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Running for a Cause

Join one of our Charity Partner Teams and claim one of their limited number of spots in the 2015 Asheville Marathon & Half. Register through the Charity Partner of your choice,  or availability, to give purpose to your run by raising funds for causes in need. It helps the charities out immensely when people do this type of fundraising for them, with the added perks of being part of a great group with extra encouragement on race day.

 ALL 2015 CHARITY PARTNER SPOTS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SHOWED INTEREST IN RUNNING FOR SOME GREAT CAUSES!

Thank you to our 2015 Official Charity Partners: 

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GOTR HAS SOLD OUT OF ALL SPOTS!

Girls on the Run of WNC is honored to be a charity partner for the 2015 Asheville Marathon & Half on Biltmore Estate!  We believe that crossing a finish line can be a defining moment for anyone — no matter their age or the distance of the race — and is worthy of celebration. At Girls on the Run of WNC, we inspire young women in 3rd-8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  As a non-profit committed to full accessibility for girls who wish to participate, we award over $70,000 a year in scholarship funds.  This exciting partnership with the Asheville Marathon and Half will help us continue serving over 1,000 girls in WNC each year!  We look forward to supporting this great event and celebrating the hard-earned achievement of each and every runner. 

Girls On the Run is hosting a Chance to Win Drawing for five exciting prize packages, ranging in value from $470 to $1400 (See prize packages on their website linked below).  Tickets for the drawing are available on-line from February 16th- March 14th (see the link below to purchase yours now), or you can purchase tickets at the Race Expo on Saturday, March 14th. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5. 

SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATE BY PURCHASING CHANCE-TO-WIN-TICKETS

The drawing will take place following the Race Expo, on the evening of March 14th. Winners will be notified via telephone and email. You can either pick up your package at the event on the 15th at the GOTR table or make arrangements for pickup at the GOTR office.  You DO NOT have to be present to win! 

 

Girls on the Run of WNC  is a council of GOTR International. Our mission is “inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” Our Presenting Sponsors include Sophie Magazine, ProFormance, and Park Ridge Health. GOTR is offered every fall and spring in 14 counties across WNC.

For more information on starting a program or volunteer opportunities, contact Amy Renigar at 828-713-4290 or visit www.gotrwnc.org.

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BWAR HAS SOLD OUT OF ALL SPOTS!

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, North Carolina, was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and life-saving programs to build a No-Kill community. As a grass roots organization, BWAR operates an adoption center that is open to the public 365 days a year making it easy to adopt, volunteer, and become involved in our No-Kill mission. We lead by example- we do what we say we are going to do. We value our relationships with each other and with those in our community and beyond, and recognize that they are critical in our work for the animals. Our unwavering commitment to better the lives of the animals is the guiding force of our work. 

For more information about the Brother Wolf Run for a Cause Champion opportunities, contact Lael Alon at lael@bwar.org. More information will be available soon on the bwar.org website.

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Thank you to our 2015 Supporting Charity Partner:

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ALL SPOTS HAVE SOLD OUT!

Consider Haiti is a non‐profit organization based in Asheville, North Carolina. It has one objective – to promote the health and welfare of children in Haiti. In furtherance of its goal, Consider Haiti is concentrating its efforts offering medical, health agent, sustainable nutrition and clean water programs to increase the quality of life for many.

For more information contact Jim Siemens at jim@wnclaw.com or 828.252.5080.

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2015 Balega Chairity Socks

Great Running Socks for two Good Causes:

Get your own pair of Balega neon socks at the BALEGA booth and at the PRE-RACE DINNER. All proceeds from sales go to our Charity Partners.

All Balega socks incorporate a hand linked toe closure which eliminates abrasion across the top of the foot and a knit extra deep heel pocket to ensure they fit the foot perfectly and don’t slide during activity.  Take your part in supporting a great organization & even greater cause by purchasing and wearing Balega Neon Socks on race day!

Expo Pricing: 1/$6 or 2/$10 + tax


 

We are no longer accepting charity letters of interest for the upcoming 2015 Asheville Marathon & Half. Please contact us with a letter of interest for the 2015 race season, if interested. Please send your email to events@idaph.net if you have a non-profit interested in being part of the upcoming races. 


THANK YOU to our 2014 Charity Partners:
Inheritance of Hope and Mountain Area Health Education Center
THANK YOU to our 2013 Charity Partners: Leukemia & Lymphoma, and Mission Cancer Foundation

RUNNING FOR A CAUSE

WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT OUR 2014 PARTNERS:

 

MAHEC_logoAt MAHEC, Mountain Area Health Education Center, quality and compassionate healthcare is the foundation for training top physicians, dentists and health professionals for Western North Carolina. Their medical residencies recruit the best and brightest from across the nation and provide critical safety net healthcare, particularly for low-income pregnant women and women facing high risk pregnancies. They are: “Your Doctor. Your Teacher. Your Advocate.” The Women’s Health Fund helps protect the health of women and their babies through pregnancy, labor and delivery.

In the words of one mother: “She is the first one who took the time to talk with me. She was always patient and understanding. Dr. Warren helped me get through and everyone can’t believe I did it… Without her, we wouldn’t have this baby,” she said, “She gave me my miracle baby.”

Last year MAHEC’s women’s healthcare team:

  • Provided $3.2 million in safety net healthcare for women in WNC;
  • Delivered 1,676 babies, representing 44% of all babies born at Mission Hospital; and
  • Performed 1,083 ob-gyn surgeries or assists for women.

Join or support Team MAHEC! As a runner or a sponsor, you support quality, compassionate healthcare for mothers and their babies in WNC. Register at ImAthlete to help MAHEC’s Women’s Health Teams of highly qualified and extremely dedicated clinicians continue to serve WNC’s women, regardless of their ability to pay, by running the Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate!

THERE ARE 10 ENTRIES AVAILABLE FOR FUNDRAISING FOR MAHEC AT THE MARATHON & HALF!

FUNDRAISERS OF MAHEC WILL RECEIVE:

  1. Free entrance to the Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate pasta dinner on Saturday, March 15 — the night before the marathon.
  2. The top fundraiser, raising funds over $1500 by March 1, 2014, will win a special prize!
  3. Your marathon registration fee will be reimbursed upon raising $1000 in donations.
  4. Technical race day shirt.
  5. Online fundraising resources – to make your fundraising effort simple and successful.
  6. Access to the Team MAHEC online community. Get to know your fellow teammates in the months preceding the race.
  7. Recruit a friend and you both will reduce your fundraising commitment to $500 each.

2014MAHECcharityPartnerButtonLearn more about MAHEC at www.mahec.net or
Register to run on Team MAHEC at imATHELTE
Additional questions? Contact: Tina Owen,
828-257-4410, tina.owen@mahec.net

 

 

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Inheritance of Hope, a Western North Carolina based nonprofit devoted to improving well-being for young families across the country who have a parent with a life-threatening illness, is a proud charity partner of the 2014 Asheville Marathon & Half. Inheritance of Hope accomplishes their mission primarily by hosting Legacy Retreats, four-day, all-expenses-paid experiences in Times Square or Disney World to help families create memories and build a community of support. Through these retreats, Inheritance of Hope provides an opportunity for a distressed family to learn about shaping their legacy and offers tools to help each member of the family successfully navigate this difficult period in their lives. Their vision is that “Every Family Deserves a Legacy.”®

Join Team IOH in the MCM!Join Team Inheritance of Hope and claim one of their limited number of spots in the 2014 Asheville Marathon & Half. Register here to give purpose to your run by raising funds for young families in need. It helps the charities out immensely when people do this type of fundraising for them, with the added perks of being part of a great group.

Members of Team Inheritance of Hope will receive:

  1. Free entrance to the Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate pasta dinner on Saturday, March 15 — the night before the marathon.
  2. The top fundraiser, raising over $1500 by March 1, 2014, wins a special prize!
  3. Your marathon or half registration fee will be reimbursed upon raising $1200 in donations.
  4. Technical race day shirt and Inheritance of Hope hat.
  5. Use of our online Bart Yasso training schedules – designed for Newbies, Seasoned and Hard-core marathoners.  Train and compare notes with other teammates.
  6. Extensive online fundraising resources – to make your fundraising effort simple and successful.
  7. Access to the Team IOH online community. Get to know your
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  8. Recruit a friend and you both will reduce your fundraising commitment to $500 each.

To learn more, and to register now while spots last, visit Team Inheritance of Hope‘s web page.

 

We are currently accepting charity letters of interest for the upcoming 2014 Asheville Marathon & Half. Please send your email to events@idaph.net if you have a non-profit that is interested in being part of the upcoming races. 

 
THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 CHARITY PARTNERS: LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA, AND MISSION CANCER FOUNDATION