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Wish Racers get private PORT-O-POTTY access & custom tri-tops with your 1st $100 donation! Join us for the race of TWO lifetimes at Timberman, August 20-22nd!

PLEASE NOTE: Any questions not answered in the details below about Wish Racing can be e-mailed to event co-chair, J.T. O'Donnell: jt@jtodonnell.com.

JOIN THIS GROUP & BECOME A WISH RACER AT TIMBERMAN!
STEP-BY-STEP SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS BELOW....

Meet world-class triathlete, CHRISSIE WELLINGTON when you raise $1K+ for Make-A-Wish. Plus, TOP 10 FUNDRAISERS will get special award given to them by Chrissie! And don't forget, $100 gets you private Port-o-Potty access and custom tri-top, while $500 gets you a killer SWAG bag of goodies donated to us by sponsors.

SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS - FOLLOW THESE STEPS>>>

STEP 1: Click 'Join Group' button.

STEP 2: Select 'Start a Fundraiser.'

STEP 3: Name your fundraiser page after yourself.

STEP 4: Select a unique URL to personalize your fundraising page.

STEP 5: Complete your page information as directed.

NOTE: You can customize the page to promote your participation in the event (ie. add photos of you running, write a short summary of why you are racing, etc.). This page also enables you to raise additional donations for Make-A-Wish so you can reach the various prize package levels. Simply send the page link to family and friends and they can help you raise even more donations for your 'race of TWO lifetimes!"

STEP 6: Start promoting your fundraising page!!!

RAISE MONEY & EARN GREAT PERKS FROM OUR SPONSORS!

Share your fundraising page with friends and family so you can start raising money to earn great SWAG donated to us by our sponsors. Perks include:

$100 level = Private Port-o-Potty Access & Custom Tri-top

$500 level = Special SWAG Bag of Goodies

$1000+ = You Meet CHRISSIE WELLINGON!

TOP 10 Fundraisers = SPECIAL PRIZE PACKAGE & AWARD GIVEN TO YOU BY CHRISSIE WELLINGTON!

 

WISH RACING - HOW IT STARTED

The Wish Racing program began at the 2009 Timberman to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. There are over 100 children annually in New Hampshire who qualify for a wish.

The program was a joint creation of Endorfun Sports, Christopher Reap (MAW Executive Board Member) and J.T. O’Donnell (MAW of NH Executive Board Member). During the 2009 Timberman Sprint and Half Ironman races, approximately eighty three athletes signed up to be “Wish Racers”. Wish Racers were challenged to raise money for the foundation, and they were successful in raising nearly $50,000. In return for their fundraising efforts, Wish Racers were provided a uniform, swag items and VIP perks on race day. Perhaps most important (as stated by the wish racers themselves) was that Wish Racers were provided exclusive access to a decorated Wish Racer port-a-potty for use on race morning!

THE FUNDRAISING FUN!

Fundraising started at the $100 level, and Wish Racers had the choice to raise additional funds beyond the $100. The top ten wish racers we’re provided a premium VIP swag bag and had the opportunity to spend “one on one” time at a special meeting with Chrissie Wellington. Some of these top ten racers raised over $5000. In addition, Wish Racers had the opportunity to spend time with several Wish Children and families from New Hampshire.

During the races, the Make-A-Wish team staffed both a Wish Racer support tent and an aid station on the course. Wish Racers were treated to their own personal cheering squad during the race. The Wish Racer program was designed to require minimal support from Endorfun Sports on race day and relied heavily on the Make-A-Wish staff and families.

The response from the Wish Racers was indeed overwhelming. Many racers cited the experience as one of the best triathlon experiences of their life and they were eager to immediately sign up for the 2010 Wish Racing program. The theme of the program was “Have the race of two lifetimes”. The proceeds from the event helped fulfill approximately seven wishes and the event was extremely inspirational to athletes, the Make-A-Wish staff and the general public. With Endorfun’s support, significant awareness was created around the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire mission and opened up a new avenue to raise money for the wish children. As 2009 was the first year of the Wish Racing experience, 2010 offers a special opportunity to take the Wish Racing program to the next level and grant the heart felt wishes of children throughout New Hampshire.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • $50,000 raised, over 7 wishes granted
  • 83 racers in the program
  • Many smiles on many faces on race day & A beautiful example of the power of sport!
     
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