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

Relief Rover – an online platform that connects veterinary practices with assistant veterinarians and offers professional resources – is hosting its first annual “Clinic to 5K,” a virtual running event dedicated to promoting wellbeing in veterinary medicine.

“Our mental health and well-being require sustained effort. Our profession responded to last year’s crisis and now is the time to have healthy and relaxing fun, “said Cindy Trice, DVM, Relief Rover’s founder and CEO, in a company release.

This one-of-a-kind event will run July 24-31, 2021, and $ 10 from each registration will be donated to Not One More Vet (NOMV), an organization dedicated to helping veterinarians and students suffering from a mental crisis, including Experiencing suicidal thoughts and thoughts.

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

What is more? All runners and walkers will receive a swag bag that contains a race number (special bone-shaped race numbers are available for dog participants) and a hat, medal and other sponsored materials and gifts.

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

Sponsors who helped make the 5K event happen 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 more about this event and for early bird pricing, go here.