I committed to raising $10,000 this year for Children's Hospital Boston! What that means is I've had to get "creative" with my fundraising. While I was on a 16 mile long run the idea came to me... Create a "Virtual" Race! But it can't just be any virtual race it has to be an AMAZING virtual race. So, I came-up with the idea of creating, organizing, directing and running the "36k for Miracles" Challenge! I will be running all four races on 3/20/11, and you can "challenge" me in whatever single race you would like. The best part id that it is VIRTUAL! That's right, what that means is that no matter what you are running or walking that day, (i.e. TheLA Marathon, or the New Bedford Half Marathon or just a regular old training run) you too can participate! As a matter of fact you can run or walk your race whenever you would like between the time you register and 11:59pm on 3/20 and just send me your time to be entered into the results and prize drawings!
Distance: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or the full 36k Challenge!
Cost: Donation of $5 for the 5K, $10 for the 10K, $13.10 for the Half Marathon and a donation of $25 for the full 36k Challenge! Register: To register just donate on my fund raising webpage at https://howtohelp.childrenshospital.org/bostonmarathon/pfp/?ID=wd0030 (or make a check out to "Children's Hospital Boston" and send it to me with "36k Challenge" in the memo). When you make your donation online, leave a note with "36k Challenge" in the comment section and/or send me a message via email (email@example.com) or facebook.
Details: On race day (3/20/11) I will run ALL three races in order: The 5k first, the 10k second and the Half Marathon last (so obviously, you'll have the best chance of beating me in the half-marathon). This is a total mileage of 36k (I will add all of my times together for the 36k race results). You can run or walk your race anytime before 11:59pm race day.
Results: Make sure to upload your race time and distance on dailymile, message me with it on facebook, or email it to me to let me know you've completed your race. Everyone who beats me in any one of the races will receive a "Winner's Certificate" and all participants will receive a "Thank You" note from me in the mail. Following race weekend, I will post everyone's race results and pictures (if you should choose to send them to me) on my blog.
Prizes: The male and female overall winners in all four distances will receive Road ID gift certificates! And of course, bragging rights. And I'm putting together an awesome prize package for the overall 36k winner's (or whichever race has the most participation)!
BONUS: If you post this challenge on your blog, dailymile account, facebook or twitter or get at least one friend to join, you will be entered into the "Door Prize" drawing for great prizes from my sponsor's: Zensah Calf Sleeves and Tech Shirt, 26.2 Watch from Soleus Running, Go Headband, free shoes from Brooks Running, autographed books of inspirational poetry from Mary McManus and New World Greetings, clothing from Punk Rock Racing, Stabilicer's from 32North, a case of protein recovery drink from mix1, and Stuffitts just donated 10 pair of their Shoe Savers, some gearbags and Headsweats hats to give away! Awesome!
Leave me a comment here or send me a message if you link this on your blog, dailymile or facebook. Make sure to @mention me if you tweet it.
Winner's: will be announced along with the race results the week following race week.