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 ones. Our AFSP Race Team members 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.
Special Notice for Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration
Registration for the lottery for a spot in the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will take place from March 5 through April 7. Lottery winners will be announced on April 14th. You can avoid the lottery and obtain a guaranteed spot in the race if prior to April 7 you commit to raising $1,000 for AFSP. We have been given a limited number of guaranteed slots, so don’t delay. To take advantage of this offer, register for the Chicago Marathon at www.chicagomarathon.com and chose AFSP as the charity for which you agree to raise at least $1,000. Then come back to this site and register for our team.
While those taking advantage of the guaranteed entry rule must commit to raising $1,000, runners who are able to register another way, such as winning the lottery, need only commit to raising $500. Also, the AFSP Race Team welcomes those who wish to raise funds for AFSP by racing in any race of any distance, as long as they commit to raising $500.
To join our team, first register for the Chicago Marathon (or other race of your choice) and then click the “Register Now” button above. Your $50 registration fee for the AFSP Race Team goes toward your fundraising minimum and allows you to receive a personalized AFSP Racing Team jersey and an online fundraising Web page.
For Additional Information:
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