The Longest Day is a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association that is held on the summer solstice. Teams around the world participate in activities for the entire 16 hours of daylight all while raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer's Disease. Over the past two years our team, Running to Remember, has raised just shy of $10,000 by running continuously for those 16 hours.
On June 21st my team will again be dedicating 16 hours of continuous running in recognition of the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Our goal as a team is to raise $10,000 and to run hundreds of miles throughout the day around a high school track. My personal goal is to run 50+ miles that day.
A quote from this article helps sum up WHY I am passionate about being a part of this cause:
"There’s no survivor of Alzheimer’s who can give a great speech and say, “I was affected and here I am to tell my story.” We don’t have that. People are confused and scared. There’s no great voice saying, “This is something we need to get behind.” We want to make Alzheimer’s a household name, if you will, and push the government to find a cure. That stigma is going to remain until we can all get together and get over it." - Lauren Miller
Please consider helping me reach my personal fundraising goal of $1600 ($100 for every hour that we will be running) by visiting my fundraising page. Every little bit helps and you'll be rewarded with a chance to win some awesome prizes!
Without further ado, here are the prizes you can win in the Running to Remember Raffle:
1 & 2. Allied Medal Displays:
Prize: Two (2) lucky donors will win a medal display of their choice. ($50+ value each!)
These stainless steel medal displays are sleek, sturdy and a great conversation piece. Whenever I have people over they love to check out all my hardware. As you can see, they hold A LOT of medals:
I think I do too many races...
3. Spartan Race:
Prize: One (1) lucky donor will win a free entry to any Spartan Race + a copy of the book Spartan Up! by Joe De Sena. ($100+ value)
Spartan Race is the global leader in obstacle course racing since 2005. Races of varying distances are held all over the country! Find the one closest to you and challenge yourself!
You can read my interview with Joe and learn more about the book here.
4. Gone for a Run + Road ID:
Prize: One (1) lucky donor will win a $20 gift certificate to the Gone for a Run online store + A $15 gift certificate to Road ID! ($35 value total)
Gone for a Run offers a HUGE variety of gifts for runners and athletes. Check out my recent review of their Runner's State Tee.
Road ID's are designed to keep runners safe in the event of an emergency. If you ever run, bike or walk outside by yourself you should be wearing one of their products!
5 & 6. Color Me Rad:
Prize: Two (2) lucky donors will receive a free entry to any Color Me Rad run! (up to $45 value each!)
Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, color cannons, color mortars, and multi-toned courses. These races can be found all over the country and around the world. Convince your friends to get active with you and have a rad time at one of these casual races!
7, 8 & 9. One More Mile + Road ID:
Prize: Three (3) lucky donors will win an Ultra-Light Waistpack from One More Mile + a $15 gift certificate to Road ID! ($30 value each)
One More Mile makes it funner to be a runner! These fully adjustable belts hold all your gear - phones, music players, gels, race bibs, small dogs etc. The zippered pouch is water proof and reflective!
10. Runners World Book + Road ID:
Prize: One (1) lucky donor will win a copy of the Big Book of Running for Beginners + a $15 gift certificate to Road ID! ($30+ value)
The Runner’s World Big Book of Running for Beginners by Bart Yasso, Jennifer Van Allen and Amby Burfoot presents readers with tips for smart nutrition and injury prevention and includes realistic training plans that enable beginning runners to achieve gradual progress (by gearing up for a 30-minute run, a 5-K, or even a 5-miler). It also includes inspirational stories from people who used running as a tool to lose weight, stop smoking, overcome illness and manage chronic pain.
11. Pro Compression Socks or Calf Sleeves
Prize: One (1) lucky donor will win a pair of compression socks or calf sleeves from Pro Compression! ($50 value)
This prize is being funded by me, because I love compression so much. I'll even let you choose your color. May I suggest purple for the Alzheimer's Association?
There are 11 prizes total! Those are some great odds of winning an awesome prize!
How to enter:
1. Donate on my donation page.
$5 donation=1 raffle entry. For every $25 donated you'll get 3 bonus entries (So $25=8 total entries, $50=16 total entries etc, etc.)
2. Let me know in the comments that you donated and which prize(s) you want your entries to go towards. You can split them up any way you like.
Extra chances for entries (after you have donated):
1. Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter or your blog (1 extra entry each, leave me a comment letting me know what you did)
2. If you get a friend to donate and they let me know that you sent them (via a comment) I will give both of you 1 extra raffle entry each. You can refer as many friends as you'd like.
Raffle ends May 8th with winners announced May 9th.
Thank you so much for your support and thank you to all the raffle sponsors!
If you have any questions about the raffle or donating you can email me at email@example.com