BMO Vancouver Marathon RUN4HOPE

30 runners participated on behalf of DSRF, collectively raising over $15,000 for individuals with Down syndrome.

On May 4, 2014, over 15,000 people are expected to push themselves to the limit as they compete in the BMO Vancouver Marathon. As they do, many of them will be making a huge impact in the lives of young people with Down syndrome.

As a National Charity of the BMO Vancouver Marathon, runners are invited to participate on behalf of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, raising funds to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential as contributing members of the community. This initiative is part of the Marathon's RUN4HOPE, and is open to participants in the full marathon, half marathon or 8km run.

As a DSRF Charity Runner, participants commit to raising a minimum of $250 dollars for DSRF, using our online fundraising website. DSRF directly supports our runners to help make your fundraising a success. Specifically, DSRF will provide:

  • a customized fundraising web page
  • promotion through DSRF's website, Facebook and Twitter
  • regular e-mails from DSRF with fundraising tips and encouragement
  • a DSRF “hand in hand” pin
  • the satisfaction of helping young people with Down syndrome reach their full potential, and the greatest cheering section you can imagine during the race

Are you a runner? Please consider running hand in hand with young people with Down syndrome, by joining the DSRF team. With the Marathon's early bird pricing having now expired, DSRF RUN4HOPE runners are eligible to receive a discount on Marathon registration: a $30 discount for the full Marathon, $20 off the half Marathon, and $10 off the 8k event. Contact us before registering to get your promo code. Then register for the marathon and select the Down Syndrome Research Foundation from the list of official charities participating in the RUN4HOPE. Finally, set up your personal fundraising page to get started!

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