Since that indescribable day of December 14th 2012, we have wanted to do something to help the families of the victims of this senseless event. That is why we partnered with an organization called Further Faster Forever for a unique week-long event to help raise funds to help make a small difference in the lives of the affected families. It may not be much but it can offset costs, provide meals and maybe even bring a little hope in the midst such pain and heartache.
We have decided the best way we can honor the victims of the terrible tragedy in Newtown is by hosting The Sandy Hook Elementary School Memorial Run & Ride.
Here is how it works:
- Register at Active.com for the Run & Ride (registration costs $20 + $3.95 Active registration fee *waived if you are Active member)
- Get a free Designer Whey protein bar and drink mix packet
- Anytime between January 14 – 20, 2013 complete a total of 26 miles walking, running, cycling or spinning. (You can do this all at once or over the course of a couple runs/rides)
- Share, share share so as many people can get involved and help make a difference!
All 100% of entry fees from the event will be given to HopeMob projects related to the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. No funds will go to other HopeMob projects or to Further Faster Forever or to Designer Whey.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School Memorial Run & Ride is meant to be an online/individual event (although we love the idea of community and would love to see you run or ride with friends). There will be no t-shirts, divisions, awards or medals given out. This event is a way for you to make a donation to the victims and their families, while doing something to honor them by running or riding in memory of the victims.
We would love to be part of this program to help make a difference. Please share with your family and friends and feel free to tag your photos with #F3SHMRR 0r #DWSHMRR on Instagram and Twitter, posting them on our Facebook wall. Hopefully we will be able to put together various photo collages to send with the checks from HopeMob to the Sandy Hook Elementary School and Families.
No one should ever have to experience a tragedy like this. Let’s be a community of athletes that runs/rides in remembrance of the lives lost. Terrible tragedies can bring out the worst in people or they can bring out the best in people. The Further Faster Forever community is determined to be an organization that helps bring out the best not only every athlete but also in every person.