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Our members need us now more than ever.
This year has brought uncertainty to all of us in countless ways, and the scheduling
of our favorite races has been no exception. We know that the 2020 AJC Peachtree Road
Race has gone virtual, with hopes of bringing it back to the race course in 2021.
In the face of uncertainty, we try to embrace the courage and persistence of our members –
and pledge to run Peachtree #NoMatterWhat
It’s easy to close out of an internet window and lose those vital links,
so all the important ones are now listed HERE just for YOU:
Facebook Group – All Back on My Feet FundRacing Family
Community posts, most recent BoMF updates + stories, and more!
Strava – Back on My Feet Team
Join our BoMF Club and check out your mileage against other BoMF volunteers around the world!
FundRacing Welcome Toolkit
Remember this – from when you signed up? Still has lots of great information about fundraising!
Social Media Handles:
Instagram & Twitter : @BackOnMyFeet
Facebook : @BackOnMyFeetNational
Fundraising Minimum with Back on My Feet
What does the virtual experience include?
Participants will have their race kit including race numbers and finisher’s shirts, delivered to them, with the support of race partner UPS, before Thanksgiving Day. The Atlanta Track Club will also release an
app this fall where participants can track their time, upload GPS driven results and measure their
performances against other participants, listen to the sounds of the Peachtree and share their race on
social media. All participants will also receive access to a complimentary 10-week Peachtree training plan.
2020 Virtual Peachtree Race #NoMatterWhat : Nov. 26-Nov. 29, 2020
Fundraising Minimum Deadline: 11/30/2020
As a charity runner for Back on My Feet, your fundraising is a critical commitment to our
program and to our ability to continue supporting our members and alumni as they face
already difficult challenges, only made more severe the health and economic impact of
COVID-19 and the ongoing effects of systemic racism in our country.
Last year, our charity FundRacing program raised approximately 20% of our entire
organizational budget – YOU are a huge part of our program and your impact is HUGE!
The #NoMatterWhat campaign provides our FundRacers a chance
to share with friends, family and supporters that:
“I’m running this race to support Back on My Feet #NoMatterWhat!”
Maybe you decide to train and run a 10K in your neighborhood 11/26-11/29
(and run on the streets of Atlanta in 2021). Maybe you work on strength training until
2021 – who knows! With courage and dedication, you can be a part of
Peachtree and helping our members #NoMatterWhat.
To get you to the finish line #NoMatterWhat, we have a whole new match program, new incentives,
new language to promote your fundraising efforts, and more!
It’s as easy as copy-paste. We’ve created some sample social media and email templates
for you to use to promote your race and fundraising efforts, #NoMatterWhat!
Back on My Feet members are disproportionately affected by the health and economic
impact of COVID-19 as well as the effects of longstanding, systemic racism in America.
Nearly 70% of Back on My Feet members identify as Black, Indigenous or Persons of Color,
with approximately 45% identifying as Black or African American. Back on My Feet knows that
health, poverty, social capital and race are deeply intertwined in American society.
The Back on My Feet program works to dismantle stereotypes that persist around race and
poverty and to help remove the many barriers our members face on a path to social and economic
well-being. Our members – individuals experiencing homelessness – face outsized risks in the face of
COVID-19, as do our Alumni, many of whom have been laid off or furloughed.
But our members are pressing on – and we’re pressing on with them!
Your support now helps this vulnerable population keep a supportive
community and maintain a path to stability.
Check out our social media posts for sample language to contextualize
supporting Back on My Feet now. And, see here for Back on My Feet’s stance on the
Black Lives Matter movement and our commitment to do more.
Shepherd Center’s Wheelchair Division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race
Shepherd Center’s AJC Peachtree Road Race Wheelchair Division is Going Virtual for 2020
Atlanta Track Club and the Shepherd Center announced the wheelchair division of the Virtual Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, a race within the race that will be open to all wheelchair athletes regardless of pace and experience.
The Virtual Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race will kick off on Thanksgiving Day and be open through 11:59 p.m. on November 29. Race kits, including the coveted AJC Peachtree Road Race finisher’s shirt will be delivered in October. Participants will be invited to download the AJC Peachtree Road Race app, where they will be able to track their progress on the traditional Peachtree course, hear the familiar sounds of the race and record their results. The app will be available in early November.
The Peachtree has also added a division for push-assist athletes, which is also historically only available to athletes who meet certain qualifying standards.The Wheelchair Division Peachtree Road Race is the biggest wheelchair road race in Atlanta. 61 racers from over eight countries will be competing. ]]>