This year's theme is: PASSING ON THE POWER OF RUNNING. Join us for the 5th Annual Marathon High Virtual Half-Marathon Challenge! Our program and our students need funding to keep Marathon High going and fund Season 7 which starts this fall. Over 1200 high school students have successfully completed Marathon High, and we want to reach thousands -- because we have learned that running changes their lives, their futures, as well as the way they feel about themselves, others, and the world. Be a proud part of that.
This Virtual Half-Marathon will be held from September 1-10, so that means you have 10 days to run, walk, bike, swim, etc. 13.1 miles. Do it all in one day or spread it out, your choice. We do 13.1 to honor the distance that our students are challenged to complete in Marathon High. Your participation will help ensure that more at-risk (or "at-hope" as we like to say) teenagers can participate in the upcoming season of Marathon High. That's what makes this Virtual so awesome -- the funds you raise go directly into a program that positively impacts our future generation and the community! REGISTER FOR JUST $35
Once you register, you will receive:
-- Virtual Half-Marathon race bib to customize with your name and print out
-- Custom MH medal designed by one of our students
-- Marathon High tanks and long sleeve shirts (add this to your registration for an additional $25 which includes shipping)
-- Inspiration and friendly team leaderboard to motivate you along
-- Community camaraderie as people from all over the world rally together to support these teenagers as they undertake a life-changing event
TEAMS: In addition, you have the opportunity to create a team or join an existing one. Team captains who recruit at least 15 team members receive a FREE Marathon High Asics tank; team captains with 25 or more members get a free long sleeve shirt, and stainless steel Mizu water bottle. And there are fun challenges for all teams including: -- most spirited team -- most creative team photos -- team that raises the most money -- team with the most members
FUNDRAISING: Additional fundraising beyond your $35 registration is not required, but will greatly help us serve more teenagers next season. Marathon High is a free program for students and schools, so every dollar to fund us comes from the community. Maximize your impact by asking friends and family to donate towards your race!
HOW THE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE WORKS: Step 1. Click the sign-up button at the top of this page. Step 2. The week before race week, you will receive an email with a link to customize and print out your race bib. Wear it proudly when you run, walk, or ride your virtual race. Step 3. Complete 13.1 miles between September 1st and September 10th. You choose where and when you want to log your miles. Keep track of your time to complete your race. Step 4. Snap a photo before, during or after your race. Then post your results and photo with your race bib on our Facebook page. You’ll also be able to see sweaty selfies and results of all your “competitors” here. Step 5. Congrats, you did it!! You have earned your totally awesome medal (which was designed by a Marathon High student)!