Epilepsy Awareness Virtual Run/Walk

Epilepsy Awareness Virtual Run/Walk


August 15-29, 2021

5k, 10k, Half Marathon Run/Walk

Help us bring awareness and raise funds for research by participating in this virtual run/walk that you can do from anywhere!


One-third of people with epilepsy live with uncontrolled seizures. Epilepsy and seizures can develop in any person and at any age, though new cases are most common in children, especially in the first year of life. An estimated 65 million people worldwide currently live with epilepsy, including more than 3.4 million Americans. In fact, one in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime.

Help us bring awareness and raise funds for research by participating in this virtual run/walk that you can do from anywhere!

This race benefits CURE Epilepsy – the leading non-governmental agency fully committed to funding research in epilepsy. Their mission is to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research. They identify and fund cutting-edge research, challenging scientists worldwide to collaborate and innovate in pursuit of a cure for epilepsy.


  • Register for the race and print your bib
  • Complete a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon run/walk at your convenience, any time, anywhere between August 15-29, 2021
  • Submit your time (optional) to see how you placed overall and receive your finisher certificate.
  • Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing on social media! #RunsForAPurpose
  • Feel free to join the Virtual Runs for a Purpose Facebook Group to share and celebrate with other participants. Don’t forget to follow our Facebook page too!


  • Epilepsy Awareness Medal
  • Printable Race Bib
  • Printable Finisher Certificate


  • Do I have to track my time / How do I track my time?
    No, tracking your time is optional. There are several apps available that you can use to track your time. Here is a list of the top 10 apps.
  • Do I have to create a team?
    No, registration is setup for individuals, however, there is an option to create a team during checkout if you want to.
  • Do all team members have to participate together?
    No, that is the great part about a virtual race! Each team member can run/walk at their own pace on their own time.
  • Do all team members have to do the same distance?
    No, each team member can choose to do their own distance.
  • Can I split up the distance over several days?
    Yes, you can certainly split up your distance over time if needed.
  • Do I have to submit my time to get my medal?
    No, submitting your time is optional, you will still get your medal regardless. But if you would like to print off your finisher certificate, you will need to submit your time.
  • When will I get my medal and/or shirt?
    Medals will start to ship mid-July. Shirts ordered by July 20th will arrive in time for the race. Shirts ordered after July 20th will ship after the race.
  • How do I print my bib?
    Bibs are provided in digital format. Once you register, you will be automatically assigned a bib number. In your RunSignUp.com account, under “Profile” then “Upcoming Events”, you will see an option to print your bib for this race.