About Us

The Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council was launched in May 2007 to support the professionals who manage the events that raise in excess of $1 billion a year for American charities

Here's our "elevator description": The Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council supports the thousands of professional who manage athletic event fundraising programs that engage millions of people to raise billions for good causes. Our conference and workshops, webinars and online services provide access to practical information on producing more successful programs, valuable contacts and recognition for outstanding work.

We remain energized by our work supporting event managers with benchmarking statistics and best practice information that helps accelerate their progress.

Our annual Run Walk Ride Thirty ranking by revenue of the largest athletic event fundraising programs has quickly become the most cited piece of research in this field.

In 2008, we added two awards programs to our offerings: The RWR Pacesetter Awards celebrate outstanding program elements (e.g. print creative, sponsorship activation, online media) while The Cash, Sweat & Tears Award recognizes an inspiring volunteer participant.

Everyone interested in the field can get a glimpse into the latest news by subscribing to our free monthly newsletter: Run Walk Ride Success

To take full advantage of all we have to offer, we suggest you become a Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council Member - Individuals who join the RWRFC receive free admission to quarterly webinars, premium access to RWRFC research, free and discounted job listings and other valuable benefits. Nonprofit organizations, agencies, consultants and suppliers who join receive all of those benefits PLUS a minisite in the RWRFC Marketplace.