Free charity money for running races?

Most of you know that I am running my first marathon at the Marine Corps Marathon this October!
I am also using I Race for a Cause (IR4C.com) to raise money for the Little Things for Cancer!

I’ve gotten some questions on how the site works exactly, and wanted to do a post to share how awesome the concept is and why you should create a FREE profile!
In a nutshell: IR4C goes out and gets corporate sponsors. There’s no need to be a fast, largely known, celeb athlete. Just enjoy racing – triathlon, running race, etc. – and you can earn money through them for each race you do. These companies will pledge you money that turns over to your charity of choice once your race is over! Easy!
IR4C also allows you to raise money from your network of friends and family year round, and for whatever 501(c)(3) non-profit you wish. For those of you who have taken on the daunting task of raising money for a cause, you know how tough it is to get everybody in before the deadline. At IR4C you are no longer up against any deadline and not tied to one event or even one specific charity. Your Billboard is yours to use and run campaigns whenever and however you want.
Running in the local 5K and want to raise money for cancer? No problem. Entering an ultra-cycling event or adventure race? No problem. You determine when you fundraise, what you fundraise for, and when you cash out. And unlike other platforms, we never take a cut of your donations. IR4C is about you, and about your philanthropy.
We believe we are on to something ground-breaking, and this is just the beginning. Be a part of it at www.IR4C.com. Sign up today, train hard, and continue to do what you do, just do it better!

Helping at the Gasparilla expo with the IR4C guys – they’re super fun!

Visit IR4C + like on Facebook + follow on Twitter!

*p.s. I am the Twitter-bot behind the IR4C page, so feel free to ask me any questions about the site, pledge donors, corporate sponsors, how to change your profile, etc.! If I don’t know the answer, I’ll be sure to find it!

Get updates on sponsor pledges and locations they’ll be at for race expos to answer questions and give out pledge money!

Look out soon for a GIVEAWAY I’ll be doing where IR4C has agreed to reward one of my readers with a $25 charity pledge!

And there’s a winner for the Go Go Squeez giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Yay Mindy, congrats!

Are you going to sign up for a FREE IR4C profile to start earning charity $ for your races?
What are your favorite charitable causes?

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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33 Comments
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    March 14, 2013, 12:13 pm

    Tomorrow is payday, so I’ll donate to your charity.

    Team In Training is my charity of choice these days, lol 🙂

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      March 14, 2013, 1:37 pm

      Thanks Natalie! I’ll definitely link up to yours too!

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    March 14, 2013, 12:20 pm

    OH LALA!! SO AWESOME!!!

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    March 14, 2013, 12:29 pm

    Oh I need to look into this! I’m praying about being a St. Jude Hero for the St. Jude Memphis Half in December…but I have to commit to raising $2500 and that scares me to death!!! And yay….is that me who won?????

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      March 14, 2013, 1:39 pm

      Yes! it’s free and easy, let me know if you have any set up questions!

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    March 14, 2013, 12:35 pm

    This is really neat!! I need to check it out later!! Thanks for sharing!

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      March 14, 2013, 1:40 pm

      Yes, Laura, you race enough and it’d be great for your causes that mean something to you!

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    March 14, 2013, 12:37 pm

    I absolutely love that you’re running for a charity, Kat. When my day comes to do a marathon, I’ll definitely run for a cause too. 🙂

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      March 14, 2013, 1:40 pm

      Yea, Carrie you’d do great with your influx of races and you can choose your charity!

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    March 14, 2013, 1:09 pm

    Go kick butt in the marathon! Mind over body!

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      March 14, 2013, 1:41 pm

      Thanks Brad! be sure to pump me up in July – Oct when I’m training..in Florida heat…kthanks 😉

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    March 14, 2013, 1:17 pm

    This is awesome! I still need to donate to yours!! I run for Racing 4 Vetrans – as a military brat, that means a lot to me. I also do the MS 100 mile bike ride every year for my Uncle. Maybe I’ll add one of these too 🙂

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      March 14, 2013, 1:41 pm

      Thanks Melissa! Link me up to yours too unless you have a button?

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      March 15, 2013, 1:26 pm

      I’ll have to find a way to make a button — but, I’ll def get you a link 🙂

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    March 14, 2013, 1:22 pm

    This is really cool. I definitely need to check it out too! Thank for sharing all of the deets and as always I love your pics!!! Cheers, Tara xo

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      March 14, 2013, 1:42 pm

      for sure, and let me know if you have any questions!

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    March 14, 2013, 1:27 pm

    This is such a great concept! I will likely be doing a tri this summer for Team Fight (Ulman Fund) and I might tap into this if I do.

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      March 14, 2013, 1:42 pm

      Yes! I could help ya if you need any help with set up, but it’s easy and free!

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    March 14, 2013, 3:07 pm

    What a great way to give back, Kat!! Awesome job! 🙂

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    March 14, 2013, 4:04 pm

    That’s a pretty great thing you are doing! 😉

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    March 14, 2013, 4:27 pm

    Great review of a great idea! IR4C is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” things. It’s perfect for athleted who want to run for a cause. I think we all need to do that every now and again. Fundraising ain’t easy & this totally helps!

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    March 14, 2013, 5:32 pm

    I have some research to do, this looks like a great way to raise money for our charity of choice. I’m running 13 5Ks in 2013 for the Eastern North Carolina chapter of Alzheimer’s Association. Check my story out on my blog rifflewader.wordpress.com if you have time.

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      March 14, 2013, 6:14 pm

      Yes it’s a great fundraising tool, let me know if you have any questions – my email is in the header

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    March 14, 2013, 11:39 pm

    I will have to look into this. I really want to run NYC as a charity runner. However, I am a poor teacher and all my friends are broke girls too. Had no idea how I might raise money.

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      March 14, 2013, 11:50 pm

      I understand, maybe you can write to one of your fave organizations to see if they have openings?

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    March 15, 2013, 1:07 am

    I love IR4C. They are such a great group and I’m having a blast raising funds for MCM/TLT4C! Now that I know you’re the Twitter-bot, I’m definitely going to spring some random Tweets at you hehehe.

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    March 15, 2013, 12:26 pm

    I love that you’re doing this, Kat. Such a great nonprofit.

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    March 15, 2013, 5:30 pm

    I am for sure going to check this out! It seems like a great way to continute to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society without the huge commitment of doing a run through TNT. As a two time alumni I love the cause and hope this will help me to keep contirbuting. Heading to the IR4C site now 😉

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    March 16, 2013, 6:17 pm

    SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    March 18, 2013, 4:52 pm

    Great company. I had not heard of them previously. Thank you for sharing.

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