I am extremely excited to say that we have made it through another year. 2020 was challenging for the Stroller Warriors community— the COVID Pandemic rocked the world and drastically reduced the capabilities of each chapter. However, in true Stroller Warrior fashion, running and gathering as a community continued in several dynamic formats— hosting virtual meetups via Facebook Live or Zoom, setting goals through online challenges, communicating and posting running pictures on chapter social media outlets, continually hosting virtual C25K sessions, getting creative with ROM workouts, etc. Stroller Warriors shined with brilliance during trying times.
I am always proud of our Coordinators and Chapters. I am in awe and motivated by their resilient and optimistic demeanor, which transfers to all our members. Thank you for being a beacon of light for so many within the Stroller Warriors community.
Here I have for you a showcase of the incredible accomplishments from the Stroller Warriors community during 2020. The Stroller Warriors HQ leadership would like to extend our utmost gratitude to our vendors and supporters within our community— your continued support helped the Stroller Warriors community thrive!
Without further ado, I present to you SW by the numbers 2020!
2 B210K Sessions
8 Gift of BOBs
9 Chapters participated in Team Relay Races
12 Chapters participated in the Stroller Loaner Program
19 B210K graduates
39 C2C finishers
46 sessions of C25K
65 meal trains provided
89 Special events Coordinated by Stroller Warriors Chapters
137 hours of manpower donated
162 donations to warriors
181 mini miles finishers
193 C25K graduates
216 Volunteers (not including Coordinators)
273 Mileage Incentive Program participants
735 active members who regularly attend workouts.
1,576 Items donated to various charities
3,194 miles ran by mini warriors
$11,761 donated to various charities.
161,400 miles ran together as a team
Unmeasurable: The positive impact of Stroller Warriors, not just on its members, but also positive ripple effect the Stroller Warriors mission imparts on each family, our military members, and the surrounding community!
Stroller Warriors took part in dedication runs and workouts for the following causes:
Run for Steph
Dedication Run for the Tidwell Family
Memorial Day Virtual Run
Children of the Fallen Patriots
Hope for the Warriors
Purple up for Military Children
Wear Blue: Run to remember
Black Lives Matter Workout
Miles of Smiles
A HUGE Thank you to these vendors, businesses and organizations. They have provided excellent support and partnership with our Stroller Warrior Chapters:
Sabrina's Unique Boutique
Friends of Sarah’s House
Want Different Do Different
Leave No Paws Behind USA
Keesler Airman & Family Readiness Center
Katie's Coldpress Juice
Coast to Coast Sugar Cookies
Shimazu-san - Okinawan Glass Medal maker
VA Fisher House
City Of Saginaw, TX
I want to close out this chapter of SW by the Numbers by sharing some of the messages from our Coordinators.
“We've all had an exceptionally challenging year, what with COVID and the restrictions placed upon our chapter. However, our Warriors have persevered!” -SW Miramar
“This year was hard! Looking at it by the numbers, it doesn't feel like we did much. And actively, as a chapter, we really didn't. By the summer everyone was burnt out with virtual workouts. But we did all support each other as friends through texts, calls, FB messages! And Stroller Warriors is what brought us all together, and for that we were all so thankful for!” -SW Oak Harbor
“We Survived 2020!” -SW Pensacola
“It was a difficult year for all! I am proud of the SW here who kept showing up even virtually.” SW Lakenheath
“Our chapter stayed busy despite COVID. We came up with monthly challenges, craft times (aka no run fun day), and chapter check ins to keep our chapter engaged with one another virtually. “ -SW Fort Meade
Thank you Stroller Warriors, Friends, and Fans for enduring with us through a challenging year. We look forward to the future and seeing what other good we can do in the world. Not just for us, not just for the military, but for our entire community and the world.