Carolina For The Kids, a student-run organization supporting UNC Children's Hospital, is holding its annual fundraiser race virtually this semester.
The race, called Kilometers For The Kids, will take place Oct. 9 through Oct. 11 and allows participants the option of choosing a 5K, a 10K or a 1-mile fun run. Participants can complete the run over the weekend on their own time and log their time online.
CFTK Operations Chairperson and senior Lauren Harrell said the range of people who have registered for the event spans 20 states and even Canada.
For more information and to register, you can visit the Kilometers for the Kids website.
The asynchronous and remote format of the run may not be traditional, but CFTK Public Relations Chairperson and senior Cheryl Phillips said she hopes it will make the race more accessible.
"This way, we can let students and families run from wherever they may be living during this semester and protect everyone's health and safety while still having a great time and raising money for the patients we support," Phillips said.