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Additional race information can be found at https://orioncommunities.org/neighbors-helping-neighbors-lets-out-run-walk-n-roll-this-virus-virtually/.
Due to COVID-19, the 3rd annual 2020 Run, Walk, n Roll is virtual this year. Your participation will help two great nonprofit organizations help the most vulnerable in our communities. We are excited to offer 1 mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon (13.1 miles) and marathon (26.2 miles) distances that you can do at any location over a 15 day period. You can run, walk, roll in a wheelchair, push a stroller, roller blade, or bike to complete the distance wherever you are. We have optimism in our heart to support your wellness and create a successful fundraising event to enable us to meet the greater needs of our neighbors.
The need to secure shelter, food and life’s basics continues to grow. Orion supports its area residents that fall through the cracks of the social service safety net and those who don’t know where to turn in their time of crisis. The Phoenixville Area Time Bank’s goal is to reward and promote the spirit of volunteerism and give back to the community through a pay-it-forward mindset. PATB provides a network of support for individuals and partner nonprofits like Orion Communities, and as a result, more people are reaching out to PATB. Your participation helps both Orion and PATB to reach those in need in these difficult times.
Orion Communities (https://orioncommunities.org/) has seen:
● 4x the number of requests for housing/shelter assistance
● 5x the number of non-English speaking clients
● an increase in the number of households seeking assistance with large unpaid bills
● an increase in the personal trauma presented to case managers
Phoenixville Area Time Bank (https://www.patimebank.org/) has seen:
● an increase in the number of people and nonprofit organizations requesting support
● a 30% increase in volunteer hours helping out while following CDC guidelines
● an increase in requests for support for lower income community members
This collaborative community event includes everyone, is safe, and gets us all moving for a good cause plus it helps our neighbors in need.
Logistics: This virtual race let's you design the course wherever you want it. You choose the distance to run, walk, or roll from 1 mile, 5 K, 10 K, 1/2 Marathon (13.1 miles) and Marathon (26.2 miles). After your event(s), post your time on the RunSignUp results page before Sept 30, 6 pm, to be counted as a finisher of the event.
Join or Start a Team on the Groups/ Teams Tab. Part of the fun for this event is participating as a team of friends, coworkers, neighbors, whoever you know!
Fundraising--help us spread the word about the good work being done by these two non-profits. You can leverage your participation by soliciting sponsors. Look under the Donate tab to start a fundraiser, or join a fundraiser already started. Run, Walk or Roll as far as you want to test yourself, and get your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and anyone else you know to participate with you, or, support your run by a contribution to your total.
Recognition: Team with most participants. Most money raised by team and individual. Participant furthest distance from Phoenixville. Oldest participant. Youngest participant. Great selfies, costumes with event bib in view, your social posts that tag event, and more!
Results will be self-reported and posted on RunSignUp. We will hold a closing party online via Zoom on Sept 30th at 7:30 pm to announce winners.
By September 16th: $25 for 18 years old and up; $15 for 17 years old and younger.
After September 16th: $30 for 18 years old and up; $20 for 17 years old and younger.
Register Online on RunSignUP or get paper registration from https://orioncommunities.org/run-walk-roll/
to mail with check to:
Orion Communities, Attn: 5K, 237 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460
The event will help our neighbors in need through a collaborative community event where you can run, walk, or roll by riding in a wheelchair, pushing a stroller, roller blading, or biking at your pace, on your own course, on whatever day(s) suit you to finish your chosen event. Make it a September to Remember as Phoenixville Outruns, Outwalks, and Outrolls the virus virtually. Join as an individual or a team. Become a fundraiser to support these two worthwhile organizations while enabling a positive, fun, and healthy activity for our community. Let's work together to "Leave the Virus in the Dust Behind Us."
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