Race Around the World 2022

Thank you for participating in this year's event!

We hope you will join us again next September as we continue our mission to raise awareness and support for the veterinary community!

The Results Are In!

Top Distance: Individual

Stephanie Kube (neurodvm)

Top Fundraiser: Individual

Christine Stafford (adventuregirl)

Top Distance: Team


Top Fundraiser: Team


Top Per Activity


Stephanie Kube (neurodvm)

Horse Back

Tyler Gaffalione (tylergaffalione)


Pat McKay (pattie1126)


Tim McKay (caminowalker)


Karleen Lang (klang)

2021 NOMV Race Around the World Summary

  • 18 Countries
  • 2,404 Racers
  • 143,258 Miles
  • $246,036 Raised


The Race Around the World is an annual fundraiser to support NOMV. It is a virtual race that takes place annually from September 1st - 30th. Participants sign up online to race. Each participant tracks the miles/kilometers they run, walk, bike, horseback ride, etc. throughout the month. They also raise money through their personal fundraising page. 

The Race Around the World takes place annually from September 1st - 30th during Suicide Prevention Month.

Registration opens prior to the beginning of the Race (the exact date is still TBD). When registration opens, you will be able to sign-up, start or join a team, pay the registration fee ($10), and set-up your fundraising page. The online system will walk you through all the steps and there will be a way to contact someone if you have any issues or questions.

Yes! The online system we are using is compatible with most fitness tracking devices. After you sign up you will be able to sync your devices and we will have tech support if you need any help to get started!

NOMV wants to make our Race Around the World personalized to fit your needs. Your registration fee ($10) goes to cover the costs of the race and to NOMV’s programs with no extras taken out for swag. If you want swag, we will have a selection of items available in the NOMV Shop (coming soon). You can choose what you want, or if you want to go swagless you can do that too!

When you register you have the option to create or join a team. If you create a new team, you will get a team page in addition to your personal page. You can invite people to join your team page. Every member of the team’s individual fundraising achievements and miles/kilometers raced will accumulate on the team page. 


If you join an existing team, you will still set up your personal fundraising page, then your goals and achievements will count both individually and as part of your team!

NOMV is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Everything we accomplish relies on the generosity of our donors. The funds raised are allocated by the NOMV Volunteer Board of Directors based on programmatic needs. Because the Race Around the World is such a large part of our annual income, we use the funds raised to support several programs including: support grants to individuals in crisis, educational programming, peer support programs, and special projects like CLEAR Blueprint and NOMV Ambassadors.

Technically everyone who participates is a winner because all participants develop their wellbeing while simultaneously raising awareness and funds for a common cause with thousands of other people across the globe! But, yes, there are also actual winners. Throughout the race there is a visible leaderboard that lets us know which individuals and teams are raising the most money and which are racking up the most miles for our mission.

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!

Become a Race Sponsor

Why Sponsor?

Race Sponsors support the event through funds, awareness, and teamwork. Sponsoring this event is a signal to your team and the community that you are invested in supporting healthy, happy vet teams.

Chart of the different sponsorship tiers and their perks.


Spread the awareness, unity over a common mission, and the excitement among your employees by creating a team (or multiple teams).

Our Goals:

2,500 Participants

161,000 Kilometers

15 Countries

$250,000 Raised

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