The Friends of Oakland Animal Services is pleased to announce the first ever FOAS running team! The team will be running the half-marathon at the Oakland Running Festival on March 24, 2019. FOAS hopes to have at least 20 runners committed to raising a minimum of $500 each — and they would love for you to join the team!
If running 13.1 miles or raising $500 seems like a daunting task, have no fear! The FOAS board members will be supporting you the entire way. They will give advice and creative ideas on how to meet fundraising goals. They will provide a 3-month half-marathon training plan, complete with team runs around Lake Merritt every Saturday morning! Not only will you help the animals and get in shape, you will also make new friends and build community.
To join the fun, get in shape, and help raise money for Oakland’s animals, take these next steps:
- Join the team here: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/friends-of-oas-running-team-oakland-running-festival-2019?
- Donate $25 to yourself to kick things off!
- Register for the half-marathon here: http://oaklandmarathon.com/ (This step is IMPORTANT! You are NOT registered for the race simply by creating a Crowdrise page.)
For questions please contact .
P.S. If you are inclined to dismiss this because you are “not a runner,” please don’t. A few of the team members aren’t runners so you won’t be alone in this. Your passion and drive to help the shelter animals will provide you with more energy than you can possibly imagine.