Arthritis Foundation Announces New Walk Name and Logo

The Arthritis Foundation has unveiled a new name and logo for its signature fundraising walk event. Walk to Cure Arthritis, formerly Arthritis Walk, officially kicks off this month and will take place in approximately 100 cities through November. To read the full press release, click here

From Veganuary to Decembeard: How Each Month Became a Charity Endeavour

The social media age has arrived at the same time as the proliferation of big, branded new-media-friendly charity campaigns. And the ‘month’ is at the centre of it all. Click here to read the full article published by The Independent on January 21, 2014

February Conference Targets Charity Ride, Endurance Event Organizers

With charity rides and other cycling-based fundraisers booming, the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Conference is dedicating a breakout program to the field at its upcoming conference in February. The conference is intended for executives of what Hessekiel calls “peer-to-peer” fundraising programs, which includes such events as the National MS Society’s Bike MS, Leukemia & Lymphoma […]

Pledge requirements soar as runners vie for Boston Marathon bibs

After bombs ripped apart the Boston Marathon in April, thousands and thousands of people had the same idea: Next year, I’m running it for charity. However, so many aspiring runners have applied to the 2014 race’s 138 official charities that winning a bib may be harder than running the race. The heightened interest has prompted many charities […]

Chicago Nearly Overrun by Charity Races, Walks

When organizers for a hip, multicity 5K run approached the Chicago Sport and Social Club about bringing the event to the city’s lakefront earlier this month, Jason Erkes knew it could be a challenge. Erkes, the social club’s president, didn’t doubt that thousands of participants would sign up for the Electric Run — a 3.1-mile […]

Ten Tips for Securing More Sponsorship by Maureen Carlson, EVP, Good Scout Group

This week at the Run Walk Ride Council’s annual conference, I had the honor of presenting a pre-session on garnering more sponsorship with Flo Bryan of the American Cancer Society and Bonnie Gordon of Walgreens. Titled “Improve Your Thon’s Sponsorship Performance” the session turned out to be very interactive pulling wisdom from all those in […]

Undy 5000: Colon Cancer Alliance

In 2008, the Colon Cancer Alliance launched a series of 5000 meter (5K) walk/runs called Undy 5000s designed to draw media attention, give survivors and caregivers a voice, and get people talking about colorectal cancer. Click to learn more

The Underwear Affair

Participants in the BC Cancer Foundation’s Underwear Affair sport underwear and daring outfits while raising critical funds and awareness and giving a voice to ‘taboo‘ and underfunded cancers such as prostate, colorectal, and cervical. Click to learn more

Super-Thons: America’s Fun Way to Fundraise

Computhon is a company that helps nonprofits manage whit calls “SuperThons” (usually a Walkathon or Jog/Walk-A-Thon). Click to learn more

Funds Raised by Runners & Walkers Grew 9% in 2006

October 29, 2007, INDIANAPOLIS - Marking a trend of continued growth, road runners and walkers raised $714 million for charity in 2006, USA Track & Field (USATF) announced Monday. The figure marks a nearly 9 percent increase over 2005 and shows continued, steady increases since USATF began its annual charity survey in 2002. Conducted internally […]