We currently have a dozen runners who have a passion for the cause and have committed to run coast to coast to inspire our youth. These runners will visit schools along the route and participate in community events to raise awareness about the benefits of childhood fitness. In order to participate in this charity event, each runner must make a registration payment to cover liability insurance, campground fees, hotel reservations and gas.
The problem is that this registration amount doesn’t begin to pay for the full cost of running this event. Right now, we are short $14,000. That’s why we are asking for your help. Every dollar you donate through Indiegogo.com will help us close this gap. That said, our runners are “all in”, and have told me personally that they will do whatever it takes to make this event happen. No one, including myself, is getting paid. This is an all-volunteer event.
We have several perks that we hope you will enjoy. We call the most popular one “Sponsor a Day”. In return for your contribution of $125, you will receive a lasting memorial on our website. You can honor a loved one, celebrate a birth, or commemorate an anniversary. Any date between January 16 and June 2, 2015 can be “sponsored”. When users hover over that day, a window will appear with your personal message and a photo of your choice.