other pedestrians, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road or trail, all such risks being known or unknown and appreciated by me when out running on my own without any type of support from local officials or event organizers.

Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Operation Veterans Wellness planning group, all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this virtual event, and waive my ability to bring any legal action against the entities outlined in this waiver as I am voluntarily electing to run on my own as part of this virtual event. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs which I may share online as part of the event, personal data provided during registration and post-event reporting, video or audio recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. I understand that this event does not provide for refunds in the event of a cancellation, and by submitting my registration I am signing this waiver.

Saturday, 01. August 2020, Online, Operation Veterans Wellness Virtual Run

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