Charity Miles Lets You Earn Money for Charity by Going for a Run
Our team at Brit + Co. sat with heavy hearts yesterday as we watched the events unfold at the end of the Boston Marathon. Running is as much of a community sport as it is an individual sport, and marathons are the best example of this.
During marathons, runners across the world come together not only to run a race, but also to be part of a greater community that encourages each other on the journey.
Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon wrote, “If you’re losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.”
Having run marathons before, I can testify that it is not only one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life, but it is one of the experiences I’m most proud of as well. And I will never forget the family and friends who cheered me on as I crossed the finish line.
Using the app is simple. Download the app for your iPhone or Android phone. Then sign up using Facebook or your email address. Now, you’re all set for your first run!
Before you start, choose one of 20 charities to support including Stand Up to Cancer, Feeding America, and Autism Speaks. Yesterday the Charity Miles team chose to run for Achilles International to honor those in Boston.
For every mile you run or walk, $.25 is donated to the non-profit organization you chose. For every mile you bike, $.10 is earned for your chosen organization. The initial sponsorship pool of $1,000,000 comes from a generous group of corporate sponsors. That means we have 4,000,000 miles to walk or run, and 10,000,000 miles to bike before we give it all away. Let’s get started, folks!
Hi, I'm Brit, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co. I'm a young mom of two, tech nerd and design-inclined lady who has a zillion hobbies and curious about... just about everything! My mission from the beginning has been to unlock women's creativity and courage to try new things so that they can find the path to their true passions.