Thursday, April 12, 2012

Team Red Challenge - Earn $$$s While Training!

That's right, this is no joke!  

We have a challenge from the Iron Andy Foundation and you can earn up to $300 toward your Tour de Cure fundraising for logging training miles between now and the Tour de Cure.  AND, if we meet our team goal, we'll help send a kid to diabetes camp!

Individual prizes for 12, 35, and 63 mile riders!



The 7-Week Challenge Starts Now!

Team Red Philly has partnered with the Iron Andy Foundation to create a cycling challenge to give you extra motivation leading up to the Tour de Cure on June 2nd!  Motivation and $$$...that's right...cash toward your Tour de Cure fundraising goal!

Three Individual winners of this challenge will receive anywhere from $50-$300 towards their TDC fundraising goals (depending on which route you plan to ride in the Tour de Cure) compliments of the Iron Andy Foundation (IAF).

As an extra bonus if Team Red Philly logs a team total of 20,000 miles between now and midnight on May 31st, IAF will also award a $500 "campership" to a local diabetes camp. That'll help send a kid to diabetes camp!  See Iron Andy's site to learn more about this meaningful and vital cause!


$20,000 and 20,000 Miles!  We Can Do It!  Let's Send a Kid to Diabetes Camp!
  
20,000 miles sounds like a lot, but with all of us pedaling together, we can do it!  Just like how $20,000 sounds like a lot to fundraise, but we're almost half way there - and we can do that, too!

If we work together, we can make all of this happen!  There are 58 of us now and if we each ride 50 miles a week for the 7 weeks, we're there!  Plus, we'll keep recruiting more riders - trying to get 100 by the Tour d Cure.  So along with training, recruit some reinforcements, too! 


Sign Up For the Challenge!
 
This challenge isn't asking you to do anything that you are not already doing...   simply asking you to log all your miles on the challenge site. 



The Prize Breakdown
 
Here is the award breakdown.  These will be awarded toward your 2012 Tour de Cure fundraising  if you win your division, whether we hit the team goal or not (but I truly hope we all work to reach our team goal)!

  • $300 to Top Mileage Trainer registered for the 63 mile route
    ** You must ride a minimum 560 miles over the 7 week challenge, that's just 80 miles / week
  • $150 to Top Mileage Trainer registered for the 35 mile route
    ** You must ride a minimum 280 miles over the 7 week challenge, that's just 40 miles / week
  • $50 to Top Mileage Trainer registered for the 12 mile route
    ** You must ride a minimum 130 miles over the 7 week challenge, that's just 18.5 miles / week

As if that's not enough...

    Nine Team Iron Andy shirts will be awarded!
    One to each of the top three finishers in each category!


AND...

   Winners will be announced at the Tour de Cure!

AND...

   TEAM GOAL- if together we log 20,000 or more miles, we help send a child to diabetes camp!


How's that for motivation?


Winners will also be mentioned in an upcoming issue of Insulin Nation (http://www.insulinnation.com) or you can download Insulin Nation app for FREE from Apple, Android and Kindle Fire markets.  This is a great publication - please check it out, great tips for folks with diabetes and those who help them.


Note from Kevin...
 
I just have to thank Andy personally for proposing this challenge.  Iron Andy's foundation is doing great work helping to send kids to diabetes camp where they can learn more about living with diabetes, and also know that they are not alone.  They make life long friends with other kids, they learn a lot, and they have a fun time!

Please checkout Iron Andy's site when you have time, and take a read at Insulin Nation - I did, it's a great publication!

Now let's all work together and make this happen!

Now get cycling!




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