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:

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!

The 2020 Detroit Marathon has gone virtual

Update: The 2020 Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon will be run virtually due to COVID-19.

We are pleased to announce that we are a charity partner for the Virtual Detroit Free Press Marathon Weekend October 16-18. Whether you run the Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k, 1M or Kids’ run you can be part of the inaugural Team 23 team. You can register at freepmarathon.com and be sure to choose “Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s” when asked if you would like to run on behalf of a charity.

Can’t race that weekend?  You can start your own fundraiser for the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s on the GivenGain platform. Get started here.

If you have any questions, please email Michelle Newman at michelle@kirkgibsonfoundation.org We can’t wait to have you on our team!