charities 

RUN WITH A CHARITY! 

The Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K is proud to work with non-profit groups and appreciates the integral role that charity fundraising plays in drawing new runners and promoting the sport.

For charities participating in our Charity Partner Program, we are excited to help publicize your fundraising program by providing the following benefits.

Benefits:

  • Customized discount code opportunity for all participants registered by February 1, 2020

  • For every 25 team registrants, we will donate $50 to your charity

  • Discounted booth space at the Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Expo and Finish Line area

  • Charity Recognition Announcements at the Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Expo and Finish/Post Race area (message provided by group)

  • A promotional item for race bags (item supplied by group)

  • Logo, description and link displayed on the Charity Partner webpage 

  • Right to use the Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K logo (subject to approval by Augusta Sports Council)

65ROSES Augusta

The 65ROSES Augusta team began in 2012 to help financially assist local Cystic Fibrosis patients through The Reaching Out Foundation as well as support research through The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This non-profit organization, Miles for Cystic Fibrosis, are a team of runners who run and raise money to help the CF community in our area.  This is a life threatening disease that mainly affects the lungs and digestion system of over 30,000 CF patients in the U.S.  As a charity team, we invite you to join our efforts and choose to run this year with a passion to help CF patients live long and breathe strong. 


JOIN THE TEAM: Find us at http://www.milesforcf.org/augusta or call Stephanie Brantley at 803-645-1640 to receive your promo code to join our team to help us Run and Raise in 2020.

Project Lifting Spirits

Project Lifting Spirits, Inc. works with various Fort Gordon entities, the Veterans Affairs Hospitals, and Fisher Houses in Augusta, Georgia to provide items of appreciation to our veterans, deployed troops, wounded service members and their families. Our goal is to provide these service men/women with various items of appreciation for all of their hard work and sacrifices in order to provide us with the safety and security that we all take for granted.  Currently, we are doing bingo nights and ice cream socials on a monthly basis at the VA Hospital Uptown Division, quarterly dinners with the Uptown Fisher House, as well as events with entities on post. Additionally, as funds allow we purchase and provide hygiene items that are needed to the VA Hospitals. On Fort Gordon, we have been providing cards and meals (i.e. pizza parties) to them as funds allow.

 

Here are our accomplishments for 2019:  13 ice cream socials at the Uptown VA, 12 Christmas meals provided, 17 children's Christmas presents provided, 10 Thanksgiving meals provided, pizza deliveries to Eisenhower Army Medical Center, 5 deliveries and meals to the Uptown Fisher House, deliveries to VA hospital to include Christmas stockings, hygiene items, underclothes, baby items, Father's Day items, Mother's Day items, and other miscellaneous items, Thanksgiving meal and Christmas stockings to the patients at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, and  packages mailed to deployed troops.

For more information, contact Stacey Blevins at 619-227-6986 (cell) or check out our website: https://www.projectliftingspirits.org/

Registration to be a 2020 charity partner is open. Please contact Savanna Gonzales by calling 706.849.3239 or via email if you are interested in becoming a 2020 charity.

Once you are registered, manage your team and ACTIVE registration, here.

Friends of Frances

Friends of Frances (FOF) is a 501c3 founded to garner awareness for rare genetic diseases and individuals with special needs. FOF was created because of the inspiration of one brave and inspiring little girl, Frances Brown. Frances was born with Macrocephaly-Capillary Malformation (M-CM), a multiple malformation syndrome causing abnormal head and body overgrowth and abnormalities of the skin, vascular system, brain, and limbs. Her tenacity to overcome adversity with everyday life was an inspiration for people to join together and finish a race in 2012. The result was a community of friends coming together to promote awareness for Children like Frances who live with rare diseases and special needs.  

 

Proceeds from Friends of Frances benefit the purchase of adaptive equipment for children with special needs or for the provision of specialized therapy for physical development.

Check out http://www.friendsoffrances.org/  and contact Kelley Norris at kellyrnorris@gmail.com for more information and to join the team!

Wear Blue: Run to Remember

The wear blue Mile takes place at major races across the country, including the Marine Corps Marathon and many Rock N Roll Marathons in major cities.  We are very fortunate to be able to offer it in Augusta.  It begins with numerous posters of fallen service members, some of whom have family members participating in the race.  The Faces of the Fallen posters are immediately followed by countless volunteers who line the course for hours holding the American flag to demonstrate their love of country and deep respect for our military.  It is a celebration of life, of sacrifice, of the power of community and the power of running to bring purpose and healing and unity.  We are always seeking additional volunteers to join our wear blue Mile team and promise that it will be a day you will never forget.  To register as a volunteer please go to 

https://www.wearblueruntoremember.org/augusta-university-half-marathon or contact Joe Matosian at joe.matosian@wearblueruntoremember.org

The Augusta Sports Council is the local host organization for the Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K.

The Augusta University Half, 10K & 5K courses are USATF certified and are qualifiers for the AJC Peachtree Road Race!

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