Make a difference in a life while improving your own. - Active.com

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Make a difference in a life while improving your own. - Active.com

Make a difference in a life while improving your own.


FACT: 70% of all illnesses are due to lifestyle-related

causes such as obesity and physical inactivity.

- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


JOIN THE TEAM

GET CONNECTED

HEALTHY

INVOLVED

STARTED

Have you been looking for a way to have fun with

your co-workers, get involved in your community and

get in shape?

Congratulations! It’s time to join your employer’s corporate

athletic team. Now, you will have the opportunity to take part in

a local athletic event with your coworkers, train with an expert

coach and raise money for a meaningful cause.

Not an athlete? Not a problem. Whether you were the captain

of your track team or have never run a mile in your life, we’re

here to ensure you meet your fitness goals while providing you

with tips and tools to help you raise money for charity.

Hit the ground running and take this important step for yourself

and for others. So lace up, shape up and change your life.


FACT: 64.5% of adults in the U.S. are overweight

or obese. This figure has nearly doubled over

the past two decades.

- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

WHAT YOU GET

We provide you with everything you’ll need to achieve your personal

goals and have a great time doing it.

You’ll receive:

A personal corporate training coach

An expert coach will take you and your coworkers on bi-monthly training runs or

walks for 12 – 18 weeks.

Training, nutrition and health advice from the experts

Interested in learning more about proper training techniques, injury prevention or

how to manage a healthy diet? As a team member, you’ll have access to everything

you’ve ever wanted to know about health.

Online tools to track your workouts and your progress

Use our online training tools to log workouts, organize your training schedule and

analyze your progress to guarantee you reach your goals.

A personal Web site to raise money for charity

Raising money for charity has never been easier. You’ll receive a personalized online

fundraising page to collect donations easily and securely for a cause you care about.

An official corporate team t-shirt

As a team member, you’ll receive our official charity team t-shirt to wear with pride

on race day.

Celebrate the success of your team and take pleasure in an inspirational

experience you’ll never forget.


DEFINE YOUR GOALS

CONNECTED

GET HEALTHY

INVOLVED

STARTED

What would you like to achieve?

(Check all that apply)

Support a cause that changes lives

Find personal success by enriching the lives of others

Get fit and/or lose weight

Increase strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance

Reduce stress

Have more energy

Gain confidence

Access nutrition and health tips

Lead a personal, fulfilling lifestyle that makes each day more rewarding

What are your fitness goals?

Current workout schedule:

Number of workouts per week:

Average time spent per workout:

Ideal workout schedule:

Number of workouts per week:

Average time spent per workout:

Is your ideal workout schedule more than you are currently doing?

If so, what will help you reach your workout goals?

(check all that apply)

More time set aside to working out

More motivation to keep going

A routine schedule

A goal to work towards

People to workout with


HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

Not sure where to start or how to raise money? Fundraising has never

been easier with online fundraising. When you register, you will receive

your own individual Web site which you can personalize, so others can

support your charity and donate immediately.

Sample plan

Raise $1000 for charity in just 5 weeks while you train for your event!

Week

1

Fundraising Tip

Start by sponsoring yourself and

donate $25 to your cause.

Total = $25.

Training Tip

Keep track of your progress in

your online training tools so you

can stay focused on your fitness

goals – and don’t give up!

Week

2

Send an email out to everyone you

know. Ask 7 friends to donate $50.

Total = $350.

Run with a buddy to stay

motivated.

Week

3

Ask 3 businesses you frequent

to donate $75 each (e.g. doctor,

dentist, dry cleaners, etc.).

Total = $225.

Create a music mix for your ipod

or walkman to inspire you during

your workouts.

Week

4

Follow up on your fundraising

letters and emails. Ask 3 coworkers

to donate $50.

Total = $150.

Plan your workouts the day before

or in the morning so you’ll be

prepared.

Week

5

Plan a fundraising party with at

least 25 people (e.g. Collect 50% of

$20 cover charge for happy hour).

Total = $250.

Try to mix up your workouts and

make it fun! Try yoga, weight

training or Pilates.

Grand Total = $1,000


CREATE A PLAN

CONNECTED

HEALTHY

GET INVOLVED

STARTED

To stay on track, use the below grid to keep track of miles ran and

dollars raised.

WEEKLY MILESTONES

Miles

Trained

Dollars

Raised

Miles

Trained

Dollars

Raised

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Week 17

Week 18

Race Day

TOTAL

Calculate how much to raise per mile.

Let your donors know how much you’ll need to raise per mile during your race in order

to reach your charitable goal. Divide your fundraising goal amount by the total miles on

race day.

Goal amount $ / total race miles = $ pledges needed per mile.

For example, if Sally is planning on running 26.2 miles in her upcoming marathon and her goal is to raise

$1,000 for charity, then Sally needs to raise $38.17 per mile. If she gets 26 friends to donate $38.17 then

she’s reached her goal!

Interested in losing weight?

Multiply the total miles trained by 100. Running burns an average of 100 calories for

every mile jogged, making it an efficient way to lose weight!

Total miles x 100 = calories burned.


FACT: Daily physical activity helps to lower blood pressure

and cholesterol, prevent or retard osteoporosis, reduces

obesity, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and symptoms

of arthritis.

- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

HOW TO GET STARTED

So you’re interested in getting started, but what’s next?

Follow these 4 easy steps, and start the experience of a lifetime!

Step 1 Step 2

Sign up today!

Personalize your new

fundraising Web site.

- Create a catchy title

and tag line

- Add a welcome

message

- Upload a picture

- Set your goal amount

Step 3 Step 4

Create a list of potential

donors.

- Send an email to

EVERYONE you know!

- Include a link to your

page

Start training,

get fit and have

fun!

Join the team and walk away with new friends, amazing accomplishments and the sense

that you did something even more important than getting in shape.


START TODAY

CONNECTED

HEALTHY

INVOLVED

GET STARTED

Once you’ve signed up, get started by personalizing your online

fundraising page. Answer the below list of questions to help you

create a memorable page!

Create a catchy tag line:

(For example: “Racing to save lives”)

Write a welcome message:

Writing the perfect message on your fundraising page is the best way to get people

excited to donate. Try to open the reader’s hearts by letting them know how much this

cause means to you and the people that it touches. To help you create your message,

ask yourself:

Why is this charity important to you?

Define a goal

Set the amount that you would like to raise and calculate how many people you will

need to contact to make that happen.

I will raise $ . I will contact people in order to reach my goal.

(For example, Mary needs to raise $3,000 for her cause. She estimates the average contribution will be $50.

If 50% of the people she contacts contribute, she will need to contact 120 people to meet her goal.)

Who to ask

Take a moment to list your donors. Anyone and everyone is a possible donor. Think of

the following groups of people, and then create your list.

• Family and relatives

• Holiday greeting card list

• Wedding invitation list

• Work associates

• E-mail address book

• Clubs and organizations

• Neighbors

• Church / synagogue

• Community businesses

• Companies / corporations


MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN A LIFE

NEVER FELT SO GOOD

Getting exercise…

Fights the aging process

Reduces the risk of stroke, colon cancer and breast cancer

Improves lung capacity

Boosts the immune system

Significantly reduces mortality risk

Supporting a cause…

Helps programs that change the world

Gives you an important purpose

Is a life changing experience

Allows YOU to make a difference

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