Race Around the World 2023

NOMV’s fourth annual Race Around the World is now over. Thank you to all of the incredible participants and sponsors for your support! Stay tuned for updates regarding Race Around the World 2024!

FAQ's

What is the NOMV Race Around the World?

The Race Around the World is an annual fundraiser to support and raise awareness for NOMV. Participants sign up online and then track the kilometers they run, walk, bike, horseback ride, etc. throughout the month. Participants also raise money through their personal fundraising page!

When is the NOMV Race Around the World?

The virtual Race Around the World takes place annually in September during Suicide Prevention Month. This year NOMV is excited to be hosting our first, in-person 5K in Boston, MA October 8th at 10 am EDT. You can learn more about it here

How do I sign up to participate?

Registration opens prior to the beginning of the Race. You can sign-up, start or join a team, pay the registration fee, and set-up your fundraising page here. The online system will walk you through all the steps and if you have any questions, please contact race@nomv.org

Can I use my fitness tracking device?

No, please reference this article for how to log your activities. 

Is there swag?

NOMV wants to make our Race Around the World personalized to fit your needs. Your registration fee 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. You can choose what you want, or if you want to go swagless you can do that too!

What is the money raised used for?

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.

Are there winners?

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.

How was Race Around the World started?

The Race Around the World has its roots in an event organized in 2019 by Caitlin Furlong, now the Vice President 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 are excited to see what the future holds for this wonderful event! 

Become a Race Sponsor Today!

Why Sponsor Race Around the World?

NOMV’s Race Around the World started out as a fundraiser, but has evolved into something far greater. The global, annual event has become an important outreach and awareness program for NOMV. Its goal is to involve, engage, and energize a movement to elevate wellness in veterinary medicine. 

Last year’s event saw participation from new corners of the world and a rejuvenation of togetherness and teamwork after years of distancing. We saw more teams, more participation, more sharing of our goals and successes. Taking the momentum and feedback from the 2022 event, we have been working on a bigger and better event for 2023, and as one of our most invested partners, we want to invite you to join us as a sponsor at one of the levels below.

If you are ready to sponsor today, please fill out this form.

Want to talk about it more? Please contact Gabby at gmora@nomv.org.

Race Around the World Sponsorship Benefits

Qualifier $1,000 

  • We provide you with a sponsor virtual badge for your website or social media 
  • We list your company’s name on the NOMV Race Around the World webpage
  • We highlight you as a sponsor in the NOMV monthly newsletter (circulation 10,000+)

Personal Record $2,500 

Everything from the Qualifier Level plus 

  • We place your company’s logo on the NOMV Race Around the World webpage
  • We recognize you on social media recognition via a post including all Personal Record Level Sponsors (to be posted once in August or September)

Course Record $5,000 

Everything from Personal Record Level plus 

  • We recognize you on a social media post with all other Course Record Level Sponsors (to be posted once in August or September).
  • We highlight your sponsorship with your name listed on the official Race Around the World shirt*

National Record $10,000 

Everything from the Course Record Level plus 

  • We highlight your sponsorship by placing your company’s logo on  the official Race Around the World shirt*
  • We provide a NOMV Speaker for your gear-up party (most likely this will be virtual, in-person pending availability and location)

World Record $25,000 

Everything from the National Record Level plus 

  • We highlight your sponsorship with premier placement of your company’s logo on the official Race Around the World shirt*
  • We include your company’s name and logo in two press releases, pre and post-race

*To be included on the Race T-shirt, we need to have the donation fully paid and your name as you would like it listed (Course Record) or your logo (National Record and World Record) by July 15th.