Virtual SNF Run | June 15 - 21, 2020
08 June 2020

Registration is open—sign up now!

Whether you’re an occasional jogger or a seasoned ultramarathoner, now’s your chance to lace up those sneakers for a good cause. In the 5K Virtual SNF Run, you pick your own route, and keeping our distance, we’ll go the distance together to support 81 hospitals around Greece.
Every year, the SNF Run brings people together to experience the joy of the sport and achieve a charitable mission. This summer, as part of the online Summer Nostos Festival RetroFuture Edition, the SNF Run is going virtual for the first time. You pick when you want to run between June 15 and June 21, you decide who you’ll run with—alone, with friends or family, and you set the pace—walkers are welcome. You also decide where to run: in a city park, in your hometown, at the beach, through the mountains, in your garden, on your balcony, or on the stairs of your house.
 
Joining in is easy. Follow these four simple steps:
  1. Download the Sporthive Live (MYLAPS Sporthive Live Events) app on your mobile device and register for free. In the registration form, you can choose from the list to support your local hospital, if you wish.

  2. Run or walk your route, between Monday, June 15 and Sunday, June 21, and record your performance on the fitness app of your choice (e.g. Runkeeper, Nike Run Club, Garmin, etc.) or on your smartwatch.

  3. After your run, take a picture of your smartphone or your smartwatch and upload it to the Sporthive Live app along with your race number.

  4. Don’t forget! If you want, post a selfie on social media using the hashtag #SNFRun
 
The recommended minimum optional contribution for participating in the race is €5, which will go towards supporting your choice of one of 81 hospitals across Greece. Your donation will go even further with the additional contribution of twice as much again from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), tripling the total amount given to hospitals.

The more the merrier at this year’s Virtual SNF Run! Challenge your friends to run with you: “I’m running 5 kilometers for a good cause. So can you!” Together, we’ll cover the map of Greece with snapshots from the race.
 
The charitable race will wrap up on Sunday, June 21. On the evening of International Olympic Day, June 23, at 21:30 (GMT+3), announcement of the Virtual SNF Run results will be streamed during a Virtual SNF Run online event, featuring your best snapshots from the race. The event will be hosted by iMEdD Managing Director, SNF DIALOGUES Executive Director, and journalist Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.
 
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*Runners participating in the Virtual SNF Run must follow all instructions given by local public authorities on exercise in outdoor public spaces.
 
 
The Virtual SNF Run is held as part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s (SNF) Summer Nostos Festival: RetroFuture Edition. Organization of the race is supervised by nonprofit organization Regeneration & Progress and medical supervision is provided by the First Orthopedic Clinic of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA).
 
Contributions to local hospitals can be made online (via credit or debit card) through the nonprofit Regeneration & Progress, which supervises the organization of the race. Regeneration & Progress will then transfer the full amount designated to each hospital. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) will contribute double the amount donated by runners, tripling the overall amount given to hospitals. For each €5 contribution (the minimum suggested amount) from a runner, for instance, SNF will contribute an additional €10 and the hospital will receive €15.
 
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is a philanthropic organization that makes grants to nonprofit organizations. SNF does not solicit or accept donations.