Anywhere, RunFromAnywhere, Harris County, Texas, United States

Start Date

10/18/2021

Activities: Virtual race, 5K (3.1 Miles), 10K (6.2 Miles), 28 Miles

A Friends of the Phoenix Fundraiser supporting teachers at Title 1 schools in Houston, Texas. Set a personal goal and challenge yourself to reach that goal over 28 days. Walk. Run. Bike. Swim. It is up to you!

How far will you go for education? 

The Friends of the Phoenix will award up to $500 grants to local teachers so they can provide a beneficial learning environment for their students. 100% of net proceeds from the Midsemester Miles Challenge will fund grants for teachers.

Entry into the Midsemester Miles Challenge includes t-shirt, medal, digital race bib, and access to exclusive in-person and virtual activities. T-shirts, medals, and optional add-ons will be shipped to U.S. addresses free of charge the first week of December 2021.

Sponsorships are available! Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities

This challenge includes prize drawing entries for event participation and performance. Get moving and get fit! Rack up the prize entries daily, and help raise funds for the teacher Title I grants!

  • 10 entries – Each referral of new Midsemester Miles registration in RunSignUp (no maximum!)
  • 10 entries – Join Strava Midsemester Miles 2021 group
  • 1 entry – Social media post using hashtag #midsemestermiles and/or @thefriendsofthephoenix, max 1 per day (includes Instagram and Facebook, maximum of 28 entries) 
  • 1 entry – Strava activity post, max 1 per day (maximum of 28 entries) 
  • 1 entry – Repost/ share any of the Midsemester Miles event posts
  • 5 entries (in addition to daily entry) – Attend in-person event - fun run, booze cruise, etc. 
  • 5 entries (in addition to daily entry) – participate in theme of the week and post pic
  • 20 entries – Complete your challenge. Notify us with post on social media!
  • 20 entries – Daily log of activity in Strava – That's 28 days!
  • 20 entries – Daily log of activity within Facebook and/or Instagram #midsemestermiles – That's 28 days!
  • PLUS: The person with the most referrals by the end of October gets a free running singlet!

Join us for some fun and post pics for the weekly theme.

  • Week 1 (Oct 18 - 24): Beach Theme - It is time to break out those Hawaiian shirts, play some volleyball or run on the beach!
  • Week 2 (Oct 25 - 31): Fall Theme - We want to see those Halloween costumes or fall decorations. Who is good at pumpkin carving?
  • Week 3 (Nov 1 - 7): Furry Friends Theme - Post photos of your dog running buddy or some of the wildlife you pass on your miles. Last year we even had a possum sighting and some cows join in.
  • Week 4 (Nov 8 - 14): Sports Theme - Represent your favorite sports team! Bring out those jerseys, baseball caps, and clappers. Let's cheer each other on to finish up those miles. 

 

Note: Board members of the Friends of the Phoenix and their immediate family members are not eligible for prize drawings or referral prizes.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 5K

    Quarantine life got you stuck to the couch? Challenge yourself to get moving for education! Over the next 28 days get off the couch and set your goal to complete a 5K on or before November 14, 2021. YOU CAN DO IT!
    Activity Starts: 10/18/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 11/14/2021 23:59
    Registration opens : 9/16/2021 01:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/16/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 11/15/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $3.61


  2. 10K

    Love 10Ks? This event is for you! Want to set a new personal best for your 10K? This event is for you! Never completed a 10K before, but ready for a new challenge? This event is for you! Challenge yourself during the Mid-Semester Miles Challenge to up your 10K game! Push towards a new goal and new accomplishment this fall.
    Activity Starts: 10/18/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 11/14/2021 23:59
    Registration opens : 9/16/2021 01:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/16/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 11/15/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $3.61


  3. Mile a Day Challenge

    Walk Run Swim or Bike 28 miles in 28 days. How? That's up to you whether you break it down to 1 mile a day or you decide to run a marathon! Can you dedicate 28 miles to education? Really want to push yourself? - Can you Walk/Run, Bike, AND Swim 28 miles each in 28 days? or some combination of the four? Mix it up this Fall!
    Activity Starts: 10/18/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 11/14/2021 23:59
    Registration opens : 9/16/2021 01:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/16/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 11/15/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $3.61


  4. Choose Your Own Challenge

    How far will you go for education this fall? Set your own personal challenge! The possibilities are endless!
    Activity Starts: 10/18/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 11/14/2021 23:59
    Registration opens : 9/16/2021 01:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/16/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 11/15/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $3.61


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