Run for a Cause
RUN FOR A CAUSE
The North Face Endurance Challenge is once again partnering with Crowdrise. Through this fundraising platform, participants can easily raise money to support the charity of their choice or one of the national non-profit partners of the Endurance Challenge Series – Karno Kids Foundation, Leave No Trace, Challenged Athletes Foundation and Team Red, White and Blue. Crowdrise has made it easy for everyone to be involved in fundraising, so make sure to invite your friends and share your progress with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers!
All our Series partners share a common mission: to encourage outdoor
participation with an emphasis on sustainability. Find out more below
about each organization and how you can help us make a difference.
JOIN "TEAM DEAN" AND LEAVE NO CHILD INSIDE! The Karno Kids
mission is to inspire youth to get outside and become physically
active and to restore and preserve the environment for their use and
enjoyment. A third of youth in the U.S. (25 million kids) are either
overweight or obese. Physical education programs are being eliminated
from schools at alarming rates, and open spaces where kids can explore
the environment and enjoy the wonders of the great outdoors are
disappearing. Karno Kids is dedicated to reversing this unfortunate
LEAVE NO TRACE
Leave No Trace is a non-profit organization located in Boulder,
Colorado, whose focus is to promote and inspire responsible outdoor
recreation through education, research, and partnerships. The Leave No
Trace message is more than a campaign for clean campsites, it's a
program dedicated to building awareness, appreciation; and, most of
all, respect for our public recreation places. LNT is about enjoying
the great outdoors while traveling and camping with care.
CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION
The Challenged Athletes Foundation non-profit organization, is a
world leader in helping people with physical challenges get involved,
and stay involved, in sports. Headquartered in San Diego with regional
chapters, CAF provides opportunities and support to people with
physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through
physical fitness and competitive athletics. More than 80¢ of every
dollar raised by you will provide funding for adaptive sports
equipment, training, competition expenses, programs and events that
help challenged athletes get off the sidelines and into the game. It
is through the hard work of our fundraisers that CAF is able to
continue fulfilling its unique mission.
TEAM RED, WHITE & BLUE
Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by
connecting them to their community through physical and social
activity. Our chapters and communities deliver consistent, local
opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through
physical and social activity. And it is so much more than running.
They host regular fitness activities, social gatherings, and
participate in local races and events together. Veterans can also
develop their leadership skills by serving as a volunteer leader in
their local chapter. These programs are at the core of Team RWB’s
mission. Be sure to ask about them at your first meeting.