Disclosure: As a CabotFit member & Team Leader for the virtual race, Cabot is paying for my entry fee, making a $100 donation in my name to the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger and providing a Cabot Legacy Collection Gift Box giveaway to our readers. I was not compensated for writing this post and opinions are my own.
At the beginning of 2014, I declared this was the year of Will Run For Food.
And some Philly grub.
But this virtual Cabot Legacy Race (<—you can sign up, too!) is my most important one to date as I’ll be running for those who might not have the luxury of choosing what they want to eat for their next meal. If they even have access to their next meal.
I first heard about Jost Running through Amber @ Fit Foodie Runs. Each month, Jost pairs with a charity – you pay a small registration fee and commit to running or walking a certain distance that month – whenever you want, wherever you want. Plus, you get some bling (aka medal) in the mail.
To me, this is such a great way to a) motivate me to keep up with my running each month and b) have others benefit from those sweaty miles.
So, here’s the scoop on the virtual Cabot Legacy Race:
Who can run/walk? Anyone – meaning you!
When: October 25 is the official day but you can run any time October
Where: Sign up here ($25 registration fee) and run or walk a 5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon anywhere you’d like (outside, on a treadmill or as part as an actual race.)
Why: There are several perks to participating including:
- A cool bling-y Cabot Legacy Race medal
- A Cabot Fit race shirt to first 100 people who enter
- Chance to have $1,200 donated to your local food bank
- Feeling good about supporting the Feeding America mission
In addition, you can enter to win a Cabot Legacy Cheese Box….right here, right now.
Back in May, I got to taste Cabot’s new line of Legacy cheeses and man, they are off the hook GOOD. Tomorrow, I’ll share a post-race recovery meal featuring the Alpine Cheddar but in the meantime, enter in the Rafflecopter giveaway below to win all the goodies in this photo! (Giveaway ends 10/24/14 at 11:59 pm. Must be U.S. resident and 18 years of age or older to enter.)
Good luck – tie up those laces and get running/walking to help feed America this October.
Have you ever done a virtual race before?