"VCM is a very well organized event"
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
RunVermont Announces the “Miles for a Mission” Program
As one of the sports enjoying strong growth over the last decade, distance running events, including marathons and marathon relays, are becoming an ever popular venue for non-profit fundraising. RunVermont’s KeyBank Vermont City Marathon and Marathon Relay held in Burlington on Memorial Day weekend have become so popular that the demand for relay teams for charity fundraising led the organization to create the Miles for a Mission program.
RunVermont is allocating 50 five-person relay teams and 20 two-person teams, as well as an unlimited number of marathon slots, for organizations to use for fundraising. An application process includes review by a selection committee, which will consider the organization’s impact on the Vermont community and its thoughtful plan for use of the slots to raise funds and awareness for the cause.
“A large part of the success of the marathon is the community’s support, from the hundreds of volunteers to the cheering crowds that line the course,” said RunVermont Executive Director Peter Delaney. “We’ve been witness to an increasing number of runners and teams who wish to dedicate their efforts to assist others… and the needs are wide ranging. Everyone associated with this event is committed to giving back to the community and the Miles for a Mission program is designed to help facilitate the process for those folks who want to share their experience in such a manner.”
Miles For A Mission applications will be available until November 15th, 2009. Registration for the 2010 KeyBank Vermont City Marathon opens on 11/1/09. To find out more or to request an application, please email Jen Savas, Registration Director, or call 802-863-8412.