2021 Run Against Racism: Charity Challenge and Event

Mile-a-day Challenge: 31 days- starts Wednesday May 19th & ends June 18th
Run Against Racism 10K: Juneteenth (June 19th, 2021)

Here are the charities! Included are the GoFundMe links for each campaign!

Atlanta Leadership Club https://www.atlantaleadershipclub.org: Terminus has been hosting and volunteering with ALC for the past year. It is the mission of the Atlanta Leadership Club to educate and empower Families from underserved communities through character building programming aimed at developing them into leaders.
GoFundMe link: https://gofund.me/a3ba9d30

The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund https://www.naacpldf.org/  is a legal organization fighting for racial justice through a combination of litigation, advocacy, and public education. It also defends civil rights gains and protections and works to improve the diversity of judicial and executive appointments.
GoFundMe link: https://gofund.me/d357cf90

Leadership Conference Education Fund, Inc. (Lcef) https://civilrights.org/edfund/: LCEF is a nonprofit public education and research organization that seeks to communicate to the American people about the progress made in civil rights and inter-group relations, the continuing challenges, and the strength of our diversity. Their work champions the idea that Americans of every heritage can live together with equal rights and mutual respect. They provide training and tools for students, parents, and teachers to assist in building a country that actively embraces pluralism and commitment to justice and understanding, and provide up-to-date information on civil rights and social and economic justice issues.
GoFundMe link: https://gofund.me/55b14bf1

The challenge is to run 1 mile a day from May 19th to June 18th (31 days = 31 miles). On June 19th we will hold the “Run Against Racism” 10k event (there will also be a 5k alternative available). Our goal is to raise money and awareness for causes that address social injustice, racism, and police brutality. Last year’s challenge raised over $10,000!

Anywhere! Run at home, or conquer the daily challenge by running before, after or during your daily training. The daily goal is simple: run 1 mile! Then on June 19th join us for our 10k event!

How does it work?

  • All donations will be handled through the Terminus “Run Against Racism” GoFundMe campaigns. We will open 3 separate campaigns to cover each of the 3 charities that we have chosen.
  •  Terminus will create a poster to track your progress throughout the challenge. The poster will contain various boxes to track your pledges, miles, and totals.
  • Gym members will pledge a monetary amount per mile completed (example: 1 dollar per mile). This is your “personal pledge”. Gym members will be encouraged to also post a “penalty pledge” for the days that they don’t complete a mile run.
  • We would also encourage members to ask friends, family, and social media networks to pledge per mile (“donor pledge”) or participate and donate via the GoFundMe account.
  • Every Wednesday we will send out a reminder to submit your donations for the week. Final donations will be collected and wrapped up on Sunday June 20th, 2021.
  • Terminus will choose charities from our communities’ recommendations. We suggest selecting 1 charity to represent for the length of our campaigns. Can’t choose just one? Divide your contributions amongst the other charities!
  • Terminus has pledged a donation match up to $1000.
  • On June 19th, Terminus will hold the Run Against Racism 10K (We will have a 5K option). The miles for this event will be included in your pledges (10k= 6miles/ 5k= 3miles). Friends and family members  are encouraged to attend!
  • All Terminus gym members who complete the challenge (31 days of running + 10K) will receive a free commemorative T-shirt or Tank.