Back in January a couple of my blogging buds and I were talking about how fun it would be to run together even though we were each in various parts of the world. After lots of emails back and forth Run. Blog. Give.was born.
Our virtual run is broken down into three parts…
RUN: As a virtual team we will run from one coast to the other. We will use the destinations of BlogHer ’11 (San Diego, CA) and BlogHer ’12 (New York City) as our points on the map. That’s 2,429 miles exactly. This Wednesday, June 6th is National Running Day and seems like a good a time as any to start! BlogHer ’12 takes place on August 2nd so that gives us two months to finish our race. The project says run but walking is just as good, so if you’re a walker and not a runner don’t shy away — stay and play! Are you neither? Then let this be the kick in the rump to get you moving!
BLOG: You, yes YOU, should join our team! I’ve created a page(see up top there) that will serve as home base for team Run. Blog. Give. There’s a button to grab and display for all of your readers to see that you’re on the team — and encourage them to join us! There’s a link-up to join that lasts the length of the race (starts June 6th, ends August 2nd) so you’re name/button/face will be prominently placed for all to see! I will maintain a record of all the team members and the miles each of us logs, updating on Sundays. If you decide to join this most awesome race team you’ll only need to email/tweet/facebook me your mileage for the week — I’ll do the rest of the work for you!
GIVE: I’m encouraging all of the team members to pick a cause of their choice to run for. For instance, I plan on donating $1.00 for every mile I log to the 3-Day Breast Cancer walk coming up this summer. Also, whichever team member logs the most miles — I will personally donate $50 to the cause of their choice!
Are you excited?? I am!!
Join the link-up starting June 6th!
A thank you to my friend Erica for creating the button for this project!