Described at the “Best Race in October” by Runner’s World Magazine, the Portland Marathon & 1/2 Marathon is a race that is perfect for both the experienced and novice athlete. By having a scenic course and long time limit, this race is great for walkers looking to take in some of the sights of the Pacific Northwest. And since it’s held in October, the weather is about as good as it gets for race day.
In the state of Oregon, more than 570,000 residents are food insecure, with over 22% of those in need being children. At the same time, 40% of all food produced in the United States ends up in a landfill. How can you make sure that food ends up on the table and not in the trash? By joining Team Move For Hunger at the Portland Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, your miles ran or walked mean meals on the table for many.
WHAT DO MY DONATIONS DO?
By becoming a member of Team Move For Hunger, your fundraising donations go to keep our nation’s food banks stocked and meals on the table. Our network of relocation industry specialists help to reduce food waste and deliver much needed food to our local food banks when people are moving. With nearly 42 million Americans that struggle with hunger, your help is needed more than ever. And since 95% of every dollar donated is going back to our hunger relief and food rescue programs, you can be assured that your miles are turned into meals for those in need. In the last nine years, our network of movers, realtors and corporate housing providers have delivered over 9 million pounds of food – let’s keep it moving!
HOW DOES THE TEAM WORK?
Great question! All you need to do is fill out our online registration form and our Team Captain Emily will send over some fundraising and training tips, along with a link to create your personal fundraising page on Crowdrise. Upload your personal picture and information and you’re ready to go! Gather donations from friends, family, coworkers and anyone who wants to help us fight hunger in America. You’ll receive bi-monthly newsletters filled with great information to help you cross the finish line, all while your fundraising donations enable us to continue our life saving services. Once you’ve committed to raising $600, we will register you with the race, getting your free registration along with a stylish Team Move For Hunger technical tee or tank top (your choice). If you raise more, the incentives just get better! It’s a fun, easy and effective way to help fight hunger, just by putting one foot in front of the other.
WHAT IF DON’T RAISE $600?
Due to the enormous popularity of this event, we require a valid credit card number to secure a spot on the Team. If the $600 is not raised by the fundraising deadline of October 6th, the remaining balance will be charged to the card. Please note that your card will only be charged if you fall short of the fundraising goal.
Want more information? Contact our Team Captain Emily at [email protected] or call 732.832.5025