Relief Rover to host first virtual 5K race to promote wellness in veterinary medicine

dvm360 Staff

A portion of the proceeds from this 5K marathon will go to Not One More Vet, an organization dedicated to tackling the mental health crisis in veterinary medicine.

Relief Rover—an online platform that connects veterinary practices with relief veterinarians and offers professional resources—will be hosting its first annual “Clinic to 5K,” a virtual running event to support wellness in veterinary medicine.

“Our mental health and well-being require a sustainable effort. Our profession has responded to the crisis of the last year and now it’s time to have some healthy and relaxing fun,” says Cindy Trice, DVM, Relief Rover founder, and CEO, in a company release.

This unique event will be held July 24-31, 2021, and $10 from each registration will be donated to Not One More Vet (NOMV), an organization dedicated to supporting veterinary professionals and students experiencing a mental health crisis including suicidal ideation and thoughts.

According to the release, the virtual 5K is open to anyone who wants to support the cause. Participants are encouraged to train with friends, form teams, run or walk with their dogs, and share their progress and results on social media using the hashtags #runvetrun, #irunfornomv, and #reliefrover5k.

What's more? All runners and walkers will receive a swag bag that includes a race bib (special bone-shaped race bibs are available to canine participants) and cap, a medal, and other sponsored materials and gifts.

Additionally, Clinic to 5K participants can donate to either PrideVMC or the Stryder Cancer Foundation.

Sponsors who helped make the 5K event possible include, United Veterinary Care, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, RX, The Social DVM, and Veterinarian Insurance, Med Couture, Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs, VEG, and VETgirl.

To learn about this event and to receive early bird pricing, go here.