Light A Spark! 15 Day Challenge

Sat May 15 - Sun May 30, 2021
Countdown to Race Day

5 Miles or less

$40 Registration ends May 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

10 Miles

$40 Registration ends May 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

15 Miles

$40 Registration ends May 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

20 Miles

$40 Registration ends May 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

30 Miles

$40 Registration ends May 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Virtual Challenge - Join from Anywhere!

Celebrate Older Americans Month with a tribute to an older person special to you!

Spring has arrived, and there's no better time to get outside, get moving, honor a loved one, and support a good cause. 

Run or walk in ETA’s Light A Spark 15 Day Challenge in honor of, or in memory of, a special older person who sparks love and memories in your heart. We'll mail a certificate acknowledging your tribute, to you or the person of your choice.

Set your own mileage goal for the 15 days, and log your progress here. Earn virtual "badges" along the way, and share your success with others — we’ll be cheering for you too! All proceeds benefit Empowering the Ages, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting and empowering people from different generations.

What do you get from the Light A Spark 15-Day Challenge — other than feeling great, getting moving, and supporting a good cause?

  • Light A Spark 15-Day Challenge t shirt, in your choice of blue or gold (*MUST REGISTER BY MAY 9 to be guaranteed a shirt*)

  • Email and social media posts each day of the Challenge with inspiration, motivation, and an update on our grand total distance

  • LOTS of virtual badges celebrating your progress along the way

  • Access to our Wall of Honor, with the option to post photos of your honoree, of you, or of walking or running in the Challenge

  • The option to share tributes to, or memories of, your honoree

  • AND, a special certificate mailed to your honoree or another person of your choice, letting them know you're thinking of them and are honoring them in this challenge! Share this thoughtful gift with a loved one.

Who will you run or walk in honor of? Which older adult sparks love and memories for you?

"I’m running in honor of my grandma, who I haven’t been able to visit in a year, and who I miss very much. Love you, Nanna!"
"My kids and I are walking in honor of my parents, who immigrated to this country and worked incredibly hard for so many years, to help us have a good life."
"I’m walking in memory of my neighbor Ruth, who used to invite me over for long talks and cookies when I was a little girl, and always made me feel special. I’ll never forget you!"

All proceeds benefit Empowering the Ages, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. ETA's mission: to transform lives through facilitating and nurturing relationships across all generations. We connect people of different ages to each other and their communities to share, learn and feel valued. During the pandemic, we have organized pen pal programs, online concerts, weekly discussion groups with high school students, and a senior mentoring program for underserved pre-K students and their families. Thank you for helping us support even more people of all generations in these challenging times!

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