Mariko’s Running & Biking for a Cause!
The IF Adventure Challenge+Fundraiser
Written By: Mariko Baerg, REALTOR of Bridgewell Real Estate Group
Help me reach my fundraising goal of $3000 by September 7th, donate to KidSport
WHAT’S HAPPENING & THE JOURNEY SO FAR…
As many of my past & current clients know, I’m really passionate about being active, pushing myself to new levels, and trying new things.
This year has been a big one for me. I just completed my first half marathon two weeks ago, and spent most of the spring/summer training for an under 2-hour time. I ended up achieving my goal, so I figure why not jump right back in with another event to push the envelope!
My personal training gym – Innovative Fitness (IF) Port Moody – is hosting their annual IF Adventure Challenge on September 7th, in which I’ll be completing a 6km and 8km mountain bike & run course from Rocky Point to Bert Flynn Park and through it, then back again with my team “Easier Said Than Run” to raise money for a local not-for-profit organization, KidSport.
We’re working out for a cause, and fundraising to support youth in sports!
THE CAUSE – FUNDRAISING FOR KIDSPORT
If you haven’t heard of KidSport™ before, it’s an amazing organization that is a local not-for-profit that provides financial assistance to kids 18 and under for sports-related registration fees and equipment so that all kids can have the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports.
Growing up as a kid involved in competitive figure skating, gymnastics, dance and swimming, I’m very grateful that my family was able to financially support me in all of the different sports I tried. Each sport taught me something different – whether it was teamwork, independence, resilience, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, fitness, or how to have fun.
Aside from the character building & fitness aspect of sports, I believe that sports gives many kids a chance to feel like they’re a part of a community, included, and build life-long relationships. I hear so many kids feel like they’re lost or they don’t fit in, and – for me – dance specifically was a community that I felt comfortable and myself in, where it didn’t matter if I was considered “cool” at school. Funny enough, the friends I met in dance when I was only 10 are still my best friends now. Sports can make a kid feel included and improve their self-esteem – so coming from a personal experience of how sport has impacted my life, that is why I’m raising money for KidSport™.
My team, Easier Said than Run, is a team of 4 and our team goal is to raise $3,000 to support KidSport™by the day of the event on September 7th, 2019.
Our team is only $775 away from reaching our collective goal, and my personal fundraising goal is to hit $600.
To donate, click the link here: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/23345/innovative-fitness-adventure-challenge/pledge/participant/6186112
We’re almost there! All of the proceeds are donated to KidSport™ and will help a kid to participate in sports & experience the positive benefits!! Help us to ensure no kid is on the sidelines.
HELP ME REACH MY FUNDRAISING GOAL!
Help me reach my goal of raising $3000 to help a kid in need! Know that you are making a tangible difference in the lives of our youth! Plus: It’s tax deductible for every donation over $25.00.
If you’re also passionate about providing kids in need with financial assistance so that they can have the opportunity to be involved in sports, please donate through my team by clicking the link here: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/23345/innovative-fitness-adventure-challenge/pledge/participant/6186112
All of the proceeds we fundraise will be donated to KidSport to help a kid (or many kids) be involved in an organized sport!
Bring your family and friends and come celebrate or cheer my team on through the Finish in Rocky Point Park. Every year hundreds of participants, spectators, donors, and volunteers come together for this amazing full-day event – I hope to see you there on September 7th!
If you want more information about the IF Adventure Challenge event, or have any questions about donating please call me at 604-765-0376!
I appreciate your support, every dollar counts!
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