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Seize the Day

Virtual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

April 24, 2021

***Rain Update***

Seize the Day Rain Delay Update (1)

Tshirt & Team Captain Box Pick-Up Schedule

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New This Year

  • Individual Donation Gifts
    • Donors who donate at various levels will receive EAL gifts
  • Team Captain Boxes
    • All Team Captains will receive a swag box with spirit items for their team and items from the host a race box.
  • Host a Race Boxes
    • For those hosting a race in their neighborhood or local park, we have a race box full of spirit items and a few race essentials to assist in your local celebration.

Team Information

Our teams are the best part of our race! They rally together to fundraise for EAL and raise awareness about epilepsy in Louisiana. We are excited to support our teams this year with a Team Captain box of swag and race items as well as Team Captain virtual meetings to support each other in leading a team for a virtual race. We have our usual team competitions as well as a new t-shirt design contest for our early participating teams.

Team Captain Timeline

Thursday, March 11, 2021 

1st Team Captain Meeting | 6pm - Virtual

 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Last Day to Register to Ensure Tshirt Availability | Noon - Virtual

 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

2nd Team Captain Meeting | Noon - Virtual

 

Friday, April 9- Friday, April 23, 2021

Team & Tshirt Pick Up | Various - EAL Office, Various Locations

 

Saturday, April 24, 2021 Sunday, April 25, 2021

Team Competitions END | 8am - RunSignUp & Facebook

 

Saturday, April 24, 2021 Sunday, April 25, 2021

Race Kick-Off | 9am - Instagram & Facebook Live

 

Saturday, April 24, 2021 Sunday, April 25, 2021

Thank You & Awards | Noon - Instagram & Facebook Live

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Tshirt Design Raffle

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For each person you register to your team by noon on Friday, March 5, 202,1 your team will receive one entry into the raffle to win a free team t-shirt design service from Echo Tango. The Team Captain of the winning team will be notified via email no later than 4:00 PM CT on Friday, March 5, 2021.

Here are the prize details: Echo Tango will have a discovery meeting with the team to hear about what makes them unique, any specific requests or parameters that the designers need to stay within. From there the designers will develop a concept and run that past the team. Once the concept is approved the designers will proceed to create vector art for the custom shirt design. One round of small revisions will be included. Production-ready files will be turned over to the team, which they may provide to their printer. The cost of shirts and printing will be covered by the team.

Team Contests

Seize the Day 2021 Team Contests (2)
  • The Team Who Raises the Most Money – Wins a FitBit Versa 3
    • The contest ends April 24, 2021 April 25, 2021, at 8:00 AM. The Team Captain will receive the prize of a standard Fitbit Versa 3 with no other add-ons or customizations. The Team Captain will be able to pick out the color of the watch and EAL will purchase and ship the watch to the captain by May 31, 2021.
  • Team with the Most Participants – TBD
    • The contest ends April 24, 2021 April 25, 2021, at 8:00 AM. The prize is TBD and will be announced soon. Race participants must register on the team when they submit their race registration or they won’t be counted for the team. The Team Captain will receive the prize.
  • The Best Team T-Shirt – Wins a Trophy
    • T-Shirt pictures must be emailed to stephanie@epilepsylouisiana.org by noon on Friday, April 16, 2021. The contest starts at noon on Saturday, April 17, 20201, and ends Saturday, April 24, 2021 Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 8:00 AM. The winner is determined by the most likes on their t-shirt picture in the Facebook group. We will email the Team Captain to schedule a pick-up of the trophy at our office after the race

Individual Awards

Here are the awards we will be handing out (or shipping if not in the Baton Rouge area). The finisher awards will be determined based on results submitted to runsignup.com/seizetheday and the spirit awards will be selected by EAL’s Seize the Day Event Committee. You must be registered for the race at www.runsignup.com/seizetheday to be eligible to win.

  • Top Virtual Race Finisher Awards
    • Overall Top 1 Mile – Female/Male Finisher
    • Overall Top 5K – Female/Male Finisher
  • Spirit Awards
    • Best Race Set-Up
      • This award is for the individual that posts their race set-up photos on social media, completes the race and posts results, and overall went above and beyond to make Virtual Seize the Day an awesome experience!
    • #1 Cheerleader
      • Post pictures on social media and tag EAL’s accounts, post in our Facebook group, like and comment on other people’s posts about the race. We will be looking for our biggest cheerleader and support as our #1 Cheerleader this year.
    • Best Virtual Race Video
      • Please be sure to be creative and have fun with your virtual race videos. We will be watching!

Individual Fundraising Gifts

prize option sunglasses
$50 EAL Sunglasses
prize option charger
$75 EAL Power Bank
prize option water bottle
$100 EAL Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a virtual race?

A virtual race is an event that can be completed by participants anywhere they are over a range of time. For Seize the Day 2021, we encourage you to complete the race between 8 am on April 24th – 12 pm on April 25th at your residence and post your results in our “Virtual Seize the Day 2021” Facebook group and on all your social media profiles.  You can post your team t-shirts, your team stories, team signs, and any spirit items you have for Seize the Day to the group. On April 24 25, 2021, we will go live on Instagram and Facebook at 9 am CT to kick off our virtual race and encourage you to go live on your social media, as well post your stories in the “Virtual Seize the Day” Facebook group. Please follow restrictions by your local, state, and national authorities and the CDC guidelines for COVID-19 when conducting your virtual race https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2020-ncov/index.html.

How do I participate?

All participants must register at www.runsignup.com/seizetheday, once you register you will be emailed a link to our “Virtual Seize the Day” Facebook Group where EAL will be hosting our virtual race on April 24 25, 2021. You can also use #seizetheday2021 on all social media platforms and submit your race result on the race website at https://runsignup.com/Race/RegistrationLookup/?raceId=71075&renderMode=results_mode.

Will there be results tracking?

Yes, you can enter your results starting on April 23, 2021, at 9:00 AM CT, and must be entered by April 24 25, 2021, at noon CT. We will award medals to the overall top male and female finisher for the 1 mile & 5K. You must be registered for the race and submit your result on the website at www.runsignup.com/seizetheday to be eligible to win.

Will I get a team Tshirt?

If you are part of a team, your Team Captains will receive your t-shirt in their box.

If you are not part of a team and in the Baton Rouge area we will host several pick-up days to pick up your shirt before the race. If you are not part of the team and outside of the Baton Rouge area, you must add the shipping add-on to your race registration and we will ship your shirt to you. 

Are there race medals?

We do have race medals!

Here are the awards we will be handing out (or shipping if not in the Baton Rouge area). The finisher awards will be determined based on results submitted to runsignup.com/seizetheday and the spirit awards will be selected by EAL’s Seize the Day Event Committee. You must be registered for the race at www.runsignup.com/seizetheday to be eligible to win.

  • Top Virtual Race Finisher Awards
    • Overall Top 1 Mile – Female/Male Finisher
    • Overall Top 5K – Female/Male Finisher
  • Spirit Awards
    • Best Race Set-Up
      • This award is for the individual that posts their race set-up photos on social media, completes the race and posts results, and overall went above and beyond to make Virtual Seize the Day an awesome experience!
    • #1 Cheerleader
      • Post pictures on social media and tag EAL’s accounts, post in our Facebook group, like and comment on other people’s posts about the race. We will be looking for our biggest cheerleader and support as our #1 Cheerleader this year.
    • Best Virtual Race Video
      • Please be sure to be creative and have fun with your virtual race videos. We will be watching!

We will announce winners at noon CT on April 24 25, 2021, on Facebook and Instagram. As well as via email later in the day. We will email award pick-up times for those in the Baton Rouge area and ship awards to those outside of the Baton Rouge area.

Are there team competitions? What are the prizes?

YES!!!! Our competitions and prize details are below.

  • The Team Who Raises the Most Money – Wins a FitBit Versa 3
    • The contest ends April 24 25, 2021, at 8:00 AM. The Team Captain will receive the prize of a standard Fitbit Versa 3 with no other add-ons or customizations. The Team Captain will be able to pick out the color of the watch and EAL will purchase and ship the watch to the captain by May 31, 2021.
  • Team with the Most Participants
    • The contest ends April 24 25, 2021, at 8:00 AM. Race participants must register on the team when they submit their race registration or they won’t be counted for the team. The Team Captain will receive the prize.
  • The Best Team T-Shirt – Wins a Trophy
    • T-Shirt pictures must be emailed to stephanie@epilepsylouisiana.org by noon on Friday, April 16, 2021. The contest starts at noon on Saturday, April 17, 20201, and ends Saturday, April 24, 2021, Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 8:00 AM. The winner is determined by the most likes on their t-shirt picture in the Facebook group. We will email the Team Captain to schedule a pick-up of the trophy at our office after the race.