Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Running for a Cause

I think one of my favorite parts about running is that it can bring people together over so many powerful (and personal) causes. Think back to how connected and pained the entire running community felt following the tragic events of the Boston Marathon. But, on the flip side, think of how much it means to a shelter, a hospital, a pet adoption clinic, an elementary school, to receive a check from the generous donations of runner who are simply passionate about a cause.

Have a hard time running for yourself? What about if you were running for a great cause? The lovely Sami (who blogs at Simply Sami) is hosting a virtual 5K race to raise money for the Maggie Bertram Foundation for the Fine Arts. Sami's sister, Maggie, was just 16 years old when she died in a tragic car accident in 2012.

Whether you're a seasoned veteran runner or just starting week 1 of C25K, you can join Running for Maggie! It would mean so much to Sami, and it would be honoring Maggie's memory to have you participate. From Sami's blog:


Below is the Running for Maggie Race Bib. Print it out (right click on the picture and go to Print) and wear it during your 5k (3.1 miles) or just print it out to use for a picture after! You can print it off in any size you want; a 5x7 would probably work best. Write whatever you would like in the open space, maybe your name or whoever you want to dedicate your run too. I will also be emailing this out to everyone who emails me that they would like to participate!!!

Snap a picture of you with your race bib and post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (or all of them) using #running4maggie and I will post all the pictures to my blog and the Running for Maggie Facebook page so everyone can see everyone who participated!!

Do your 5k anytime during the week of August 5th to August 11th, and remember you can run and/or walk it! No times, no crowds, just a 5k to honor a beautiful life!

Bloggers – I know that you will be so excited about this….for participating you can win a FREE BLOG DESIGN by Hubby Jack! You must participate in the 5k & linkup and I will have Rafflecopter randomly pick someone!

(there is a Running for Maggie button at the top right of my blog if you want to grab it and put it on your blog for the rest of July!!)

Non Bloggers – For participating you can win a FREE Running for Maggie T-shirt or Tank! You must share your photo's using social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) and the hashtag #running4maggie to win!!!!!!

PS - IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A RUNNING FOR MAGGIE T-SHIRT, EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW! I HAVE TO TALK TO MY SHIRT GUY WHO IS ON VACATION....LUCKY! I am thinking they will be around $20 with most (shipping and amount of shirt included in that) of that money going to the Foundation!

I invite you all to like the Running for Maggie Facebook Page. You can tag your pictures on Facebook or post them on the R4M wall! I cannot wait to hear about everyone’s 5k! Don’t forget to use #running4maggie and that you can now use hashtags on Facebook!

If you are not a blogger and want to share your experience on my blog, let me know! I can feature you on link up day! :)

Please remember if you have any questions at all, email me at sciaccio3@gmail.com and thank you to everyone for participating!

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