Medals for a Cause
The 2019 Run the Valley race season will award a medal for each of the five races. These medals piece together with magnetic sides to create one larger medal to form the shape of a running shoe. All registered race participants will receive a medal at the finish.
If there is a race you are unable to attend for any reason (out of town, injury, or you just don’t run in mud) but you would still like to support the cause and receive a medal to complete your Medals for a Cause collection, here’s how it works:
To receive a medal from any of the races pictured above without participating in the event, simply go to the particular event page and follow the donation link.
Donations of $20 or more are eligible to receive a medal.
100% of your donation will go directly to the benefiting organization for that race.
The Mad Anthony Mud Run medal purchase benefits Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center. The center serves Augusta County, Waynesboro, and Staunton taking in strays, abandoned, and surrendered animals across the area. With support from volunteers and people like you the shelter has been able to increase their save rate over the last 8 years to 95%!
The Park to Park 1/2 Marathon race benefits Therapeutic Adventures. This organization provides valuable programs and services to support individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, chronic health impairments, and other special health needs participate in adaptive outdoor, recreational, and competitive adaptive sports.
The Summer Extravaganza 5K & 10K race benefits Relay for Life of Augusta County. Relay for Life is an organized effort of volunteers who give of their time to take action against cancer. Their participation in community events raise funds for the American Cancer Society. (Donation link will be available once registration opens.)
The Totally 80’s 8K race benefits WARM , an organization providing emergency and temporary housing to individuals and families who lack the financial resources to maintain stable housing. (Donation link will be available once registration opens.)
The Fall Foliage 5K & 10K race benefits Waynesboro Cross Country teams in our community. Supporting running in today’s youth not only helps instill a love for healthy living and wellness but teaches the value of teamwork, perseverance, and commitment to those who will be growing into young adults. (Donation link will be available once registration opens.)
NOTE: POST RACE – All remaining medals will be sent out to those who have made a donation in the amount of $20 or more. Medals will be sent in the order of the donations received, while supplies last. Medal donations will not be accepted after the online race registrations ends. All donations are non-refundable. Thank you for your understanding and for supporting the wonderful local charities who are helping to make our community a better place to live, work and play.