Since 2011, the Corn Fed Spartan (CFS) community has been proudly supporting All for Hope (AFH) and their commitment to support the oncology department at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
All for Hope is a charity organization whose primary goal is to increase cancer awareness and the need for continued cancer research. The organization strives to “provide hope to children with cancer while helping to assure the opportunity for a long enjoyable life.” Their motto is: “Making the future bright for kids with cancer.”
On July 10th, Corn Fed’s Annual Fundraiser committee proudly announced the details for this year’s annual event – the All for Hope Virtual 5k Run/Ruck! Our goal is to not only help increase awareness but also raise a significant amount and contribute all proceeds to support All for Hope’s goal. The event runs till August 31st, 2015, 12:00 a.m. CST.
What is a Virtual 5k?
A virtual race is a race that one can run anywhere. You can walk, jog, run, on a road, trail, treadmill, track or even participate in another race, (i.e. Chicago Spartan Sprint or Super, a 5k color run, etc.). Participate however you choose at your pace, and time it yourself. Participants automatically receive a medal for their contribution and efforts.
Who Can Participate?
We love this question! This cause is specifically raising awareness and funds to combat a disease that unfortunately has touched all of our lives in one form or another. You do not need to be a certain age or even a member of Corn Fed Spartans to help the cause. So please, spread the word to friends and family as well as other teams. This is a united front to help combat a terrible disease. It’s really win/win anyway you look at it =).
In addition to the custom-made medals, every participant will automatically be entered into a drawing for a Spartan Race™ entry ($100 value) or a $50.00 gift certificate for We Plaque, LLC!
Participants interested in competing for Fastest Male, Fastest Female, and/or most original route run/rucked (voted on by CFS Board Members) must provide GPS proof of their run / route via the Facebook event page. Winners of each category will be announced following the August 31st, 12:00 a.m. CST cutoff.
Winners of these categories will receive the Virtual 5k medal, as well as a Corn Fed Spartan flag (3′ x 5′), a 5″ x 7″ CFS decal, a CFS koozie, a CFS headbuff, and BattleFrog™ swag.
So How Do You Register?
Participation is really pretty simple and greatly appreciated! Register for the event by visiting the Corn Fed Spartans Virtual 5k Run/Ruck Facebook Event. Submit your entry fee of $25.00 per person via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal‘s Friends and Family option. Do not forget to include the following information in your registration via the comments section.
- Insert “VIRTUAL RUN”
- Complete name and valid shipping address
Once registered, the committee will gladly mail you the Corn Fed custom-made medal! 100% of the proceeds will go to AFH!
For the second time in Corn Fed history, custom made medals were created especially for this event. The first time was in 2013. These medals are obviously only available to participants of the All for Hope Virtual 5k event which ends on August 31st at 12:00 a.m. CST.
Medals are 2.75″ double-sided, full color with sublimated ribbon. 100% of the proceeds will go to AFH! A running log of every AFH Virtual 5k entry will be kept as assurance that all proceeds accepted and donated are completely transparent.
Join us in making a difference!