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Registration is OPEN for Rise & Stride, Rise Against Hunger’s annual race to end hunger. On average, the children we serve walk 5 kilometers to school and back each day. This May, we’re honoring their journeys and supporting the programs that help create bright futures for children worldwide! 

Looking to make the most out of your race registration? 

For last year’s virtual race, registrations only accounted for half of the total funds raised. That’s because Hunger Champions leveraged their race participation to drive additional support for our hunger relief efforts.

Let’s break it down how you can increase your impact as a Rise & Stride racer. 

Your registration came with a ready-to-use fundraising page. Claim this page by opening the “Claim Your Fundraising Page” email in your inbox and clicking the big red button. 

On your page, you can customize your photo and message, set a fundraising goal, post your page to your social media pages and even send templated email invitations to gain supporters. 

Your page tracks your progress. Like your toolkit says, fundraise $100 and receive a special Rise & Stride race item for free! No international shipping for fundraising items.

You may have created or joined a fundraising team at registration. Supporters can donate or register directly from your team page, which is managed and customized by the creator/captain. 

If your team reaches  $5,000 or $10,000 raised, team members will receive digital Rise & Stride fundraising trophies and all-access passes to our Virtual Impact Trip to discover our impact in Tanzania. Plus, we’ll pass out team discount codes for Rise & Swag swag! 

Here’s an easy-to-follow plan for fundraising success:

  1. Set Up Your Fundraising Page. This only takes a few seconds!
  2. Set Clear Goals. $10 from 10 supporters earns a shirt, water bottle or fanny pack. We believe you can increase your impact even more!
  3. Challenge Your Friends. More voices = more impact. Who doesn’t love racing (and fundraising) with a team?
  4. Share on Social Media. This may be your quickest and largest tool to amplify our mission! Fundraise, share your training and tag us in your race photos! 

So, how many lives will your race impact? That’s up to you! Remember, every $75 can nourish a child in one of our school feeding programs for an entire year

Don’t Forget! Your racer toolkit – sent with every registration confirmation email – includes a Rise & Stride flyer. This is perfect to attach to email invitations or to post on local bulletin boards. Fitness centers, athletic stores, restaurants, breweries – let’s multiply our impact together!   

Don’t think you’ll earn a free Rise & Stride item in time for your race? We love that our Hunger Champions are willing to go above and beyond their race registration to help end hunger, but we don’t want you to miss out on our new race swag! Visit our online store to purchase your Rise & Stride shirt, water bottle or fanny pack. Our humble advice? You can make purchases from our store AND fundraise, too!

By registering to join our 5K/10K Race to End Hunger, you have become part of the global movement to end hunger. This movement lifts up communities in crisis around the globe. Thank you for your support!

 

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