WHO IS CHARITY MILES AND HOW DO THEY FACTOR INTO ALL OF THIS?
To further prove my point about really getting on board with the charitable efforts, we are also partnering up with Charity Miles, and I could not be more excited about it. Let me explain. Charity Miles is a free iPhone/android smartphone app that uses your phone’s gps to track your run/walk/bike ride. This NYC based company (Charity Miles) is dedicated to raising money to be donated to charity, at the rate of $0.25/ mile walked or run and $0.10/mile biked. They have secured partners who are willing to donate money to any one of a multitude of “approved charities’ (identified in the app) based on the amount of miles run/walked/biked. They designed the app specifically to track everything and keep it all legit. I discovered them about several years ago and have been using the app ever since. I love it and the fact that A.) it does not cost me anything to use it and B.) even though it’s free, it still puts me in a position to raise funds for charity and make a difference. I love donating other people’s money.(ha) I know I don’t give it full justice, but suffice it to say this is a way to leverage the running you will be out there doing anyway to generate some funds and make a real impact. You can find their main website HERE. We are strongly encouraging all of The Sub-30 Virtual race participants to use it while they run the race. Instead of getting only my race miles, if we can get everybody’s miles it can add up quick and make a huge difference.
**There are a multitude of charities to select to receive the donations from your miles, but we as the Race Directors are suggesting Stand Up 2 Cancer. The fight against cancer has been brought to our doorstep on several occasions now as a group and we have sadly had too many reasons to support this in every way we can. This does not diminish the value of any of the other options, and you are free to choose whichever you wish, but every little bit helps and we are looking to have a big impact with this event.