Two Virtual Races to Look Forward to: Good Karma and Rabbit Ramble

by Mona Caron

The Good Karma 5K will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

You can do your 5K in any of these ways: Run - Jog - Hike - Walk | Road - Trail - Track –Treadmill.

We invite runners and walkers to join together in a virtual race for a common cause. This year’s race proudly supports two organizations: AIM for Seva and Feeding America. Register now at to run or walk a 5K distance any time between June 20-28. For $25 you will a great t-shirt and support these causes in a time of great need.

The Good Karma 5K’s proceeds benefit AIM for Seva – Albany Chapter, a non-for-profit with a goal of educating 106 lesser privileged children in rural India obtain access to a K-12 education, including housing, food and healthcare needs.

Since its inception, AIM for Seva has raised funds through generous contributions and is helping 3,500 students across 16 states in India. We are pleased to note that the pass rate of these children in public board exams is 95%, a phenomenal achievement, thanks to the efforts of the children and the environment created by all those who care for these children!

The profits also benefit Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Their COVID-19 Response Fund consists of distributing emergency food boxes, creating drive-through pantries, and providing long-term support for those in need.


How Does a Virtual Race Work?

Step 1: Register by June 28, 2020. Registration is $25. Select your T-shirt.

Step 2: Download the IYR_Virtual Race app from the Apple App or Google Play store.

Step 3: Complete your 5K anytime between 12:01am, June 20 and 11:59pm, June 28, 2020.

Step 4: Submit your 5K time. Use the IYR_Virtual App on your smart phone OR Time your race on your own (with a watch, GPS or an app like MapMyRun or Strava), then follow the directions.

How Do I Record and Upload My Run?

Step 1: Download the IYR Virtual App to your phone.

Step 2: Login with the email address used to register.

Step 3: Search for Good Karma 5K.

Step 4: Go to "Tracker," click "Ready to Start My Race" and start your 5K.

Step 5: Run/walk, the app will automatically upload your results.

The race fee is $25 and it includes a race shirt which will be distributed after the virtual event. All race proceeds are going to Feeding America and AIM for Seva in India to assist both nations with COVID-19 hunger relief and children’s education and housing during the pandemic, respectively.

Questions can be directed to Mona Kulkarni Caron: 518-429-9068 or

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28, 2020


Includes race t-shirt

T-shirt, medal and bib certificate. There will be overall rewards and then a social distance awards pick up to be announced.

Everyone who completes the event, gets a medal.

Click here for sign up link.

The local food pantries are the charities of choice.

Register by June 17th at midnight - complete your Virtual 4 mile (run or walk) by midnight on July 4th. Report your results on your confirmation page.

For more info, email to

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