If you’re one of the many who tragically discovered that the Broad Street Run was full before you had the chance to register (I’m bitter, if you couldn’t tell), hope is not lost! Several charities put aside bibs in advance for runners willing to fundraise on their behalf. If you want to be a fund-runner (I crack myself up), touch base with one of the four participating charities below. They only have a limited number of bibs to give out, so if yesterday’s madness is any indication, these will fly off shelves, too. Move fast!
Just Added: Team in Training
Team in Training is a charity sports-endurance training program that helps fund the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in its efforts to support cancer research and patient services. Over 40,000 athletes across the world train on behalf of LLS every year. Broad Street participants will receive certified coaching, a supportive group of teammates and staff, and nutritional advice to help them complete the 10-mile run. The fundraising minimum for guaranteed entry into the Broad Street Run is $1,000. Register here.
The American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation
As the official charity of the Broad Street Run, DetermiNation channels all proceeds towards the fight against cancer. The charity helps raise awareness, conducts groundbreaking research, offers free programs and services to guide patients through every step of a cancer experience, and works to pass laws that defeat cancer while rallying communities to join the fight. As a DetermiNation team member, you’ll have access to team training, invitations to exclusive social events, race-weekend VIP amenities, a T-shirt, online fundraising tools and more. The fundraising minimum for guaranteed entry into the Broad Street Run is $500. Register here.
Back on My Feet
Back on My Feet promotes the self-sufficiency of homeless populations by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. The organization teaches critical work and life skills, such as discipline, leadership and goal-setting, to help lead its members toward a road filled with hope and opportunity. Train with Back on My Feet staff and volunteers, and enjoy a discounted price for the Back on My Feet to Broad 5-Miler on March 31st to help your training! Learn more about the specifics here, but register by emailing Cathryn@backonmyfeet.org. The fundraising minimum for guaranteed entry into the Broad Street Run is $750.
Students Run Philly Style
Students Run Philly Style provides youth with the opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle while connecting to a caring adult mentor in an environment that emphasizes goal-setting, teamwork and effort. Students train side-by-side with their mentors three days a week from March to November. Along the way, they complete eight road races, and engage in leadership and character development. As a Broad Street participant, you’ll have a fundraising webpage, a training T-shirt, and access to weekly group runs and cross-training with Students Run Philly Style staff and volunteers. The fundraising minimum for guaranteed entry into the Broad Street Run is $500 and must be met by May 4, 2012. Register here.
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