The AFSP Out of the Darkness Racing Team started out exclusively running in the Chicago Marathon but is now open to any runner or triathlete who wishes to race anywhere in the country at any distance. We have realized as we ran alongside thousands of marathoners and past the millions of Chicago spectators that we have found a unique way of helping to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Community Walks help raise awareness of suicide by allowing suicide survivors and their friends and family to walk in memory of their loved one. We do the same by training and racing in jerseys with photos of our lost loved ones imprinted on the back, thus reminding us why we are racing and letting others know that we wish to remove the stigma of suicide.
As a team member you will be part of a network of athletes committed to bringing suicide out of the darkness and remembering our loved ones while we strive to achieve personal milestones. We ask that each team member commit to raising a minimum of $500. Your $50 registration fee goes toward your fundraising minimum and allows you to receive a personalized AFSP Racing Team jersey and an online fundraising Web page.
To join our team, register for one or more races of your choice and then register for our team. It is important that you list your races and registration numbers in your team registration and keep us informed of new races. Many races provide special benefits to charities that have multiple participants, such as discounted training programs, post registration slots, cheering sections and inclusion in charity materials distributed to all registered participants.
Yahoo Group: Communicate with Team, See Practice Run Schedule, & More at: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/RaceAFSP
For More Information: Contact Team Captain Stephen Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org