“Active Desis” is a social group initiated in Charlotte NC, whose mission is to focus on fitness, well-being and active lifestyle for people of South Asian origin living abroad. We are initiating a program called “Miles For Greater Good” to leverage our mission to raise funds and support non-profit health, fitness, and wellness organizations supporting South Asian communities. This year we are planning to contribute the funds to "Miles For Beautiful Smiles'' which in turn will support non-profit organizations like Breast Cancer Hub (BCH), North Carolina; Kiran Inc, North Carolina & South Asian Heart Center, California.
Under the “Miles For Greater Good” program, we will periodically organize events and challenges that are exercise, fitness or wellness related and contribute to the greater good.
ABOUT THE RACE
MOVE, INSPIRE and DO GOOD
Our first event for the year is the "2021 Miles for Greater Good” Virtual Race!!!
Join us in this worthy cause with a fun challenge! Form a team of upto 5 people and cover 2021 miles by the end of December 2021 OR challenge yourself to individually complete 2021 miles by the end of the year. Recruit your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers to choose a challenge and come together safely to make it fun! Miles completed to date in 2021 before registration can be retroactively added towards the goal of 2021!! Make every mile count towards your wellness and towards a greater good!!
The challenge is easier than you think! Since your miles can be added proactively from Jan 2021, a 4-person team can complete this race with an average of less than 1.4 miles per day!!!
For overall wellness the American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity everyday.
In keeping with our mission to MOVE.MOTIVATE. DO GOOD, we can ‘do good’ for our own wellness and also do good for society.
“Go Alone or Go Together - Just do good” - CHALE CHALO!!
Desi “loosely stands for people from South Asian countries. Needless to say, this challenge is open to ALL because our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle by bringing this event to our entire community”.
ADULT ( 18 yrs and older )
EVENT: RUN + WALK + BIKE* (FOR SINGLE PARTICIPANT ONLY)
Race Fee per participant : $55.00
Registration: Registration ends May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT; Extended to June 30 2021
EVENT: RUN + WALK ONLY (TEAM OF 2 TO 5 PARTICIPANTS) *
Race Fee per participant: $55.00
Registration: Registration ends May 31 , 2021 at 11:59pm EDT; extended to June 30 2021
YOUTH (17 yrs and under) & FAMILY
EVENT- RUN + WALK + BIKE* (ALL OF THESE OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR TEAMS OF 2-5 )
Race Fee per participant: $55.00
Registration: Registration ends May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT; extended to June 30 2021
*BIKE OPTION IS AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY WITH YOUTH PARTICIPANT and YOUTH ONLY GROUPS
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE
Each participant will receive a T-shirt, a completion medal by the end of the year. Rest of the proceeds will be contributed to “Miles for Beautiful Smiles” to distribute to the charities mentioned.
Youth participants will additionally receive 25 voluntary hours for their race participation & promoting awareness via our event page, the mission of the charities supported. An electronic certificate will be provided for each of the youth participant after the end of the race !
CHARITIES WE CURRENTLY SUPPORT
Details on each of the non profits we support through this virtual race are on the link below.
Breast Cancer Hub (BCH), is a GuideStar Platinum Certified & 2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit Organization in North Carolina focused on saving lives by awareness, volunteering, education and research of all cancers for all genders.
Kiran is a nonprofit, since 2008, whose mission is to end the cycle of abuse to serve and empower South Asian victims of domestic violence in North Carolina by providing culturally specific services and comprehensive economic, social and community resources.
The South Asian Heart Center was established in California, is a nonprofit center that helps the South Asian community (people who originate from the Indian subcontinent) reduce the incidence of heart disease and diabetes with its unique and comprehensive AIM to prevent programs.
I am all pumped up, How do I Register for this race?
You can register for this race using the signup button using your Runsignup account .
Who can sign up for the race?
Anyone can participate in this event. For participants younger than 17, parents or legal guardian take the accountability for making sure the youth can participate without risks of injury.
Do I need to set up an account to register for this race?
This race has been set up using the RunSignUp registration event. You will need to set up an account with RunSignup if you don't already have one.
Can I register my team on the RunSignup page?
Yes. You will need to first set up your team name and then request your team member to sign up under the Team created by you.
How many participants in a team?
You can have anywhere from 2 participants to upto 5 participants in a team. Every member in the team will need to register to participate.
How do I log my miles?
Your miles are based on an honor system. However for tracking your team you can manually log your miles by entering your miles on the RunSignUp page.
Does everyone in the team have to log the same number of miles equally ?
Not necessarily! It’s the team's discretion!
When do I start logging my miles and what miles count towards this challenge?
You can start logging your miles after registration. Miles can be recorded retroactive from Jan 2021! If you are a solo/ Youth teams or Family with youth participants you can log your Run, Walk and Bike miles ( multi sport). For adult teams of 2 - 5 you can ONLY log your walk and run miles . “Bike miles will not be allowed for “Adult Teams”.
Are there any additional challenges that I can participate in?
We will inform you of any additional challenge that we may plan to launch through this year. Stay tuned by following us on Facebook and Instagram!
How can I get in touch with the organizers?
You can get in touch via FB or Instagram or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try and answer your questions by the next business day or ASAP!
BE SAFE and HAVE FUN !!
Bracket/Division Details & Fees:
2021 Miles For Greater Good (Virtual) - IndividualActivity Starts: 4/1/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 12/31/2021 23:59Registration opens : 3/31/2021 00:00Activity type: Virtual raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): T-Shirt + Medal
2021 Miles For Greater Good (Virtual) - TeamsAt least 400 Miles per participantActivity Starts: 4/1/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 12/31/2021 23:59Registration opens : 3/31/2021 00:00Activity type: Virtual raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): T-Shirt + Medal
2021 Miles For Greater Good (Virtual) - Youth & Family TeamsAt least 400 Miles per participantActivity Starts: 4/1/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 12/31/2021 23:59Registration opens : 3/31/2021 00:00Activity type: Virtual raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): T-Shirt + Medal