GIVING BACK

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE, ONE STEP AT A TIME

Our company's vision statement is not just a bunch of words on paper. It's the core focus of how we conduct our business and our personal lives. We truly believe in giving back, paying it forward, and making the world a better place, one step at a time. 

The charitites featured on this page are not affiliated with Run Motivators. We select these charities because we feel they make a substantial impact to their causes and communities.  The links to their websites, when applicable, are listed below. We encourage you to visit their websites. Learn about the impact they have on our world. And make a donation or volunteer, if you are able, so that these amazing organizations can continue their work.

In addition to our regular donations to various charities, we have purchased a farm in Poplarville, Mississippi and have started The Erin Regan Animal Sanctuary. By participating in our events, you help to give back to the amazing charities below as well as help us save animals through our sanctuary and rescue. Be sure to follow the Erin Regan Animal Sanctuary Facebook page for all the updates! Thank you for helping us make the world a better place one step at a time. Please note that the sanctuary donations are not noted in the total below. These will be announced each year after tax information has been filed (simply because it's too many donations to update throughout the year).

TOTAL DONATIONS TO-DATE TO OTHER CHARITIES: $22,741.00

The Green Beret Foundation - $800.00

Made possible from our Valor & Honor virtual races. The Green Beret Foundation facilitates the transition of Green Berets and their families. Transition assistance is provided to those with wounds sustained in combat, illness, injury or from numerous deployments and/or retirement. https://www.greenberetfoundation.org/

The Magic Yarn Project - $1000.00

Made possible by the Wizard Series II Part 1: My Runner's Map 5K/10K/13.1 race.

The Magic Yarn project is a volunteer-run organization that makes princess and hero themed yarn wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy. Visit their website at https://themagicyarnproject.com/

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support - $6450.00

Made possible by the Run for the Angels 2018 and 2019 races.

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support provides resources and support for mothers and families trying to cope with pregnancy and infant loss. Their organization has support groups throughout the United States. Learn more about them at http://nationalshare.org/


Falcon Ridge Equine Rescue - $500.00

Made possible by the Be Fierce Series Part 9: Kricket 5K/10K/13.1 event. 

This organization rescues and rehomes horses, large and mini. You can learn more about them or make an additional donation at http://falconridgerescue.org/

Wildlife Conservation Network - $400.00

Made possible by the Wizard Series II: Follow the Spiders event. 

This organization works to help save endangered animals. You can learn more about them or make an additional donation at https://wildnet.org/ 

Children's Burn Foundation - $600.00

Made possible by the Rise from the Ashes 100 Mile Challenge.

The Children's Burn Foundation is an organization that provides a full recovery program to child burn survivors and their families. Learn more about them or make an additional donation at http://childburn.org/about-us/

The Answer 4 Youth- $500.00

The Christmas Crawl 2.5 Miler and New Year, New Me 5K/10K/13.1 events benefited The Answer 4 Youth of Port Angeles, WA. This non-profit provides assistance and resources to the homeless youth of Port Angeles, WA. Learn more about them at https://www.theanswer4youth.org/.

North Valley Animal Disaster Group- $200.00

This donation was not made in conjuction with an event. We saw a critical need for assistance in California in response to the Camp Fire in Novemeber 2018. This group cared for thousands of domestic, farm, and wild animals that were rescued from or displaced by the fire. This group set up a large shelter to tend to the animals' wounds and help reunite them with their families when possible. You can learn more about their work and make your own donation at https://www.nvadg.org/

Spring Reigns of Life - $300.00

The Giddy Up 5K/10K benefited Spring Reigns of Life. This non-profit specializes in equine therapy for bereaved children, at-risk youth, and veterans. Learn more about their mission at http://www.springreinsoflife.org/

AdoptAClassroom.org - $650.00

We donated $2 from each Fit Wizard 100 Mile Challenge registration to adoptaclassroom.org. This non-profit provides grants to teachers to help them buy much needed supplies for their classrooms.  

Dress for Success Worldwide - $2800.00

$2 from each registration for our She is Fierce 100 Mile Challenge was donated to Dress for Success Worldwide. Since this event was designed to empower women to take control of their health and establish and maintain a healthy fitness routine, we felt that this charity was a perfect fit. Dress for Sucess Worldwide empowers women to achieve economic independence and provides them with tools needed to thrive in life and work.   https://dressforsuccess.org/

A Merry Christmas for Shelter Animals - $480.00

We took every penny of our total sales (not just profits) on December 22, 2017 and shopped for the animals!
We donated an equal amount of dog and cat food, beds, blankets, treats, and toys to Peninsula Friends of Animals and the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. 

PLEASE REMEMBER: DON'T SHOP, ADOPT!!!

 

The Elephant Sanctuary - $600.00

These receipts represent the donations from funds raised in conjunction with our inaugural event Be Fierce Series Part 1: Strong as an Elephant 5K.  A $4.00 donation was made for each registration, including the events we gave away for free as part of Facebook contests.  This money will be used in the care of the sanctuary's elephants so that they can live out the rest of their days free and protected.  https://www.elephants.com/

The Pink Fund - $1100.00

Run Motivators donated $5.00 from each registration for the Hope 5K.  The event was open to 100 participants and gave them a chance to honor or remember loved ones who fought breast cancer.  We also donated $3 from each registration from the Run for a Cure event. The money for this non-profit organization is used to help breast cancer patients pay for living expenses while undergoing treatment.   https://www.pinkfund.org/

Save the Manatee Club - $360.00

Our Be Fierce Series Part 2: Mighty as a Manatee 5K supports the Save the Manatee Club's Emergency Rescue Fund.  At the conclusion of this event, Run Motivators donated $4.00 from each registration to help this non-profit organization rescue endangered manatees.  https://www.savethemanatee.org/

Angel Names Association - $600.00

Run Motivators Run for the Angels 2017 supported Angel Names Association.  This organization provides financial and supportive resources to families affected by stillbirth.  At the conclusion of this event, Run Motivators donated $4.00 from each registration to help this amazing organization help families in need.  

Eleventh Hour Rescue - $500.00

Our Be Fierce Series Part 3: Run for Their Lives 5K supported the Eleventh Hour Rescue.  This non-profit organization saves animals from death row at high-kill shelters.  It prevents their euthanasia and gives them a chance at freedom, love, and a happy life.  At the conclusion (sell-out) of this event, Run Motivators donated $4.00 from each registration to help this rescue continue to save more pets from being put to death simply because shelters are overcrowded or underfunded.  We want to help give them a chance!  https://www.ehrdogs.org/

The Shark Research Institute - $250.00

Our Be Fierce Series Part 4: Shark Dash 2017 5K/10K/13.1 benefitted The Shark Research Institute -- $3 from each registration (final donation amount was rounded up) was donated to this non-profit organization that researches sharks and promotes their conservation.

https://www.sharks.org/

GRASP Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing - $240.00

Choose Hope 5K/10K/13.1 for Overdose Awareness supported GRASP- Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing.  GRASP is a non-profit organization that provides support and other resources to individuals and families who lost a loved one as a result of substance abuse or addiction. We donated $3 from each registration to this organization.    http://grasphelp.org/

The Serengeti Foundation (Elephant Nature Park) - $600.00

Be Fierce Series Part 5: Run for the Elephants

The 2018 Run for the Elephants benefited the Serengeti Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to several animal sanctuaries around the world, including the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand. Elephant Nature park is home to retired and injured elephants. Elephants at the park receive love, ample space in a natural environment, and exceptional care where they will never again know the abuse and neglect they once faced.

Koala Rescue Queensland - $200.00

Be Fierce Series Part 6: The Quick Koala 5K 10K 13.1

This event benefited Koala Rescue Queensland, a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for sick, injured, and orphaned koalas in Queensland, Australia. They also work hard planting food sources across Queensland and spread awareness by educating the public about habitat proctection. They often use their own personal funds as they do not get enough donations to provide all the care that is needed. To learn more about the rescue or make a direct donation and increase the impact, visit http://www.koalarescueqld.org/​

Hurricane Harvey Relief 2017 - $150.00 

Donations made for Hurricane Harvey Relief 2017 includes proceeds from Heart of Texas 5K/10K/13.1 and portion of sales from 8/29/17 to 9/5/17. Donations were split between our human and animal friends at Houston Food Bank and Houston SPCA.

#stepitupforgood - Our monthly charity event - $1050

The #stepitupforgood 5K/10K/13.1 is a fundraising event for charities. Each month we select a different charity from a pool of applicants. The charity receives $10 for each #stepitupforgood event registration made during their assigned month. The charities and donations made to each are: 

Random Donations - $1471

We don't just make donations in conjunction with our events. We often make donations simply because we feel like it. Every little bit adds up. Here is a list of those "random" donations: 

  • 5/3/17 Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society, Inc - $10
  • 5/26/17 Dunkin's Road to Love & Healing, Inc. - $10
  • 9/9/17 Diabetes Canada (Sponsorship for Jessica Irvine) - $100
  • 9/14/17 Partners for Pets for 171501 ROLO labeled pit bull mix Clayton County AC - $10
  • 9/16/17 Sebastian County Humane Society - $10
  • 10/5/17 Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc. - $10
  • 11/13/17 Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue - $10
  • 11/25/17 Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc. - $11
  • 3/30/18 Natural Resources Defense Council - $20
  • 4/19/18 Schuylkill Free Shakespeare - $30
  • 4/20/18 Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc. - $50
  • 4/22/18 Philly Pug & Short Nose Rescue, Inc. - $25
  • 4/22/18 Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc. - $20
  • 4/24/18 Ruth Steinert Memorial Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - $50
  • 4/28/18 Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc. - $10
  • 5/14/18 Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc. - $10
  • 5/24/18 Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc. - $20
  • 5/30/18 MERRIMACK RIVER FELINE RESCUE SOCIETY, INC - $30
  • 6/1/18 Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs - $20
  • 6/2/18 St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital - $50
  • 6/6/18 Ruth Steinert Memorial Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - $20
  • 6/12/18 Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc. - $5
  • 7/7/18 Child USA - $50
  • 7/11/18 Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc. - $20
  • 8/11/18 Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania - $100
  • 9/21/18 Woodstock Farm Sanctuary - $15
  • 9/28/18 Lumos - $20
  • 11/10/18 Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary - $20
  • 11/15/18 Woodstock Farm Sanctuary (turkey sponsor) - $50
  • 11/17/18 Soi Dog Foundation - $20
  • 11/27/18 SFT Animal Sanctuary of Morocco - $25
  • 12/6/18 Rescue Dogs Rock NYC - $20
  • 12/12/18 ANNA Shelter - $20
  • 12/20/18 Rescue Dogs Rock NYC - $20
  • 1/11/19 Rescue Dogs Rock NYC - $20
  • 2/2/19 Hillside SPCA (Sponsored adoption for special needs dog) - $200
  • 2/4/19 Rescue Dogs Rock NYC - $20
  • 2/18/19 Make A Wish (Polar Plunge sponsorship for Tonya Stoffregen) - $100
  • 2/24/19 Rescue Dogs Rock NYC - $10
  • 2/28/19 Takis Shelter - $10 
  • 3/7/19 Day of the Dogs - $25
  • 6/6/19 Dallas Dog RRR - $25
  • 7/1819 Ruth Steinert SPCA - $25
  • 8/11/19 Hub City Humane Society - $25
  • 8/12/19 Sangli Flood Assistance - $20
  • 8/21/19 House of Mews Kitten Ka Noodle Event Sponsorship - $100
  • 11/26/19 Wreaths Across America - $100

Donations Made in Conjunction with 100 Mile Challenge Mini-Challenges - $820

During our 100 Mile Challenges, we often do philanthropic mini-challenges to encourage our participants to help us make the world a better place one step at a time. They are encouraged to do good deeds as well as make donations to deserving organizations and important causes.  This list of donations made by Run Motivators during the mini-challenges is as follows:  

Philanthropic Efforts Made in Conjunction with 100 Mile Challenge Mini-Challenges - Priceless

Doing good isn't always about giving money. Giving your time and efforts can be just as valuable, if not moreso. We try to do at least one mini-challenge with a philanthropic goal during each quarterly 100 Mile Challenge. These mini-challenges encourage participants to give their time and talents to those in need while somehow also incorporating a fitness aspect to it. So far our supportive community has done the following: 

  • Plogged (picked up trash in our communities while walking and running outdoors)
  • Walked miles in honor of James "Fierce" Rung, a young boy with cancer. We encouraged members to also donate to his GoFundMe page. 
  • Jog-a-Dog Challenge - Participants went to their local animal shelter and walked dogs to keep them socialized and make them more likely to be adopted.
  • Miles for Matt - We each completed the last miles of the London Marathon for Matt Campbell, who collapsed and died 3.7 miles from the finish line to show our support for his family and our solidarity with the running community in his honor. Donations to his fundraiser for Brathay Trust were encouraged. 
  • Miles for Marquise' Weast - Participants were asked to dedciate their miles in memory of high school track star Marquise', daughter of one of our Shine Bright Like a Diamond 100 Mile Challenge participants. Participants were also encouraged to donate to the Marquise' Weast Memorial Scholarship Fund.
  • #stepitupforgood challenge - Completed during several challenges - Participants were asked to do at least one good deed that week that involved walking or running in some way and then share their experience on social media to encourage others to pay it forward. Some of the good deeds done were: walking dinner over to a neighbor's house, plogging, walking dogs at a local shelter, shoveling snow from a neighbor's driveway, and post-storm neighborhood debris clean up. 
  • The Pink and Gold Challenge - Participants were asked to put their energy into volunteering or participating in a fundraising event for childhood cancer and breast cancer awareness. Some of the events/charities selected by our participants were Alex's Lemonade Stand and various local childhood cancer and breast cancer charities. 

Donated Goods 

In addition to financial donations, Run Motivators also donates merchandise to various charities and fundraising efforts. These donations are not included in the amount of the total financial donations at the top of this page. 

  • 2016 Running for Beer basket to the Annual Jax Stone race in Erie, PA - ARV $75
  • 2019 Adopt 5K Human and Pet Race packets to House of Mews Kitten Ka Noodle Fundraiser in Cleveland, OH - ARV $65