*"Run for the River" to Benefit Delaware Riverkeeper Network*

Date(s): 11/19/2011 - 11/20/2011
Location : Philadelphia

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network is an official charity partner of the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon.  With a running route that highlights wonderful views of both the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, we are thrilled to have this opportunity to help benefit the rivers that flow through the great city of Philadelphia and that provide drinking water to over 15 million people living in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York.  We need clean water to have healthy lives and healthy communities.

The Philadelphia Marathon, Half Marathon and Rothman Institute 8K offer opportunities (26.2 miles, 13.1 miles and 8 K) for runners of all skill levels to be part of a great weekend of events while benefiting the River.
Options for Participating:
  • You can apply through the Delaware Riverkeeper Network’s office to be a part of the Run for the River Team.  Those accepted as a Run for the River Team runner must agree to the minimum $1,000 fundraising commitment (This includes your entry fee for either the Marathon or Half Marathon).  You will be asked to provide credit card information to guarantee the fundraising minimum.  Fundraising must be completed by December 19, 2011.  Those accepted for the Run for the River Team will receive Delaware Riverkeeper Network merchandise, promotional materials, and fundraising support.
  • Or you can choose to register independently online for the Marathon or Half Marathon and make a $150 fundraising commitment in addition to the required registration fee.  Be sure to identify the Delaware Riverkeeper Network as your charity when you register.  Go to this Web site to register for the Marathon - http://www.philadelphiamarathon.com/charity-partners.  Click on the “Register Now” Tab at the top right of the page.  Please notify DRN if you select us as your charity partner.  We need to keep track of who is running and we will send you a helpful information packet.

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network’s Run for the River Team has a limited number of spots.  If you are interested in running to benefit the River, don’t procrastinate.  The Philadelphia Marathon is a fast course and a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon which means registration can fill up quickly.

For more information or to apply to be a member of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network’s Run for the River Team, please call Laurie at 215-369-1188, ext. 114 or email laurie@delawareriverkeeper.org.

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