Run/Walk for Rise Above
EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2017
On October 1st join us for our first Run/Walk for Rise Above! This 5K race or 1 mile walk starts and finishes at Dudley, MA town beach. Run/Walk for Rise Above is a fun and family-friendly way to raise awareness and support for children in foster care. All proceeds raised will go to Rise Above Foundation, which provides enriching experiences and opportunities for Massachusetts youth experiencing foster care.
Schedule of Events:
8am: Registration opens
9am: Run/Walk begins!
10:30am: Awards and Prizes for top finishers, top individual fundraisers and top team fundraisers
About Rise Above
Rise Above is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to giving Massachusetts youth in foster care access to extracurricular activities. By funding individual requests for sports fees and equipment, music lessons, summer camp, prom expenses and more, Rise Above give youth the chance to try new activities, build self-esteem and experience the power of play. Learn more at www.weriseabove.org.
Fundraise for Rise Above!
Your individual or team fundraising page is where you can raise additional support for the kids in foster care Rise Above serves! It allows you to ask your friends and families for donations to support you in your run or walk. You can customize our page with why this cause is important to you and why you’re running or walking for kids in foster care. Simply click the big gray SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISER button and you can 1) join the Rise Above Foundation team to raise funds as an individual; 2) Join another existing team; or 3) Start your own fundraiser to start your own team.
What should my fundraising goal be?
That’s up to you! We challenge each individual to raise $200 and teams to set your goal at $1,000 per team. 5 members raise $200 each and you hit your goal! The beautiful thing about this type of friend raising is that it is microdonations that add up to a large number that will have a huge impact on children in our community. Need more motivation? We’ll be awarding prizes to the top individual and top team fundraisers!
How do I sign up for the race?
If you'd like to participate in the race by either walking or running the 5K course, or walking the 1-mile route, register here: runwalkforriseabove.racewire.com