Join Us in our Run and support our IAGB fundraising efforts to help our local food banks and homeless shelters!
Before the pandemic, Feeding America and its network of 200 food banks served 40 million people. As the virus continues, we estimate that 17.1 million additional people could find themselves without enough food. Along with that, experts are also predicting that the COVID-19 pandemic will increase homelessness between 40% and 45%, nationally. That fact is particularly worrisome because advocates confess they already lack enough resources to fully address the current level of homelessness. Many people in our community who were employed before the pandemic now find themselves laid off or having reduced hours. Often, that means hard-working people who are doing everything right will need a little extra help feeding themselves and their families.Along with that with social services stretched thin and businesses shuttering, rather than keeping people away from shelters, the virus has driven many in. This is where food banks and homeless shelters step in – to fill the gap during the pandemic and beyond.
For food banks, pantries, meal programs and the people who visit them , the pandemic has meant a tremendous shift in not only the need, but how those programs are operating. And for shelters, the issue is having people trapped on the streets and exposing themselves to the risk of COVID-19. Hence, we at IAGB have taken two prong approach- we have taken all our effort in supporting our local food banks so that no one goes HUNGRY and supporting homlessness shelters to move people off the streets and into SHELTERS!
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT IN MAKING THIS HAPPEN. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS RUN/WALK WITH US AND PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND 100% OF YOUR TICKET PRICE WILL BE DONATED TO SUPPORT THE FOOD BANKS.
Rules and Regulations
Register for the Bhaag IAGB Bhaag Virtual Run/Walk on our site
The registration can be at an individual level or at a family level – Age is not a concern – all proceeds will be donated to a good cause
Virtual runs – run or walk outdoors but limit the time on roads and continue to support safe and healthy running distances and social distancing
This Event is just for “one”day (Saturday, June 20th 2020) and our suggested run time is between 8am-8.30am (we recommend morning run/walk to beat the heat)
Set your running trail in your neighborhood and run/walk 5K or more, at your own pace, and make sure to track it on your prefered app.
Pick up your t-shirt from the location we announce, wear it on the run day to show that you supported our fundraising.
At the end of the run/walk, take a picture of yourself or the family and your track record , post on Instagram/Facebook with the #BhaagIAGBhaag
Maintain 6ft distance and STAY SAFE!
REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Optional Performance Wear Tee T-SHIRT – Wear the T-Shirt as part of the Run. Only the first 100 registrants will get the t-shirts.
IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE ORGANIZERS: With endurance events shut down nationwide, gyms closing, stores being closed…this is our attempt to help keep everyone focused on healthy living, spread a little playful humor all while doing some good deeds in the process. It is not intended to be insensitive or downplay the gravity of the illness. It is very serious. When the virus completes its course, we need you healthy and back on the trails. Please follow all the guidelines from the State Governor and CDC. Stay healthy, fit and don’t become a couch potato! Let’s beat this virus together.