I'm challenging you to run with me this summer!
Kids 12 and under who run the equivalent of a half marathon (total of 13.1 miles or more) or those 13 and up who run the equivalent of a marathon (total of 26.2 miles or more) by August 15th will receive a complimentary Challenge T-shirt (while supplies last) and be invited to one of our GOLF UNITED Community Picnics, 3:30pm on August 18 (Mt. Pleasant) or August 25 (Alma.)
Adults are encouraged to participate (and if you run 26.2 miles or more, you'll get the T-shirt, too!)
Challenge Champions — those who meet or exceed their respective goal AND raise $100 to sponsor one classroom through the 2017 "Stuff the Bus" campaign — will have a chance to win a grand prize. Grand Prize drawings will take place at the GOLF UNITED Community picnics; must be present to win.
For kids 12 and under, the Grand Prize is a $250 educational mini-grant for their classroom (the one they'll enter in the fall); we'll select one winner for Gratiot County and one for Isabella County. For those 13 and up, the Grand Prize will be a $250 gift card; one winner for each county.
Oh, and if you're wondering, I am personally pledging to run 200 miles this summer with the goal of getting 200 people (individuals, families, teams, departments, businesses, companies, etc.) to sponsor 200 local elementary school classrooms with a donation of $100 each. 100% of your donation will be used to purchase much-needed school supplies. To donate, click here!
- Tom Olver, President & CEO, United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties
Tracking your miles:
Questions? Let us know!
You can also download the Challenge Runner app to keep track of your miles on your mobile device!