RACEtoBreakthrough

Thank you for signing up to help make Breakthroughs happen! Your registration and team support has helped raise funds for Breakthrough Miami, our Teaching Fellows, Scholars, and Volunteers to ensure we continue our mission and inspire the next generation of Change Makers.

Below is everything you need to prepare for and complete your race (and have fun!)

RACE DAY DETAILS:

When? The Virtual Race to Breakthrough can be completed at any time on Saturday, September 4th – Monday, September 6th, 2021.

What? In celebration of Breakthrough Miami’s 30th Anniversary, we are challenging our race participants to choose ANY activity you’d like and measure it in increments of 30. Whether it is a 30 min walk, a 3.1 mile run, 3000 steps while shopping, 300 meters paddling, or even 30 push ups – you choose and BE CREATIVE! Creativity counts!

Where? Anywhere! It’s a virtual race. You can participate in your own neighborhood, indoors on a treadmill or stationary bike, climb a mountain or wherever you are in the world while remaining safe, of course. We have racers registered from all over the world – Florida to London to Singapore!

What to wear? In addition to wearing your personalized, race-day bib, show your #BreakthroughMiami spirit on race day by wearing your Breakthrough gear. Scholar, Volunteer, and Teaching Fellow t-shirts welcome!

FAQs

Do I have to run? Absolutely not! We are celebrating 30 Years of Breakthroughs while promoting fun and wellness. Choose ANY activity you’d like and measure it in increments of 30. Whether it is a 30 min walk, a 3.1 mile run, 3000 steps while shopping, 300 meters paddling, or even 30 push-ups – you choose and BE CREATIVE! Creativity counts!  

How do I track my activity? We are on an honor system, so you may track your activity however you wish and take photos! 

For accuracy and ease, you can try any of the following options below for tracking time & distance: 

  • Smartphone: use the GPS and timer on your android or iPhone
  • Running GPS watch
  • Map My Run or Map My Ride Apps 
  • FREE RUN-TRACKING APPS

How far is the race? There is no set distance. Choose ANY activity you’d like and measure it in increments of 30. Whether it is a 30 min walk, a 3.1 mile run, 3000 steps while shopping, 300 meters paddling, or even 30 push-ups – you choose and BE CREATIVE! Creativity counts!

Do I have to document my results? We recommend you do, especially if you’d like to participate in our friendly competition. (See award categories below for inspiration)

What if I can’t race on Saturday, 9/4? No worries. You will be able to complete your activity any time from Saturday, September 4th through Labor Day, Monday, September 6th.

How do I submit my results?  Upload proof of completion to our Post-Race Form below.  Any of the following can be used as evidence: photos of you on race day completing your activity, a screenshot of your choice of running app (i.e. MapMyRun, Runtastic, Nike Run Club, iPhone GPS, etc.), your iPhone or Apple Watch – whatever GPS device you used to track your time and distance.

Note: If you would like to participate competitively in the 3.1 mile category, the evidence submitted must include proof of time, in addition to distance and method of completion, and the 3.1 mile distance must be completed in one segment.

Where can I share social posts? Go live. Take Pictures, and show your team spirit! Be sure to share your pre and post race experience on your social sites – Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, etc… to help spread some positivity during these uncertain times. Tag us @BreakthroughMiami and use #RaceToBreakthrough #IRACE4Breakthroughs #RaceFor30 #BreakingThrough30

How can I get service hours? You must submit a Post-Race Form (see below) in order to receive service hours. Answer “yes” to the question about service hours in the form. Service hour letters will be emailed to participants using the email they used to register. If you have submitted a Post-Race Form and you have not received the letter by Monday, September 13th, please email esther@breakthroughmiami.org. You must request your hours by Wednesday, September 15th, 2021. Service hour letters will not be sent after this date.

YOUR RACE DAY BIB

 

Be sure to:

  • Print your bib at home on regular size paper.
  • Customize your bib and share what you run for – examples: I run for EDUCATION EQUITY. I run for BREAKTHROUGHS. I run for OPPORTUNITIES, etc…
  • Fasten with safety pins to your race day shirt.
  • Take a selfie with your Breakthrough spirit and include your bib. Use this photo later for posting to social media and uploading to the post-race form.
  • Share your race experience on social media to help spread the spirit of positivity during these uncertain times. Tag us @BreakthroughMiami and use #RaceToBreakthrough #IRACE4Breakthroughs #RaceFor30 #BreakingThrough30

SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS

Enjoy our favorite music while you complete your race activities! You can access these playlists, curated by the Breakthrough Miami Student Volunteers and Staff, on Spotify by searching “Race to Breakthrough” or clicking on one of the links below.

RACE Day Happy Summer Vibes playlist by BTM Student Volunteer Council

RACE Day Hype Music playlist by BTM Student Volunteer Council

RACE Day Move Jams playlist by BTM Staff

POST-RACE FORM

If you’re at this step, CONGRATS! That must mean you completed the race. (SPIRIT CHECK!!) The Post-Race Form must be submitted no later than Friday, September 10th, as we will announce the winners on Monday, September 13th via social media.

DOCUMENT YOUR POST RACE INFORMATION HERE

AWARDS

The following awards will be announced on Monday, September 13th, on Instagram @BreakthroughMiami.

  • Most Spirited Participant/Team (Based on Race-Day Picture)
  • Most Creative Way to Complete Your 30s
  • Team with the Most Participants
  • Team with the Most Money Raised
  • Fastest 3.1 Mile Runner*
  • Fastest 3.1 Mile Walker*

*DISCLAIMER: This is a fundraising event, intended to promote Breakthrough spirit, healthy living and community-building.  While every effort will be made to maintain the integrity of the timed awards, please be reminded that discrepancies may exist among GPS systems on varying platforms.

If you would like to participate competitively in the 3.1 mile awards, the evidence submitted must include proof of time, in addition to distance and method of completion (running or walking), and the 3.1 mile distance must be completed in one segment. 

FRSHst TREAT

As a token of appreciation for the members of our Breakthrough Village who have joined us for the Virtual Race to Breakthrough, our friends at FRSHst in Coral Gables, FL are providing you with a 30 for 30 coupon. Race participants will be able to enjoy smoothies for 30% off for 30 days. Come in any day between September 4th – October 4th, show us your Race to Breakthrough participant number, and get 30% off any FRSHst Smoothie!

FRSHst is located at 241 Sevilla Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

 

Thank you in advance for going the extra mile and stepping up for Breakthrough Miami!