miles for my alma mater

FITNESS

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In the Challenge,  each alumni participant agrees to run/walk a number of miles from August 1-31, 2019 as part of their black alumni association's team.  

FUNDRAISING

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Alumni who complete miles agree to make a gift of that amount to their black alumni association by August 31, 2019.  

FUN

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Schools compete to see which alumni base achieves the highest number of miles (and dollars raised).  The winning school receives two registrations to the Twenty20 Conference hosted by Florida State University Black Alumni (Tallahassee, FL).  

1. CONFIRM PARTICIPATION

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If your black alumni association/group would like to participate, please contact us at blackalumnisummit (@) gmail.com.  


You'll receive a message and a communications outline to help motivate your alumni group to participate.

2. ORGANIZE & SPREAD THE WORD

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Select a Challenge Leader who will create a group on Nike Run Club to track miles from your team.


Throughout the month of July, motivate members of your black alumni group/association to sign up on Nike Run Club to be part of your team's running group.  

3. GET THOSE MILES!

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Throughout the month of August, encourage your team to complete as many miles as they can! 


Report on your miles to blackalumnisummit (@) gmail.com on August 31, 2019.  


Motivate your team members to make their gift on August 31, 2019. 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

IMPORTANT DETAILS

HOW DO WE KNOW WHICH ORGANIZATIONS ARE INVOLVED?

Participating schools are listed above.  Contact us at blackalumnisummit@gmail.com if your black alumni association and/or group would  like to participate.  


HOW CAN WE ENSURE MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION?

Associations distribute information about the challenge on social media, newsletters, etc. during the month of July 2019.  Each participating alumni association/group will receive draft language and talking points that can be used to inspire participation.  


WHAT’S THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS?

There is no maximum number of alumni participants. Individuals must sign up with the Nike Run Club set up by their Black Alumni Association in order to participate. This will help track miles and dollars raised for each alumni association. 


WHAT IS THE CRITERIA OF THE WALKING/RUNNING CHALLENGE?

Alumni participants agree to: 

  • Walk and/or run the number of miles they wish during the month of August.
  • Make a gift on September 1, 2019 equal to the number of the miles they accomplish.  
  • Restrictions:  No biking, no elliptical machines, no stair steppers.  
  • Allowances:  Participants can use a treadmill to run or walk.  


HOW DO WE KNOW WHICH SCHOOL WON THE CHALLENGE?

We'll announce the winner on September 5, 2019.  The school with the highest number of miles logged (and dollars raised!) will be the Challenge winner and will receive two complimentary registrations to the Twenty20 Conference.   


DO ELLIPTICAL MACHINES AND STAIR-CLIMBERS COUNT?

  • To keep the physical exertion consistent across everyone's miles, we're only counting running and walking (either outside or on the treadmill).
  • The challenge is designed to help us build consistency in our routines, and this is a great way to help us build healthier and stronger bodies each day of the challenge.
  • Participation in this challenge and physical activity is 100% voluntary. 
  • Organizers assume no responsibility nor liability in the event of injury or damage.

QUESTIONS?


Contact us at  blackalumnisummit@gmail.com in case you have any questions.