Please note that we can only ship prizes to addresses in the United States including DPO, APO, FPO, and the pouch.
2023 Around the world Sponsors
Team Run Run
A longtime sponsor, Team Run Run will again provide coaching sessions for lucky winners! They are also sharing articles about running and about how to improve in the sport. www.teamrunrun.com
Looking to buy or sell a house? Want to do it with members of the Foreign Service community? Contact our sponsors! They are always so generous to our community. This year they are donating four $50 gift cards. Watch for their posts and be sure to like and comment to be entered to win. https://www.teamnovasahomes.com/
Tales from a Small Planet
Our longest supporter, who doesn’t love Talesmag? Most of us check Real Post Reports obsessively when bidding for our next assignment. This volunteer-led website collects information about life at post for global nomads. This year, Tales is donating four books, a coffee mug, and a t-shirt. Watch for their posts for a chance to win. (Also consider giving them a donation on their website or writing a Real Post or Real School Report of your own!) https://www.talesmag.com/
We all know the anxiety that comes with shipping pets around the world. Pender Air, a pet shipping company in Virginia, will ensure that your pet arrives happy and healthy. They are donating dog bowls for our pet participants this year. Don’t forget to post a picture of your pet for a chance to win! https://penderair.com/
2023 Around the World 5k Prizes
We are again offering three handmade pottery mugs by Leah Evans with an Around the World 5k Logo. Drawings will be held in April.
Are your running medals jumbled together in a box under your bed? Thanks to Laura, this year you have a chance to win a medal holder to finally get organized!
We love to run and we love to read! Watch for our post asking participants to share their best book recommendation post-run! We will send you your choice of book from the list (up to $15.00).
Don’t forget to post your picture after your run! The picture with the most likes will win a t-shirt for the person who posts it!
We encourage the younger generation to join us. Watch for our kid contest (parents should respond to the prompt on behalf of their child). The winner will receive a kid’s running journal.
Watch for our post asking you to share your healthiest recipe (links appreciated). Everyone who shares will be entered to win the cookbook called “Run Fast, Cook Fast, Eat Slow.”
Each person who comments will be entered into a drawing for each prize.
Book Challenge! Win “Born to Run,” by Christopher McDougall. Share your favorite book about running, that features a runner, or has some tangential relationship to running or exercise.
Craziest Story! Win a muscle roller stick. Briefly tell us a short story about your craziest run or walk. Chased by a hippo? Fell in a hole? Met a celebrity? We want to hear it!
Under-18 crowd! Win a running journal for kids. Post your age and your running name. Find your running name by combining the first half of your current city with your running style. Examples include Wash Fast (Washington D.C.), Guate Slow and Steady (Guatemala City).
Overcoming Obstacles! Win a dog whistle for runners. What obstacles have you overcome to be able to run or walk? Injuries? Motivation challenges? Tell us for a chance to win.
Pottery Mugs! On May 1 we will draw three names from a list of everyone who posted a picture of themself or their team to win a handmade pottery mug. If multiple people on a team want to be in the drawing, please make sure you are tagged!
If you are interested in sponsoring a prize for the 2022 race, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Sponsors and Prizes
Special thanks to Ella Burke, who donated our logo design!
Nestled in Fairfax, Virginia, Epiphany Pilates is dedicated to promoting a “whole body” approach to physical fitness for everyone – from elite athletes and dancers to those just beginning a workout routine. We offer customized Pilates training to help clients achieve their individual health and wellness goals as well as a full range of virtual and in-studio classes. To learn more, visit www.epiphanypilates.com
Thank you to Epiphany Pilates and Nicole Schaefer-Mcdaniel for donating two yoga classes! Sign up on our Facebook page!
Thank you to AFSPA for donating water bottles, keychains, bags, and other items for our teams. AFSPA was created to provide health coverage for Foreign Service members but has since expanded. We appreciate their support and enthusiasm for our project.
Thank you to Patricia Linderman and her business, “Fierce After 45,” for donating a fitness session. She coaches anyone struggling to lose weight, get fit, or stay motivated. She provides groups for exercise, mindfulness, and laughter. You can also have personal coaching sessions with her. She has also written a wonderful article for runners. You can find more about her coaching business at www.fierceafter45.com.
Win a set of pottery wine cups from Emily Moorefield Mariola pottery. Emily has long supported the Around the World 5k and is a master artist and yoga teacher. One winner will be able to select the color scheme. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for your chance to win, and in the meantime, check out her work here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FlexYogaEmily?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=786737445
TalesMag is donating a t-shirt to one lucky winner from their new clothing line! Tales from a Small Planet, www.talesmag.com, is where personal essays, Real Post Reports and Real School Reports tell you “what it’s really like to live there.”
FSYF is donating two gift bags for our participating teens. The bags will have a running theme and to be eligible to win, teens will need to respond to a prompt on our Facebook page (responding through a parent’s account is accepted and maybe even encouraged! Keep watching our page!
Established in 1989, the Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF) is the only nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the support of children of employees of the US Foreign Affairs Agencies.
Thanks to Team Run Run, we will have one winner of an online personal coach (specific to road/5k/10k racing) for a one hour free coaching consult. Check the Facebook pages to learn how to enter!
Team RunRun connects athletes with coaches. We believe that becoming a better runner will open up a new world to everyone who embraces the journey, creating a life filled with freedom, passion, determination, adventure, grit, love, focus, and care. Together, we become better runners, and together we’re building a better world. www.teamrunrun.com.
Diplodash, an EFM business, is offering a $100 care package to a lucky participant living outside of the United States (DPO, APO, pouch). Watch the Facebook page for entry information!
DiploDash is a woman-owned, small business specializing in PCS services for the diplomatic, military and expat communities. Whether we are putting together your consumables shipment, coordinating with movers on delivery day or curating a seasonal care package, one thing is for certain — we are passionate about serving our customer’s needs. https://www.diplodash.com/
One month of free dance fitness classes from Dance Factory Fitness! Watch the Facebook page for details on how to win. Fun, fantastic, and challenging dance classes great for everyone including dancers, kids, and those who struggle with grace. https://www.dancefactoryfitness.com/werk-from-home
We will choose three winners from everyone who posts a photo of their run to win an Around the World 5k pottery mug by Leah Moorefield Evans.
One lucky running partner will win a dog treat basket. Post any picture of your dog (preferably with you on your run) to be eligible. Sponsored by Hero, formerly known as Street Dog.
Many more prizes to come….stay tuned! We can only ship to U.S. addresses including DPO and APO. All prizes are donations from our sponsors and supporters.
*****Check back regularly for additional prize opportunities!