Looking for a way to get involved with BraveLove?
Join us Saturday, December 12th
for our very first Virtual 5k Run/Walk.
It's a simple and safe way to spread the BraveLove in your neck of the woods. Plus it's a fun way to get outside and raise awareness about adoption. A BraveLove t-shirt is included with your registration.
Registration is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $35 per person (or $100 for a family). Larger donations are gladly accepted too!
Are you planning to participate? Here is where you can log your distance and time.
Here's what is involved:
Register online: Donate $35 per person. $100 for a family discount. Kids are free!
Commit to walking or running a 5k any time of the day on Saturday, December 12th. You pick your course.
Take a photo wearing your BraveLove shirt(s) and tag @joinbravelove on social media.
If you're the competitive type, submit your exact distance and time, and we'll track how far we've traveled as a group.
What is a virtual 5k run/walk?
That means that you are walking or running in your area. You're not gathering with a large group of people. You're not walking a pre-determined course. You pick where you want to go and who you want to do it with. You can also do it solo!
The point is that people all across the country will be running or walking on the same day raising awareness for BraveLove and advocating for birth moms. You can even do your run in honor of someone! Maybe a friend who was adopted? Or perhaps your parents or birth parents?
What are the registration fees for?
Registration fees are a donation to BraveLove. They help cover the cost of t-shirts, shipping, and handling. They also benefit the work and mission of BraveLove.
How do the registration fees work?
Our suggested registration fee is a donation of $35 per person. If you wish to donate more, you can choose to do that once you get to the payment page. If you're a family of 3 or more, the suggested registration fee is $100 total. If you're unable to give financially but want to participate, contact us. We can help!
What if I want to participate but I already have a BraveLove t-shirt, do I still register?
If you plan to run/walk on December 12th, then YES - please still register! We'd love to know who is participating. If you're interested in exchanging your t-shirt for another item, we can work that out.
What if I don't have the funds to register, but I really want to participate and get a t-shirt?
Just contact us, and we can work something out.
Do I have to run?
Nope! You can also walk!
What do I get once I register?
You'll get a BraveLove t-shirt. You pick the size/color. If you're doing the family registration, you'll get 2 BraveLove t-shirts and then temporary tattoos for the kids!
You'll also get access to our Race Day playlist so you can listen to some fun tunes along your walk or run.
Once we get closer to December 12th, we'll send you a link so you can submit your time and distance.
How do I get my t-shirt(s)?
We'll mail it to you. If you're in the Dallas area and you would prefer to pick up your t-shirt(s), we'll have set times the week of the race where you can come by our East Dallas office for curbside pickup.
Do you have t-shirts for kids?
We do. Unfortunately, our kids' inventory is pretty limited. Shop online here if you're interested in a baby onesie, toddler t-shirt, or youth t-shirt. First come, first serve!
How far is a 5k?
What if I can't get out and actually run/walk, but I want to support?
You can support BraveLove by donating! Here's the spot to do that online. If you'd rather write a check, make check payable to BraveLove and mail to BraveLove, 2633 McKinney Ave, #130-266, Dallas, TX 75204.
What do BraveLove donations help fund?
Donations fund BraveLove's communication, education, and birth mom support efforts. For example:
Communication — To reduce the stigmas of adoption, BraveLove creates short films, shares stories, and advertises pro-adoption media campaigns.
Education — BraveLove produces and distributes educational resources nationwide to health clinics, resource centers, and other maternity service providers to empower women in unplanned pregnancies with the information they need to consider adoption as an option.
Support — To honor birth mothers post-placement, BraveLove hosts dinners nationwide around Mother's Day and Nat'l Adoption Month as well as helps connect birth moms with support groups and post-adoption resources in their communities.