November 20-28, 2023

Join us in gratitude and race YOUR way in the 4th annual Great EpisGOpal Race virtual race to support the 2023 UTO Ingathering and Episcopal Migration Ministries. Anytime between November 20-28, choose your preferred mode and distance and race to raise money for EMM’s programs. 100% of registration fees and fundraising will go to UTO to serve as a grant to EMM. You can bike a 10K, run a half marathon, or skate a mile—the options are limitless.  Let’s race together in gratitude.

How It Works:

1. Choose your location. This race is virtual, meaning you can compete from anywhere in the world! You can hike a mountain in Switzerland, cycle around your neighborhood, or run a marathon in your house.

2. Choose your time. The race takes place from November 20-28. Race at a time that works for you.

3. Choose your mode. We are joining together in gratitude for our bodies. Move in a way that makes you happy – run, bike, swim, hike, paddle board, martial arts, the options are endless.

4. Any distance. Whether you want to set your personal record or take a stroll around your neighborhood, this race is for you. 1 mile, 5k, marathon, or anywhere in between, you choose!

Ways to Participate

1. Race. Join in gratitude, grab your sneakers, and move your body. We invite you to take this time to celebrate yourself.

2. Fundraise. You can choose to fundraise for UTO, EMM, or both! 100% of the funds raised for UTO will support the Ingathering, which will fund grants focused on the worldwide incarceration crisis. Funds raised for EMM will support their programs, which welcome the stranger as indicated in the 2024 UTO grant focus.

3. Create a team. Invite folks from your parish, diocese, province, or beyond to race with you and start a team on the race page.

4. Challenge. Think your team can raise the most money or go the furthest distance? Challenge another team and see who wins!

Social Media Graphics

One of the best ways to support this year’s Great EpisGOpal Race is encouraging others to join. Here is a set of graphics to use on social media to help us promote the race. Click on the image to download it.


This year’s Great EpisGOpal Race is continuing to build on over 20 years of partnership
between the United Thank Offering and Episcopal Migration Ministries. 

About Episcopal Migration Ministries

Episcopal Migration Ministries is a ministry of The Episcopal Church and is one of 10 national agencies responsible for resettling refugees in the United States in partnership with the government. Episcopal Migration Ministries currently has 12 affiliate offices in 10 states. In addition to its long-standing work in refugee resettlement ministry, Episcopal Migration Ministries is The Episcopal Church’s convening place for collaboration, education, and information-sharing on migration.


How to Register

How to Create/Join a Team