There are many sporting events that raise money for good causes, but few can say they make life better for an entire county by supporting more than 100 nonprofit organizations as part of their event. Run for the Money, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Gaston County, is such a race. Celebrating its 10th year, the Run has raised more than $10 million dollars for non-profits in Gaston County, North Carolina.
The unique program allows local non-profits to reach out to donors during a two month period. Funds raised are matched by the Community Foundation’s Match Fund. Individuals, businesses, churches and civic groups can make a bigger impact with their donations with the added boost from the match fund.
The RTFM course starts in downtown Gastonia and winds through the beautiful York Chester Historic neighborhood. Streets are lined with cheering neighbors and friends through the entire route. There is a 2K walk for all ages. Children will enjoy games in the Kids Zone. Spectators will also be entertained by the karaoke competition between 20 of the participating nonprofits organizations and can also visit booths set up by participants and sponsors that feature educational materials and fun giveaways too.
Whether you’re a veteran runner who enjoys a 5K along a charming, tree lined route or an individual who enjoys supporting a good cause and being fit at the same time, Run for the Money 10 is an event unlike any other that runners need to check out on April 21 in downtown Gastonia. To donate, register or learn more visit www.cfgaston.org, like us on facebook or follow Run for the Money on twitter.