RUN717 COVID-19 Virtual Run

COVID-19 Virtual Run – UPDATE June 1, 2020

A big thank you to everyone who donated and took time out of their busy schedules to be a part of this fundraiser. 33 people participated and $777 was raised. My contribution made it an even $800. While it may not seem like a large amount, I know that every little bit helps.

RUN717 hosted a virtual run to raise money for people impacted by COVID-19. The two organizations that received these funds are the Lancaster Cares COVID-19 Response Fund and York County COVID-19 Response Fund. Sometimes by helping others, we bring joy to ourselves. This unique 7.17-mile race distance nearly insured an automatic PR!

How to get involved:

  • Register by donating a minimum of $7.17 to the PayPal Pool. Larger donations accepted! If you don’t have PayPal or if you prefer to donate using a different method, email me at and we can work something out.
  • You can designate your dollars to go to either foundation.
  • Run, bike, hike or walk for 7.17 miles anytime between now and 5/17. Share your results on the RUN717 Facebook page.
  • 7.17 miles a bit far? No worries – aim for 7.17 km (4.5 miles) or split the 7.17 miles into multiple activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much of the collected funds will go to the Foundations?

100% of the collected funds will be given to the two foundations.

I live in York, can I make sure my donation is applied there?

Certainly! Make a note when you donate via PayPal, or send me a message.

What swag is included for this race?

I am trying to keep the cost down so that all funds go to people in need. There will be no shirts or real medals for this race.

I don’t run, can I still participate?

Yes! Feel free to cycle, hike, Elliptigo, or walk; Any activity works.

I’m not a runner, how do I get started?

Check out my free Beginner Training Plan. It is a great way to get started.

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About Lancaster Cares

Lancaster Cares is designed to provide essential support for Lancaster’s families during the COVID-19 Crisis.  A response from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and the United Way of Lancaster County, this fund will support Lancaster residents with food, housing, and rapid response dollars to address emerging issues.

About the York County Fund

In times of need, York Countians step up to support each other. Right now, our community is seeing unprecedented needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By working together, York County Community Foundation, the United Way of York County and generous donors across our community can make sure our neighbors don’t go without food or shelter because of the vast economic impact of this outbreak.

Still have a question? Email me at

Published by fastmaster262

A nationally ranked master marathoner focusing on a holistic approach to training and coaching. Marathon PR 2:53:13 in 2018.

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