A VIRTUAL 5K RUN/WALK AND 1-MILE FAMILY FUN RUN TO SUPPORT THE ASBMR FUND FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION!
May is Osteoporosis Month! Every year, more Americans are diagnosed with osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to weaken and become more likely to break. You may not know that you have this “silent” disease until your bones are so weak that a sudden strain, bump, or fall causes your wrist to break or your hip to fracture. Learn the facts so you can protect your bones!
Many people believe:
• Osteoporosis is a natural part of aging that only affects older women.
• Bone loss can’t be treated once it starts.
• The only risk of osteoporosis is broken bones from falls.
None of these myths are true. What’s true is:
• While 1 in 2 women over 50 will develop osteoporosis, 1 in 4 men will, too.
• It’s possible to make bones stronger.
• Around 25 % of people die within the first 6 to 12 months after a hip fracture. On behalf of National Osteoporosis Month, the ASBMR Fund for Research and Education is holding it's first ever Virtual 5k Fun/Run/Walk/Ride/Roll from May 1 - May 31, 2021.
ASBMR is the premier professional, scientific and medical society established to promote excellence in bone, mineral and musculoskeletal research, and facilitate the translation of that research into clinical practice. Funding cutbacks have left our community with a tremendous need for alternative sources to fund cutting-edge research. Without it, many important discoveries will be delayed and progress will be deferred in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and related bone, mineral and musculoskeletal disorders, including rare bone diseases. The ASBMR Fund for Research and Education is supported by individual donations and provides research grants and training opportunities for basic and clinical young investigators in the bone, mineral and musculoskeletal field.
Our research community needs your support; 100% of your gift will be used to support research and the development of the next generation of researchers in our field, just like Michael Friedman, Ph.D.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RUN/WALK?
A Virtual Run is a 5K that can be completed in your own country, your own neighborhood, at a local park, or even on the treadmill. You can run, walk, ride or roll! Sign up, gather some friends, decide on a route, and get out and move! The best part is, you'll know that each step you take is helping the ASBMR Fund for Research and Education support Young Investigators!
USE THE IYR VIRTUAL RACE APP
The IYR Virtual mobile app syncs with all virtual races hosted on ITS YOUR RACE, including our event! After you are registered, click the link below to find out more information about the mobile app and how to use it for tracking your 5K or 1-mile race. You can also upload photos from your own personal race course, or share a selfie at the end!
DONATE TO THE ASBMR FUND FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
We're asking all participants to go a step further and continue your support and make a donation during National Osteoporosis Month! Consider making an additional donation to the ASBMR Fund for Research and Education when you register for the virtual 5K. Even if you aren't interested in the race, you can simply make a donation:
REGISTER FOR A GREAT CAUSE AND GET THE SHIRT
Register for the 5K today! Your race registration will go to help the ASBMR Fund for Research and Education raise funds to support Young Investigators. You will also receive a custom "Be the Good" shirt with our logo. Shirts will be shipped directly to the address of the PARTICIPANT (not the billing address).
FUN RUN PHOTO CONTEST
We also invite you to participate in our Fun Run photo contest! Upload your entries here for "Best Outfit", "Best Map, and "Best Background"!
Participants can run their virtual race any time between MAY 1, 2021 at 12AM and MAY 31, 2021 at 11:59PM.
For full instructions on running or walking your virtual race with the ITS YOUR RACE mobile app, click the button below: