Meet Some of the Remarkable Fundraisers in the Spartan Race Community

Meet Some of the Remarkable Fundraisers in the Spartan Race Community

Giving back is important to us. It's always been at the root of our core mission: To make people healthier, and to change 100 million lives. In 2022, we partnered with two remarkable charities, the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society, to further that mission. Throughout the year, we've been encouraging members of our community to fundraise for these charities when they race. As we expected, the response has been tremendous. 

We have a ways to go until we meet our goal of raising $1.2 million, but we're certain that our unmatched community will get us there. We've received nearly 1,000 donations to date, and our fundraisers have been gracious enough to share their inspirational, heartwarming stories with us.

Here are three racers that we felt compelled to highlight. This is why they race, why they give back, and why they're so committed to making the world a better place.

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Meet Our Incredible Fundraisers

1. Jessica Lee

Fundraising Goal: $700

Amount Raised: $700

Charity: American Red Cross

Jessica's husband serves in the United States Navy, and she's always been in awe of how much the American Red Cross does to support the troops and their families. Jess' affection for the charity runs especially deep, as her grandparents have been American Red Cross volunteers for more than three decades. Jess' grandma was on the front lines of Hurricane Katrina, among many other devastating natural disasters. 

"I wanted to do my part in raising money for a great organization," Lee says, "and run the Spartan race to show my support and appreciation for the organization and all the volunteers.” 

Click here to visit Jess' fundraiser page

spartan racer Jessica Lee raised money for the american red cross

2. Megan Byler

Fundraising Goal: $700

Amount Raised: $790

Charity: American Red Cross

Megan Byler's commitment to the American Red Cross isn't new. She's been donating to the charity for more than 15 years. After she set her $700 goal and committed to a race, Megan began sending personalized, genuine messages to friends and family, stressing the importance of the work that the American Red Cross does to save lives. Unsurprisingly, Megan's words had a strong effect on those close to her, and the donations began to pour in.

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"My body is healthy," she says, "and as long as it is, I want to do my part in creating opportunities for others to fight their best fight! Raising money for the American Red Cross allows them to further their mission and continue their great work!"

Click here to visit Megan's fundraiser page.

megan byler ran a spartan race and raised money for the american red cross

3. Tim Day

Fundraising Goal: $500

Amount Raised: $1,260

Charity: American Cancer Society

Back in July, Tim did a push-up challenge to raise money for Mission 22, a nonprofit organization that provides extensive support and resources to veterans and their families. As part of the challenge, Tim completed 2,200 push-ups in July. The mission not only helped raise money for a great cause, but it also convinced Tim that it was time to get in shape. When Tim saw a social media post about an upcoming Spartan race, he was intrigued to challenge himself. And when he found out that he could fundraise for a great cause in the process, that sealed the deal. He picked his date and got to work.

"The American Cancer Society is a great organization helping so many people," Tim says. "Everyone has been impacted by cancer, whether you have had cancer yourself or have friends and family that have suffered from it. I am happy to do everything I can to help another great cause. The best part is that I work for Sawyer Chevrolet, as a salesman, and they will be matching my donations.”

Tim, who absolutely annihilated his $500 goal, crushed the Spartan Sprint on September 11th in Killington, Vermont.

Click here to visit Tim's fundraiser page.

tim day ran the killington spartan race and raised money for the american cancer society

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