It’s Wednesday! We’re HALFWAY through the work week!!!
Today I mustache you a question…
I’ve been thinking about some of the fundraising I’ll be doing for the Chicago Marathon as part of Team PAWS. I really, really appreciate the comments from Cheryl, Jess, Jenny and others who have said they would be happy to donate!
To encourage more runners to give to this important cause I’m considering hosting a virtual 5K or 10K to help raise money for PAWS Chicago, the no-kill animal shelter I’m running for.
Everyone who donates $20 or so dollars would be able to participate in the virtual race and would receive a special Olympic themed finisher’s medal! (Not all of us can run in the Olympics but we can all be champions for animals looking for their forever homes!)
For those willing to submit their times after the race, I could even send out special 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals adding a fun competitive element to the race.
All of the costs associated with having the medals created and mailed would be covered by me, ensuring that the full donation you make for entering the virtual race would go directly to PAWS Chicago.
Before I put down any money towards the medals, I’d like to get a sense for whether anyone would even be interested in participating in a virtual race to help homeless dogs and cats.
If you would just take a second to vote in this anonymous poll I would really appreciate it!
I’d also welcome feedback on the donation amount you’re willing to give. Right now I’m thinking about $20, but if that seems too high (or low) let me know in the comments please.
Also let me know if you like or dislike the medal design and I can go back to the drawing board!
If I host a virtual race I want it to be one that you love! 🙂
I’ve participated in virtual races for others who are fundraising and they can be a lot of fun if done right. We can use Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. to follow along with each other’s races and cheer each other on!
Of course if you have a doggie it would be SO PERFECT if you ran the virtual race with him or her and shared those pictures via social media! I might finally get Cecil that jogging stroller I’ve been thinking about so I can take him out for a spin!
Thank you in advance for voting and for commenting with any ideas/feedback/suggestions!