1. 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 brand anthem video:On Our Way

2. Join Crowdrise
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After you’ve registered for your race, you’re ready to start fundraising! All fundraising is done through Crowdrise. Select your team from the list below and either sign in to your existing account or create a new account.

How to get started on Crowdrise

Our teams:

Crowdrise FAQs

3. Promote and Fundraise
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Run United team benefits

  • All runners on our team will receive a LIVE UNITED T-shirt and access to exclusive Run United team events, like runner clinics and our Race Weekend dinner on Oct. 13
  • RAISE $250 – Get a LIVE UNITED T-shirt, RUN UNITED tech shirt, and join us for the VIP Pre- and Post-Race Party at our office, 50 yards from the start line. We will have parking, food, water, Gatorade and bathrooms for runners and their guests.
  • RAISE $500 – Get a LIVE UNITED T-shirt, join us for the VIP Pre- and Post-Race Party at our office, 50 yards from the start line. Receive a RUN UNITED Cold Running pack and tech shirt.
  • RAISE $1,000 – Get a LIVE UNITED T-shirt, join us for the VIP Pre- and Post-Race Party at our office, 50 yards from the start line. Receive a RUN UNITED Cold Running pack, tech shirt, and an invitation to our exclusive tree lighting ceremony in November.

Fundraising Resources

Impact Reports

Email fundraising template

Fundraising tips

How to raise $1,000 in 11 days

4. Events and Opportunities
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Support and group runs

Events

Check back here or watch your email for updates on events like runner clinics and training runs!

  • July 21: Run United Group Run with City Sneakers in Mt Clemens (info)
  • July 26: Run United Group Run with Hanson’s in Royal Oak (info)
  • Oct. 19: Run United Pre-Race Dinner at United Way’s office (stay tuned for details!)
  • Oct. 14: American Home Fitness 5K (route)
  • Oct. 15: Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon (routes)

Questions? Contact Jessica Carreras or Sarah Grutza.

Volunteer opportunities

In 2017, our team was supported by 70+ volunteers on marathon weekend. Opportunities include the expo, at the 5K race, in our office and on marathon course. We have more than 80 volunteer opportunities open for 2018!

Click here to see all race weekend volunteer opportunities

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!

Thank you email template