Attention Ultra Runners: Wanna Run a Double Marathon Next Month?

>> Thursday, June 28, 2012

Who's in shape enough to run a double marathon next month? Here's a fun idea that was sent to me in an e-mail through one of the PR firms that sometimes has goodies for some of my giveaways, and I want to pass in on to you guys:

The reason I'm writing is that we have a new client, Worth The Hurt, a groundbreaking, web-based fundraising platform is offering a once in a lifetime chance to help launch their new initiative next month at the 2012 Wipro San Francisco Marathon. And before I tell you how to get involved, I want to share a little more on what Worth The Hurt is all about...

Having spent years in the race circuit and observing the limited nature of sports-based charitable giving platforms, such as Team in Training, the SF Marathon event producers recognized that the current model while successful, was limited in scope, as athletes must raise funds for a specific cause, compete in a specific event, and in return receive training and race support.

In an effort to open up broader possibilities for a fundraiser seeking to accomplish a unique challenge, while raising money for the charity of their choice -- Worth The Hurt was born.

With Worth The Hurt, the athlete uses a new, proprietary web platform to create their own custom campaign -- whether it is running across the U.S. to raise money for multiple sclerosis, climbing the highest peaks for clean water or trekking to the South Pole for the blind. For any challenge imaginable, for any charity, up to 20 percent of every dollar an athlete raises goes directly back to help pay for their training, race expenses and to support their fund-raising campaign.

Currently in its beta phase, Worth The Hurt kicks off by challenging six prolific endurance athlete fund-raisers to run the 2012 Wipro San Francisco Marathon back-to-back, beginning at midnight the night before the race on July 29th. Each athlete is raising funds for a charity of their choice, setting the stage for how the web-based platform will function in the future for ALL athletes.

So...with six athletes on board, there are still 60 spots available for WORTHY runners like you and your readers to take part. What does it entail you might ask?

  - Create an account and register online
  - Select a Worth The Hurt sponsored athlete's team to join
  - Raise $1500 for the charity of your team (which covers your $150 entry fee to the race)
  - Run like the wind (or waddle like a penguin) for 52.4 miles on July 29th at the
    inaugural event
  - Feel like a badass that you can say you ran the SF Marathon TWICE in one day!

Again, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to help launch a fundraising platform that will change the face of endurance-based charitable fundraising forever -- and it is available for YOU and a reader of your choice. If you are unable to participate, we'd be happy to offer your spot to second worthy reader.

Help Worth The Hurt open new doors for worthy athletes to raise funds through the physical challenge of their choice, on behalf of the charity that they are passionate about by running in the event July 29th!!

For more information or any questions you may have, please don't hesitate to give me a shout.

So, I'm pretty sure my legs are NOT ready for a double marathon next month, but that means that I can give 2 spots to my readers.

If anyone is interested in running a DOUBLE MARATHON as part of the SF Marathon on July 29th, just let me know and I'll put you in contact with Jenny.


Anonymous,  9:05 AM, June 29, 2012  

So they are bragging that you can keep up to 20% of what you raise? Ick.

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