SMRF 2014 is off and “RUNNING!” Looking back, 2013 was a wonderful event and over $35,000 was raised for our charity partners, up from $10,000 the first year. In 2014, we hope to make and even bigger impact and create greater awareness for our charity partners.
As we move into the 2014 event, we have put in place two distinct ways we are partnering with charities. In order to make an even bigger impact on our non-profit community, we are partnering in the following ways:
1. Supported Charities: We encourage any charitable organization to purchase a block of entries that they can use in conjunction with their fundraising efforts. Many organizations re-sell these entries for a higher cost while other organizations require that individuals pledge a certain amount in order to secure one of the entries. We are offering charities a special price if the blocks are purchased by the end of December.
2. Official Charity Partners: In order to make this event a success, we need a lot of support from local communities and charity partners are a great way to get this support. Therefore, we have formed a committee which will select the official race charity partners. Official Charity Partners will benefit from blocks of entries/bibs which can be used for fundraising/pledging as well as direct online pledge capture and donations made when runners purchase their entries. Official partners also receive free placement on our website and social media support to help get the word out about your cause.
If you are a 501c3 and interested in participating in the St. Michaels Running Festival, please email Peter at email@example.com for detailed information.
THANKS and we look forward to an outstanding SMRF 2014!
Sparrow and Peter