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The Food Run challenge puts you in control of you! Designed to motivate you to move more, each challenge also provides you an opportunity to help feed those facing serious food insecurity in our community right now.
You can join a challenge anytime before its 6-week completion date, and you can also back date your miles as far as the start date at any time. We will also periodically launch additional “Waves” for each challenge, which will give you a new target completion date each time.
THIS IS A SIX-WEEK CHALLENGE
You can set your goal to move as few as five miles per week or challenge yourself to cover as many as 40 miles per week. As you cover your miles, our virtual challenge website totals up the distance you enter and tracks your progress for you.
These challenges are simple:
1. Do what you want to do, when you want to do it, from wherever you are (run, walk, bike, swim, whatever!).
2. Connect and track your progress on our race page and share with your fellow participants on our facebook groups.
3. Get your limited edition Carolina Food Run Challenge T-Shirt and car magnet medal!
100% of All Donations support local food banks and hunger relief programs, to directly help people who are in dire need of food. Before Covid-19, 1 in 9 Americans struggled with food insecurity. As a result of Covid-19, food insecurity is expected to more than double worldwide. Our goal is to raise One Million Dollars to support local hunger relief programs throughout North America. Each individual challenge supports regional food banks or hunger relief programs, all of which are listed on the challenge websites.
In the Carolinas, we have already raised over $26,000 and our UPDATED goal is to raise $30,000 in the Carolinas to support local programs, including Feeding The Carolinas, The Inter-faith Council for Social Service, Table, and Beautiful Together.
Limited-edition Carolina Food Run Challenger Shirts
Food insecurity describes a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life. Food insecurity is one way we can measure and assess the risk of hunger. In the United States currently, one in nine people struggle with hunger.
One "bad month" can be enough to plunge a household into food insecurity. Layoffs at work, unexpected car maintenance or an accident on the job can suddenly force a family to choose between buying food and paying bills. A global pandemic only heightens this vulnerability.
That’s why many working families, including thousands of households who don’t qualify for federal nutrition assistance, depend on the Feeding America network of food banks to help make ends meet during difficult times. The Feeding America network serves nearly every community in the United States, helping more than more than 40 million people — including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
This challenge is designed for anyone and everyone! With the challenge of covering as few as five miles a week, anyone in your family can participate. You can also encourage family members to join you, to help you achieve your goal. If you are running or walking more these days, then see if you can achieve the 90 -Mile Challenge (15 miles per week). And if you're really ready to push yourself, lock in the NEW 240 Mile Challenge! You can run from anywhere to participate.
Your inherent reward is that you are improving yourself while supporting those in need of food. All challenges will also receive a LIMITED EDITION CHALLENGER T-shirt - gender specific. In addition, all will receive a 4x4inch Car Magnet Medal to proudly display your accomplishment. And each challenger will receive a virtual challenge bib that can be downloaded from the race page. We will also be promoting random prizes throughout the challenge to help make it more fun - and keep you more connected with other participants!
You can complete it any way you wish. You can walk, roll, run, spin - whatever makes you happy! And you can cover your miles any day, and in any way, that works for you - you could run/walk one day, bike a few days later, and hop the last day of the week.
You can start anytime - a new wave starts every seven weeks. Wave one starts May 10th. Wave two starts June 28th. Wave three starts August 15th... and so on.
This challenge relies on the honor system. Though we encourage you to take photos of your watch, phone screen, treadmill, etc showing your results and/or activity.
These are the ways you can track and celebrate your accomplishment:
1. Join our Carolina Food Run Challenge Facebook Group - you can upload photos of your activity and also connect with other challengers.
Join The Carolina Food Run Challenge Facebook Group
2. CarolinaFoodRun.com - Submit your results straight through RESULTS page. (detailed instructions are below the FAQ's on this page)
This challenge supports local food banks and hunger relief programs. We have provided the option to select one of the following charitable organizations: Feeding the Carolinas (which, in partnership with Feeding America, directly enables food banks across North and South Carolina), Inter-Faith Council for Social Justice, Table, and Beautiful Together. Proceeds from the challenge will go toward supporting these organizations.
We will start mailing out your swag two weeks after the event concludes. Please allow a couple of weeks for everything to get shipped!
You can track your progress by going to CarolinaFoodRun.com and click on the RESULTS link in the menu - it takes about 30 seconds :).
You can follow along below:
Click RESULTS from the main menu:
Click on the SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS button:
Lookup yourself via your name or email/birthdate:
You will see your registration record (once logged in) and from there you can click to SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS:
Finally, you can enter your distance - and since some people may take two walks or more than one run a day, you can enter multiple entries on the left and the box on the right will automatically sum them up and track them for you :)
Your cumulative progress will be viewable under the original RESULTS link once you start submitting activity:
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