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april 15 - april 23, 2023

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Walk, Run, Hike, Bike or Swim to Build Food Security in Hancock County!

Whether you are training for your next triathlon or looking for a reason to start moving more in 2023, the Hancock County Food Drive invites you to sign up for the Miles for Meals challenge! Register and fundraise for every mile you walk, run, hike, bike, or swim between Saturday April 15 and Sunday April 23.

We encourage participants to create a fundraiser when they sign up, which can be shared with family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Participants can also form teams by joining a friend's fundraiser after they sign up.

 

100% of the funds raised will go toward helping the Food Drive raise $50,000 (150,000 meals!) this April. Lace up those running shoes and hiking boots, put on your swim caps and bike helmets, and join us in building food security in Hancock County! 

HOW IT WORKS

REGISTRATION 

Registration fees go toward our fundraising goal. If the cost is prohibitive, please contact us and we will provide you with a free or reduced registration code! 

 

  • Individuals: $10 for adults, $4 for youth 

  • Teams: Teams of 5 or more pay $5 each! When signing up, the first four registrants will pay $10 each, but will receive a $5 refund when the fifth member joins.

  • Registrants have the option of creating a fundraiser. This is encouraged! Doing so will make it easier for your friends and family to donate to the Food Drive, and it will make you eligible for one of our prizes.

  • Registrants have the option of making a donation when signing up. If you wish to surpass the donation option, just click "continue" at the bottom of the page.

 

FUNDRAISING

  • We encourage you to create or join a fundraiser when signing up, which you can then share with family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. The people you share it with may pledge a donation for every mile you earn, or they can make a flat donation. 

  • To set up a fundraiser on your own, or to start a team fundraiser, select “Become a Fundraiser”.

  • To join an existing fundraiser, search for your team fundraiser when you register.

 

LOGGING YOUR MILES

  • Start logging your miles on Saturday, April 15th! 

  • Update your Run Sign Up account on a daily basis with every intentional mile (not just the total number of steps you take during the day) that you complete between 4/15/23 - 4/23/23

  • You can walk, run, hike, bike or swim. You do NOT need to do all of the above! We are simply increasing the opportunities for engagement so that more people can participate! You can walk every day, or you can run one day and bike the next. You are allowed to mix it up as much or as little as you’d like to.

  • Biking a mile is easier for many people than running a mile, and swimming a mile is even harder! To make counting fair across activity types, use the following conversions when recording miles on your activity log:
     

    • 3 biking miles = 1 running/walking mile

    • 1/4 swimming mile = 1 running/walking mile
       

  • Make sure to log all of your miles online by April 23, 2023
     

WIN FUN PRIZES

  • We are partnering with our favorite local businesses to offer prizes to the individuals and teams that raise the most funds and log the most miles. Past prizes have included gift certificates to local restaurants, bakeries, massage studios, and sports shops. 

  • Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!

WHO DOES THIS EVENT SUPPORT? 

100% of the funds raised will be divided among 19 food assistance programs in Hancock County.

For a full list of recipient organizations, click here.

 

CONNECT

Join the virtual community by following and tagging @hcfooddrive on Facebook & using the hashtag #HCFDMilesforMeals

Questions?

We are here to help! Contact Rachel@HealthyAcadia.org or call (207) 667-7171.

WIN LOCAL PRIZES

We are partnering with our favorite local businesses to offer prizes to the participants who raise the most funds and log the most miles. Past prizes have included gift certificates to local restaurants, bakeries, massage studios, and sports shops. 

 

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!

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