1. Sign up for our team
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You’ve registered for your race. Your running (or walking) shoes are laced up. What’s next? You need to join Run United! Fill out our Run United 2020 registration form to be officially added to our team. We’ll send you updates on team events, fundraising tips and race weekend information.
2. LEARN ABOUT OUR WORK
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Our Mission:
To mobilize the caring power of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan to improve communities and individual lives in measurable and lasting ways.
Our vision:
Southeastern Michigan is united in building a community of stable households and thriving children. Our Run United team focuses on supporting United Way’s work to ensure children have access to nutritious meals during the school year and summer break. We do this by raising awareness for and supporting federal nutrition programs that provide free meals to kids, and by advocating for policies that support these programs. We also work directly with parents and caregivers to improve their mealtime practices with the children in their care.
Share videos and stories of lives impacted:
3. Set up your fundraising page
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After you’ve registered for your race, you’re ready to start fundraising! Fundraising for 2020 will open in late March. Check back here, or sign up for our team and we’ll send you an update when fundraising is open.
4. Promote and Fundraise and earn benefits
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Team benefits
Access to our Race Day Headquarters with food, coffee and bathrooms Free race day parking close to the start/finish line Pre-race dinner celebration 10 percent discount on race registration Running swag and coupons The Top 10 fundraisers will also receive a gift from the RUNdetroit store and a United Way tech jacket!
Fundraising resources
5. Events and Opportunities
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Support and group runs
Wayne County runners! We’ve partnered with RUNdetroit to join their Saturday group runs.
Macomb County runners! We’ve partnered with City Sneakers to join their Tuesday and Saturday group runs.
Events
Check back here or watch your email for updates on events! Oct. 16: Run United Pre-Race Dinner Oct. 17: 1-mile run and 5K Oct. 18: Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank half marathon and marathon
Volunteer opportunities
Volunteer opportunities for 2020 are not yet open. Please check back for updates!
5. Give Thanks
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Whether by email, mail or with a tweet, it’s important to say “thank you” to the friends and family who made your fundraiser a success!