Kilter Miles for Meaning Challenge

Please join the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s in the 2021 Miles for Meaning Challenge! The team with the most miles from March 1-31, 2021 will win a minimum $25,000 donation. The challenge is free to join – just download the Kilter Rewards app and track your miles each day. There are also individual prizes throughout the challenge as well.

You can see more details and sign up for the challenge here.

Congratulations 2020 (FIRST PLACE WINNER) Jamen Spitzer!

From December 8-14, 2020 Kilter Rewards kicked off the Miles for Meaning Challenge with the Captain’s Challenge competition. The challenge was who could run the most miles in one week – each team had one representative. The Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s was represented by Team 23 superstar Jamen Spitzer who won FIRST PLACE with a whopping 154 miles run in just one week. That included 2 full marathons (one day over 30 miles!) and even a personal best time. Jamen – we are so proud of you and thank you for all that you do with us in the fight against Parkinson’s! You can see more about Jamen’s thoughts about the competition in this video:

Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s is a 2021 Detroit Marathon Charity Partner

skyline shot of Detroit from inside city limits

We are pleased to announce that the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s will be a charity partner for the 2021 Detroit Free Press Marathon. Registration opens January 1, 2021. Race weekend will be October 16-17, 2021 and includes the following distances:

  • Full Marathon 26.2 Miles
  • International Half-Marathon 13.1 Miles
  • U.S.-Only Half-Marathon 13.1 Miles
  • Marathon Relay (Complete the marathon with friends!)
  • Competitive 1-Mile
  • 5K
  • And the Meijer Kids Fun Run!

You can sign up for any of these distances and raise funds for the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s while you train/race! All races will have a virtual run option as well. Early bird pricing is from January 1- March 1, 2021 and prices increase March 2, 2021. Please remember to choose the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s as your charity when you sign up! As part of our Team 23 running team, you will raise a minimum of $500 on the GivenGain fundraising platform, and you will receive a Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s dri-fit shirt for running as part of our team!

You can see full event details at: https://www.freepmarathon.com/

All precautions for the race related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.

For a recap of the 2020 race and Team 23’s great accomplishments you can read Jamen and Debra’s stories here.

If you were signed up for 2020 and deferred to 2021, you should have received your code for sign up from the Detroit Marathon team.

We hope you will join us by running together in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease. For further questions please email michelle@kirkgibsonfoundation.org

Detroit Free Press / TCF Bank Marathon Charity Partner Challenge

Detroit Free Press and TCF Bank Marathon Charity Partner Challenge infographic.

Since the Detroit Free Press / TCF Bank Marathon has gone virtual the marathon planning team has come up with some great unique ways to keep us all connected through everyone’s training! From September 21st through October 19th you can log all of your training miles via the Kilter Rewards app and earn points on their leaderboard to make the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s the #1 team! The winning team gets a $1,000 grand prize donation.

We have a great team so far with some of our charity runners and their friends & families that are keeping up their activity in support as well! That’s right – you don’t have to be registered for the race to participate in this fun challenge. There are also individual prizes as well.

You can sign up and get more details here: https://www.kilterrewards.com/events/detroit-free-press-tcf-bank-marathon-charity-partner-challenge

This event is free to participate – make sure you choose the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s when you join the Detroit Marathon challenge!

Virtual Fundraising Opportunities





Virtual Fundraising Opportunities

 

Want to join Team 23? We are pleased to announce we are partnered with the GivenGain online fundraising platform. You can choose the event of your choice – a 5K, 10K, 1 mile walk or run or get creative! You can start your own fundraising platform here, with all proceeds going to the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s. Anyone raising over $500 will receive an exclusive Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s dri-fit t-shirt.

Please view this useful guide for how to set up your fundraiser.

If you have any additional questions please contact Michelle Newman at michelle@kirkgibsonfoundation.org.

Thank you for your support and for joining Team 23!