Washington DC Treadmill Challenge



ENTRANCE FEE

$ 1000 - $ 2000

DATE

Sat November 17, 2018

TIME

7:00 AM

The Washington, DC Treadmill Challenge is a team endurance competition which celebrates the life-changing power of running and highlights the role our community plays in helping those experiencing homelessness take steps toward independence. Together as one community, we’ll keep 8 treadmills in motion for 8 consecutive hours to raise awareness and funds for Back on My Feet Washington, DC

Our goal is to raise $26,200 — an amount representing the marathon distance — to support Back on My Feet members and programming in our nation’s capital.

Taking place on Saturday, November 17th, the 2018 Treadmill Challenge provides an opportunity to highlight the unique challenges of our community’s most vulnerable populations and the ways in which we can reduce the stigma associated with homelessness.

Please visit the Event Info section for FAQs and detailed registration information.


Interested in sponsorship or corporate challenge opportunities? Please contact Grace Foster, Chapter Director, for more information: grace.foster@backonmyfeet.org

Participation Information
The 2018 Treadmill Challenge is open to both teams and individuals.
Team Participation:
Teams can register as a Group Challenge Team or a Corporate Challenge Team. There are full-team and half-team options.Group Challenge Team
Rally your friends and family and compete for bragging rights in our Group Challenge Division as either a Full Team or a Half Team (see options below). Your team’s goal is to keep 1 treadmill running for the duration of your “shift.” Team awards will be given for both the most money raised and the most miles logged. One person from your team must be in motion on your treadmill at all times!Corporate Challenge Team
Rally your colleagues and compete for bragging rights in our Corporate Challenge Division as either a Full Team or a Half Team (see options below). Your team’s goal is to keep 1 treadmill running for the duration of your “shift.” Team awards will be given for both the most money raised and the most miles logged. One person from your team must be in motion on your treadmill at all times! Please contact Grace Foster, Chapter Director, for more informationgrace.foster@backonmyfeet.orgWhether You register as a Group Challenge Team of a Corporate Challenge Team, you have the option to select a Full Team or a Half Team:Full Team Option (up to 20 runners*)
As a Full Team, your goal is to keep 1 treadmill running for 8 hours (7:00 AM – 3:00 PM) and raise at least $2,000.Half Team Option (up to 10 runners*)
As a Half Team, your goal is to keep 1 treadmill running for 4 hours (7:00 AM – 11:00 AM or 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM) and raise at least $1,000.  *When registering as a Half Team, please specify your preferred time slot (7:00-11:00 AM or 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM). We will do our best to accommodate all requests, but due to limited treadmill space, we cannot guarantee your team will be scheduled for your preferred time slot.*We recommend 1 runner/half hour, but teams are free to determine the duration of each runner’s “shift” as they see fit.

Participation Information
The 2018 Treadmill Challenge is open to both teams and individuals.

Individual Participation:
Don’t have a team? Not a problem! Join the Back on My Feet community team and help us keep our treadmill moving!

30-Minute Run
Keep the treadmill running for 30 minutes and raise at least $100.

60-Minute Run
Keep the treadmill running for 60 minutes and raise at least $250.

*When registering as an Individual Runner, please specify your preferred 30-minute or 60-minute time slot (runs will begin on the hour and half-hour — e.g. 7:00 AM, 7:30 AM, etc. ). We will do our best to accommodate all requests, but due to limited treadmill space, we cannot guarantee your preferred time slot will be available.

Interested in volunteering for the event? Fill out this form and we will be in touch!

What is a Treadmill Challenge?

A Treadmill Challenge is a team endurance competition which celebrates the life-changing power of running and highlights the ways in which we can help those experiencing homelessness take steps toward independence.

Together as a community, we will raise $26,200 — an amount representing the marathon distance — to support Back on My Feet members and programming in Washington, DC.

How Does It Work?

Teams and individuals register to run or walk at designated times throughout the day to keep 8 treadmills in motion for 8 consecutive hours. To celebrate this feat, runners raise funds from supporters to benefit the members of Back on My Feet.

Throughout the day, participants and spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy special prizes, entertainment, and group fitness classes hosted by our friends at VIDA Fitness. Our Back on My Feet members and alumni will also share their stories throughout the day to keep our runners fueled with our mission to combat homelessness!

When And Where Will The Treadmill Challenge Take Place?

The 2018 Treadmill Challenge will take place on Saturday, November 17 at VIDA Fitness City Vista in downtown Washington, DC. The event kicks off at 7:00 AM and will conclude with an awards ceremony at 3:30 PM.

Is There a Winner?

Our entire community wins when we help those experiencing homelessness get back on their feet, but in the spirit of friendly competition, we will be awarding prizes for the event’s top fundraisers, highest mileage, and best team spirit.

Who Can Participate?

Anyone and everyone! Whether you’re a walker, runner, or ultra marathoner, we hope you’ll join the fun. This event is a great opportunity to engage friends, family, co-workers, or employees in the Back on My Feet mission and get moving for a good cause! Both individuals and teams can register to participate.

Will There Be Opportunities To Volunteer?

Yes! We will need volunteers throughout the day to ensure the event runs smoothly. Please contact Grace Foster for more information: grace.foster@backonmyfeet.org

 


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