Tuesday, November 6, 2012

*Racing for Relief* Helping Hurricane Sandy victims

People from all over have been asking how they can help the east
coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Up until yesterday I was at a loss
of what to tell them, thankfully my friend Jenn of Fit Appetit
reached out to me suggesting we put together a virtual race to raise
money for those affected. I was immediately on board and jumped into

I know there are a few of these races popping up but I wanted to use the platform I have here to help as many people as possible.

All proceeds will be going to the American Red Cross

How to participate:

1 .SIGN UP: Racing for Relief
2. Donate  (Please note there is a $10 minimum) this counts as your entry fee
 3. Download and print your Racing for Relief bib to wear while you run

 how awesome is this bib?!
HUGE thanks to RACES2REMEMBER for designing this for us!

4. Spread the word and get everyone you know involved.
The more runners we have, the more money we raise.

Anytime before December 1st.
6. Post your times here
 [Please do this before December 1st] 
You can run on a treadmill or outside.
With a group or by yourself.
Not a runner?
Just get out there and do something.

It wouldn't be a race without a shirt right?
Jenn created both long and short sleeved shirts for men and women that will be available until November 30th.
 You can purchase them here
All monatary proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.

*If you do participate please email me photos of you in your race bib/running gear or
 instagram/tweet/facebook your pictures, use #racingforrelief so I can find them. I want to share them in the recap/giveaway winner(s) post on December 1*

Anyone who donates will be automatically entered to win some awesome prizes from the companies below:

4 tubes of Nuun tablets + and a waterbottle (1 winner)
6 month subscription to Bulubox (1 winner)
 1 case of yogurt from Chobani (2 winners)
1 case of Pop Chips (1 winner)
a box of Honey Stinger organic energy chews or gels (1 winner)
1 box of snacks from Naturebox (2 winners)
Just Keep Sweating shirt of your choice (1 winner)

Extra entries for giveaway prizes will be given out for sharing this post via
The power of social media is incredible, use it.

Please share this post as much as possible.
Let's hit the goal of $1,000 by November 30th!

I would like to say a HUGE thank you to the companies above for donating these fantastic prizes, as well as Larissa of http://larissamilanofitness.com/ and Laura of Mommy run fast for all of their help with giveaways!  
You are all amazing.


  1. I've been hearing all about these races! I think it's absolutely incredible <3

    1. thank you! Really hoping we can hit the 1,000 goal

  2. Busy morning here, but I'll help spread the word soon! Great job pulling this all together!

    1. it wouldn't have been possible without you. I am so thankful for you

  3. Great idea! I shared all over FB and Twitter!

    1. I also mentioned Racing for Relief in my blog, http://meless50.com/2012/11/21/turkey-trot-trot-trotting-along/

  4. I registered for this one yesterday!

    1. Did you? I am not seeing you on the doc/donation list?

  5. Fabulous idea! I'll share with as many as I can!


  7. Fabulous idea! I'm doing a Turkey Trot in Pittsburgh and will sign up for this!!

  8. thank you for doing this! i will be participating for sure!

  9. Wonderful idea!! I'm excited to be a part of it! One question, when I go to register, it requires me to have a blog URL and a twitter account...I don't have either one. I have a Facebook account, though. What can I do? Is there some other way to register?

    1. Hey Angela! Just try and put n/a in the comment and see what it does then? If not I'll edit the doc and remove those two :) excited to have you!

  10. All Signed up! and sharing as often as I can! Nice job!!!!! xoxo

  11. Meegan and I are all registered! We'll be running tomorrow!

  12. Hmmmmm, still not able to put in times on the google document.

    1. yes I am having issues with it...apologies hoping to have it fixed asap!

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