Don't Run Away . . . Run With Us Campaign!

Hey TEAM DIRTY RED!  I hope we are all well and running happy!  

As some of you may know, I have been trying to figure out how my running group could run and stay fit with a purpose.  I know that we all have our reasons for running, whether it be losing weight, staying fit or just for the friendships that we build.  All of that is fantastic but I wanted a little bit more!  I came across an organization that a friend told me about and we went to visit late, last year called STAND UP 4 KIDS!  I didn't know what to expect when I collected the clothes and cooked food for the organization but was impressed, suprised and shocked all at the same time.

Did you know that there are more than one and a half million children, teenagers and young adults trying to survive on U.S. streets today and even though we are in a very meatless economy right now, we are still one of the richest countries in the world!

So, one of my good fitness friends Kate Deering from KateDFitness and I wanted to do SOMETHING to help this cause! We have come up with the DIRTY RED FITNESS CHALLENGE!  Now, for us, this will include the following events 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon, marathon, duathlon and triathlon.  We are guessing this will be within a 6-8 month time frame and for every mile we run, bike or swim we will ask for a donation of $1!!! Now, throughout this fitness challenge, we will update our supporters, talk about our workouts, gear and challenges that lie ahead.  

If you are interested in joining this challenge, please contact us at or call us at 1.800.719.9403 ext. 1!  If you want to put together different events in your area, that will be fine.  We are working on a points system so that one person can win a series of prizes as we move through and finish this grueling challenge! We will let you know how to get started and direct you to your local Stand Up 4 Kids Organization!

Come on team!  Let's Help and Stay Active at the same time!
Don't let them Run Away, let them Run with Us!
Nicol Akins
Posted on May 8, 2009 .