Frequently Asked Questions


How can i get involved?

JFF has 3 in-person races across the country. Our goal is to activate the JFF community to join us at a race near you, run virtually, or set up a shadow event in your local area with friends and family. These options will give our supporters multiple ways to continue to give back

How can I sponsor the races?

Click here for sponsorship opportunities. All sponsorship and donations support Travis Manion Foundation a non-profit organization focusing on empowering veterans and families of the fallen to develop character in future generations. Your sponsorship will be processed by the Travis Manion Foundation (Tax ID: 41-2237951) and is tax deductible. For questions, please email or click here for more information.

When will my virtual racer packet ship?

Virtual Racer packets will begin shipping mid May 2024. You can expect your order to arrive within two weeks after the date of  your registration.

Where can I run/walk/ruck the virtual race?

Anywhere! This is your virtual run, and we want you to safely complete it wherever you want. Sidewalks, paths, treadmill—make this run your own! Want to run with a stroller or your pet? Do it! We just ask that you tag us @jogginforfrogmen so we can see these great photos!

If you want to set up a private Shadow Event for you and your friends, fill out this form and we will contact you with additional information.

What is the Tadpole Trot?

It’s a family affair! The Tadpole Trot is a 50-100 yard dash kids ages 6 and under.  The Tadpole Trot will occur after the 5K.  Kids can jog/walk the 5k with their parent/guardian then head over the the Tadpole Trot! Each child must be accompanied by an adult, and participants of the Tadpole Trot need to register and pick up their t-shirts at packet pickup times.

We will have the following heats: Under 2, 2-3 year olds, 4-5 year old, 6+

Do you have to run the entire race or can you walk?

You can walk, run or ruck. It is up to you and we will have plenty of participants who will walk.

Are baby joggers or strollers allowed during the race?

Yes. The courses are mostly pavement but some do have hills. Please note that the Virginia Beach course is on grass and can become muddy. If you choose to run with a stroller, please start toward the back of the line.