GKTW Online Event: Runners & walkers - how about a virtual 5k to benefit GKTW? 11/3

Discussion in 'Power of 10 - DIS Events to Benefit GKTW' started by sanapunk, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. sanapunk

    sanapunk <font color=blue>Kahtkateer<br><font color=red>Me

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    I just signed up for this and came to the boards to see if we had a thread going of other DISers participating or if anyone from the team was going. Can't seem to find anything, is there an existing thread?
     
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  3. sanapunk

    sanapunk <font color=blue>Kahtkateer<br><font color=red>Me

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    Bump?? :(
     
  4. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

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    I'd so love to do this....If I lived in O-Town I'd be there in a heartbeat.
     
  5. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    Maybe somebody could set up some kind of virtual 5k around the country, where everyone donates the money of the cost of the race to GKTW and then runs 3.1 miles on that day, wherever they live. There are lots of runners on Pete’s running team!

    ETA: There is a virtual 5k option. I just have to figure out how we can make the money go through the DIS.
     
  6. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    On Saturday, November 3, Give Kids the World will be hosting a Gingerbread Run 5k. I know a lot of us around the country are runners or walkers, so I thought a good way to help out would be to sign up for the “virtual” 5k. The cost of the race itself is $25, but it’s completely free to be a virtual runner, and very easy to raise some money.

    If we get enough people, I would be happy to set up a little competition to see who can get the fastest time (honor system or Garmin results!) and/or the most money, with some cool prizes.

    Here’s what you do:

    Go to this page.

    Click "register here".

    Hit "register" and sign up as a virtual runner/walker

    Fill out your information. When you're asked for a team, look for "Pete's Running team".

    Then, you can start raising money, or just donate the cost of registration yourself.

    Completely coincidentally, this Saturday is 9 weeks away from November 3rd, and the Couch to 5k running plan (designed to get you from NO physical activity at all to running a 5k) is also 9 weeks long. So newbies are completely welcome to sign up and join us.

    If you have any questions, feel free to post them here.
     
  7. wdwscout

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    :thumbsup2 Excellent idea!
    We are leaving for a quick WDW weekend in 30 minutes. When I get back (or maybe while I am there) I will sign up as a virtual walker! ;)
    I wont be competing with anyone for time- but I will do my best to raise some cash!

    Let's go Pete's Running Team!! :cheer2:
     
  8. KristEn87

    KristEn87 <font color=royalblue>I WILL be twirling around in

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    I'd be up for it! It just so happens that I'm suppose to do a 3 mile training run that day anyway for the 1/2 marathon training!
     
  9. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    :thumbsup2
     
  10. Daisybelle

    Daisybelle You don't have to go fast, you just have to go

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    I would love to participate! What a great idea!
     
  11. Sarabi's Cubs

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    I love this idea! Count me in! It's always easier for me to drag myself to the gym when there's a new podcast!

    Laurie
     
  12. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    Great! Just remember to sign up following the instructions in the first post!
     
  13. *NikkiBell*

    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

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    Awesome idea! I'm going to move this over to our sub-forum and add it to the list of events.
     
  14. *NikkiBell*

    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

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    Now that we have an event going on (virtual run - I love this idea! ), I'm going to merge this with that thread so all of the information is in one place.:)
     
  15. jpeka65844

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    Love this idea! I've already got one running friend who's in!
     
  16. Rupert B Puppenstein

    Rupert B Puppenstein DIS Veteran

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    This is such a great idea! We just did a fundraiser for GKTW at work last week!

    I will be running the RNR Savannah that day, so I would love to help out this cause as well. I will sign up when I get back from DL. Will definitely share so that hopefully many others will choose to participate! :goodvibes

    Thanks for bringing the run to all of those that can't be there in person!
     
  17. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    Sounds great. I've always wanted to run Savannah!
     
  18. PrincessShea

    PrincessShea Always planning...

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    I just want to make sure I am doing this right...I registered as a part of "Pete's team" and there is only one other person on the team....?
     
  19. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    I think it's taking people a little while to sign up.
     
  20. sanapunk

    sanapunk <font color=blue>Kahtkateer<br><font color=red>Me

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    I didnt realize this thread eventually got replies!! Lol! Im so excited for the race, only a few weeks left to train! I've been doing couch to 5k and love it!
     

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