“Spartans around the world have endless reasons for why they race," said Allie Stone, Spartan's Director of North American Event Performance. "This partnership gives racers the unique opportunity to fundraise for a cause that is near to their hearts, while simultaneously taking on the transformational experience that is a Spartan Race: pushing themselves on the course while concurrently doing good off the course.”
Spartan's goal is to change 100 million lives, and the fundraising goal — powered by GoFundraise — is to raise $100 million for charity.
Thanks to GoFundraise, the Spartan community will be able to fundraise for any charity of their choice, including the American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross, upon registering for their Spartan Race.
The American Red Cross will serve as the presenting partner for the Fenway Park Stadion race in Boston on November 12-13. Additionally, the American Red Cross will provide unique rewards for racers who hit certain fundraising goals. Racers who fundraise $100 will receive a Red Cross T-shirt and branded shoelaces. If they raise $500 they'll receive a Red Cross duffel bag. If they hit the $1,000 mark, they'll get a Red Cross folding chair.
- Raise $300 and receive your choice of either a DetermiNation/ACS technical shirt or singlet.
- Raise $500 and receive a redemption code for 1 free entry to the 2023 Spartan Race season – it must be redeemed by May 31, 2023 — and your choice of a technical shirt or singlet.
- Raise $1000 and receive a DetermiNation sport backpack, a redemption code for 1 free entry to the 2023 Spartan Race season — it must be redeemed by May 31, 2023 — and your choice of a technical shirt or singlet.
“GoFundraise is excited to make it easy for Spartans to make a difference for their favorite charity while they are challenging themselves and committing to a Spartan race,“ said GoFundraise cofounder and CEO Stuart Finlayson.
“We are proud to partner with Spartan Race to drive support for the American Cancer Society’s mission,” said Paul Purdy, Strategic Director, Endurance Events and Network Fundraising for the American Cancer Society. “Through this collaboration, athletes will have the opportunity to race for a cause and raise funds to save lives from cancer.”
“The American Red Cross is honored to become a Spartan Race Gold Charity," added Jennifer Warga, American Red Cross' VP of Consumer Fundraising and Marketing. "Through this partnership, participating athletes will raise funds for the Red Cross, helping us carry out our life-saving mission, whether that’s providing disaster relief, life-saving blood, critical services for military families and veterans, training — like CPR and water safety — or international aid. We look forward to supporting communities and families across the country with Spartan Race."
GoFundraise: The Global Giving Platform
GoFundraise.org is a global giving platform. Since its formation in 2007, GoFundraise has worked with thousands of charities, events, and corporations from across the globe to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for charity. GoFundraise’s mission is to make giving easier, at a lower cost, and to rally people together to make a bigger difference. They achieve this through innovation in digital technology and empowering people to fundraise, donate, and support their favorite causes. Funds are sent automatically to the verified charity and tax receipts are issued instantly.
American Cancer Society: Freeing the World From Cancer
The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. They invest in life-saving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. For more information, visit cancer.org.
American Red Cross: Supporting Victims of Disasters
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides comfort to victims of disasters. It supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood, teaches skills that save lives, distributes international humanitarian aid, and supports veterans, military members, and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit their Twitter page at @RedCross.