The Virtual Run Challenge would like to introduce one of our newest virtual run partners Hope for HIE. The Hustle for Hope 5K is one of many activities taking place throughout the month of April, which is HIE Awareness Month, to increase awareness, education, and support through Hope for HIE.
Hope for HIE chose the virtual format to meet the needs of its global community, allowing for flexibility, diversity and inclusion. Participants pick a date, time and location (indoors or outdoors) that works best and can complete the 5K by any form of mobility (walk, run or roll).
Complete it all at once or break it up over time. We encourage you to sign up and post on social media to help raise awareness for this great cause! Join the official 2020 Hustle for Hope Participant Facebook Group and visit HopeforHIE.org for more information about the organization.
How to Complete:
- Find your motivation and sign up
- Registration options include Standard (bib and finisher medal), Premium (bib, finisher medal and t-shirt), and International
- You will receive a confirmation email at the time of registration. Your race packet will arrive around April 1st, 2020.
- Complete the 5K between April 1st and May 15th. Walk, run or roll. Indoors or outdoors. Complete it all at once or break it up over time. By yourself, or connect with others to do it as a community.
- Submit your results manually on our RESULTS page.
- Share your achievement with your friends and tag us @virtualrunchallenge @hopeforhie #virtualrunchallenge #hustleforhope
- Register for your next race!
Get to Know the Cause
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) occurs in an estimated 2-3 live births per 1,000 and also into childhood. Outcomes vary from unaffected to loss of life.
Hope for HIE was founded by three HIE moms who met online in 2010. Since then, Hope for HIE has evolved into a confirmed 501c3 nonprofit, and the go-to resource for families impacted by HIE, as well as a leading resource for medical professionals, researchers and organizations interested in HIE and related topics. Over 5,200 families from all around the world utilize the organizations online support forums.
With leadership from the Board of Directors, and support from volunteers and donors around the world, this volunteer-run non-profit carries out a variety of activities focused on providing support to families affected by HIE, as well as educating and collaborating with medical providers, other support organizations and the general public.
Hope for HIE’s support network provides opportunities to connect with peers, share information, ask questions, celebrate milestones, grieve setbacks/losses and more.
Hope for HIE organizes in-person parent/family retreats, provides in-depth support to newly diagnosed families, along with families experiencing hospitalizations and loss, and promotes awareness through World HIE Awareness Month (April) and Remembrance Day (April 20th).