2019 Charity Teams
We are excited to support five local charities for our 2019 event – Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC, Food Connection, Meals on Wheels of Greenville, Poe Mill Achievement Center, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas. To run for charity – please contact the charity representative of your choice listed below and they will provide you with a registration link as spots remain.
In order to receive the discounted Charity Team Entry rate for our 2019 event ($225 vs $675), you must raise a total of $3000 for charity by March 1, 2019. A charity representative will assist you in setting up your online site to request donations.
The $225 registration fee is non-refundable and if you fail to raise an additional $3000 in charity donations by March 1, 2019 at midnight, your team will forfeit your race entry and deposit. All donations collected will be given to the selected charity despite the amount collected.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC
Big Brothers Big Sisters is working to ensure every child in WNC has an enjoyable, long-term relationship with a caring adult who believes in them and sees their potential. We select and match mentors with children facing adversity and provide ongoing activities, training, and support services for both families and volunteers to foster a successful match relationship and a lasting connection.
With their Big, Littles gain a role model, a friend, and access to new experiences through which they build higher aspirations for their lives. These relationships provide them with the support they need to achieve academic improvement, growth in self-confidence and development of life skills, and reward mentors with the experience of being an integral part of that young person’s success.
Contact Big Brothers Big Sisters to run: [email protected]
Food Connection collects surplus freshly prepared meals from restaurants and catered events in Asheville and delivers the meals directly to local nonprofits who feed the hungry. Some of Asheville’s finest gourmet food that used to end up in the trash now goes to feed the bodies and souls of those most in need. Since launching in 2015, over 100,000 fresh meals have been rescued and delivered to women and children’s shelters, after-school programs, runaway shelters for children, veterans and more.
Contact Food Connection to run: [email protected]
Meals on Wheels of Greenville
Meals on Wheels enhances the quality of life of homebound individuals and seniors by providing nutritious meals, personal interaction, and independence. Each day, caring volunteers deliver nearly 1,500 hot, nutritious meals to homebound individuals throughout Greenville County. In 2018, Meals on Wheels is celebrating 50 years of delivering hope to the community and 12 million meals delivered.
Contact Meals on Wheels Greenville to run: [email protected]
Poe Mill Achievement Center
PMAC is an after-school program and summer camp serving under-resourced children in Greenville. Through fitness, academic assistance, character building, and healthy meals, PMAC provides a safe atmosphere in which children Delight in their childhood, Discover their gifts and talents, and Develop into creative and valuable members of their communities.
Poe Mill Achievement Center charity teams are sold out.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas’ mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Since 1989, the Chapter has provided support to more than 11,000 families through the Ronald McDonald House program and serves 400 families annually. More than a guest room to stay, the House serves as a quiet place for families to be alone or as a place of companionship, sharing, and emotional support with other families who are also caring for a sick child being treated at nearby healthcare facilities.
Contact Ronald McDonald House to run: [email protected]