The Nerd Herd

2017 About the 5th Annual Virtual Race Series

Welcome to the Nerd Herd’s Fifth Annual Virtual Racing Series to raise funds for Stupid Cancer! Over the past five years we have taken you on several epic runs. This year we have challenged ourselves to break $100,000 in total funds raised by you nerds in an effort to help Stupid Cancer make cancer suck a little less. We are having so much fun doing this, and we are very excited to have you join us. Welcome to the Nerds Run the World Challenge!

We’re starting off Nerd Herd Running’s Nerds Run the World Challenge with the We Are the Rebellion 5k. This race will make you “WERK!” (as the Schuyler Sisters would say) and will take place June 12-18, 2017.  As a registered participant ​for ​this ​race you ​will ​receive ​a ​printable ​bib ​via ​email ​to ​wear ​as you complete ​your ​5k ​(3.1-mile) ​run ​or ​walk. You can do it all at once, or spread it out over several days. Remember, runs (and rebellions) are built on hope. And we have hope!

Nerd Herd Running We Are the Rebellion 5K MEDAL 2send_3_17

The second race in the series is The Game is On 5k/10k.  Don’t take your boredom out on the wall, take it out on a run! You can head out for your 5k (3.1 miles) or 10k (6.2 miles) at any time during the week of August 7- 13, 2017.  Run ‘round the sun, ‘round the moon, or ‘round and ‘round the garden like a teddy bear if you want to. It won’t make any difference as long as you get in the miles.

Nerd Herd Running The Game is On 10K MEDAL 2send_3_17

We’re finishing up the series with the Escape the Upside Down 5k/Eleven Miler. Eleven — get it?  Run or walk your 5k (3.1 miles) or Eleven miles any time between October 2, 2017 and October 8, 2017.  Not sure you can do an entire eleven miles?  Just think about poor Barb. She would want you to. Finish the race and you’ll be so cool. It’s ridiculous.

Nerd Herd Running Escape the Upside Down MEDAL 2send_3_17

Runners who register for all three races and complete the entire series will also receive a bonus fourth medal.  All four medals combine together for one awesome display

Nerd Herd Running Nerds Run the World MEDAL 2send_3_17

… But wait, there’s more! This year’s medal display plaque is available at registration. Here are images of the plaque showing what it looks like with the medals and without them. Be the coolest nerd around and display all four medals with our special themed plaque!


Why run this race series?  Why pay to potentially run all by yourself?  In addition to sweet custom medals, a custom race bib for each race, and access to a Facebook community of other virtual runners, you are supporting the fight against cancer.  All net proceeds from the Nerds Run the World Challenge benefit Stupid Cancer.

Are you up to the challenge?! To register for the entire trilogy to run all three races AND receive the bonus medal ($70 US/$95 International), click here.

To register for the We Are the Rebellion 5k only ($25 US/$35 International), click here.

To register for the The Game is On 5k/10k only, click here .

To register for the Escape the Upside Down 5k/Eleven Miler only, click here .

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