I’ve been working on this for several weeks and beyond excited to finally launch this idea! Over the last 3 years I have tried several different methods to fundraise for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I’ve asked, begged, & pleaded for donations via facebook, Instagram, & twitter, I’ve hosted student faculty basketball games, sold 40 gallons of pickles, offered giveaways, ran in wings & a skirt, I even taught a tap dance class once. All of that has led me to raising just over $9,000 since I started in April 2012. For that I can not give enough thanks to all of my donors over the years. One idea I really wanted to explore for 2014 was a virtual run, but I never quite found the right theme. I’ve seen friends come up with great themes and have success with their events, but I seemed to have problems getting the creative juices flowing. Last month I asked myself the question “What type of medal would I want hanging on my wall?” Once I had an answer the rest of the planning came easy & I am excited to announce that registration is open for the Go Green for St Jude Virtual 5k.
You may have a couple questions and I’d love to answer them for you. Send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just leave a comment here below.
A virtual run means you register online and do the run whenever you can run, wherever you can run. The race medal is mailed out to you directly. In the case of my virtual run I have a few plans to make it even better for everyone participating. I would like everyone to complete their 5k within the first two weeks of March, this gives everyone plenty of time to work up to that distance if you’ve never tried it before. Put on your best green apparel and get out on the streets! Afterwards post your picture on facebook, Twitter, and instagram using the hashtags #GoGreenforStJude & #run8va
Incentives? Of course there are prizes!
First and foremost you will get this awesome green ranger helmet medal! Complete with glitter and shine it’ll bring some character to your medal display.
Every race entry will automatically enter you in a drawing for a chance to win your choice of a green Sparkle Athletic visor or running skirt! Winner will be drawn January 17.
For every 3.1 miles that you dedicate to the patients at St. Jude I’m going to run a 5k dedicated to you! Mile for mile I’m going to double every one of them for St. Jude.