2021 NOMV Race Around the World
- 18 Countries
- 2,404 Racers
- 143,258 Miles
- $246,036 Raised
The Race Around the World has its roots in an event organized in 2019 by Caitlin Furlong, now the Secretary of the Board of Directors for NOMV. As the Marketing and Events Coordinator for B.W. Furlong & Associates, an equine veterinary clinic headquartered in Oldwick, NJ, she proposed creating a 5K run/walk in their community to raise awareness for veterinary mental health and donate the proceeds to NOMV. Their inaugural event ended up having fantastic support from the local community with over 90 participants joining the race.
The 2020 plan was to make this race a national event. COVID-19 put a wrench in the original plans but brought about the idea of a virtual event. Using the inventive platform of Charity Footprints and the incredible support of Premier Sponsor Zoetis Equine, Caitlin made the event happen.
Caitlin’s idea became the NOMV’s Race Around The World, a signature fundraising event designed to reach people on a global scale and create a larger awareness for all that NOMV does in the veterinary industry.
Our second year, 2021, solidified the Race Around the World as an important outreach, wellness, and fundraising event. We had over twice as many participants, and raised an additional $106,000 over the previous year. We had strong team participation, increasing our sense of togetherness and working toward a common goal of a healthier veterinary community. We can’t wait to see where we go next year!