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RUN the 12 Ks of Christmas

Thu December 1 - Sat December 31


The Why - Let’s Bring Smiles to Kids

Let’s use our love for running/walking to stay active AND put toys in the hands of many less fortunate children with the 12Ks of Christmas this December. The top toy collector receives a $200 Gift Card to DICK'S Sporting Goods!


12 Milestones

  • Sign up individually or as a team and commit to running/walking to reach each of the 12 different kilometer milestones.
  • Ask your friends and family to support you by donating a toy when you reach each milestone.
  • Join the RUN to Change Lives Facebook Group. Share your journey with running selfies in our Facebook Group and on Instagram and tag us @runtochangelives. Use hashtags #runtochangelives #RUN12ksofChristmas

2 Options To Earn Your Kilometers Running/Walking

  • Option 1: Start from 0 and add up your distances together and celebrate when you reach each milestone: 5K, 10K, 15K, 20K, 25K, 30K, 35K, 40K, 45K, 50K, 60K, and 78K! Optionally, print this kilometer tracker and color in each ornament as you earn your K milestones.

  • Option 2: Run each kilometer distance separately: 1K, 2K, 3K, 4K, 5K, 6K, 7K, 8K, 10K, 15K, 25K, and 50k (BEAST MODE)

Unlock these Milestone Badges from IAmElemental. IAmElemental is donating female-empowering action figure toys as we hit our milestones together!


2 Options To Donate Toys

  • Option 1 and PREFERRED METHOD: Local Collection. Collect toys through friends and family and donate to your local Toys for Tots or other local organizations. Print out the 12 Ks of Christmas logo and paste it to a decorated toy collection box. Place it where you will receive the most toy donations (your gym, your office, your local running shoe store, etc.)


Top Prize

Keep track of # of toys so we can measure our impact! Need some motivation? The person with the most toy donations (by count and proof with photos in our Facebook Group) receives a $200 Gift Card to DICK'S Sporting Goods (a FREE pair of shoes and maybe more)!



The RUN to Change Lives Facebook Group is a passionate community of athletes of all abilities sharing our stories, progress, and accomplishments. Join the movement and RUN/Ride/Walk/Move with us and let's Change Lives Together. Follow us on Instagram and tag us @runtochangelives. Use the hashtag #runtochangelives 

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