Light the Torch 180

Sat October 1, 2022 Directions
Countdown to Race Day
Events

5K Glow Run

$35 7:30PM EDT - 10:00PM EDT Price increases after September 1, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Glow Walk

$35 7:45PM EDT - 10:00PM EDT Price increases after September 1, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
Mt. Brighton
Description

Light the Torch 180 5K night glow run

Race through the "mostly" paved trails behind Mt. Brighton while we light up the night.  

If that's not flashy enough for you, then our swag should make you GLOW, literally, with race logo embroidered LED glow caps!!! Wear your own light up and glow-in- the-dark accessories-- there will be contests & prizes!

Registration on or before August 5th includes a LED glow cap (scroll for photo) and a race medal.

The Torch food truck will be on hand with food for purchase, and Mt. Brighton will be serving beer and drinks inside their beautiful chalet.

This is a chip-timed race with age categories.  Age category winners will win an item from The Torch food truck.  

Promote the event & your participation!  #LightTheTorch180     #Glow5K     #Run4Torch180     #BeTheLight     #LetsGlow2022     #LightTheWay     #ShineOn

 

Can't make the race, but want to donate?

Click here or purchase a luminary bag to Light the Way (see "donate" button on this page).

 

Individual and/or Team Fundraising: 

Choose to partner with us and take this event to the next level! 

It's super easy and there's nothing to lose. Scroll down for more info and check out "Become a Fundraiser" tab above! Grab some friends, form a team, and help us GLOW BRIGHTER! Expect a few competitions, prizes and overall good clean fun! 

 

All proceeds to benefit Torch 180. torch180.org

All proceeds from the Light the Torch 180 5K will go towards providing critical vocational training, student scholarships, and operating our facility. Torch 180 aims to educate and train young adults with disabilities or other obstacles to employment. Many of our young people live with various disabilities or co-existing conditions creating some unique needs that we work hard to accommodate.

It is estimated that unemployment among individuals with disabilities in Michigan is 75%; those with autism is 85%! Our program offers hands-on training and experience in a state-of-the-art facility preparing our students for gainful employment opportunities in their communities and thereby creating a real possibility for their future independence!

Swag- Complimentary LED cap with Registrations by 8/5/22

Check out the glow in the dark medals!!!!!!!!!

FUNDRAISING

Create an even bigger IMPACT!

Light the Torch 180 5K was created to offer a healthy community challenge, bring awareness to inclusive employment, and to support our operation of critical vocational training. We believe in the power of our supporters and are inspired not only by your enthusiasm for our cause, but by the joined sense of community that makes up our “Torch 180 Village!”

Why Fundraise? 
Because Torch 180 is growing, and we make every penny count!

We can accelerate the growth of the Torch 180 vocational and employment programs through your support of and participation in the Light the Torch 180 5K. Every participant is highly encouraged to raise a minimum of $100 by race day. This is a drop in the bucket, right? Asking a few friends or family to give a few bucks means that, collectively, we will be able to accelerate the promising work and opportunities Torch 180 provides in our area. To thank you for your efforts, we will be awarding tokens of appreciation for different levels of support and offering fun challenges!

We are turning your efforts into results.

You are an integral part of the solution. 100% of all funds raised will support our important mission! With your help, we can continue to offer opportunities and open new doors.  $20,000 is our overall goal for this event -- You can help make that happen!

Collectively, we can create a brighter future for Torch 180 students and graduates!  

 

EASY STEPS TO CREATE IMPACT

Step 1:           Sign in to your RunSignUp account
  • Go to runsignup.com
  • Login with email and password
  • Click on profile icon in upper right corner & Select “Profile”
  • Under “Upcoming Events” – choose “Manage Registration” in blue on right side
  • This takes you to your 5K Event personal page  -- Click on “Fundraiser” Tab
Step 2:           Become a Fundraiser 

It’s easy and only takes a minute! Enter in the required information:

Choose a name for your fundraiser (then add it to the URL line), set your goal amount, Choose “Team” type if you want to start a new team, and edit your personal message. 

Step 3:           Join a Run/Walk Team

Another fun way to support Torch 180 is to join or create a run/walk team. 

To join an existing team, scroll to the bottom of the “Become a Fundraiser” page. Click the arrow button to the right of “Join a Team” and select.

To create a new team, toggle the button and enter in the required info (much the same as the info you added to become a fundraiser).

You can do both a fundraiser & a team! Fundraising as a group and participating as a team can be a ton of FUN! And, there are different goals and team incentives to earn!

Step 4:           Get the Word Out

Once you have created your fundraiser and joined a team - you can now begin inviting others! Be sure to copy the custom page links to share with your family and friends! Then invite them to join you in the event and make a donation to your fundraiser. For every $20+ donation, a luminary will be lit along the 5K trails.

Kick start your campaign by making a donation to your fundraising page and choose to honor someone special which will light a luminary on the 5K path.

As folks register themselves online, they can click on your team name to join your team during their registration process. 

Kick start your fundraising- ideas here.

Open the PDF below to view the fundraising recognition and team benefits!

Race Contact Info
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