BENEFITING: Marathon High
EVENT DATE: Sep 01, 2016
Holly Farson wrote -
RUNNING CHANGES EVERYTHING.
Join us for the 4th Annual Marathon High Virtual Half-Marathon Challenge! Our program and our students need funding to keep Marathon High going and fund Season 6 which starts this fall. Over 800 high school students have successfully completed Marathon High, and we want to reach thousands -- because we have learned that running changes everything for them.
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 $30
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 Asics tank (add this to your registration for an additional $25 which includes shipping)
-- Inspiration and friendly team leaderboard to motivate you along
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 20 or more members get a free tank top, car magnet, 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
HOW TO REGISTER:
Register as an individual, create or join a team, or simply fundraise. It’s up to you!
Individual: You can register as an individual and you have the option to set up a fundraising page to raise additional funds. Let your friends and family know and they can donate to your fundraising page.
Team: Join an existing team or create your own and invite your friends and family to join. Whats the best thing about a virtual race? All of your friends can join your team even if they live 3,000 miles away!
Simply Fundraise: Don’t want to do 13.1, but you still want to support Marathon High? No problem! Simply create a fundraising page and get started!
TIPS AND IDEAS FOR YOUR VIRTUAL HALF-MARATHON:
-- Take a photo of yourself with your race bib before, during or after your Virtual, use #MarathonHighVirtual, and share on social media with friends, family and the Marathon High community.
-- Use different apps like Google Maps, Map My Run, Nike Running, etc., to determine a 13.1 mile route near you to run, walk, bike, hike, swim or whatever you like! You can do this in a group, with a friend or by yourself. It’s up to you.
Additional fundraising beyond your $30 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! Ask your friends and family to sponsor your Virtual Race. Ask them to donate per mile or to donate a flat amount for the total 13.1. There’s no set amount for sponsorship, so your friends and family can sponsor you at any level that’s feasible for them. The more money we raise, the more teenagers we can serve!
Thank you for supporting Marathon High...where running changes everything!